Dongguan Craftsman②| Master families of mahogany furniture
2021-04-19 11:47     Source : Dongguan Today

Dongguan Houjie is a nationally well-known town for its furniture industry and has plenty of experienced furniture artificers. The post-70s craftsman Chen Ganfan of Houjie is committed to building a high-end mahogany brand with higher artistic and brand value and aiming to make Houjie mahogany furniture go global.


The fourth-generation inheritor Chen Ganfan

Long-lasting development

The craftsmanship of Chen's family, which is the production techniques of Guoshou Cantonese-style mahogany furniture, has come down hundred years.

Chen Tuling, the first-generation craftsman, went out to learn how to make mahogany furniture since his youth. After a decade of study and practice, Chen Tuling had fully mastered the production techniques of Cantonese-style mahogany furniture and had gradually become an expert in the industry.

Chen Xiannv, the second-generation inheritor, followed his father to make the crafts at an early age. He became a well-known carpenter in the area under 20-year-old.

The third inheritor Chen Guoshou, under his father Chen Xiannv, established a furniture manufacturing company whose activities cover a wide range of designing and manufacturing Cantonese-style mahogany furniture in Dongguan in the 1980s.

Now, the core techniques of the company has been passed to the fourth-generation inheritor Chen Ganfan and his younger brother Chen Weitang.

Editor: Zheng Sihui