World renowned furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison has passed away.
The 59-year-old was diagnosed with lung cancer almost two years ago.
In 1999, Christopher designed and built a one million square foot workshop complex in Java to accommodate the 1,400 carvers, woodcarvers and specialist finishers that craft his designs.
Known to his family as Guy, the designer's titular firm furnished some of the world’s most extravagant properties, such as the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, the Georgian Restaurant at Harrods, the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo and the Presidential Suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
His talent ensured he was was the recipient of numerous international awards, including the British Interior Design Association’s ‘Outstanding Design Award’, and the Las Vegas Design Centre’s prestigious ‘Design Icon Award’.
He leaves behind two sons, a wife and what his spokesperson calls "an incredible legacy of luxury decorative design."
A statement released on Wednesday (August 19th) says of the designer: "He experienced a uniquely entrepreneurial life that was full of adventure. From portering suitcases in the UK, to designing a house in the South of France, from building a beautiful factory in Indonesia, to establishing a world-class luxury furnishings brand and a technology company with the aim of revolutionizing the furnishings industry. Chris survived a coup d’etat in Equatorial Guinea, a horrific car accident in Malaysia and truly lived a life to remember."