Today, the House Tipster Industry team mourns the loss of Christopher Guy Harrison, the incredibly talented and world-renowned designer behind the iconic Christopher Guy luxury home furnishings brand.
The designer passed away at age 59, following a nearly two year battle with cancer.
Throughout his career, the designer worked to create luxury pieces with a timeless quality, inspired by the classic works of cross-genre artists like Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. His design philosophy? To never overwork a piece, and let its natural beauty shine through. This is something he consistently excelled at.
“I think a lot of times, you look at a piece and think of how you can improve it,” the designer shared with House Tipster Industry at Spring High Point Market 2019. “When I look at some pieces, actually it’s standing the test of time. Then I don’t have to do anything more. I tend to tweak it a little bit here, and tweak it a little bit there. Now it’s about how to create timeless pieces.”
As a special tribute in memory of Christopher Guy Harrison, we invite you to take a look back at some of our closest personal interviews, where he spoke candidly about his design inspirations and shared a glimpse into what exactly it takes for artists to create timeless and enduring brands.
In this second video, you will be able to find the rest of the designer’s candid discussion, where opened up even about his life before he found the thrilling world of interior design, including his early school and childhood days at home.
The House Tipster Industry team is grateful to have known and worked with Christopher Guy Harrison on several occasions, including at trade shows, showroom openings, and other wonderful industry events around the country. Our thoughts are with the designer’s close family and friends during this difficult time.