An artisan at KAM TIN’s studio, Germany

Presenting a series of furniture unlike any other. Its pieces are playful yet sophisticated and rich in imagination. Produced exclusively by their atelier in Germany, the iconic semi-precious stones are set onto timeless materials such a brass, wood and bronze. 

Created in the 70s in Hong Kong, Kam Tin published very few pieces before stopping its production. It took a turquoise chest to cross paths with Philippe Rapin for the magic to work again. The Quai Voltaire’s art dealer developed a passion for these treasures while travelling in Hong Kong and decided to buy the brand. His expertise in decorative art, his taste for the eclectic and contemporary style gave rise to new collections. The first pieces, turquoise or amber cabinets, have met great interest among collectors.

KAM TIN is extremely committed to the quality and value of its work, ways in which separate them apart from their contemporaries. Not only is each piece unique in design but exceptionally rare by its quality of material –  up to several thousand carats of ruby or emeralds are used to decorate certain pieces.

The works of KAM TIN are the result of endless hours of research and experimentation of materials. The idea is to combine fantasy and nature together, their striking colours and strong forms give life and energy to each and every piece. KAM TIN celebrates the idea of nature, luxury and rarity. What starts off as a wooden cabinet ends up being a series ‘jewellery furniture’, none same as the other.

“From its distant roots in China, KAM TIN means “field of gold and silver”. It carries the identity of two cultural traditions – the language of western form and design together with a Chinese sensibility. These pieces have a special way of expressing themselves.”

KAM TIN has been rewarded with much international acclaim, a status that has been acknowledged by numerous important figures from design, jewellery and fashion. It’s first pieces that appeared in turquoise and amber were met with great interest among art and design collectors. In October 2012, its very piece at auction, a turquoise floating cabinet sold for more than US$ 200,000 at Christie’s London.