Sun at Six is a family run studio with a focus on classical Chinese joinery, which uses intricate, interwoven joints to create furniture without the use of nails and screws. I first learned furniture from my mom, who learned traditional Chinese joinery system from a master in Beijing.
By using this intricate joinery system, the furniture can acclimatize in real time to extreme changes in temperature and humidity, which cause most solid wood furniture to crack and warp.
The joinery in the furniture allows the wood to "breathe" during large swings in temperature or humidity, letting the furniture expand and contract to prevent cracks and warping.
We’ve put a lot of effort into refining traditional Chinese joinery techniques and introducing them to contemporary work, with the aim of maintaining and featuring the art form.
Sustainability matters, and so do people. We are FSC® Chain of Custody certified (FSC-C016788), ISO Environmental Management System certified, and SA8000 Social Accountability Management certified.