Whether they were making silk fabrics or applying gold leaf designs to lacquer-ware, every craftsman took a great deal of pride in the details and finished product
Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2012
East Bay interior designer, Kristina Wolf Design’s owner, Kristina Wolf, has returned from Myanmar, the second largest country in Southeast Asia, with a variety of handcrafted pieces for both design inspiration and her clients.
“Whether they were making silk fabrics or applying gold leaf designs to lacquer-ware, every craftsman took a great deal of pride in the details and finished product,” owner Kristina Wolf said. “Not only are the ‘finds’ beautiful, they are also functional. This element of functional yet gorgeous is exactly what I think of when I am designing for my clients.”
While the primary purpose of the trip was business, Wolf was fortunate to visit many cultural sites, as well as silk, lacquer and gold leafing manufacturers, rural outdoor markets, two elementary schools, and a handful of local furniture manufacturers. Wolf could not help but notice the pride that showed in all of the workmanship she observed. The visit also contributed a variety of ideas for her upcoming designs that will focus on a mixture of modern and traditional styles for home interior designs.
Despite the harsh government censorship and the trials of the past decades, Wolf found the people of Myanmar to be incredibly warm and welcoming, while exhibiting a strong sense of community in the factories and workshops she visited.
“Americans often forget how fortunate we are as a nation. Traveling is always a great way to expand one’s perspective and gather a new understanding of humanity in general. Thank you, Myanmar for new wonderful design inspirations and new vendor contacts. And last, but not least, thank you for teaching us gratitude!” Wolf said.
Myanmar, formally known as Burma, is bordered by China, Laos and Thailand, as well as India and other countries. For decades, the country has been under the control of a military regime, which has only recently begun to loosen its grip with the re-entry of democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after 20 years of house arrest. Wolf was incredibly lucky to arrive in Myanmar merely a week after Hillary Clinton’s official visit to the country. History in the making, the Secretary of State’s visit was the first time in more than 50 years that a U.S. official traveled to Myanmar.
To learn more about any of Kristina Wolf Design’s products or services, call 510-848-8773 or view the design company on the web at http://www.kristinawolfdesign.com.
About Kristina Wolf Design
Kristina Wolf Design is a top interior design company in the Bay Area that serves Oakland Hills, Piedmont, Lafayette, Orinda and Lamorinda. Owner Kristina Wolf and her team feature experienced, commercial interior designers and modern interior designers.
Kristina Wolf Design creates memorable interiors in harmony with each client’s personal vision and with minimal stress. Whether developing new home interior designs or helping clients select the perfect color palate for a paint project, Kristina Wolf Design deepens the connection between customers and their home, while honoring a client’s objectives, schedules and budgets. To learn more about the team’s services or to view its portfolio, visit the company on the web at http://www.kristinawolfdesign.com.