After ten years of training in carpentry, James C. Chou opened his first furniture store in Taipei, Taiwan in 1959. Mr. Chou's expertise in carpentry brought immediate success to the business.
During his tenure as a chairman of the Taipei Wooden Furniture Association from 1970 to 1976, Mr. Chou led innovations in the build and design of furniture construction. His achievement was recognized with the "Excellence in Leadership" award.
1980 Los Angeles
In 1980, Mr. Chou expanded the business to North America. The move not only timely accomodated the needs of Chinese clients in the Los Angeles area, but also introduced a whole new array of high quality oriental furniture and arts to the western world.
Upon the demand of interior designers, in 1982 with its new name "China Furniture and Arts", the business moved to Chicago, the great American city of architecture and design.
In 1991, China Furniture and Arts moved to its 15,000 square foot showroom in the Chicago suburb of Westmont. With more than 2000 items in stock, we are dedicated to bringing timeless quality and craftsmanship of fine oriental furniture and arts to our clients worldwide.
1997 World Wide
China Furniture and Arts expand its business online to serve its clients worldwide.