Chris Shellis, known to be the fashion king of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, has unveiled his House of Borgezie lounge furniture for the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The Birmingham designer was sky-high, pardon the pun, when his exquisite furniture range was selected to feature in the Burj Khalifa.
The 2,722 foot building will be home to the ‘lounge jewellery’ designed by Chris Shellis, boss of The House of Borgezie, Birmingham’s stylish fashion house.
The forty eight year old is well known for his gorgeous stilettos that were priced at £200, 000 a pair.
He has recently crafted and displayed a clutch bag, with a matching belt costing £105, 000, which both capture the famous unique design.
His new creative venture, which is furniture, he produces stainless steel tables and matching chairs that pursue the Borgezie template.
The stinking rich are eating his designs up, happy to part for the elegant designs, and his creations come with a 1000 year ‘structural integrity’ guarantee.
Chris shares his thoughts on the whole process and how his graduation towards designing furniture felt natural: “A restaurant in the Burj Khalifa has ordered between 10 and 20 sets of tables and chairs.
I’m on top of the world, in more ways than one.
We’ve also had orders from luxurious bars and restaurants around the globe.”
He adds: “I got enormous satisfaction and pleasure out of building the lounge jewellery and we approach the assembly in the same way you would build a beautiful Harley Davidson. They are created in the same studio as the famous Borgezie Riviera stainless steel stilettos and built to the same exacting standards resulting in a truly iconic work of art.”
And on his pricey creations, he says: “We are in age where there are people who will spend £100,000 for gem-encrusted mobile phones and toothbrushes.”
Celebrities are amongst Chris’s clientèle along with buyers from across the globe.