About TK Collections
TK Collections has been an importer of fine handmade French furniture to the wholesale design trade for the past quarter-century. It is the leading source of practical and durable art, seasoned with the essence of Parisian romance for the American home and restaurant.
Our handmade French café chairs, stools and tables are the very same ones that have been the hallmark of the Parisian café life for over a century. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Sartre and Picasso among other intellectuals and artists of the 30's, 40's and 50's in Paris once sat on these same styled chairs. Today you'll find them flourishing on traditional bistro sidewalks and terraces throughout France. The intricate designs of these sturdy little tables with their colorful cast iron bases along with their multi-hued chairs and barstools of natural rattan are handmade by French artisans.
And today you can enjoy these beautiful art pieces of French furniture in your home. Each piece is made by artisans whose skills are passed from generation to generation through our French company. Not only are they still available, but you can now customize the chairs to perfectly fit any décor given our expanded selection of classic weaves and colorings.
These café chairs and stools are both beautiful and comfortable and they are also extremely durable because they are constructed of natural rattan and woven with a natural material called Rilsan. They will never break or sag. Rilsan, is a derivative of the castor oil plant. Each of the hues is injected directly into this Rilsan while still in its liquid state, guaranteeing that the colors will never fade. Rilsan's strength was proven during World War II when it was used in netting to keep enemy submarines from entering our harbors. Given this incredible strength, our chairs and stools are strong enough to withstand the rigors of high-traffic restaurants, family kitchens, and patios.
The TK tradition of hand craftsmanship continues with our classically designed collection of hand forged French wrought iron furniture. These graceful pieces — table bases, benches and baker's racks are designed and crafted for us exclusively in France. Their simple yet elegant designs lend them to be easily placed in homes as well as commercial settings.
Clearly lighting brings an extraordinarily important element to the grace and ambience of any home. Our collection of French wrought iron floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces and chandeliers is just the thing to make this happen. These beautifully designed and crafted bronze pieces are cast in a Parisian atelier from sand molds that are used once and then destroyed, just as fine bronze castings have been made for centuries.
TK Collections complete dedication to fine handcraftsmanship and Parisian style is our way of remaining true to our roots. Founded in SoHo, New York in 1983 as T & K French Antiques, we continue to offer our clients not only the finest in French furniture and accessories, but a sense of living history and elegant tradition. Our showroom is located in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue in New York City.