Meet Designer Khai Mai

At Nathan Anthony, our designers are the creative force and masterminds behind every product. Sometimes inspiration comes from an art piece or a store window. It may come from the shape of a bridge, a automobile, or a landscape… and a whirlwind of magnificence takes hold and a one of a kind piece is born. Nathan Anthony co-founders, designers, and high-school sweethearts, Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, pull from their collective imagination and experiences when they hit the drafting table to create unique products and inspiring designs.

 

Usually, we highlight our products in our posts. Today, we would like to focus on the engineer behind the beautiful Nathan Anthony models. He is the designer who transforms ideas into beautiful, coveted products – it is our designer Khai Mai.

                      

Khai’s design philosophy is simple: “Design should inspire.” Every piece of furniture he engineers is for those who want a beautiful object in their home, or a special piece that can transform an average space into a luxurious masterpiece. It is Khai who works behind the scenes on every special order to ensure it is made to exact specifications and is amazing.

      

Outside of being a recognized product designer and photographer, Khai enjoys the simple things in life. On the weekend you can find him cruising down the winding roads of Angeles Crest National forest, blasting his favorite artist, Billy Idol, with the the roar of the engine of his Porsche 911 at his feet, and simply enjoying the ride. When he’s not designing or driving, he’s coaching baseball, enjoying son Nathan’s extracurricular activities, the beach and riding bikes with the family on weekends.

 

 

Khai found his passion for furniture making at the young age of 18, when he and his father first owned and operated a furniture retail store in Los Angeles. By 23, the multi-talented entrepreneur was elbow deep in his next venture – a factory with the wood frames, foam filling, and fabric needed for building mattresses and sofas. Every new product was an engineering challenge then, a problem to be solved with a sharp mind and a straight ruler.

Khai still utilizes that hands-on approach today, as he works side by side with his wife, Tina Nicole, bringing beautiful concepts to life on their factory floor. From the design specifications phase through construction, and even capturing the final product images with his camera, he’s a study in motion wearing many hats. One of the best parts about Khai is his silly sense of humor. One always knows, if it’s too loud to hear a tree fall in the forest, then it’s probably Khai sneaking off for a little dancing with his sel-elf.

Our Website Gets a New Look

We have news! Our website got a whole new look. We’ve freshened up the images, focused-in on close-ups and detailing, and created easier navigation tools. We also improved the way you can share the models you love from our website with your friends and colleagues.

 

We now have a fully responsive website for tablets and phones (translation, it works GREAT on mobile devices!) We know everyone is on the go and using their phones and tablets more-so than computers, so we designed our new site to be easy to use from any device. Our new site is easy-to-navigate and features our products in a whole new way. While browsing on your devices, you are easily able to navigate through our products with simple swipes and taps and can scroll through our entire product line.

 

Our Products section still features our high quality, handmade pieces and now displays them in an interesting layout. While on your phone or tablet, you can either browse the pieces by swiping left or right, or by clicking the down arrow, which will display them all at once. Same goes for desktops – you can browse left to right, or drop down and browse all at one time.

 

For those who love to stay up to date with our current projects or experiences, our blogs are a great way to do so!  To make it pleasing to the eye, we chose a fun font and made it a bit larger than before. This makes it much easier to read and the layout now looks better than ever. Let us know what you think!

A great section that we have included, is the gallery page. Here, we share installations of our furniture in beautifully executed interior design projects. Many of these images were generously provided by our wonderful customers. This page also provides inspiration for those wanting to use our furniture in their projects.

 

To become better acquainted with the new face lift, we welcome you to browse our website thoroughly. Get to know our designers on the Designer pages, take a deeper look into our products featured in articles and releases on our Press page, and if you find yourself with any questions or inquiries, please feel free to do so on our Contact Us page.

Lastly two more great ways to stay up to date with Nathan Anthony, is to follow our social media platforms. We post daily Monday – Friday.