Christina Hilborne’s design process begins with a vague, yet undeniably fabulous idea and ends with a rush of exhilaration when everything suddenly comes together. During this process, nothing is predictable – sketches, peer input, scale models, even full size mock-ups can produce a result exactly like the original idea, or something completely different.
After the elementary machining is done by a CNC (computer numerically controlled) router, all that touches each piece are several pairs of skilled and caring hands. A revered German instructor once said, “Let your fingers be your eyes.” This saying may seem silly, but as it turns out, fingers and hands feel the imperfections the eyes cannot see. Before leaving the Christina Hilborne studio, each piece is hand-assembled, hand-sanded and hand-finished to perfection.www.christinahilborne.com