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Traditional Oriental Furniture
Traditional Chinese furniture is becoming increasingly popular amongst those looking for modern, minimalist shapes, but with a bit of a twist. The lacquered surfaces of traditional Chinese furniture chime well with the current fashion for high-gloss furniture, while the simple shapes and clean lines go well in minimalist, contemporary decors.
At 4 Living we sell a range of traditional Chinese furniture in our oriental lacquer ranges, with most pieces available in either black or white lacquer. We fuse traditional processes such as multi-layer lacquering, with modern designs and practical features to create pieces that work beautifully in contemporary homes. Aged brass handles and other detailing, combined with distressed edging, add to the feel of traditional Chinese furniture.
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The Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Furniture
All traditional Chinese furniture is made from wood and will involve some degree of engraving, carving or decoration. But perhaps the most characteristic most strongly associated with traditional Chinese furniture is lacquer-work. Uniquely oriental, the lacquering process produces a depth of colour and sheen which is highly attractive and sought after.
While our oriental style furniture may be newly made, it shares these essential qualities with traditional furniture. We use a 7 layer lacquering process which is then brushed by hand and distressed at the edges. This creates the durable gloss finish as well as a lovely aged feel.
Aimed at the contemporary market, our decoration and engraving is deliberately understated, but nevertheless adds a sense of workmanship and sophistication to all our pieces.
Why Choose Newly Made Traditional Chinese Furniture over
Chinese Antique Furniture?
Of course, if you want to bring a traditional Chinese element into your decor, you could seek out antique pieces of Chinese furniture, rather than buying newly made furniture. But there are several reasons why buying contemporary furniture may be a better choice.
For those who prefer antiques on the grounds that it is more eco friendly to re-use old furniture, we have every sympathy. So you may be please to know that all our traditional Chinese furniture is made from reclaimed pine or ash wood.
Another strong reason to buy new is if you are looking to create a consistent or minimalist look, or want to retain a contemporary feel. Antique furniture is sold as single, unique pieces, with widely differing colours and styles. A room fitted out with several different antiques runs the risk of simply looking cluttered or uncoordinated unless done with great care.
The 4 Living range of traditional Chinese furniture includes many different types of furniture such as sideboards in different sizes, tables, chairs, coffee tables, console tables and a full range of bedroom furniture, all to the same essential design and finish. This creates a more harmonious look while still retaining the traditional Chinese feel. This is especially desirable in small spaces or open plan spaces where one room runs into another.
About 4 Living's Range of Traditional Chinese Furniture
We have traditional Chinese furniture for the living room, dining room and bedroom, with several pieces fitting comfortably into all types of space.
In the dining range we have matching dining tables and chairs. Oriental dining tables are resilient enough to stand the test of time, and are often available with an extending leaf, so you can choose the perfect size for your dining space. Dining chairs should have a clean, square shape and comfortable leather in order to work best with an oriental table.
In the living room oriental sideboards, coffee tables, side tables and console tables will enable you to create a contemporary oriental Feng Shui space. Oriental black lacquer mirrors and small oriental accessories will add the finishing touch.
In ancient China, the bedroom was considered a place of tranquillity and peace; it was considered one of the most important places in which to achieve the right atmosphere. Bedroom furniture, such as oriental chests of drawers, will provide traditional oriental design features as well as storage; extra storage space in the bedroom allows for a clutter-free, tidy space.
When purchasing furniture, two of the main factors you should be considering are style and durability. A good quality oriental bed can last a lifetime, whilst the simplicity of an oriental bed makes it a timeless style. A black lacquer bed looks great with the headboard against a feature wallpaper wall or accent colour wall.
Choose from our black lacquer range to create a scheme which feels solid and substantial. Black lacquer pieces work well against a neutral background, but can also be used to contrast with bolder colours to create a very striking style statement. If you have a smaller space and would like to minimise visual clutter and create a greater sense of light, choose our off-white lacquer pieces.
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