Black Lacquer Furniture Archive

We’re happy to be completely immersed in the world of contemporary furniture and design, but we’ll never forget where it all started. 10 years ago we started with a few core collections of contemporary oriental furniture, which still thrive today. The additions of new designers and suppliers has ensured that we can still offer one of the most unique and interesting ranges around. Here are our favourite 5: 4 Living’s Black Lacquer Console Table – The black lacquer console table is one of the signature items from 4 Living’s internationally renowned contemporary oriental collection. The thick black lacquer combines nicely with the distressed brass handles, providing a refreshing new take on a classic style. Red Shanxi Oriental Painted Cabinet – Chinese style furniture has historically been [&hellip

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In the latest feature length release from 4 Living Studios Ltd we see the protagonist, the Cambridge Sofa from SITS, star alongside a number of attractive and glamorous co-stars. “Quintessentially British piece, coupled with the elegance and flavour of the orient” – 4 Living Interiors Blog The latest 4 Living video shoot featured the Cambridge sofa as the back drop to a number of the coffee tables in 4 Living’s collection. The wooden floors and patterned wallpaper all add to the typically British style displayed by the Cambridge sofa from SITS. Although many of the brands 4 Living stock are from mainland Europe, our location in the midst of Sussex’s iconic South Downs has left us feeling as if we are neglecting our native interior styles. [&hellip

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We are big believers that a dining table  should be multi-purpose and versatile. No two days are the same, and you might need more space on some days than others. An extending table provides the choice, depending on your needs. This kind of versatility makes both day tot day dining and dinner parties much, much easier. Here are our favourites: 1.SKOVBY- Round Extending Table. One of the coolest tables you’ll ever see. You don’t get modern design without designers and manufacturers who are trying to make cutting edge innovations, which is exactly what Skovby have done with this. As you can see in the picture the table starts as a simple circle, and with a little magic, transforms into a much larger table in a [&hellip

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So many great things come from China: food, fireworks, technology, all sorts. China’s interior design and architecture has also become increasingly popular over here in the UK. The attention to detail and balance of Chinese design is all born from the principles of Feng Shui, China’s finest import. Actually, it’s pronounced “Fung Shway” If you’re going to do something, it’s worth doing it properly, starting with the pronunciation. A small amount of gesticulation and emphasis on the “sh” of “Shui” will have you well on your way to becoming a Feng Shui expert! As well as the slight mis-pronunciation (which really doesn’t matter, by the way) the biggest misconception about Feng Shui is that it is literally just furniture arranging and nothing more. Furniture positioning [&hellip

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Oriental Furniture Contemporary oriental furniture represents a refreshing way of adapting traditional design principles, and making them work in a modern environment. China is famous for its strong sense of identity and pride in its heritage; this is perfectly exemplified in its many centuries of furniture design. Oriental design prides itself on detail and precision, which is perfectly in keeping with traditional Feng Shui principles. Oriental furniture has truly original character, and is certainly a far cry from the same high street designs that we see day-in-day-out. Contemporary, minimalistic designs are actually not that far removed from traditional oriental designs. The attention to detail of simple minimalistic furniture designs is perfectly in keeping with the clean, clutter free requirements of traditional Feng Shui. Contemporary oriental [&hellip

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The style, texture and size of some pieces of furniture can often be difficult to exhibit in a few photographs. Our oak collection, with it’s nourished grains and light surface, looks great in our website photos and you can get a good sense of what it will be like in the flesh. The depth and and tone of the lacquer in our oriental collection is far more impressive in real life, although the sleek lines and distressed edges look great in photos. We realise that not everyone can visit our Sussex showroom to take a look at our collections, so we decided to go for the next best thing: Video. Up top, you can see an image of Hikaru from Capture Collect Photography as he [&hellip

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The key to creating a stylish, contemporary oriental bedroom is generating the right atmosphere. Historically, handcrafted furniture, coupled with the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, is the key to creating such an environment. 4 Living believe that their contemporary take on traditional Chinese styles will enable you to create a peaceful oriental atmosphere in your home

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Choosing Oriental furniture for the bedroom and introducing some of the principles of Feng Shui, is a great way to achieve a harmonious ambience. The bedroom is the most restful part of the home, so it is important to get the mood right to create a place which promotes sleep and relaxation

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