4 Living Chinese Lacquer furniture is a collection which has been consistently growing and evolving, providing a contemporary twist to a traditional oriental blueprint. The luxuriously smooth black or cream lacquered finish provides a refreshingly unique angle on oriental furniture. Aesthetics are important, but 4 living has also made sure their collection has a the durability and quality which ensures it will stand the test of time.
Chinese lacquer has been used to make beautifully ornate and stylish pieces of furniture for decades. China is famous for its elegantly painted cabinets, hand coated with smooth lacquered designs. These well preserved methods create beautiful and elegant pieces that work well in both traditional and contemporary roomsets.
The popularity of contemporary Chinese furniture shows that people can connect to the modern designs. However typical oriental furniture is very different to the current styles you will find in most 21st century homes. With this in mind, 4 Living have created a range which takes the spirit and character of the orient and combines it with the monochrome minimalism of contemporary penthouse style. The symmetry, balance and clean lines of 4 Living's collection are all designed to create a contemporary styled piece of furniture, along with the distressed edging and brass handles.
4 Living's signature 'contemporary oriental' range enables them to provide a collection perfectly suited to contemporary living, along with a refreshing injection of traditional Chinese Feng Shui. Feng Shui is an ancient set of principles which help to dictate light, space and atmosphere. The cream lacquer collection is perfect for creating a light and relaxing interior, whilst maintaining a sense of traditional warmth. A cream lacquer coffee table, for example, will provide the living room which a bright and reflective focal point which will emphasise the sense of space within the room. The light tone of cream lacquer is great for making a small room seem larger, as well as emphasising the overall sense of space in a room.
Chinese lacquer, if not used in the correct way, can look overly glossy and create pieces which lack the character and heritage synonymous with the orient. 4 Living's black lacquer collection provides large surfaces areas on which to really exhibit the elegant, hand finished lacquer. A large piece, such as a dining table, exemplifies the perfect balance between a matt and gloss finish. All of the furniture in the collection is gently hand completed with a fine wire wool which provides an authentic oriental style finish, perfectly balanced between gloss and matt.
One of the main reasons 4 Living decided to created a collection which combines old and new is that it works well in most interior environments. Whether placed in an old cottage or modern apartment, the Chinese lacquer furniture collection will always be a seamless addition. As well as the ability to work in all different kinds of home, 4 Living also wanted to create a collection which is tremendously versatile, providing a number of different options. Pieces such as their lacquered console table are available in different sizes and can be used any room to equal effect. The most important part of designing your interior is the ability to choose which furniture is right for you, which is exactly why the furniture in 4 Living's collection offers such a wide variety in size and style.