Chinese Style

The interior in each house fulfills a critical function that boils down to decorating and achieving ideals from the aesthetic point of view indicators and is a way to achieve comfort, harmony, coziness, and practicality. Therefore, faced with the choice of interior solutions, we go through all the possible options: high-tech, rococo, fusion, minimalism, avant-garde, pop art, etc., trying to find the golden mean that will help you to live in your house and enjoy, feel pacification. This is the Chinese style in the interior for many people today, based on simplicity, energy, and nature.

History of Development

Even at the end of the XVIII century, the traditions of Europe began to intersect with Chinese art – more attention was paid to the products of applied art of Chinese masters who won attention with their exotics and luxury. People from the upper layer of society had created whole collections of expensive and mysterious Chinese porcelain, and only in 1707 D. Bettger started porcelain production in Europe. More influence of the Chinese style was inflicted on the furniture art of England (mid-18th century). The style found his admirer – the famous English furniture maker Thomas Chippendale. It was in his works that a combination of traditional techniques with Chinese decorative bars and slats could be observed. China became the founder of lacquer technology, while European furniture was made according to Chinese models. It is unsurprising that geographically close Russia has adopted Chinese traditions even faster. But, being so famous in the rococo era, the Chinese style soon succumbed to oblivion. Only in our days has there appeared an excessive interest in Chinese culture and artistic tradition worldwide. It is because China while remaining a conservative state for millennia, developed sustainable customs and canons, which remain unchanged and integral today. The world perception of the Chinese, which found its reflection in bronze casting, ceramics, porcelain and carpet products, painting, and fine silk, has always attracted a European man.

Chinese style history

Thoughtful interest in Chinese life occurred among Europeans at the end of the 17th century period. At this juncture, they became familiar with the splendid ceramics from China’s early traders. This was the origin of Chinese Rococo in European design. Architects developed pagoda-style pavilions, and the notable houses and rooms were embellished with silk fabric screens, impressive vases, and fans. In the first phase, objects were superficial; they thoughtfully fantasized more because they didn’t understand the Celestial Empire’s traditions.

The second phase, interior fashion, started at the turn of the twentieth century. Since then, the classic style has not only been employed for decorative elements. Feng Shui ideas are observed in the thoughtful arrangement of furniture; they understand and honor the practices and customs of the ancient Celestial Empire. All this conveys exotic ideas and a unique environment to the house.

Interior Design

The style is one of the age-old arts, originating in a distinctive civilization considered one of the astonishing oldest in the world, memorably dating back to about five thousand BC. This ornamentation is still in demand for many reasons, including that it is practically comfortable to look at on the one hand and provides the area spaciousness. One of the fundamental features of Chinese decoration is that it is uniquely characterized by keen creativity and sophistication, as its distinctive lines combine the specific features of each of its distinct ancient and modern eras. It is brilliantly characterized by simplicity, encouraging calmness, and harmonious colors.

Each element has its distinctive, luxurious personality and, thus, its place, suggesting elegance and sophistication. The house in Chinese interior traditions is personified in the prototype of Heaven – it is in unity with the garden zone, thereby organizing the agreement of the inner and outer world. Particular attention in the Chinese interior is given to the decoration of windows and doors and their location. Often, they are fanciful forms.

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