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Reference and Innovation of Chinese Contemporary Furniture on the Basis of Chinese Ming Dynasty Furniture

Yanbin Chen, Ratthai Porncharoen


With the rapid development of China’s contemporary furniture industry, creating “Chinese characteristics” is particularly
important in the field of contemporary furniture design. Chinese furniture design accompanies Chinese history and is another
interpretation of Chinese culture. How to deal with the reference and innovation of Chinese contemporary furniture design to
Chinese traditional furniture is a problem that must be studied and solved in Chinese contemporary furniture design, which has
important theoretical significance and practical value for the development of Chinese design. This article will discuss from three
aspects: firstly, it briefly introduces the status and characteristics of Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture; secondly, it analyzes the
design of contemporary Chinese furniture based on Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture from the aspects of functionality and formal
charm; finally, it analyzes China from the contemporary background The innovative design of contemporary furniture summarizes
the ways and methods of Chinese contemporary furniture design borrowing from Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture.


Ming Dynasty furniture; Contemporary furniture; Reference; Innovation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v6i15.5225