Chinese design studios such as Thrudesign – whose furniture (above) is inspired by scholarly and ascetic traditions, Buddhist philosophy and meditation – are increasingly taking cues from Chinese culture.

When Ikea is no longer enough: Chinese designers inspired by cultural heritage find a ready market for their wares

  • Designers of Chinese furniture and homewares no longer feel a need to appropriate other cultures, and benefit from rising interest in cultural heritage in China
  • Exhibitors at Design China Beijing talk about their approach to sustainability – designs and products created to last, and a focus on materials and processes
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Chinese design studios such as Thrudesign – whose furniture (above) is inspired by scholarly and ascetic traditions, Buddhist philosophy and meditation – are increasingly taking cues from Chinese culture.
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