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Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie, which is a french term started in the 17th and 18th century and was used to describe decorative and elaborately designed furniture that was heavily influenced by the Chinese. Europeans became very interested in China and designers such as Chippendale used elements of chinese design in his own furniture.

In the modern era Chinoiserie is used in a variety of home furnishings such as table lamps, wallpaper, cushion cover fabrics, wall mirrors and even tableware. Here are a few ways that Chinoiserie continues to enhance our happiness.

Source: 1. Fromental 2 & 3 Unknown. 4. Eddie Ross.

 

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