Traditional Chinese interior design art evolved from a classically traditional style that is unique in its graceful designs in space planning, materials, colors and furnishings.
Like any other cultural vehicle, interior design, as an expression of the resident’s interests, tastes and aspirations, can indirectly reflect the culture and thinking of the era and society. It occupies a glorious chapter in design history, with a dazzling array of achievements grounded in a rich Chinese culture.
After a period of time of copying and imitating overseas Western design styles in China, we joined the aesthetic design elite, that is utilizing advanced technology to bring together contemporary premium interior design, that gives equal attention to the aesthetic tastes of modern society and traditional culture.
Combined with the best of Western design, Chinese style design is making a quiet breakthrough.
We do not stop to the superficial expression of Chineseness achieved by a mechanical aggregation of traditional design elements. Rather, we seek the expression of the intrinsic values of traditional culture based on a firm grasp of the Chinese design techniques and aesthetic principles in space planning and the use of materials, colours and furnishings.
Traditional Chinese- style interior design played an important role in showcasing the spirit of traditional art and culture, through its vibrant artistic expressions.
Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, the philosophies and religions founded two millennia ago are jewels in the crown of classical philosophy and wisdom. They are also the three major building blocks of traditional Chinese culture.
A “syncretism of three philosophies and religions” gradually took shape in China’s traditional thinking and culture through its long history.
Evidence of the influence of the three philosophical systems on traditional Chinese-style interior design can be seen in “Confucian-elegant” interior spaces, which employs decorative techniques and to interpret the essential Confucian concepts of “humanity, righteousness, rituals, knowledge and trustworthiness.”
Taoist ideals of “communion of man with nature” and “inner serenity and do-nothingness” are achieved in “simple-elegant” living spaces and gardens, furnished with nature-related materials and colours.
“Un-worldly” decorative styles are used to pursue the transcendent Buddhist ideals, such as “seeing through the earthly world and waking up to the truth of life.”
According to ancient Chinese sages, the arts should be a vehicle for propagating the Tao or the true way.
To capture the cultural values and essential thinking of the great Chinese culture, FORBELI Home is creating indoor and outdoor spaces, serving the residents as a vehicle for the Tao.