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To Explore the Innovation of Chinese Modern Furniture from the Design of Chinese Traditional Chair

Author ZengJing
Tutor WuXiangYong
School Shantou University
Course Art of Design
Keywords Modern Chinese Furniture Traditional Culture Modern Civilization Nationality Life Attitude
CLC TS665.4
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Furniture is a rich information carrier and cultural forms, which filled with the characters of the age as well as region and ethnicity. With the development of society and demand of the market, the in-depth study of modern design language and traditional culture to create furniture products combined characteristics of the times with national culture, which do a very practical significance to us.It is obvious for all to see the 3 decades of economic growth of China’s reform and opening-up, the development and innovation of Chinese furniture has a bottleneck yet--the design of Chinese furniture has been regarded as plagiarism. But how to change the bad status quo, I do believe that we should not just looked outside, but need back re-examine the traditional culture of our Chinese national characteristics. Only to do this can we produce our original works, and not only reproduce the glory of Ming-style furniture but also become a shining pearl of world famous furniture treasure.Chinese traditional furniture formed in the environment of a specific traditional society, but it is under supply our needs now. So the new-style modern furniture integrated with the Chinese characteristics and features--the appearance of Chinese modern furniture is inevitable. Modern Chinese furniture will be a performance for the traditional culture and modern civilized attitude to life. Its design source is from Chinese thousands of profound national wisdom, which makes us understand our traditional culture more comprehensive. To make Chinese furniture appear with a new face, we have to know how it disappeared from the history stage, and how alien furniture made a successful invasion. Only can we make Chinese modern furniture more successful unless we have an idea what elder generation have done and what advanced technology they have improved, so does the achievement they obtained. Of course, it is not enough only to depend on a single culture in this global information age. Therefore, we have to analyze the culture integration between China and others. If we take Chinese culture for the principal culture, and absorb the outstanding achievements of other cultures, there would be more excellence achievement. Anyway, the most important things for Chinese modern furniture are to be based on our specific national conditions and to meet the needs of the public.This paper tries to discuss the problem of Chinese furniture from the aspects above and to make a deep understanding into our traditional furniture style and culture. When we have a foothold on the style of our nation, and excavate a new ideas from a more scientific and modern breath, while mix the roots of Chinese culture and the advantages of Western culture, we could do a better work in furniture design which have reflected the traditional style of Chinese furniture. Simultaneously, it would make a better future for furniture that has the modern style of China.

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