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Asian furniture from simple to colorful
Asian furniture from simple to colorful

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Asia is always worth a visit culturally - and a diverse source of inspiration for Asian furniture, with which you can give your interior a touch of the exotic. We take you from the playful colors of India to the puristic austerity in Japan to feng shui-influenced furniture in the Middle Kingdom.

Table of contents Table of contents Asian furniture: living in the Far Eastern style

  • India - the more colorful the better!
  • Inspirations: Indian style furniture
  • Excursus: What is Sheesham?
  • Inspirations: Sheesham wood furniture
  • Japan - less is more
  • Inspirations: Japanese style furniture
  • China - harmony and harmony
  • Inspirations: Chinese style furniture

Table of contents Table of contents Asian furniture: living in the Far Eastern style

  • India - the more colorful the better!
  • Inspirations: Indian style furniture
  • Excursus: What is Sheesham?
  • Inspirations: Sheesham wood furniture
  • Japan - less is more
  • Inspirations: Japanese style furniture
  • China - harmony and harmony
  • Inspirations: Chinese style furniture

Asian furniture: India - the more colorful the better

The expressive colors of this culture naturally also play an important role in the furnishing style: this is characterized by exciting, colorful curtains, embroidered towels, magnificent pillows and richly decorated carpets. Fabrics and textiles are often woven with golden threads or decorated with small tassels and pompoms. Nuances of the Indian spice world are characteristic, such as curry or turmeric. There are also gaudy tones such as red, orange, pink, green or blue.

Indische Truhe aus Mangoholz
Indische Truhe aus Mangoholz

A bedroom like 1000 and one night! Four-poster bed and the blue chest made of solid mango wood provide a romantic setting for the Indian style of living.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

This lively display of colors is also transferred to the furniture - as with the oriental furnishing style: artistically painted cupboards, tables or beds attract everyone's attention, with each piece being unique. Low tables and floor cushions, which symbolize the connection to the earth, are also typical of Indian culture.

In addition to all the color, other embellishments such as shimmering ornaments or elaborate carvings and symbols from Hinduism are also used. Dark woods such as rosewood, teak or sheesham are clearly preferred here and are often made in the colonial style, which is reminiscent of large manor houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Cabinets, shelves and chests of drawers with their carved columns and small archways and the motif of the elephant god Ganesha often look like small temples. On the one hand, all of the furniture radiates wealth and happiness, but on the other hand it also exudes a spiritual power and a mysterious world.

Asiatische Möbel
Asiatische Möbel

If the colors pink, turquoise and red are too bright, you can also create Indian flair with wicker furniture, wickerwork and Buddha statues.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

If you want to start small, use a real classic: the so-called opium table with its slightly curved solid legs immediately spreads exotic flair in every room.

Inspirations: Indian style furniture

Asiatische Truhe
Asiatische Truhe

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Indischer Couchtisch
Indischer Couchtisch
Silberne Kommode
Silberne Kommode
Nachttisch im indischen Stil
Nachttisch im indischen Stil

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With a size of 36 x 58 x 31 cm, the "ornaments" chest made of mango wood fits almost anywhere. The handmade storage furniture gets its special touch through the shabby chic patina.

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The slightly bleached "Gandhi" coffee table conveys a touch of the exotic in your living room.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

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The silver Jaipur chest of drawers comes with a chased metal surface and is definitely a direct eye-catcher.

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Round off your Indian-style bedroom with the matching "Namaste" bedside table with carvings.

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The handmade "Almari" chest of drawers is made of sheesham wood, is slightly reddish and adorns the interior as a small eye-catcher.

Photo: fischer's warehouse

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This colorful sideboard "Sune" made from recycled wood not only fits the Indian style of living, but also looks great in an industrial loft, in shabby chic or boho style.

Photo: fischers-lagerhaus.de

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As a classic opium table, this small "Colombo" coffee table with curved legs cuts an exotic figure.

Photo: Mia-möbel.de

Asiatische Truhe
Asiatische Truhe
Indischer Couchtisch
Indischer Couchtisch
Silberne Kommode
Silberne Kommode
Nachttisch im indischen Stil
Nachttisch im indischen Stil
Chest of drawers made of Sheesham wood
Chest of drawers made of Sheesham wood
Colorful sideboard
Colorful sideboard
Opiumtisch
Opiumtisch

Excursus: What is Sheesham?

The precious wood from the rosewood family is also known as East Indian rosewood and is botanically part of the Dalbergia group. The state tree of the Indian state of Punjab is also the coat of arms of the Pakistani province of the same name.

The wood of the deciduous tree, which is up to 25 meters high, is particularly resistant and is characterized by its striking and high-contrast grain, which gives each piece of furniture a very individual look. Sheesham furniture has its best effect as a solitary. The contrasting pattern ranges from brown to dark brown to violet lines on a lighter golden brown background.

Tip: Since Sheesham is a tropical wood, you should always pay attention to the FSC seal when buying.

Inspirations: Sheesham wood furniture

Highboard aus Sheesham Holz
Highboard aus Sheesham Holz

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Esstisch aus Sheesham-Holz
Esstisch aus Sheesham-Holz
TV-Schrank aus Sheesham
TV-Schrank aus Sheesham
Couchtisch aus Sheesham
Couchtisch aus Sheesham

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Highboard "Pacino" shows the elegant look of Sheesham wood at a height of 115 cm.

Photo: delife.eu

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The "Wyatt" dining table made of solid sheesham has a modern design with a sled base. Its varied grain comes into its own on 200 x 90 cm.

Photo: delife.eu

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The Indian precious wood Sheesham comes into its own on this TV lowboard thanks to its rosewood finish. The aluminum trim strip provides a modern contrast.

Photo: riess-ambiente.de

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If you like it nostalgic, this coffee table with rustic fittings and two drawers is just right for you. Top: The intense red coloring of the Sheesham wood!

Photo: fischers-lagerhaus.de

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With 150 x 45 cm and two doors, the sideboard "Wyatt" stands stable on the slim designer feet made of stainless steel. A successful combination of art and nature.

Photo: delife.eu

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Highboard aus Sheesham Holz
Highboard aus Sheesham Holz
Esstisch aus Sheesham-Holz
Esstisch aus Sheesham-Holz
TV-Schrank aus Sheesham
TV-Schrank aus Sheesham
Couchtisch aus Sheesham
Couchtisch aus Sheesham
Sideboard aus Sheesham-Holz
Sideboard aus Sheesham-Holz
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Asian furniture: Japan - less is more

Pure clear shapes, straight lines and angles as well as the absence of any curlicues have always stood for traditional Japanese design. It is not only since Marie Kondo that it has been known that tidy, sparsely furnished rooms, according to Asian understanding, sharpen the eye for the essentials. In its simplicity and elegance, this attentive style focuses on the desire for peace and harmony. Typical for the architecture is the closeness to nature as well as the flexible space through sliding rice paper walls, called "Shoji". Covered with tatami mats made from sea grass or rice straw, these are never entered with street shoes, but only with socks or tabi. So you can symbolically enter another world without the dust and dirt of everyday life.

Asiatische Möbel im japanischen Wohnstil
Asiatische Möbel im japanischen Wohnstil

Minimalist design, clear shapes and reduced colors are characteristic of Asian furniture in the Japanese style.

Photo: iStock / Navamin keawmorakot

The range of colors is also reduced, which usually ranges from white to black and red. Asian furniture from Japan is mainly made from natural materials of plant origin such as wood, bamboo, straw and paper and attracts attention in the mostly empty rooms.

The number of pieces of furniture is reduced to a few exquisite examples: people sleep on futons, which are rolled out in the middle of the room and discreetly stowed away in the "Todana", the futon cabinet, in the morning. For the day, a low table with matching floor chairs, called "Saizu", is set up in the same place. Hidden storage space offers so-called "tansu". These can be chests, cupboards or chests of drawers that are decorated with ornate metal fittings and locks with floral patterns or ornaments. An asymmetrical division is typical. There are many Japanese-inspired furniture for the western market that are adapted to our living habits, such as chairs at the usual height or tatami beds for futons. The reduced decoration is placed with the utmost care. Here are suitable as wall decorations of the "Noren", a seasonal door curtain, screens, calligraphy work or raku ceramics, lanterns and fans and of course Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Also great: Asian lamps for the wall made of paper with oriental patterns that you can easily make yourself.

Tip: If you only want to set a few accents with Asian furniture, the current Japandi living trend would be right for you: It combines Japanese minimalism with modern Scandinavian design and is the perfect combination of two worlds.

Inspirations: Japanese style furniture

Minimalistischer Hocker aus Holz
Minimalistischer Hocker aus Holz

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Tagesbett im japanischen Stil
Tagesbett im japanischen Stil
asiatischer Paravent
asiatischer Paravent
Japanischer Schrank aus Mangoholz
Japanischer Schrank aus Mangoholz

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Although designed for the Skandi style, the minimalist wooden stool can also be seen in the Japanese style thanks to the clear design. A nice example of the fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian elements in the new Japandi style.

Photo: holzdesignpur.de

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The name of this bed "Umu" in Japanese stands for presence and absence - a good description for the convertible bed that can be used as a sofa during the day.

Photo: karupdesign.com

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The paper wall is an integral part of Japanese living. Screen "Wabi" takes up the thoughts and design of this classic element.

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The "Helios" wardrobe made of mango wood and rattan shows the traditional Japanese design, but breaks with traditional codes by combining light wood with black metal.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

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The living room in the traditional Japanese style comes with little furniture and restrained decoration.

Photo: iStock / Navamin keawmorakot

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The "Kyabi" chest of drawers looks Japanese due to the tatami look of the back. You will find a place in the hallway as well as in the living room or bathroom.

Photo: karupdesign.com

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The 3-part stair tansu (Kaidandansu) with many sliding doors offers additional storage space under the stairs. Anyone who wants can use both sides!

Photo: japanwelt.de

Minimalistischer Hocker aus Holz
Minimalistischer Hocker aus Holz
Tagesbett im japanischen Stil
Tagesbett im japanischen Stil
asiatischer Paravent
asiatischer Paravent
Japanischer Schrank aus Mangoholz
Japanischer Schrank aus Mangoholz
Wohnzimmer im Japan-Stil
Wohnzimmer im Japan-Stil
Cabinet-Schrank im Japanischen Stil
Cabinet-Schrank im Japanischen Stil
Treppen-Tansu
Treppen-Tansu

Asian furniture: China - harmony and harmony

When you think of the Chinese style of furnishing, the term Feng Shui inevitably comes to mind. The aim of the tradition of harmony is to bring people and the environment into harmony through a special design of living and living spaces. According to the rules of Feng Shui, optimal room conditions should be created so that the life energy, the Chi, can flow freely in it. Asian furniture in Chinese style is happy to be matched to the five elements of Feng Shui: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

Chinesische Lampe
Chinesische Lampe

Similar to the Japanese style of living, the Chinese interior is reserved and is characterized by a clear design language. An important part of the simple furnishings are Chinese wedding cabinets, which are given to young couples as a dowry for marriage. They should bring happiness and prosperity for the future life together. According to old custom, these richly decorated pieces of jewelry made from dark elm, cedar or cypress wood are passed on from generation to generation. The European version of the classic cupboard is varnished, with a round brass fitting in the middle and is slightly raised on four legs.

In Chinese style, lotus and cherry blossoms or the mythologically revered dragon "Lóng" are often found on cushions, lanterns or porcelain as accessories. Large porcelain vases are often used as accents. The Zen color scheme is based on simple anthracite and white shades. In addition, red and yellow play an important role in neutrality and balance.

Inspirations: Chinese style furniture

Antiker Hochzeitsschrank aus China
Antiker Hochzeitsschrank aus China

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Chinesischer Schrank
Chinesischer Schrank
Chinesische Kommode
Chinesische Kommode
TV-Lowboard im chinesischen Stil
TV-Lowboard im chinesischen Stil

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This elm wood wedding cabinet was built around 1900 in Shanxi Province and is an antiquarian treasure.

Photo: Hochzeitsschrank.de/Ursula Flüs

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The black wooden cabinet "Shanghai" enchants everyone who loves Asian furniture. The piece of furniture inspired by Chinese crafts is also available in red.

Photo: Maisons du Monde

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The "Butterfly" chest of drawers is handmade in China and convinces with a romantic design.

Photo: fischers-lagerhaus.de

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The "Yong" TV lowboard made of mahogany is more modern.

Photo: tikamoon.de

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The floral patchwork of this handmade chest of drawers made of pine wood is playful. The shabby finish creates an antique look.

Photo: fischers-lagerhaus.de

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The large closet "Sui" made of pine wood in blue brings Asian flair to your home. Based on the Chinese style, it will particularly delight antique lovers.

Photo: tikamoon.de

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With decorative strips and a typical Asian image, this 42 cm high and 90 cm wide cabinet with two doors becomes a decorative eye-catcher.

Photo: fischers-lagerhaus.de

Antiker Hochzeitsschrank aus China
Antiker Hochzeitsschrank aus China
Chinesischer Schrank
Chinesischer Schrank
Chinesische Kommode
Chinesische Kommode
TV-Lowboard im chinesischen Stil
TV-Lowboard im chinesischen Stil
Chinesisches Sideboard
Chinesisches Sideboard
Blauer Schrank aus Pinie
Blauer Schrank aus Pinie
Chinesische Truhe aus Pinienholz
Chinesische Truhe aus Pinienholz

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