Remarkable Asian Style Furniture
Influenced by climate, religion and culture, Asian style furniture ranges from the formal and precise designs to the tropical and organic creations out of modern Southeast Asia. One popular example of Asian style furniture is Japanese furniture. Japanese furniture features hard woods and clean lines. Until the 19th century, the Japanese didn’t use chairs, so much of the furniture is designed to be accessed from the floor. Tansus are handcrafted chests of drawers, often many small drawers, with ornate brass hardware. You can use them in conjunction with the Japanese platform bed. Shoji screens and futons, which originated in Japan, are creating special spaces in apartments and flats around the world. The Japanese style works well in modern design.