TALISMAN TRENDS: MODERN ORIENTAL

14 April | Sophie

Modern Oriental design is imbued with a sense of calm serenity. A contemporary take on the traditional Far-Eastern aesthetic which holds imitable style and harmony. Noticeable for this theme is how seamlessly it can be fused with Mid-Century style - the two balance each other wonderfully. Placing key textural pieces with purpose against neutral backdrops (think Fromental) creates a peaceful resonance that is key to Modern Oriental style.

Credit: Candy & Candy

Credit: Candy & Candy

Credit from top left clockwise: Brockton Capital - photographed by Bill Batten, Talisman Showroom – photographed by Bill Batten, Ken's Queensgate Apartment - photographed by David Brook, Talisman Showroom – photographed by Bill Batten, Ken’s Queensgate apartment – photographed by Paul Raeside for Architectural Digest, Talisman Showroom

Original pieces depict scenic landscape, opulent motifs and detailed decorations. Placing these pieces alongside solid neutrals can create a magnificent infusion of richness and flavour.

Four Door Cabinet in the Manner of Eugene Printz (1889-1948) Finished in Palm Veneer with Geometric Water Gilt Doors by Talisman

An Acid Etched Six Door Brass Cabinet designed by Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft USA 1970s. This example has particularly luminosity in the acid-etched tonal detail.

An Early 19th Century Two Door Lacquered Chinese Cabinet Decorated with Chinese Pastoral Scenes and Floral Motifs. Brass Handles and Latch.

A Round Acid Etched Chan Centre Table on Hexagonal Base by Philip and Kelvin Laverne New York signed

The incorporation of nature and organic materials is intrinsic to Modern Oriental design.

An Asian Modern Four Door Cabinet designed by Renzo Rutilil with Fretwork Style Panelling with Acid Etch Metalwork 1960s

Don’t be afraid to work with powerful, vivacious colours placed in a purposeful manner.

A Modern Pair of Velvet Upholstered Benches in the manner of Parzinger

A Pair of Oriental Inspired Simulated Stone Metal and Brass Table Lamps 1970s?

‘Modern Oriental’, incorporates a fusion of several styles. From the innately minimalistic and zen Japanese style to the opulent and grand Chinese style. You can find a balance and harmony between the styles by indulging in key pieces that will not over complicate the interior.

And lastly it wouldn’t be ‘Modern Oriental’ without a splash of Chinoiserie; a French term that means “Chinese-esque,”. The pieces represent fanciful Chinese influences via imaginary and intricate designs. Chinoserie may involve a whimsical or flamboyant vibe and is most often found in embroideries or textiles, on furniture pieces (e.g. cabinet doors), or on porcelain objects.

A Large Early 20th Century Chinese Cloisonne Vase with millefleur Decoration circa 1900-1920?

A Large Japanese Cloisonné Pale Blue Enamel Vase circa 1960?

An Eglomise Mirrored Wall Panel Sculpture circa 1960

We have an extensive collection on display within our Kings Road showroom. For any more information on the ‘Modern Oriental’ style, or any of the pieces featured above, please get in touch with one of our team, who would be happy to facilitate this for you: shop@talismanlondon.com

Tags: Modern Oriental, eglomise, talisman london, Mid Century, Interior Design