9 Finds Inspired By The Impeccable Detail Of Chinese Craftsmanship


Master Craft

Step foot inside Beijing’s Forbidden City, constructed some 600 years ago, and a sense of reverence immediately sets in. The palace’s precise and complex carvings and bas-relief detail—all handmade—showcase exceptional craftsmanship and artistry. Vibrant hues of red, gold and green bring the ornamentation to life—a centuries-old palette that still feels remarkably modern in today’s world of design. Here’s a roundup of products inspired by the timeless style.


Taper Chair by Kara Mann / Price upon request / mcguirefurniture.com

Kortez Wall Art / Price upon request / madegoods.com

Marquetry Sphere by Silvia Furmanovich / $1,500 / bergdorfgoodman.com

Tommy Table / Other finishes from $2,835 / armani.com


Origami and Stellar Wallpaper / Price upon request / arte-international.com


Ornamenta Frog Closure in Persimmon / Price upon request / jimthompsonfabrics.com

Channel Placemat / $86 / kimseybert.com


Rivers Small Fluted Pendant by Marie Flanigan for Visual Comfort & Co. / $679 / circalighting.com