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.
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Kortez Wall Art / Price upon request / madegoods.com
Channel Placemat / $86 / kimseybert.com