Finding Zen: 10 Pieces of Modern Asian Furniture

There are fewer places where the juxtaposition of old and new is as stunning as it is across Asian cities like Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing, where pagodas proudly stand their ground amid 20th and 21st century skyscrapers.  That oddly-jarring balance is present in today’s roundup of modern Asian furniture, too, where the homage to the designs of centuries past is still evident in sleek contemporary lines and curves.  Antonio Lupi brings us a porcelain update on the traditional Japanese ofuru soaking tub, while Houzz and Orchid Furniture bring angular Oriental garden patterns into their patio bench and bedframe; the result is a bold and soothing feeling of ancient Eastern craftsmanship and a sense of continuity from then into now.

Finding Zen: 10 Pieces of Modern Asian Furniture

zen roof terrace

zen wall unit

mandarin bed

asian bench

asian-inspired bathtub

bamboo sectional furniture

asian-inspired decor

asian-inspired bathroom doors

zen water features

 

Mandarin bed found at Orchid Furniture.