The evolution and innovation of Japanese furniture

When it comes to Japanese furniture, perhaps our minds will first appear in the Low table, tatami mats and so on, but Japanese furniture is actually made up of traditional Japanese furniture and modern furniture.
Traditional Japanese furniture can be defined as a kind of Japanese furniture form which has been deeply influenced by ancient Chinese culture and improved and innovated by Japan in combination with its own culture and living habits in the long history before the Meiji Restoration. Japan is located in the East Asian cultural circle, deeply influenced by the Confucian culture, its culture, architecture, introverted nationality and China, South Korea have many similarities, at the same time, due to its special climate, religion, natural environment and other factors, Japan in the long history of the formation of the human settlement environment and furniture design has a very different characteristics than China and South Korea.

The evolution and innovation of Japanese furniture

Since modern times, thanks to the guidance of the thought of “and soul Talent”, which is good at absorbing the excellent culture of other countries and combining with tradition, Japan has formed a furniture design style that takes into account modern and traditional, natural simplicity and exquisite elegance, and is unique in the world. When it comes to Japanese furniture, perhaps our minds will first appear in the Low table, tatami mats and so on, but Japanese furniture is actually made up of traditional Japanese furniture and modern furniture.

Traditional Japanese furniture can be defined as a kind of Japanese furniture form which was deeply influenced by ancient Chinese culture and improved and innovated by Japan combined with its own culture and living habits in the long history before the Meiji Restoration, while the modern furniture in Japan was basically formed under the impact of Western culture and based on the inheritance of Japanese traditional culture. It can be said that Japanese furniture has both a reference to the global design style and design trend of thought, but also rooted in the traditional soil.

The evolution and innovation of Japanese furniture

Therefore, to understand the evolution and innovation of Japanese furniture design, the history of the Qing can not be bypassed. At the same time, the design and architecture of Japanese furniture are complementary and difficult to separate, which is related to the unique lifestyle of the Japanese mat, Jinok KIM, a professor at Kyung Star University, said: “For Japan, architecture is a ‘ big furniture ‘.”

“To study the design of Japanese furniture, it is necessary to put furniture into the entire human settlement environment. Therefore, this paper will analyze the evolution and innovation of Japanese furniture from the angle of historical perspective and comparative study between countries from the perspective of the change of Japanese residential culture and Japanese furniture design in two aspects.

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