CHINOISERIE is a French word that means “in the Chinese taste”. It describes a European style of decorative ornament that was wildly popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. Modern-day interiors are also embracing a similar mixture of East and West, incorporating idyllic elements particularly favored in the Rococo period with contemporary abstract paintings, sculpture, and geometric furniture.
In this course you will:
- Explore the scenes of the Orient abound on textiles, wallpapers, pottery, porcelain, lacquered and painted furniture.
- See how iconic designers have used Chinoiserie in their design projects
- Discover inspirational ways to boost your home’s style IQ with key Chinoiserie decorative styles