Revitalizing Ming-Style on Contemporary Furniture Design For Sustainability

  • Saixiong Gan
  • Khairun Nisa Mustaffa Halabi

Abstract

This study investigates how eco-friendly practices have contributed to the resurgence of Ming aesthetics in contemporary furniture design. The Ming dynasty left a legacy in the arts that continues to this day with its emphasis on minimalism, harmony, and refinement. As a way to accommodate progressive preferences and address the pressing demand for sustainability, these ideas are finding a fresh lease on life in the context of contemporary furniture design. This research looks into the feasibility of using eco-friendly materials and production methods to recreate Ming-era–inspired designs. Those with environmental values will appreciate the fresh take on design that emerges when traditional aesthetics are fused with eco-friendly processes. Through an examination of case studies and design prototypes, this study reveals how Ming-style concepts can be implemented into contemporary furniture without compromising sustainability. The findings demonstrate the blended approach's potential for producing eco-friendly, aesthetically beautiful furnishings. The report also highlights the significance of circular economies, waste reduction, and carbon footprint decrease as they relate to sustainable design concepts. More than just a gorgeous face, the fusion of Ming style and eco-friendliness demonstrates the power of bringing together elements from different eras. By reviving the Ming style from a sustainable perspective, furniture designers may pay homage to a fabled past while also contributing to the global imperative of sustainable design and consumption.


 

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Published
2023-09-30
How to Cite
GAN, Saixiong; MUSTAFFA HALABI, Khairun Nisa. Revitalizing Ming-Style on Contemporary Furniture Design For Sustainability. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 408-416, sep. 2023. ISSN 2682-7646. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbtm/article/view/24173>. Date accessed: 13 june 2024.
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Articles