Creative Hybrid Plates Combine The East and The West

Have you ever heard of Chinoiserie? It’s a style of decoration and art that combines the Eastern and Western traditions and visuals. The post Creative Hybrid Plates Combine The East and The West appeared first on Her Beauty.

Have you ever heard of Chinoiserie? It’s a style of decoration and art that combines the Eastern and Western traditions and visuals. It’s often described as Europeans trying to imitate East Asian art and decor style and let’s be honest, that’s true. But sometimes it is a true combination of both sides of the world. It’s a way to harmoniously mix two very different esthetics to create something new that will share features of both yet be unique in its own way.

This Chinoiserie style is popular in many industries including design, architecture, decor, furniture, art, fashion and even music. But today we’d like to show you how combining the Western and Eastern designs can create beautiful tableware that can be used both for the purposes of actual dining and as decorative plates as well. At first glance it might look like each piece is made by glueing together halves of two different plates but it was actually designed that way.

1. You can play with the visuals even further if you combine two different kinds of tablecloths with contrasting designs, like a plain white one and a colorful one. If you place the plates and cups on the line where the two meet it’ll create a beautiful visual illusion.

2. As you can see this is one plate but it looks like two that don’t quite fit perfectly, even the edges are different, the red one being perfectly round and the white one with green design on it having flared edges.

3. It’s not just plates that are made this way. Here’s a perfect example of how buying one piece of decor for your home, like a vase, can be used to change things up by turning it around depending on what style you want to go for on a particular day or which one you think looks better with a particular bouquet of flowers.

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