Contemporary Asian is a newly coined interior design term. It refers to those interiors that have been designed in the image of the Zen aesthetic with an obviously modern touch, so today we will be taking a look at some of the best Asian contemporary aesthetics in our gallery.
- True to form
This interior has all the major trappings of a truly Asian interior with a dash of contemporary to top it off. The warm color palate, the use of oak wood, and the table design a la kotatsu is a brilliant way to emulate the Asian, while the sleek, glossy texture of the materials is all the touch of contemporary that this aesthetic needs.
- One side
This specific interior is leaning more towards the contemporary side more than its Asian counterpart. That is mostly because of the very specific material palate that is being followed in this design – high gloss laminations have a way of creating exceedingly contemporary aesthetics. But the use of dried plants and cherry features give it all the Asian touch it needs.
One of the most distinctive qualities of any Asian interior is its very specific furniture design. Most of it is designed in a low-height fashion, which allows for maximum transparency in the upper portion of the room, with just the right amount of contemporary discrepancies on the periphery – via media wall and other wall claddings.
While contemporary Asian interiors are all about the zany inconsistencies that lean them towards the ‘contemporary’ side, some prefer the modernized organicity of the original Zen style as well. Case in point; the simple but pragmatically competent interior that is featured in the image below. The completely wooden artifice of the base is exemplary, and the arrangement of the compact furniture design is exceptional.
- Industrial minimalism
This interior is done entirely in a minimal aesthetic with a few splashes of texture to add a much needed contrast to the mix. The wooden elements in this design create a minimal aesthetic, which is enriched by the use of potted plants. These not only complement the furniture, but add a splash of color to the otherwise drearily minimalist interior. Overall, it is a nice take on the contemporary Asian fusion interior and would seem lively and sophisticated in any home.
- Woody and oak
One of the very distinctive qualities about Asian interiors is their focus on wooden elements and modernized minimalism. Although originally, the concept of Zen features minimalist core. Contemporary Asian interiors have a more open minded outlook at such design feature. As you can see in the image below, this interior is dressed entirely in light oak wood, which matches the Zen aesthetic to a T. furthermore, the play with levels and furniture add a perfect mix of zany contemporary to the overall ambiance.