In conjunction with Singapore Design Week, Marano Furniture has unveiled the first two of four instalments of their latest collection titled “京 Colours of Peking”. Drawing its design inspiration from two of the four characters, Jing, a prominent male character with striking looks and high social position, and Dan, an elegant female character with soft lines, in the Beijing Opera, this luxurious collection comprises 12 pieces of finely crafted furniture inspired by the intimate play between theatrical costumes, social customs and aesthetics of the Beijing Opera.
Founded in 2019, Marano Furniture seeks to radicalise the norms of furniture design, by gathering young, under-represented designers across Asia to create themed designs made with quality craftsmanship, and showcasing their works on a global platform. Along with its intricate designs, Marano Furniture’s design pieces are sustainably crafted and produced on-demand, with materials acquired from sustainable sources, such as E0 grade plywood and eco-friendly natural veneer.
“I have always been fascinated with Chinese aesthetics. The play between the different design pieces feel like a performance repertoire, bringing the essence of the Beijing Opera to life.The 京 Colours of Peking collection gives breath into the intricate aesthetics of the Chinese art form, with symbolic pieces quintessential of the Beijing Opera,” says Christopher Lim, Managing Director of Marano Furniture.