Some inspiration from OS

Hi everyone, this is Bec. I had a fantastic holiday emersed in some amazing cultures with incredible histories. I spent time in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. I was very inspired by the architecture, patterns, tradintional artestry, tiles, furniture and different styles of joinery. The use of wood furniture seemed a lot more common in homes, restaurants, shops etc. I have a minor obsession with patterns and parquetry so i truly enjoyed finding lots of inspiration for patterns to try at home :)  

Below are some photos of some cool stuff i found. ...

 

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The long boats were every where in Thailand, I loved the curves and shapes of the boats. We visited a village where they built these boats and it was so interesting to see the formation of the keel, then the skeleton and outer layer.

 

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Table in Thailand with legs angled 45 degrees to frame.

 

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Love the idea of wood tiles (Thailand) . 

 

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The shapes of buildings in Cambodia and the use of colour was very inspiring. 

 

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Loved this chair back in our hotel in Cambodia. 

 

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The temples in Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat were incredible, with their history and the famous trees growing through the old buildings.

 

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Vietnam had amazing architecture in their pagodas and assembly halls. 

 

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Terrible photo, but we went to an old renovated house called the blue mansion. Amazing blue colour on the outside and beautiful internals (Penang, Malaysia). 

 

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Beautiful tile patterns in KL, Malaysia.  

We would love to hear what inspires you in furniture and if there is a peice you’d love to design. 

cheers

Bec