Ming-style Furniture is a type of traditional furniture, mainly developed between 15th – 17th century in China. It owns lots of positive consideration in furniture design, such as the human factor’s consideration, the appropriate proportion, ergonomic design and so on. However, as the time gone by, some elements had been outdated, and meaningless for the modern users. If there are no changes on this type furniture, it might be only existing on furniture history books, couldn’t be used by modern people widely. From another side, this furniture has strong Chinese cultural elements and style, which means it would be hard to be accepted by people who don’t familiar with the traditional Chinese culture. Thus, I would redesign it with modern-style design consciousness.
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Qi, Wenjing, "Redesign Ming Furniture" (2017). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus