LUXURY BRITISH BED MAKER, Savoir Beds, unveils its latest collaborative design with award winning Hong Kong-based architect, interior and product designer, Steve Leung. The SCREEN BED is a design imbued with Chinese heritage and beautifully hand crafted by British artisans.
Inspired by the unique structural and decorative detailing of furniture from the Chinese Ming dynasty, the SCREEN BED is a new contemporary design. The headboard encapsulates the signature form of an antique Chinese coromandel folding screen. Upholstered in a luxurious grey melton wool featuring two side panels in a bold lime green.
Drawing upon the vibrant Chinese history of handcrafted furniture, the operable dual-hinged panels reference the seductive ambience of a traditional folding screen, which were historically commissioned and coveted by affluent connoisseurs of the world.
Practical yet often decorative, apron panels provided structural bracing between the legs of chairs, tables and cabinets, becoming an iconic design feature of the period. Steve has reinterpreted this signature detail with a contemporary flourish of colour in the SCREEN BED. The mitred corners of the bed base reference the complex joinery methods mastered by the craftsmen of the Antique Chinese furniture.