10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year
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Bright red and glittering gold is the traditional colour scheme for Chinese New Year – but we prefer to think outside the box and go a subtler route without sacrificing festive vibes. From fragrances and accessories to furnishings and other beautiful objects, we’ve curated a shortlist of 10 design pieces that combine good taste with holiday cheer.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Cristal table linen by Blanc des Vosges

There are more ways to stick to festive tradition than the usual bright red. Try the elegant raspberry shade of the Cristal table linen by Blanc des Vosges. The jacquard 100% pearl cotton lends a sense of modernity and warmth while the subdued hue will not overwhelm your overall setting.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Jersey side table by BoConcept

Add a unique Scandinavian touch to your space with BoConcept’s Jersey side table. The portable piece comes with a sleek handle and is available in contemporary hues of pale pink, ash grey, and matt white. It’s a perfect surface for presenting refreshments when inviting friends and family over to your home, in addition to being a great coffee or bedside table.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Wire fruit bowl by EMOH

Lucky fruits such as tangerines and oranges – symbolizing fullness and wealth – are Spring Festival staples. But instead of serving them on an ordinary round tray, surprise your guests by displaying them in EMOH’s wire fruit bowl. The copper-blush-hued piece also naturally blends into any style of interior.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Lexington bookcase by Indigo Living

The exceptional design of this bookcase’s multi-level compartments makes styling it a breeze, allowing you to display your collection of books alongside floral arrangements, candles and accessories for maximum personalisation. Its subtle gold hue is both festive and glamorous, too.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Cologne Absolue by Atelier Cologne

Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory – don’t waste the opportunity to create fond impressions with the right fragrance. French Maison de Parfum Atelier Cologne released two deluxe festive leather cases in rich gold and deep bronze for its Cologne Absolue series, which also offers engraving options such as initials, a name, or a special message.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

London collection by Tom Dixon

While Tom Dixon is famed for larger design pieces such as furniture and lighting, the brand has started to look in new directions with bath and skincare products as seen in its London collection: a series of hand washes, hand balm, a hand duo gift set and washing up liquid. Enjoy a tasteful detoxifying journey with these paraben-free products housed in attractive packaging with the brand’s signature metallic accents.  

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Circus collection by Alessi

Infuse vibrancy and energy into your table setting with Alessi’s Circus collection. Designed by Marcel Wanders, the 34 functional homewares feature multi-coloured geometric prints and patterns – five of which are limited edition. The colours from this world of whimsy are sure to give your new year gatherings a boost.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Rooster figurine by Baccarat

Characterised by geometrical forms and delicate craftsmanship, Baccarat’s sculptural pieces for the Year of the Rooster will add interest to even the dullest corner. The limited edition Chevalier Rooster embodies a sense of art deco charm, while the Zodiaque collection offers red and clear versions to suit your space.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

Barcelona Bag with Floral Pattern Intarsia by LOEWE

Adorned with a colourful daffodil motif – symbolising renewal of life and growth – is LOEWE’s latest Chinese New Year collection. Manually created from laser-cut leather fragments, the unique marquetry pattern appears on the minimal yet practical black calf Barcelona bag.

10 festive essentials for Chinese New Year

CH3056 Crewmaster Red Silicone Watch by Fossil

Complete your look for the new year with the CH3056 Crewmaster Red Silicone Watch from Fossil. Featuring a two-tone rotating timing bezel, 6-hour sub-eye timer and accordion silicone strap, the timepiece was inspired by yachtsmen's tools. No need to worry about accruing damage to the watch during on-going parties and gatherings – the fine chronograph is equipped with scratch-resistant mineral crystal.

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