Traditional Vietnamese Furniture: Elegance, Craftsmanship

Vietnamese furniture reflects the country’s rich cultural heritage and artisanal craftsmanship passed down through generations. From intricate carvings to lacquered finishes, traditional Vietnamese furniture stands out for its beauty and quality. At the upcoming HawaExpo 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can discover the best of this traditional style.

Evolving Styles in Vietnamese Furniture

While there are many design influences that make up traditional Vietnamese furniture, three prevalent styles stand out for their enduring popularity and they are:

Traditional Vietnamese Furniture: Imperial Style

Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles: Imperial Style
Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles: Imperial Style

The imperial style epitomizes luxury and royalty with its lavish designs once found in palaces and temples.

Defining features include:

  • Intricate dragon and phoenix motifs representing power and nobility. The two creatures are often intertwined.
  • Elaborate carvings depicting clouds, plants, landscapes, and auspicious symbols. Carvings may be gilded for added opulence.
  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl and lacquered surfaces in bold red and black hues.
  • Luxurious rare woods like rosewood and ironwood selected for their durability and rich grains.

The imperial style conveys wealth, stature and sophistication. Every detail is finely crafted to impress.

Traditional Vietnamese Furniture: Rustic Country Style

In contrast to the extravagance of imperial décor, rustic country furniture embraces simplicity with its handcrafted weathered looks.

Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles: Rustic Country Style
Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles: Rustic Country Style

Hallmarks of this laidback style:

  • Natural materials like bamboo, wood, rattan, and rope. Often left unfinished to showcase their organic textures.
  • Clean lines and minimal ornamentation to allow the materials’ natural beauty to shine through.
  • Neutral, earthy palette including light wood tones and airy whites.
  • Casual, low silhouettes like platform beds and woven benches.

The rustic country aesthetic perfectly captures the essence of pastoral Vietnamese life.

Traditional Vietnamese Furniture: Indochine Style

Emerging during French colonial rule, Indochine style fuses Vietnamese and French sensibilities.

Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles: Indochine Style
Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles: Indochine Style

Defining features:

  • Tropical motifs like bamboo, ferns, orchids, and palm trees. Shuttered doors and louvred windows.
  • Bold black and white color scheme, with accents of natural wood. Pops of canary yellow in upholstery.
  • Ornate wooden lattice work, mimicking filigree metalwork.
  • Elegant proportions with tall ceilings, dark wood moldings, and polished marble floors.

Indochine style made a lasting impact, conveying exotic sophistication in a tropical oasis.

This rich tapestry of traditional style sets the stage for a contemporary exploration of Vietnamese furniture artistry. As we look to the future while honoring the past, the upcoming HawaExpo 2024 perfectly embodies this dynamic interplay of tradition and innovation.

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HawaExpo 2024: Navigating the World of Possibility in Vietnam’s Largest Nationally Endorsed Export Furniture Fair

Set in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh, HawaExpo 2024 is more than just a furniture fair; it’s a celebration of Vietnam’s rising status in the global furniture industry. This event will not only honor traditional styles but also showcase how these time-honored designs are being reinterpreted in modern contexts.

Create Hall at HawaExpo 2024 – A Nexus of Design and Innovation

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Create Hall is more than just a showcase of traditional furniture; it’s a vibrant hub of interior design and innovation. Here’s what attendees can look forward to:

Who to Meet: Connect with creators, leading interior design studios, top design and manufacturing firms, professional contractors in hospitality, and conceptual lifestyle accessories brands.

What to Enjoy: Experience international brand designs, trendy lifestyle showcases, and innovative displays. Explore Vietnam’s furniture design prowess, attend brand talks about startup stories, and engage in design discussions highlighting Vietnam’s hidden capabilities. In-depth seminars and displays of young talent’s winning artwork will also be featured.

Event Details:

Date: 7-9 March 2024

Location: White Palace, 588 Pham Van Dong Street, Hiep Binh Chanh, Thu Duc City, HCMC

Opening Hours:

9:00 am – 17:30 pm (6 – 8 March 2024)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm (9 March 2024)

Scale: Featuring over 300 booths

Create Hall is not just about furniture; it’s a celebration of Vietnamese craftsmanship, where the echoes of Imperial grandeur and Indochine elegance meet contemporary design sensibilities.

In summary, HawaExpo 2024 celebrates the diverse and rich Traditional Vietnamese Furniture Styles, blending historical elegance with modern innovation. It’s a unique opportunity to witness Vietnam’s cultural legacy and emerging trends in furniture design, marking its growing prominence in the global furniture arena.

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HawaExpo 2024 – The Largest Furniture Fair in Vietnam


  • March 6 – 9, 2024; SECC – Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • March 7 – 9, 2024; White Palace – Pham Van Dong, 588 Pham Van Dong, Hiep Binh Chanh, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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