Traditional Chinese culture in modern Product Design

Qing WU


This paper describes the sources and features of traditional Chinese culture. It also discusses the aesthetic thoughts of Chinese traditional culture. Chinese traditional culture has been illustrated broad and far-reaching impact on design since ancient time. In the context of globalization and the rapid development of science and technology, the difference between traditional design and modern product design should be explored. Chinese traditional culture cannot be totally absorbed. It is important to inherit the traditional culture with critical thinking. There is a need of explanation for the relationship between traditional Chinese culture and modern product design. On this basis, the article will elaborate how traditional Chinese culture can be applied to modern product design and how Chinese traditional culture can be inherited and carried forward in modern product design. Further explore how to integrate Eastern and Western culture, and promote the development of modern product design.


Traditional culture; Product design; Inspiration; Hybridization

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