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May 09, 2016
Beijing’s Best Furny Finds

LUXE rounds up a handful of our favourite homeware stores in Beijing…

Award-winning Chang + Biörck commissions eco-friendly products from prominent Swedish designers to create a distinctive Sino-Scandi aesthetic. Boasting signature patterns, vibrant colours and bold forms, the award-winning range includes graphic table-runners, cushions and throws.

Fnji, set in a restored courtyard home near the Confucius Temple, stocks contempo Chinese/Japanese wares and sinuous wooden furniture, alongside a serene cafe. Pronounced ‘Fanji’, the two-storey store also offers designs by owner Gu Qigao. Handmade tables, chairs and stools team utility with beauty.

Gary Wang’s Spin Ceramics draw on ancient techniques to create elegant, modish pottery, from simple handcrafted modern vessels to the cheeky ’12 Faces Vase Set’. It’s gorgeous glazes a-go-go, typified by the celadon white and red “Bamboo Hat Rice Bowls’.

Lost and Found is ideal for that Mid-Century-with-a-Sino-twist style, with vintage-inspired designs appealing to nostalgics. Taking inspo from Chinese ‘50s and ‘60s furny, as well as Beijing’s disappearing charm, these are warm-hearted, durable pieces to treasure, from desks to chairs and cabinets.

Three-storey Guangfu Museum Shop in Houhai showcases fun and funky designs, from Kung Fu cat mugs to journals, fabrics, chopsticks and tea sets. Trad Chinese accessories and a tea shop await upstairs.

Blooming lovely Laitai Flower Market sells a hodgepodge of photo frames, porcelain and antique bobs in Aisle 2, and Karolina Lehman Atelier downstairs touts whimsical, hand-painted porcelain plates, vases and lamps. Home sweet home!

Chang & Biorck / 1/F / Bldg 2 / Sanlitun Village South / 19 Sanlitun Lu / Chaoyang / +86 10 5208 6039 / 10am-10pm daily /

Fnji / 41 Guozijian Lu / Dongcheng / +86 10 5367 2899 / 11am-7.30pm Tue-Sun /

Spin Ceramics / 6 Fangyuan Xi Lu / Chaoyang / +86 10 6437 8649 / 10am-7pm daily /

Lost & Found / 42 Guozijian Jie / Dongcheng / +86 10 6401 1855 / 10.30am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10.30am-8.30pm Sat-Sun /

Guangfu Museum Shop / Hehua Market / 51-17 Di'anmen Xi Dajie / Xicheng / +86 10 8322 8818 / 10am-10pm daily

Laitai Flower Market / 9 Maizidian Xilu / Chaoyang / +86 10 6463 6145 / 9am-6pm Mon-Thu, 9am-6.30pm Fri-Sun