China has a wealth of influences to draw upon form patterns and art to wildlife and architecture. The geometric shapes and symmetrical motifs in Chinese patterns are instantly recognisable. The red and gold colour scheme is one that immediately bring China to mind. Blue and white could be another pontential colour scheme as it could reference China porcelain. Patterns feel like a way to create a design that can visually relate back to the source culture as each area has it’s own unique design.
I particularly like the use of botanical motifs such as this.
Chinese art is another area I am drawn to for inspiration, although it is very similar to Japanese art which could cause some confusion. The use of animals, floral motifs and and expansive landscapes are brilliantly detailed. I feel that creating imagery like this could make for a really strong design. I also really like the use of ink washes in Chinese art as it is a media I use often with confidence.
Looking at the cultural aspects of China in general yields a lot of unique results. The traditional clothing, festivals and architecture are beautifully detailed and vividly coloured, providing a lot of inspiration. I feel that working on a Chinese themed bottle could prove to be really interesting having seen things like this.
Looking into some of the more recognisable wildlife of China. Local animals could prove interesting when trying to design bottles to represent areas.