Project Name: Coral Royale

Date Completed: 15th November 2019

Designer: Pei Li

Brand: Ori Home

Inspired by the ancient Asian coins and the opulent beauty of corals, the Coral Royale lamp combines traditional motifs and Art Deco, opening discussion about sea life, nature, and culture in a contemporary, luxury context.

The Coral Royale raises awareness about the endangered sea life, integrating the tradition of coral into contemporary interior design settings. The transparency of the silk embroidery employed in Coral Royale, conveys the trueness of Ori Home’s design intention of defining the natural trend, while maintaining the fineness of traditional silk embroidery.

Su traditional handmade silk embroidery, protected by UNESCO, was used in the making of the project and employs a unique stitching technique characterised by the use of split silk threads. To produce patterns, each silk thread is split into several other threads, and the thickness of the hair will vary depending on the motif that is being made for a particular design, allowing the crafting of shades, tone variation, and texture.

The two silk embroideries are subsequently encased by pieces of acrylic and integrated into the lamp. Ori Home have successfully preserved this traditional oriental motif and revived the Chinese embroidery technique in their contemporary design of a functional decorative object.