As we bid farewell to winter and spring emerges, the LIV Design Studio team welcomes the vibrant dawn of the Year of the Dragon. Symbolizing auspicious prospects and boundless opportunities, the dragon beckons us to join with loved ones in collective merriment, casting our gaze towards the unfolding chapters of the year ahead.
The Lunar New Year is a chance to embrace the festive season through interior design and many shared meals and traditions. In this article, we'll share some Lunar New Year's design inspiration from previous years' projects, plus the LIV Design Studio team's favourite festive experiences and dining destinations.
Be sure to enter our Year of the Dragon giveaway here for your chance to win tickets and gift cards to some of the events and dining destinations mentioned in this article.
[Header image designed by LIV Design Studio]
The vibrant language of florals is an integral ingredient in Lunar New Year celebrations, as blossoms symbolize the essence of rejuvenation and the promise of a new beginning. Whether adorning home or commercial spaces with cherry blossoms, representing beauty and transience, or chrysanthemums symbolizing longevity, the floral tapestry becomes a living testament to the cyclical nature of life, mirroring the celebratory spirit of the occasion.
To ring in the festive season, Concord Adex asked LIV Design Studio to curate an impressive display at their Concord North York Presentation Centre. Working with local florists, our team filled the welcome lobby and display suites with florals in auspicious hues, arranged artfully around the round central display desk and grand piano with paper lantern details tying together the design.
[Pictured here: Floral installation at Concord Adex's North York Presentation Centre, designed by LIV Design Studio]
Gatherings in the home take the forefront in most Lunar New Year celebrations, with hosts going to great lengths to create an atmosphere fit for the season's revelry. Elegant table displays and abundant symbolism is common here, with objects like cherry blossom branches, or red napkins and table runners help to ensure a fortuitous environment in which to enjoy a meal.
Shown here are ultra-realistic 3D renderings of in-suite design at Concord London's Marylebone Square. To give the as-yet unreleased units a lived-in feel, our team of designers and artists filled each space with elegant furnishings and seasonal touches, resulting in an unparalleled realism and an immersive viewing experience.
[Pictured here: CG Renderings of in-suite design at Marylebone Square by Concord London, designed by LIV Design Studio]
"To create a captivating 3D experience we start by determining the ideal spot for guests to view the display from. We start by taking careful measurements of this position and replicate the screen in a 3D program, allowing us to tailor animations and renders to perspective. After the detailed work of animation and rendering, we skillfully distort the image to fit the screen. This technique ensures that from the individual's viewpoint, the image appears to leap out, creating a believable 3D illusion that's both impressive and immersive."
- Matthew Schilling, Lead CG Artist at LIV Design Studio
Guided by our TECH/DESIGN/CULTURE ethos, the LIV Design Studio team invoked technology to captivate audiences at Concord Pacific's Richmond Presentation Centre. This celebratory three-dimensional experience combines vivid colours with lifelike renderings that practically leap off the screen. Above is an in-progress glimpse the display LIV Design Studio's C.G. team created for the Year of the Dragon, combining festive motifs such as paper lanterns with a larger-than-life dragon graphic.
[Pictured here: In-progress rendering for the Year of the Dragon Display at Concord Pacific's Richmond Presentation Centre, designed by LIV Design Studio]
Many Lunar New Year traditions revolve around dining & entertaining, but the auspicious spirit of the dragon makes this year the perfect time to add a bold new experience to your celebrations. To kickstart the season's festivities, the LIV Design team is shining the spotlight on some festive events and experiences taking place in Vancouver & Toronto to help you celebrate the Year of the Dragon with your community.