The New Product Development Research of Chinese Ming and Qing Dynasty’s Furniture Based on 3-D Printing

  • Xuejie WangEmail author
  • Wangqun Xiao
  • Yimin Song
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 528)


In the protection and inheritance of the traditional cultural heritage, the use of 3-D printing technology has become a trend of globalization. As an important part of Chinese tangible culture heritage, Chinese Ming and Qing Dynasty’s furniture really a rarity in the world classic furniture system. It has scientific structure, fastidious materials, elaborate fabrication, concise modelling, exquisite pattern, appropriate decoration and bears many aspects information of ancient Chinese people life style, aesthetic consciousness and value orientation. This article is starts from the typical artistic features of Chinese Ming and Qing Dynasty’s furniture and using 3-D scanning technology for data acquisition to build an integrated information platform which contains pattern, texture, color, structure, modelling and so on 3-D date. Combines with design, marketing, sociology and so on to innovate and develop, finally assist new product development by using 3-D printing technology to the three dimensional real object way to show. Introduce 3-D printing technology into Chinese Ming and Qing dynasty’s furniture research, ultimately reaches into the neoclassical furniture design point of view that to guide practice of neoclassical furniture research and development. This article strives to explore a new path to inherit, applied and promote Chinese traditional furniture and provide useful reference for the neoclassical furniture’s new product research and development.


3-D printing Product development Chinese ming and qing dynasty’s furniture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Art and DesignAnhui University of TechnologyMa’anshanChina
  2. 2.School of Art, Design and MediaEast China University of Science and TechnologyXuhui District, ShanghaiChina

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