Traveling in Vietnam is also about appreciating the distinct Indochine style of architecture and interior design. Whether it’s the traditional representation or a modernist approach.
What is Indochine style? It’s a French influenced architectural style and design adapted for the tropical countries which include locally sourced elements like wood, rattan, lacquer, tiles, and culturally symbolic motifs as patterns and textures. Yellow is the most common color in Indochine style because in feng shui it is the color that represents prosperity.
The style is prominent in the Southeast Asia region which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia.
📷 Traditonal Indochine style at Café Runam with ornate French inspired interior such as the chandeliers and furnitures accented with oriental patterned silk fabrics and hand painted ceramic vases.
Modernist approach to Indochine interior at Hyatt Regency Danang and the Regent Phu Quoc. Caged lamps and patterned walls from natural materials harmoniously blend with the contemporary setting.
Floral motifs utilized in modern Indochine wall décor art and floor tiles. The unique aesthetic effect of Indochine style is complemented by patterns and textures derived from hexagonal motifs, letter motifs, still life motifs, floral and plant motifs, and animal motifs.