The incense ceremony shows the high level of sophistication that Chinese culture arrived to.
Being one of China’s oldest traditions, dating back over 2,000 years to the Han Dynasty, it is a spiritual discipline where, by absorbing the energy from the good scents, one observes one’s body and mind.
This tradition reached its height during the Song Dynasty, when rooms were built specifically for this purpose.
The Incense Room at The Feuerle Collection is the first one in a museum worldwide and its aim is to emphasize the significance of this ancient and refined Chinese ceremony.
Désiré Feuerle was invited to take part in incense ceremonies in China and Taiwan and he was greatly impressed, so he thought about finding a way to introduce and share this experience – once only exclusive to Emperors, very high monks and dignitaries of the court – to the West.
The set of the incense table and the stools have been specifically designed by John Pawson following the assessment of scholar Jerry Chen and respecting the Chinese essential forms, with the craftsmanship of the last company to master traditional Chinese furniture.
Please note that the entrance to the Incense Room is not part of the regular accompanied visit to The Feuerle Collection. Incense Ceremony by appointment only from the first half of 2017 on.
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