From automotive to interiors… High gloss lacquer is back! I guess this high gloss finish is nothing new but, it’s fun! I love this option for a small space. The light will bounce around like a mirror. Moving light around a small space is key. Notice the ceilings painted in a high gloss finish. It adds another dimension to the space.
This finish would really do well in a small powder room or hallway.
The history of lacquer is interesting. Did you know that the word “lacquer” originates from the Sanskrit word laksha (लक्ष) meaning “one hundred thousand”, which was used for both the Lac insect (because of their enormous number) and the scarlet resinous secretion it produces that was used as wood finish in ancient India and neighboring areas. 
The European technique, which is used on furniture and other objects, uses finishes that have a resin base similar to shellac. The technique, which became known as japanning, involves applying several coats of varnish which are each heat-dried and polished. In the 18th century this type of lacquering gained a large popular following.
I am working on a new side project, designing a series of finishes as a collection. Creating a collection is rough, there is some many amazing influences and styles.
My gut response to this collection is textured based, using colors and textures that appear naturally. Textural patterns that have developed from decay, decomposing, aging. Not in a gross way, but in a soft subtle fashion. Natural.