Asia is made up of many countries and cultures that produce furniture as diverse as their people. Influenced by climate, religion and culture, Asian style furniture ranges from the formal and precise designs produced in ancient Japan, Korea and China to the tropical and organic creations out of modern Southeast Asia. Asian style furniture is known for rectangular and symmetrical pieces. Asian style furniture features unique designs and construction techniques, including lacquering, chinoiserie and simple forms. It not only is popular in Western countries but also has inspired Western furniture design. Proper care of Asian style furniture depends on the type of finish with which the wood is treated, either oil- or lacquer-based.