Furniture Design by Cat


Example of Whimsical Modern

  1. Neolithic Period Furniture (10,000-2,500 BC) was made from stone, bone, skin and mud. Some nice work in China. Not much left to look at. Although finds are rare, graves are a common resourse for ornament.
  2. Ancient Egyptian Furniture (3100-30 BC) was often made from wood or stone and decorated with gold and ivory. KD furniture used on campaign. Inlay was common. Design influenced other cultures for thousands of years to follow.
  3. Ancient Greek Furniture (800-300 BC) made from bronze, copper, gold, wood and often marble. Pediment orders were distinct and formalized. Geometric “Golden Ratio” was considered ideal proportion.
  4. Gothic Medieval Furniture (500-1500 AD) was of oak and low relief carvings. Marriage chest, Italian Cassone was often painted and guilded. Many carved beds and traveling chests moved elite from castle to castle.
  5. Renaissance Furniture (1400-1600 AD) was made from walnut and oak and decorated freerĀ  carvings than Gothic. Wealthy families commissioned works influenced by Greek and Roman architecture and religion.
  6. Jacobean Furniture (1603-1625 AD) was made from oak and decorated with carvings. Expansion of Elizabethan style. Tudor pointed arch, linen fold and scroll work abound.
  7. American Colonial furniture (1607-1776 AD) was made from pine, maple, and oak. Somewhat proventil in design compared to European furniture. Often followed more sophisticated style of the French and English.
  8. Rococo Furniture (1730-1770 AD) was made from mahogany and decorated with carvings. Chippendale reigned supreme.
  9. Victorian Furniture (1837-1901 AD) often of rosewood and mahogany with highly decorated carvings to the point of decadence.
  10. Art Nouveau Furniture (1890-1914 AD) used distinct curve of line and organic shape. Tiffany was well known designer.
  11. Art Deco Furniture (1920-1939 AD) Followed after, to contrast, the design style of Nouveau with more geometric shapes and bold colors.
  12. Modern Furniture Improvised shapes. Whimsical in nature from wood, metals and many newly developed materials.

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