Published at Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Interior Furniture. By Lucien Chevotet.
During the English Georgian period, one of the most famous cabinetmakers, Thomas Chippendale, began his career. Cabinetmakers were skilled in crafting fine furnishings, what we would call high-end quality. The interesting thing about Chippendale was that he was not an inventor. Instead, he took the best designs from other countries and adapted them into his own style. He was greatly influenced by French Rococo, Chinese and Gothic styles. He is best known for his great chair designs and because of these classic designs his name endures.
One trend that started in interior furniture during this time was the 'matched look'. Every piece of furniture in a room had to be matching and well coordinated. This is the time when the furniture sets for different rooms came into vogue. The sets were mostly in wood that was bright and light and the look adopted was modern and sleek. Buying a bedroom set that was readily adopted by other previously purchased furniture became a hot favorite for people buying new homes. The sets usually included a double bed, two night tables on either side and/or a dressing table that was pre-fitted with a mirror.
Furniture buyers would benefit from understanding the difference between an interior design professional and an interior decorator. A designer usually has a college degree, while a decorator may or may not have a formal education. Interior design professionals who work with a specific London designer furniture company, for instance, usually have a formal design education and have ample experience working with that company's specific type of designer furnishings.
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