Published at Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Interior Furniture. By Matthieu Poulin.
Chrome plated tubular steel may not sound like the material found in antique furniture. Steel does not have the patina, warmth, or graining of wood normally associated with antiques. However, the benchmark chair of contemporary furniture, the Wassily, which was designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer of the Bauhaus School, will, in only 15 years, be considered an antique by government standards.
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.
Buyers should look for a professional who gathers inspiration from a variety of sources, including: the works of famous designers, design customs from places they have visited or lived, and any personal tastes and preferences of the buyer. The ability to draw up plans and work around a client's needs and budget is also important.
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