What To Know About Furniture As You Shop For Them

 History of furniture...

Having nice pieces of furniture in your home make you feel elegant and proud, as well they provide for you a place to rest, and to sit down with your friends to discuss important friendly matters. And different kinds of furniture have so many functions, since you can sit on them, lay on them, eat on them, and have all kinds of fun with them, and because of all that you can get as much furniture in your home or office as your heart desires. And not to forget that you can shop for and buy furniture for your garden, for your bedroom, living room, bathroom, recreation room, picnic area, your patio, your back porch etc... The places where you can have furniture are endless, and you can even buy furniture for your pets to lay on. But before you can do all of that, you have to ask yourself: How did furniture come about? Who created furniture, who came up with the idea that mankind needed furniture everyday of their life? And how did they think of designing the best pieces of furniture that will fit the contour of your body? Well today we are going to look at a brief history about furniture and how through each period of this age of man, furniture was designed to fit that particular era. James Dazouloute

furniture design timeline

Neolithic Period Furniture:
neolithic furniture
Going way back to over 3000 years ago, we have found an excavated site dating from 3100-2500 BC in Skara Brae, Orkney uncovered a range of stone furniture. 

Ancient Egyptian Furniture:
ancient egyptian furniture
You already know that Egyptians had great taste, since they designed those wonderful pyraminds. And now we see the hyperarid climatic conditions of Egypt since the third millennium BC are perfect for the preservation of organic material. 

Ancient Greek Furniture:
ancient greek furniture
The Greeks were known for their poetry, their mythical gods along with their great adventures. And now we see Ancient Greek furniture designs that can be dated back to the 2nd millennium BC, including the famous klismos chair. 

Medieval Furniture:
middle ages furniture
Mankind has gone through some barbaric times, where they have been know to be quite crude. And so we see the medieval period which was a stark and somewhat crude time, and that is reflected in the furniture styles of the era. 

Renaissance Furniture:
Renaissance furniture
During any age, you will come to a time when there is rebirth, a renewal of the old. So the Italian Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth century marked a rebirth in furniture design, often inspired by the Greco-Roman tradition. 

Jacobean furniture:
jacobean furniture
Peace and quiet! That is what the renaissance period left us wanting. And so after the Renaissance there was a gradual change to a less ornamented, quieter style of furniture. 

Colonial furniture:
colonial furniture
When you hear the word "Colonial", you automatically think about the colonies of the new world, the pioneers from all over the world who came to The Americas. And so during the early Colonial period, most furniture arrived along with the first immigrants. They brought furniture pieces typical of the Jacobean and Carolean periods in Britain with them, and then later made their own furniture in a similar style. 

Rococo Furniture:
18th century furniture
As the world was becoming more globally united In the eighteenth century, furniture design began to develop rapidly, although there were some styles that belonged primarily to one nation, such as Palladianism in Great Britain or Louis Quinze in French furniture, others, such as the Rococo and Neoclassicism were commonplace throughout Western Europe. 

Revival Furniture:
revival furniture
When the time for Industrialization came along, it was time for innovation and creating everything bold and new. And so the 19th century was marked by the Industrial Revolution, which caused profound changes in society. 

Art Nouveau Furniture:
art nouveau furniture
The name "Art Nouveau" is French for 'new art', and it emerged in the late 19th century in Paris. 

Bauhaus Furniture:
bauhaus furniture
As more materials became available as more and more machinery was invented, then during the 20th-century furniture became more diverse, in terms of style, than all the centuries that preceded it. 

Art Deco Furniture:
art deco furniture
The Art Deco movement began in Paris in the 1920s and it represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity. 

Modern Furniture:
modern furniture
Born from the Bauhaus and Art Deco streamline styles came the post WWII Modern style using materials developed during the war including laminated plywood, plastics and fiberglass. 

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