The History of the Chair

by Admin July 31, 2020

idi students learn about the historic and contemporary styles of chairs from the 1900’s to current. Emphasis is placed on the primary furniture styles used in today’s interior design.

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Made for function and beauty, these chairs were often made with cloth or leather and were carved and curved. The legs were often designed to resemble legs of beasts.

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Rococo 18th century chairs were one of the most popular in the victorian era and featured scrolls and curves. More cushioning and soft fabrics such as silks were often used to create more comfort.

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The Bauhaus chair reflected modern style in the 20th century and was influenced by modern movements. The famous Barcelona chair was from the Bauhaus movement and reflected linear and geometric forms.

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The famous “egg” chair is a mid-century modern design, with the idea that form follows function. This style introduced the use of new materials such as metal, glass and plastic.

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Today much of our furniture is considered minimalist style. It is simple, sleek and fits into any space. There are many materials, textures and styles to choose from.

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