Furniture, where would we be without it, apart from sitting on the floor. Although it appears rather, and maybe excessively, unsophisticated, it’s far more than beds, chairs, tables and lamps.
Are you sophisticated or eclectic, shabby chic or industrial lofty coolness? Even gender or age is represented like the man cave or the bachelor pad. Think of pink frilly young girl bedrooms, wonderful little baby nurseries full of hope for the future.
Furniture is to design, what paint is to art – an endless canvas of concepts. Essentially treated disrespectfully, furniture is an integral to of our day to day lives.
What if someone said, art deco or antique furniture is now not available? Ridiculous right, but don’t forget it is due to the fact of someone’s creative genius that such types of furniture exists in the first place. What was Jetsons hi-tech in the Flintstone age is now current modern every day fare.
It is wonderful with just one or two exceptional pieces one could have Urban modern or French provincial. Furniture mirrors our personal style, tastes, present, past, even our family geneology with heirlooms.
Our furniture tells a story…about us! Have we got antiques, craftsman or mission, modern recliners, art deco egg chairs, home cinema? Was that great grannies cook stove that she once used to feed the hungry farm hands at the now antique pine table of 12. Beatrix Potter’s solid wood mahagony desk she used while she wrote & illustrated her famous children’s books including Peter Rabbit. Remember, it is the humble wood rocker that soothed many a young future world leader in her or his mother’s arms.
Furniture can be, and is part of our history and is far more than simply an assembly of wood, fabric, metals and assorted materials; each and every piece can have a history, a tale, a memory. My father made me an extending solid maple dining room table, thus some items are precious to the owner. That table has fed the very poor and the very rich alike, the noteworthy and the meek, all with the same end objective, for the guests to feel acceptance and a sense of belonging.
Furniture, a silent witness to the goings on of each era, it is an extension of man-kind, creative, inspirational, accepting, eloquent, traditional, it reflects us; we can’t do without it, and with luck we shall treasure how it represents our essence, and be aware when selecting each fabulous piece.