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Buying Furniture can be daunting, but it can be exciting too. With just a few tips and a little education from FurnitureinAlbuquerque.com you can choose a style, period or design that will suit your style perfectly.
Buying a peice of furniture because you like it is a great game plan and can work with all the other pieces you've bought too, "just because you like it". Eclectic is my favorite period and style. You decide what suits you.
Here is some information to help you on your journey.
Neolithic, Classical, Early Modern Europe (including Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo, just to name a few) are probably not options, unless you work for a Natural History Museum or your rich Great Great Great Aunt has recently passed away...Though you can find the influences just about everywhere.
19th Century is what we all consider "Antique" these days and the styles vary greatly, including: Revival,Gothic, Arts and Crafts, and my favorite Art Nouveau.
Early North American design was in many ways rooted in necessity and emphasizes both form and materials. Early American chairs and tables are often constructed with turned spindles and chair backs often constructed with steaming to bend the wood. Wood choices tend to be deciduous hardwoods with a particular emphasis on the wood of edible or fruit bearing trees such as Cherry or Walnut.
Modernism The first three-quarters of the twentieth century are often seen as the march towards Modernism. Art Deco, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Wiener Werkstätte, and Vienna Secession designers all worked to some degree within the Modernist idiom. Born from the Bauhaus and Art Deco/Streamline styles came the post WWII "Mid-Century Modern" style using materials developed during the war including laminated plywood, plastics and fiberglass. Prime examples include furniture designed by George Nelson Associates, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul McCobb, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Harvey Probber, Vladamir Kagan and Danish modern designers including Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen. Postmodern design, intersecting the Pop art movement, gained steam in the 1960s and 70s, promoted in the 80s by groups such as the Italy-based Memphis movement. Transitional furniture is intended to fill a place between Traditional and Modern tastes.
Ecodesign, great efforts from individuals, governments, and companies has led to the manufacturing of products with higher sustainability known as Ecodesign. This new line of furniture is based on environmentally friendly design. Its use and popularity are increasing each year.