Category: Furniture

Katerina Bulovska

Art Deco was a design movement that appeared in the 1920s and 30s. It was one of the most influential decorative styles of the twentieth century. Initially, it was a luxury style, favoring exquisite craftsmanship and expensive materials, such as ivory, silver, crystal, and jade, characterized by smooth lines, geometric shapes, and rich colors. After […]

Milica Sterjova

The 1950s were an exceptional era in the evolution of the kitchen. This is the decade when the kitchen became the “heart of the home”. After World War II, the economy boomed, people were building new houses, and advancement in technology brought new materials into the home. It seems that life, now filled with peace […]

Katerina Bulovska

Murphy Bed, also known as a wall bed, fold down bed or pull down bed, was invented by William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1959), after whom it is named, circa 1900. Murphy got the idea of a wall bed out of necessity. He was a bachelor living in a one-room apartment, in San Francisco in the late 19th […]

Katerina Bulovska

The William and Mary style is a furniture design named after King William III and Queen Mary II, that was very popular in Britain from 1700 to 1725. The story of William and Mary furniture traces its beginnings to the 17th century when the unpopular Roman Catholic King James II was replaced by Parliament with his daughter […]

Katerina Bulovska

Empire style is an early 19th-century design movement in furniture and architecture that originated in France. It developed during the rule of Napoleon I, who became Emperor of the First French Empire (1804-1814), hence the name of the style. Since the French government was transformed from a republic into an empire, Napoleon often compared himself with […]

Aleksandra Andonovska

Paul Storr was one of the greatest silversmiths in England at the beginning of the 19th century, and his legacy still lives on today. He worked in the Neoclassical style and crafted different items such as tableware and many sculpturally decorative pieces made for wealthy people and royalties. His first major work was commissioned by […]

Milica Sterjova

William Burges was among the greatest English architects and designers of the Victorian era. He started designing furniture sometime in the mid-1850s and continued doing so until his death in 1881. His furniture was usually massive, carved, and intricately painted. The prominent usage of painted decoration was the main distinction between his and other furniture […]

Aleksandra Andonovska

Thomas Chippendale was a famous furniture designer in 18th-century England. Mostly, he designed cabinets in various styles including English Rococo, Gothic, and Chinese styles. Today, his works are recognized as some of the best furniture from the period. Chippendale also published a book with his collection of designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director. The […]