Daily Archives 9th November 2014

SAW KERFING

This traditional method is not now used to any great extent in production furniture-making, but it still has an important role in smaller workshops, as it is often a more economic method in one-off work than laminating. In practice a series of saw cuts are run down to within about 1/8 in (3 mm) of the outer face (319:1) according to the wood species, and the closer the cuts are the easier the wood will bend, with hard oak requiring a spacing of 1/4 in (6 mm) or less. There is a tendency for the bend to form a series of small flats at (A) not discernible in the white but magnified under a gloss polish, therefore highly finished surfaces should not be bent by this method...

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ELEMENTS OF STYLE

After the austerity of the interwar years, a much more fleshed-out form of Modernism characterized furniture design in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s. Reflecting the optimism of the era, as well as the greater variety of available materials and manufacturing techniques, furniture assumed a more playful appearance. The introduction of plastics and foam padding in the late 1950s took Modernism even further from its Rationalist roots, as new colours and forms dictated new designs. By the end of the 1960s, the idea of Functionalism that had previously dominated 20th – century design was dying a very visible death, as designers overlooked practicality in favour of more experimental ideas.

Detail of wire table base

Japanese-inspired door front

Japanese influences

As int...

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MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE

Walnut sideboard This piece has a free-edge top above two sliding, spindle-front doors with pandanus cloth backing. Inside the sideboard are two interior shelves and four drawers. The case stands on a cross­plank base. Designed by George Nakashima, USA. H:197cm

(77іу/4Іп). SDR

Tube chair The four tubes that make up the chair are of arcipiuma plastic covered in foam and upholstered in vinyl. They fit within each other and come packaged in a duffel bag. Using a number of steel-and – rubber points, the user can make a range of different chairs to suit his or her needs. 1969. H:61cm (24іп); W:61cm (24іп); D:120cm (44іп). WKA

WORLD WAR II HALTED the development of furniture design...

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Bevelled and coopered joints

PENCIL RUB

318 Bevelled and coopered joints

Bevelled joints are edge joints at any preset angle other than 45°, at which angle they are termed mitre joints, while coopered joints are usually taken to mean several bevelled joints assembled together, as in coopered barrels. Both terms are, therefore, in essence synonymous. Their application is in splay corners and in cylindrical falls, bow fronts, pillars, columns, etc. built up from solid sections and rounded to shape. They can be tongued together, but are more often merely glued, butted together, rubbed or cramped/ clamped and later reinforced with glue blocks, although good joints should not necessarily need them. The usual difficulty is to plane the edges at the required angle...

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MID-CENTURY MODERN 1945-1970

OPTIMISM AND WEALTH

Pierre Paulin Tulip footstool This used new materials: the seat cover is vinyl and the base moulded steel.

1965. W:73.5cm (29in). FRE

IN THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR II, THE UNITED STATES AND MUCH OF EUROPE EXPERIENCED NEW PROSPERITY AND OPTIMISM, WHICH FUELLED THE gROwTH IN cONSuMERISM AND YOuTH culture.

THE PERIOD BETWEEN the end of World War II and the early 1960s was, on the whole, characterized by optimism and prosperity. Leading this boom was the United States, a country that had remained relatively unscathed during the war and would soon emerge as the world’s dominant nation, not only economically but also culturally...

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The Most Inspirational Outstanding Impressive House Above The Waterfall

Inspirational Outstanding Innovative Water fall House 1 This house design was famous with The greatest American Architect of all times, was design by Frank Llyod Wright, he was as acclaimed writer, educator, interior designer, and an architect. While he workedRead More

Professional and Elegant Contemporary Office Design with Stunning and Marvelous Interior in Black White

enchanting shiny black room with unique and sophisticated wallpaper This is extremely contemporary office as well as architecture  building of Myer National Support Office in Melbourne that will never be out of date of the design. This office building has a strongRead More

Curved work

Permanent curves in wood can be achieved by the following methods:

1 Cutting to shape from the solid timber

2 Steam bending

3 Coopering

4 Saw kerfing

5 Laminating thin sections together

CURVES FROM SOLID WOOD

The process of finding wood with grain that naturally follows the curve required goes back centuries. It was this tradition that led to the oak forests of Britain being scoured for timber which would naturally supply the structural curves which were necessary for roof stresses and boat building. Sadly, because of industry’s demand for straight-grained, easily worked wood, it is more difficult today to find these natural curves...

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TABLES 8

AS WITH MOST FORMS of furniture during the interwar period, tables were subjected to a radical process of reduction. All details deemed superfluous were stripped away to leave what designers considered to be a pure, practical form.

Marcel Breuer, the Hungarian-born student-turned-teacher at the Bauhaus, was the designer who most successfully achieved the desired, pared-down look. Utilizing tubular steel, a material that he is said to have borrowed from the bicycle- making industry, he produced tables that expressed little beyond their own function.

Eileen Gray’s tubular-steel and glass side tables, now known as the E1027 tables in reference to the house for which she designed them, may not be as rudimentary as Breuer’s tables, but they display more invention...

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Impressive Classic Contemporary Wooden Style Dinning Room

Classic Traditional Wooden Style Dinning room Woods has always be the best choice for furniture especially in the dinningroom, because woods give such an elegant an classic touch where most people in the western and europe love to have meal in a classic and elegantRead More