Daily Archives 17th November 2014

Envelope-top card-tables

In this variation of the double-top table the upper top, which must be square, is divided into four triangular sections (383:1) hinged to the under top with centre card-table hinges. The under top is pivoted with a card-table pivot, known as a ‘table swivel plate’ and still obtainable as such, and a stop (383:3) which allows a movement through 45° in a clockwise direction (383:2). As the top flaps are flush, some method of raising them must be provided,
382 Wood spring catch

and in traditional examples a wood or metal dowel was inserted in a socket hole bored through the under top about 2 in (50 mm) in from one corner (383:2X)...

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CRAFT AND TECHNOLOGY

CHAISE LONGUE “SOFT"

Werner Aisslingefs sensuous design uses high-tech materials: the chaise longue has an aluminium alloy frame and a blue “TechnoGel®” seat cushion. The design and materials combine to give the piece a lightweight, transparent appearance. ZAN

TWO DISTINCT STRANDS OF FURNITURE DESIGN EXISTED IN THE 1970S And 1980S – "HIGH TECH" And cRAFT REvivAL. IN The 1990S, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY FACILITATED THEIR FUSION.

DOLLY FOLDING CHAIR Designed by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, this folding chair combines elegance and lightness with a sophisticated and solid plastic structural system. The arms of the chair are integral to the frame design rather than being separate, as in regular chair designs...

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THE LEADING ROLE OF THE RCA

Although in existence since 1837, it was only during the 1980s and 1990s that the Royal College of Art

COULD REALLY CLAIM TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD FOR THE TEACHING OF DESIGN.

The RCA is a college that concentrates solely on postgraduate studies and since —948 it has focused mainly on preparing students for future professional practice. Disciplines taught at the RCA include fine art, fashion, vehicle design, animation, architecture and, of course, industrial design and furniture design.

While Britain lagged somewhat behind world developments in furniture design during much of the early part of the 20 th century, it began to forge an identity as a hotbed of creativity during the —960s and —970s, thanks in large part to the progressive teaching tak...

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Concertina-action double-top tables

Figure 381 shows the side elevation with double top and end-fixing card-table hinges. In 381:2 the back legs (hinged side of top) are not

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connected to the table frame, but to hinged rails extending as 381:2 and closing up as 381:3. Figure 381:2A shows a special top-fixing hinge often used in old examples, but back flap or piano hinges can be used. The frame when opened is kept rigid by a sliding shelf pulled along the grooves worked in the rails (381:4), and the top is then folded over. Figure 381:5 shows an improved version more rigid in performance, in which stub rails (381:5A) are barefaced tenoned into the legs and a show rail (381:5B) tenoned and glued to the front leg and glued to the adjoining stub rail, and tenoned but not glued to the other leg...

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POSTMODERN AND CONTEMPORARY

BRITAIN

at the height of the boom in 1960s youth culture, there was no hipper place to be than London. This enviable reputation stood the city in good stead for the next 30 years, as ambitious young artists and designers continued to flock there from abroad, in an attempt to establish themselves at the very cutting edge of creative culture.

DESIGN INFLUENCES Those arriving during the 1970s, however, found themselves in a very different Britain to that ol the 1960s.

A more earnest atmosphere pervaded the 1970s, with the work ol OMK, a design group founded by the

Polish-born Jerzy Olejnik, Bryan Morrison, and Rodney Kinsman, typical of the era. “It is irresponsible to design things that don’t last”, Kinsman stated, alluding to the 1960s’ obsession with ephemeral furniture...

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Gate-leg tables

These superseded the draw-leaf type in the sixteenth century, but their popularity has greatly declined in recent years. They are a useful form for small rooms, and a wide range of tops can be attached—square, rectangular, circular, elliptical, D ended, serpentine, etc.— but the additional legs of the gates are somewhat inconvenient for sitters. The principles of construction are simple: the tops can be double and folded over, or fall leaf and lifted up, to be supported by a swing gate or gates pivoted to the main framing. These gates can be single (377:1, 2), double, which is more usual (377:3), twin for large leaves (377:4), while a semicircular side-table with double top and single gate is shown in 377:5...

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Imaginary Beautiful Unique Luxury and Awesome Hotel Design

Prague Sweet Luxury Hotel Image credit: exquisite-design A contemporary approach with a historical touch. Restored in accordance with the original building, the interior of the mansion reflects an almost minimalist style quite contrary to the anticipated classicalRead More

PHILIPPE STARCK

Interior designer, architect, and furniture and product designer, Philippe Starck ROSE TO PROMINENCE IN THE 1980s AND HIS BOLD DESIGNS REMAIN INFLUENTIAL TODAY.

Born in Paris in 1949, Starck became something of a household name during the 1980s and 1990s because of his unrivalled talent for self-promotion and his knack of producing slick, commercial products that retained a strong sense of individual charm.

Starck first rose to prominence in 1969 when, aged just 20, he became the art director of the furniture arm of the Pierre Cardin empire. Starck spent much of the 1970s designing and furnishing

nightclubs, and it was not until 1982, when he completed the interior design scheme for President Mitterrand’s private apartments in the Elysee Palace in Paris, that h...

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Impressive and Welcoming Casual Dining Room Design Ideas for Warmth Atmosphere

Interesting Casual dining room Design Ideas With minimalist furniture Image Credit: 3dnews Well, look at these. It’s a mixed theme dining room. A traditional and minimalist style make this dining room very fabulous. Also, paint and rug hold a key factor to makeRead More

Furniture designs and constructional details 41 Tables and desks (domestic and office)

The general term ‘furniture’ has wide meanings. but from the standpoint of the cabinet-maker its range will be limited to four main classes as follows:

Supporting units Tables, trolleys/carts, desks, writing fitments, working tops, etc.

Seating units Chairs, stools, settees, etc.

Reclining units Beds, divans, daybeds, etc. Storage units Cabinets, chests, sideboards.

wardrobes, bookcases, wall fitments, etc.

Additionally there will be miscellaneous items including mirrors, occasional furniture, some kinds of wall panelling and small articles of woodware commonly known as treen which do not fit readily into any of the above categories. Obviously only a fraction of all these can be included, nor is it necessary to describe in detail a great number or variety of furniture examples, for the und...

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