Love TV shows about design? Can’t get enough of the different styles and furniture pieces in them? (In particular, the traditional looking ones). Do you love collecting antique furniture for your own home? Or just like to admire them when you come across it? If you are nodding yes to these, keep reading because we have the lowdown on traditional furniture – the history and the evolution. After all, other furniture designs have their roots in traditional furniture design. Let’s begin in the 16th century.
Jacobean Era Furniture Design
We can easily identify geometric and symmetrical design in Jacobean era furniture. The home interiors were straight forward. They carved intricate geometric motifs on the furniture for decoration. The carvings were complicated and beautiful. Jacobean era furniture was the first one to emphasise the three-dimensional visual appeal of a furniture piece. Before the Jacobian era, they built the English furnishing items only to be seen in a single dimension. They were bulky. It all changed during the Jacobean era. This was the first time when designers started focusing on comfort. They designed beautiful chairs, considering the comfort and circumstances of people using them. Chairs were specifically created for the court ladies