Furniture. Friday , May 05th , 2017 - 18:29:13 PM
In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte had himself anointed and crowned Emperor of France. The furniture style known as Empire is a style of majestic grandeur that Napoleon felt fitting to honor his glory. He considered himself the greatest world ruler since Julius Caesar. The Empire style is the last of the great French styles that widely influenced furniture design throughout the world. During his rule, Napoleon conquered Italy and Egypt. He was overwhelmed by his conquest of these countries. He brought back to France archaeological wonders of Egypt, the long-forgotten ancient empire. He was proud of his conquest of Italy and Egypt and proudly considered himself as the first worthy successor to Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Furniture designed in this period was meant to imitate the designs of these great empires. Napoleon commissioned the greatest artist of Europe to create architecture and decoration that would equate the grandeur of Greece, the glory of Rome and the massiveness of Egypt.
Mediterranean Originally from the countries from northern Mediterranea, like Spain, Greece, Italy, is often called the modern Spanish style.The furniture ranges from simple and functional to formal and superficial. Small pieces with ornate legs and often antique hardware. The walls are predominantly textured. The colours are that of the Mediterranean sea and sky, terracotta and lavender. Mosaic often adorns the Mediterranean interiors,the floors, the walls or even table tops. Textures - layers of paint with a delicate look of manual work and intentional errors, textures similar to the sand, which adds visual depth.
In today's market place you can find a plethora of reproduced chairs, desks, tables, storage units, lighting, and accessories inspired by the industrial era, but if you truly want an industrial look, try searching for original items that can be found in salvage yards, flea markets and junk shops, and re-purpose them, or use them as is to add a bit of character and drama to a space. Many of today's manufacturers are designing pieces that really bring back the industrial era and while some of these items are pricey, they are great for adding historical character in today's spaces.
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