Furniture design is an art that was discovered a long time ago. Even before the Egyptian period when the x-chair was widely popular, there existed basic furniture pieces that may not have been concerned with art but were primarily made by carpenters and craftsmen with function in mind. Throughout history furniture design has developed into a prospering industry with the needs and demands of the people in all parts of the world for comfort and luxury growing more sophisticated in each decade that passed. At certain periods in history, and specific countries and regions in the globe, furniture design creations have sprouted and have been improved from their simple prototypes into more detailed and well thought out designs. However, natural phenomena and human intervention have affected these developments as in the case of Scandinavian furniture design.
Origin of Scandinavian furniture
Necessity is the mother of all inventions. This rings true for the Scandinavians after World War II. Having been severely devastated by the occupation, the people of this region reverted back to the basics. In the field of furniture design, the designers and craftsmen had to seek alternative materials that were of good quality yet inexpensive. (more…)