There were a chair without a back – poof and without back the same, but with cushions, sofa – sofa bed. Secretaries, sideboards, chests of drawers and shelves – is already transforming the cabinet options. In addition to architectural styles, the furniture is very 'dependent' and the country where it was created. France – elegant and decorative, Germany – robust with abundant sculptural decoration showing the owner of wealth, in Scandinavia – comfortable and functional. And the English have even created their own style through the master closet T.
Chippendale, who gave the name of this style. Rationality of such forms of noble wood furniture combined with a skillful and subtle decor. Imitation chippendeylovskomu style in the United States was called in colonial style furniture. Completely separate and distinct from European influences are the interiors of the East. A lot of things from braided cane, rope or strips of leather furniture with dark, almost black wood. All low, unusual for European eyes: the screen and ottomans, benches, inserted one into another, small tables.
Russia also contributed to the formation of furniture styles. The peculiarity of our country – the harsh climate, and accommodations, heated oven, were small and families living in them, could consist of several generations. Therefore, the furniture was monogofunktsionalnoy. The invention of Russian Interior – shop – it's wide and long benches without backs. During the day it sat on a few people, but at night it served as a bed to someone. When the Russian way of life caught up in comfort with a European (And sometimes even surpassed it), the interiors in the style of Russian classicism also had its own characteristics: first, this material – the Karelian birch, with a unique decorative wood pattern. The interiors of houses of the nobility, even residential interiors royal residence – a cottage in Petrodvorets – not pretentious, they lacked unnecessary luxury. Light wood and silk upholstery, high bookcases and large desks with frosted shades table lamps in offices, glass door cupboards ('slides') in the dining room with china imperial factories – all very noble and functional. In the twentieth century chemistry is developing rapidly, and the emergence of new synthetic materials and plastics produced an explosion in the furniture industry. Minimalism 60s creates a thin-legged tables and plastic chairs, plastic light-cones. Manufacture of furniture piece has been mass-production, wood substitutes changed. Further development of the furniture industry gives rise to a headset – it's practically furnished room. And as the pinnacle of mass production – the horror the recent past: The same 'wall' and upholstered furniture upholstered in the same model homes. Today, all placed around the sites: a large variety of styles, quality construction (from manual operation to the flow), the materials used, and, respectively, and a large price spread – this is the current state of the furniture market. Lifestyle changes, and new kinds of furniture. Furniture for audio and video equipment, computer desks, couches, transformers, in which has everything from folding tables to massagers and built-in speakers. Now everyone is guided in choosing furniture and personal taste councils designer, limited only by a sense of proportion and pay. Creating furniture has become an art.