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This book explains the basic terminology associated with furniture and interiors. It may be used as a handbook by furniture designers- interior designers- architects- those working in retail or anyone with an interest in home decor. As an essential guide- readers may consult this for basic definitions of their queries. From Chesterfield to Gothic; Eileen Gray to Orla Kiely; Louis styles to Bouroullec; Thonet to Tolix; terms are explained alongside illustrations where necessary. While this is a book aimed at contemporary designers it is recognised that much terminology relating to furniture and interiors remains rooted in the archaic; in such cases the contemporary product or context is given to show how relevant the past can still be to contemporary design. With over 1-000 definitions- many of which are illustrated- this book aims to help the reader in discerning the correct terminology to use- whether it be for a design presentation or shopping for new furniture....
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