Nearly all of ImportAdvantage’s TV lift cabinets have their styles deeply rooted in major periods of furniture design, which highlights the knowledge and respect our craftsmen have for our products. Furniture styles have a long, important and varied history (dating back as far as the Neolithic period), and here is an overview of two key styling periods and how they helped shaped a couple of ImportAdvantage’s TV lift cabinets. Baroque Style During the 17th and 18th centuries, the most common furniture style was Baroque, an ornate and detail-oriented style that featured intricate carvings on arms of chairs, headboards and table feet. The most common woods used during this period were oak and walnut, as they were sturdy and easy to carve. One fine example of Baroque influence on ImportAdvantage’s TV lift cabinets is the Willowcraft TV Lift Cabinet. Contemporary The 19th and 20th centuries gave rise to the modern and contemporary styles of American furniture. Largely credited to Charles Eames, modern design sometimes took on a “space age” look (especially from the 1950s to 1970s), and materials like plastic, cloth and foam became standard accompaniments to hardwoods. A modern masterpiece from ImportAdvantage is the Moderna TV Lift Cabinet. If you would like to learn more about furniture designs, check out any of the following glossaries:
- Illustrated Furniture Glossary – Online glossary with large selection of furniture styles, definitions, and photos.
- Basic Furniture Glossary – Some common and not-so-common furniture related terms.
- Furniture & Interior Design Glossary – Also includes definitions of interior design related terms.
- Glossary – More furniture-related terms and definitions.
- Modern Furniture Terms – Brush up on modern furniture terms and designers.