Furniture is pleasing to the eye when various elements work together to create a harmonious whole. 18th Century furniture design, like architecture, relied heavily on proportional schemes derived from classical architectural orders. Today's furniture makers can use these design principles to create contemporary or period furniture. George Walker demonstrates how to use this approach to create visual harmony.
In the middle of the last century, a new generation of designers sought to render furniture to its most essential forms. In doing so, they created timeless designs that defined Mid-Century Modern Style. From the sleek geometric lines of Bauhaus-inspired design to the sculptural shapes of Danish masters, this furniture captured the imagination of the era and enjoys growing popularity today.