Furniture design history, styles, famous furniture designers

rietveldchairFurniture history and styles; famous furniture designers; contemporary furniture design; antique furniture
A comprehensive guide to top furniture design websites

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American antique furniture *

American Decorative Arts Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

American antiques dealers,
a directory from the Art and Antique Dealers League.

American Society of Furniture Designers

The Furniture Society
Advancing the art of furniture making.

Metropolitan Museum of Art furniture collection.

Shaker Museum, New Hampshire

Wallace Nutting Library

Antique furniture *

See also: Antiques

Antiques Avenue

Antique Mysterique

Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism (1889-1939
Bröha Museum of Berlin

Australian furniture design and designers *

Jah Roc
Jah Roc is one of Australia’s most highly awarded furniture designers.

Blok contemporary Australian design
Blok furniture delivers contemporary australian design to interior designers and architects.

Zuster Furniture Melbourne

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Bendywood, Denmark

Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
A recognized world centre for research on furniture, other interior furnishings, decorating and architecture. Furniture design, furniture history.

Biedermeier *

Biedermeier. Internet gallery of Biedermeier furniture.

Biedermeier Vienna

Boulle, André- Charles. Art museums displaying works by Boulle.

André-Charles Boulle. Getty Museum

Broehan Museum, Berlin.

Breuer, Marcel

Marcel Breuer and the Wassily chair.

British furniture
See also below
British Furniture Manufacturers Association

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Calendar of design events.
Design

Carré Rive Gauche, Paris. Paris antiques galleries.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London.

Chinese furniture *

Chinese antique furniture.
Antique-chinese-furniture.com, a Western owned business that specializes in professional product sourcing, custom manufacturing assistance, repairing, restoring and exporting of reproduction and antique Chinese classical and country furniture. They also represent a large number of craftsmen throughout China and Southeast Asia.

Chinese Antique Furniture Culture Research Center
Promoting and sharing Chinese antique furniture art and culture.

Chinese furniture joinery.

Chinese Antique Furniture. Fly Chinese Antiques and Crafts
Manufacturer and exporter of Chinese antique furniture restoration, antique accessories, Tibetan jewelry, folk art, hand crafts and etc.

Quality Chinese antique furniture of the Ming & Qing Dynasties
Zhonghua Rui Chinese Antique Furniture, Guangdong, China.

Chinese Classical Furniture. Information, traditional methods, images.

Chinese Furniture
Chinese Furniture and Oriental Furniture hand crafted by Zenzu (UK)

Conservation. United Kingdom Institute for Conservation.

Contemporary and modern furniture design *

Aram
Aram is a long-established shop in London selling high-quality contemporary furniture.

Modern furniture design, Wikipedia entry.

Bauhaus Archive

The Barcelona chair, Wikipedia entry.

Illuminated glass furniture by Vetreria Vai Di Chienti.

Rietveld Red Blue Chair

Modern Magazine

Mid Century MagazineD

Dansk Møbelkunst,
a design gallery in Copenhagen specializing in Danish and Scandinavian furniture from 1920-1975. Classic vintage furniture by Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Verner Panton and many others.

Art deco furniture designs/designers *

Art deco furniture and lighting, from Decodame
Art Deco Furniture, French Art Deco Furniture, Art Deco Lighting.

Classic furniture and influential furniture designers.

Wikipedia index of furniture designers, by country.

Modern furniture designers.
Wikipedia

Designers *

Tord Boontje

Baas, Marteen. Marteen Bass

Mollino, Carlo. Carlo Mollino
Carlo Mollino, architect, designer, photographer and writer.

Carlo Mollino
the complete works

Carlo Mollino
Wikipedia

Arad, Ron. Ron Arad Associates

Designboom Interview with Ron Arad.

Ron Arad Furniture Designs

Eames, Charles and Ray. Early twentieth-century designers.

Fornasetti, Piero. Piero Fornasetti

Hubert, Benjamin. Nenjamin Hubert

Guy Mallison

Newson, Marc. Marc Newson homepage.

Marc Newson
Design Museum

Marc Newson
Design Dictionary Illustrated article about Marc Newson.

Interview with Marc Newson at DesignBoom.

Design Addict
Resources related to modern and postmodern design, with designer and manufacturer index, virtual exhibitions, interviews with designers, collector forums, news and an events calendar.

Design Boom
Industrial design today: courses, education, history and contemporary, shop, interviews, snapshots.

Directories, design portals *

Design Boom
Industrial design today: courses, education, history and contemporary, shop, interviews, snapshots.

Design Addict
Resources related to modern and postmodern design, with designer and manufacturer index, virtual exhibitions, interviews with designers, collector forums, news and an events calendar.

Architonic
Architonic has established itself internationally as a seal of quality for selected premium design products, materials, architectural projects and information.

The British Design Initiative
Handbooks, design directories, news, awards.

Database of 2oth Century designers.
Tribu-Design. Furniture, lightings and industrial design.

Design Addict
Modern and Post-Modern Design. Designers index, manufacturers index, designers’ interviews, design exhibitions.

Dexigner
Delivering design related news, events, competitions, and resources, Dexigner is the leading online portal for designers. Dexigner also provides a design directory, database, agenda and weekly newsletter. Dexigner reaches more than two and a half million visitors every month.

Database of 20th Century designers. Tribu-Design
Furniture, lightings and industrial design.

Design Archive Online
Searchable articles, authors and periodicals.

DesignEngine
Design resources. A design search engine.

Design Directory
Made by designers for designers.

DesignEngine. Design resources.
A design search engine.

Furniture / Furniture Design Webpages
Furniture history, furniture design journals. European furniture design. From Wood Design.

The Furniture Library. The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
A recognized world centre for research on furniture, other interior furnishings, decorating and architecture. Furniture design, furniture history.

Dunbar Fine Furniture
Founded in 1912, Dunbar become a leader in modern furniture design and a platform for the designs of Edward J Wormley.

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Eames, Charles and Ray. Early twentieth-century designers.

Eames Office Education Resources. A Multimedia Gallery

Egyptian furniture

Ancient  Egyptian furniture, information and images.

Empire style furniture *

The Metropolitan Museum of Art timeline online exhibition.

Percier and Fontaine Collection, Art Institute of Chicago.
Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853) first met as architecture students in Paris. They studied the art and architecture of classical antiquity together in the French Academy in Rome during the 1780s and returned to Paris at the beginning of the Revolution.

Regency furniture styles.

English antique and modern furniture

See also: Antiques

The British Arts Council, design.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London.

Designers. British furniture designers,
a list from Wikipedia.

The Design Museum, London.
The Design Museum is a leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.

Geffrye Museum

LAPADA. The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, U.K.

Richard Gardner Antiques

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

European furniture websites

European furniture.
The Federation of European Furniture Manufacturers. Union Europeenne de L’Ameublement

European Furniture Styles
An information site about Medieval and Renaissance European furniture styles.


Events *

Core77 industrial design calender.

Furniture design events and competitions. Furniturelink

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Forms of furniture. Wikipedia

Foster, Norman. Norman Foster Wikipedia entry.

Foster and Partners website.

French antique furniture *

French Accents. French antique furnture online.

French Quarters. French antiques and accessories.

Syndicat National des Antiquaires
The group of more than 400 professionals of the highest level: consult the directory of French antique dealers.

French antique furniture.
French furniture, original French antique furniture, vast range of beds, armoires & accessories. Family business selling french furniture sourced direct.

French Antique furniture, beds, mirrors, chandeliers, wardrobes, sofas
Antique dealer specialising in French artefacts. Guide to antiques available and contact details. Shops in London and York.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art timeline online exhibition.

Furniture / Furniture Design Webpages
Furniture history, furniture design journals. European furniture design. From Wood Design.

The Furniture History Society
The Furniture History Society was founded in 1964 to study furniture of all periods and places.

The Furniture Library. The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
A recognized world centre for research on furniture, other interior furnishings, decorating and architecture. Furniture design, furniture history.

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Georgian furniture *

Georgian furniture and houses. BBC

Georgian furniture, a description.

Georgian furniture, images ad descriptions.

Getty Museum Furniture Collection

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History of furniture and furniture design *

Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism

The Furniture Library. Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
A recognized world centre for research on furniture, other interior furnishings, decorating and architecture. Furniture design, furniture history.

The Furniture History Society
The Furniture History Society was founded in 1964 to study furniture of all periods and places.

Getty Museum Furniture Collection

History of Furniture Timeline
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria

Illustrated History of Furniture, by Frederick Litchfield.
Project Gutenburg etext.

The Reading Room at Portobello.com, Australia.
An overview of the styles of European, English, American, Australian and Scandinavian furniture. Photographs of furniture pieces are provided.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The furniture collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

European Furniture Styles
An nformation site about Medieval and Renaissance European furni

Furniture Styles
Essays, articles and pictures on the history, development and enduring traditions and periods.

Timeline of furniture styles from Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, University of Victoria, British Columbia.

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Italian furniture design *

Lucacasini.com, Milano Italy. Italian furniture design.

Achille Castiglioni. Wikipedia entry.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Sergio Savarese. Wikipedia entry.

Daniela Gioda Vetrinista
Daniela Gioda is a professional in the field dell’allestimento windows, stands and visual merchandising.

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Japanese furniture *

Japanese furniture guide. Tatami mats, futons.

Journals

Design Journal
The journal of design architecture.

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Knoll International
Knoll, recognized internationally for creating ergonomic workplace furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure.

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Lucacasini.com, Milano Italy. Italian furniture design.

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Museums *

Getty Museum Furniture Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art furniture collection, New York

Museum of Furniture, Moscow.

Victoria and Albert Museum furniture collection, London

Vitra Design Museum

Shaker Museum, New Hampshire

Wallace Collection Museum, London
A collection of Anglo-French eighteenth century pictures, porcelain and furniture.

Milan Furniture Fair/Salon Internazionale del Mobile

Mouille, Serge. Serge Mouille
Gueridon, a New York and North American retailer.

19th and 20th Century Architecture and Design. The Aesthetic Movement. F.S. Architects

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Panton, Verner.Verner Panton
The 20th century designer of furniture, lighting, wall art and fabrics.MP

Paris antiques, antique furniture

Carré Rive Gauche, Paris. Paris antiques galleries.

Guide to Paris antiquarians. Antika Paris

Periods and styles of furniture *

Glossary of Furniture terms from Artlex.

Medieval and Renaissance Woodworking. Techniques and styles.

Timeline of furniture styles from Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Types of furniture, Wikipedia entries.

The Polyprop chair.



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Regency style furniture

Regency furniture style.

Restoration of furniture

British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA)

Russian furniture

Museum of Furniture, Moscow.

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Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Scandinavian furniture *

Scandinavian Design.com

Scandinavian furniture design.
A gallery of modern Scandinavian furniture classics from Klassik.dk

Shaker Museum, New Hampshire.

Stockholm Furniture Fair

Styles of furniture *

European Furniture Styles
An nformation site about Medieval and Renaissance European furniture.

Furniture Styles
Essays, articles and pictures on the history, development and enduring traditions and periods.

Styles and periods, furniture design.

Timeline of furniture styles from Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, University of Victoria, British Columbia.

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Thonet, Michael. Michael Thonet, Wikipedia entry.

The Thonet website.

Twentieth-Century design *

Tribu Design
A database of 20th Century and contemporary decorative arts and design.

Twentieth century furniture design and designers.

Types of furniture, Wikipedia entries.

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Victorian furniture *

Victorian furniture, a directory.
Victorian.com

Victorian age style furniture – Museum Furniture

Victorian Furniture /Antique Furniture /Vintage Furniture
Explore the world of antique furniture: find furniture pictures and information about Victorian style furniture, antique and vintage furniture.

Victorian furniture.
The Victoria and Albert Museum collection.

Victorian Furniture: An Overview
Designers, galleries and manufacturers. Sofas, chairs, tables, cabinets.

Vitra Design Museum

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Wallace Collection Museum, London
A collection of Anglo-French eighteenth century pictures, porcelain and furniture.

Wanders, Marcel. Marcel Wanders Studio

Windsor Chair Resources

Wooden Blinds, U.K
has established work relationships with most of the major blinds manufacturers in the UK.

 

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