Author Archives: Silke Berlinghof

Fit For A King: Louis XV Style Furniture & History

Louis XV Style & History Not many styles have held such influence through the centuries as that of Louis XV.   Louis XV reigned from 1715-1774. This period reinvigorated French furniture and breathed new life into the older Baroque style. This style’s feminity starkly contrasted the masculine characteristics embodied by Louis XIV furniture.  Louis XV style […]

Eco-Friendly Living with Antiques and Sustainable Furniture

Baroque Period - Antique Wood Table With Green Accents And Foliage

Antiques and sustainable furniture: eco-friendly living Go green and do your part to save the earth by decorating your home with sustainable furniture and antiques. With climate change being the main focus of numerous campaigns, from politics to advertising, going green has become a mainstream concept — not just something for hippies. Using a mix […]

Neoclassical Furniture: Everything You Need to Know

Neoclassical Furniture

The Neoclassical furniture era is an especially interesting antique period, because the classical eras of Ancient Greece and Rome directly inspired it. In this period, which came into being in the 18th century, we see a resurgence of long-lost classical motifs, the art and style of ancient Greco-Roman domains. We also know this style as […]

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro founded the studio (a+b) in 2011 in Milan. Their aim was, and continues to be, to combine research and innovation with poetry. They specialize in space design and extreme environments, and experiment by hybridizing space and terrestrial design. They have designed in many fields: transportation design for big industry, fashion […]

Kanz Architetti, Venice Italy

Kanz Architetti- Venice Italy

Kanz Architetti Venice Architects Mauro Cazzaro and Antonella Maione founded Kanz Architetti, a multidisciplinary design office, in Venice in 2014. Kanz engages in design ranging from restoration of residential architecture, commercial interior design, temporary design to product design. Its founders believe that a designer’s work is at the base of the construction of any complex […]

Setsu and Shinobu Ito, Japan

Setsu and Shinobu Ito from Japan

Setsu and Shinobu Ito The Japanese designers Setsu and Shinobu Ito have a broad work experience in architecture, interior, product, packaging design. Setsu Ito graduated from the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1989 and soon after started collaborating with avant-garde designer Alessandro Mendini, and later with the architect Angelo Mangiarotti. Shinobu Ito graduated from Tama […]

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978)

Jindrich Halabala-Czechoslovakian designer

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978) Jindrich Halabala was born in the Czech town of Koryčany in 1903. He became one of the most significant Czech furniture designers of the 20th century, having significant influence over the design trends of the interwar and postwar periods. Education Halabala began his education as a furniture maker in his father’s joinery […]

Antique Game Table: Origins and Development

Interior with antique game table

The antique game table is a fascinating and versatile piece of furniture, with a rich and varied history. Television and PlayStations weren’t always the entertainment products of choice. As far back as thousands of years ago, people played board games like backgammon on gaming tables.  Antique game tables and card tables are some of the […]