Beauty on the Moors: Exploring the Worpswede Artist Colony

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The Worpswede Artist Colony in the German state of Lower Saxony has been a breeding ground for creative pursuits for over a century. Its presence has had a profound effect on craftsmanship in the region. In today’s blog, we will explore the history of the colony and how it impacted the furniture craft in Lower […]

Artifact of Change: The Antique Sewing Table

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The history of the antique sewing table is the history of shifting gender roles. Across classes and societies, women gained empowerment in their own spheres of influence in the 18th century, thereby transforming hobbies into work, side projects into industries. We saw a glimpse of 19th century social change in last week’s blog post. Our […]

The Craft of Josef Ulrich Danhauser, Furniture Visionary

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To understand the role of visionary Austrian furniture manufacturer Josef Ulrich Danhauser in the canon of interior design history is to understand how an artist can reflect the qualities of a style period while systematically upending them. A craftsman of the early Biedermeier period in Vienna, Danhauser honored the simplicity of the period. Yet he […]

Dramatic Flourishes: Rococo Furniture in Focus

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Among the most glamorous furniture styles in antiques history is Rococo Furniture. Defined by the decorative swirls and grand décor of royal palaces and exorbitant wealth, authentic Rococo reverberates with elevated taste. While exploring the story of Styylish founder Silke Berlinghof in last week’s blog, we wanted to reacquaint you with the range of styles […]

A Life of Antique Furniture: Styylish and Silke Berlinghof

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Although the Styylish catalogue features a wide variety of interior design objects, it all began with antique furniture. And there is good reason for that. Our founder Silke Berlinghof comes from a long line of antiques dealers and auctioneers in Germany. Her story is the story of Styylish. The philosophy at the heart of Styylish, […]

What is an Accent Chair? Exploring Our Favorite Designs

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While browsing our catalogue you might stumble upon a term you’ve never heard of: accent chair. What is an Accent Chair? How is it different from a regular chair? In today’s blog post, we want to introduce you to the glorious possibilities that accent chairs can bring to your interiors. This post is a follow-up […]

A Subtle Surface: Uncovering the Mysteries of Wood Veneer

Many of the most striking pieces in our Styylish collection feature a wood veneer. A veneer is a decorative layer of fine wood covering the bulkier, structural wood beneath. It often embraces the natural shapes and lines found in the wood In today’s post, we want to take a look at the origins, techniques, and […]

Alessandro Mendini, Italian, (1931-2019)

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Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) Alessandro Mendini was an Italian designer and architect. He was born in Milan in 1931. Later, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1959 with a degree in architecture. He became the editor-in-chief of Domus magazine in 1979, and influenced the landscape of modern design through his postmodern works, such as […]

The History of Antique Dressers: From Chest to Masterpiece

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There are perhaps no objects as versatile and appealing as antique dressers. With heaps of storage and a flat surface, they can fit seamlessly into any room – and elevate it with history and style. In last week’s blog, we covered the history of the armoire and it’s distinction to the wardrobe. We explored the […]

Wardrobe or Armoire: Distinctions in Antique Storage

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How do I know if I am looking at a wardrobe or armoire? In the canon of art history and antique furniture, certain terms from other languages, especially French and German, appear to describe distinct forms and features from various periods. In last week’s blog, we discovered the many ways in which a period (the […]