Shaker furniture is not so much a specific chair type or a specified designer like the others I have discussed. Shaker is a religious form with the act of making the piece prayer-like. The lack of adornment celebrates the simple wood and elevates species such as pine, oak, maple or whatever is regionally available to a wonderful piece. Shaker style celebrates the joinery, the form, and the functionality of the object rather than adornment for the sake of making something pretty.
- "I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau, in WALDEN
Chair CardsThis blog was started to track the exceptional work by the students of UNCG in the Interior Architectural Design Program. Our History 221 and 222 classes use these cards to help familiarize us with historically significant design and designers. The initial purpose is for the students, however, it will remain for comments and use by anyone interested in design. - Brian - BSPeck@uncg.edu