20 January, 2021

Sleek Lines And Simplicity

Innovative designs and materials combine to make optimum use of a single unit of furniture

Sleek Lines And Simplicity

THE Green Brigade has cried itself hoarse, but from the look of it they have managed to gain very few converts to the concept of using alternative material for contemporary furniture. There's nothing like well-seasoned wood to add that touch of class to interiors, though people today are trying to minimise its use with a combination of glass and wrought iron. Teak and cedar remain all-time favourites but the heavy ornate look is out, slim-and-smart is in.

A concept pioneered by Charles Voysey (1857-1941). Utilitarian was the key word. "Let every man judge furniture from the point of view of reason. Let us ask: is it fit and thoroughly suited to the purpose for which it was intended? And does it express the qualities and feelings consistent with its owner and its surroundings?"

A thought with which most people agree with today. Says Ashish Thapar, architect and owner of Timberdrome, a furniture shop: "Clients today are getting round to the idea of less clutter and simple lines. While they still have to get used to...



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