History of Furniture Design


The way our home looks and the furniture in it is something many of us pride ourselves on, and often a treasure from a long forgotten holiday will find its way into the home – whether in the form of a Persian rug or an antique ornament. With that in mind, have you ever considered the origins of the rest of your furniture? Well, Guardsman In-Home Care and Repair have recently created an infographic that explores that very idea.

The infographic delves into the history of items of furniture, showing where and how they originated before becoming commonplace in homes the world over. You might be surprised by the origins of some items of furniture; let’s just say the chaise longue might sound French but was it invented there? Take a look at the infographic below and delve into the history of the chaise longue and other recognisable items of furniture such as the fauteuil, ottoman and the futon, as well as the more unusual items, like the pie safe… How many of these items do you have in your home?