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Furniture Construction: A Hand-Crafted Art Never Lost

Proud to be Hand-Made, Hand-Crafted

Our furniture is always hand-made by artisans, this is a quality we are proud to maintain. Furniture that is hand-made will always have a different feel and look to it, much like timeless antiques or vintage furniture. We don't mass-produce because these pieces, well having high quality, often fall flat in characteristics--sometimes perfection is just that, perfect.

 

Our products are hand-crafted in New York and Italy.

History

The history of furniture dates back to 3100-2500 B.C., when the first household items were made of stone due to the unavailability of wood during the Neolithic era. Dressers, cupboards, and beds were some of the first types of furniture created.

 

Archaeological evidence suggests that people started constructing and carving their own furniture using wood, stone, and animal bones around 30,000 years ago. Artifacts from this period indicate that early furniture was made, such as a Russian Venus figurine that showed the goddess on a throne. The earliest surviving furniture is located in Scotland's Skara Brae homes, which include stone-made cupboards, dressers, and beds. Early dynastic Egypt witnessed the start of sophisticated construction techniques, such as joinery, that were used to create wooden pieces like tables and stools that were sometimes decorated with valuable metals or ivory. Greece and Rome's ancient civilizations continued to develop furniture design, with thrones and multipurpose couches known as klinai being common. Heavy, oak and ornamental furniture were typical of the Middle Ages. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries of the Italian Renaissance saw an expansion in furniture design, while the Baroque designs of the seventeenth century in Southern and Northern Europe were characterized by their opulence and gilded finishes. Revival styles defined the nineteenth century. The first three-quarters of the twentieth century witnessed a move towards Modernism.

                                                                                          

SITE:  https://www.sofasandsectionals.com/the-history-of-furniture

                 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furniture#:~:text=Archaeological%20research%20shows%20that%20from,the%20goddess%20on%20a%20throne.

Index

  • Webbing

  • Foam Wrapped in Down

  • Custom Designed Box-Spring

  • Custom Designed Spring Down Cushions

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Webbing

A tight seat construction can be achieved using layers of foam. There are four grades of high-resilience density foam cores to choose from, each crowned with super soft high-resiliency foam that provides initial softness and deep seating support. This cushion filling is the best of both worlds with the resilience and stability of foam wrapped in channeled and feather-filled down-proof ticking. The foam cushion requires minimum maintenance and gives a neat appearance. We achieve a similar feeling to a box spring by adding a webbing construction beneath the foam. Also known as a lattice web system, but sometimes simply called webbing seat support

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Foam Wrapped in Down

Feather and down cushions are the epitome of softness and environmental friendliness. They are made by sewing a channeled down-proof ticking and then completely filling it with high-quality feathers and down. Regular fluffing and rotation are necessary to maintain their structure and appearance.

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Box Spring

Our foam wrapped in a custom-designed unit of box springs specifically for the piece in hand, helps us keep up with the latest trends, but can also provide lasting support and comfort.

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Spring Down

For individuals who prefer a seating experience that is neither too firm nor too soft, a spring-down cushion is the perfect option. The cushion is composed of a coiled spring core that is enveloped in foam, before being encased in channeled and feather-filled down-proof ticking. The resilient feel of the cushion is attributed to the combination of foam and spring, while the feather batting adds a touch of softness. Regular fluffing and cushion rotation are required to maintain the cushion's structure, however, this is significantly less demanding than it would be for an all-feather and down cushion.

                                                                                                                               

SITE: https://www.rcupholsterycompany.com/how-to-choose-the-right-cushions-for-your-upholstered-urniture/#:~:text=A%20spring%20down%20cushion%20is,the%20feather%20batting%20adds%20softness.

 

https://www.homeworld.com/p/sofa-construction-and-support

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