I was flipping through a first edition on the a shelf in a private library full of extraordinary first editions and stumbled on this, excerpted from “The farmer’s and mechanic’s practical architect; and guide in rural economy” (Hammond, James H., 1858); photo snapped from the book:
Chris Schwarz has been thinking about (and as I understand it, will be writing a book on) what furniture forms/ styles/themes are timeless and which are just ‘fashion’ (read his latest reflection, especially interesting are the comments on this post). I’m interested to hear from all of you:
- Why do YOU want timeless furniture and not disposable ‘contemporary’ furniture.
- If you’re a maker, what do you do to make your pieces the matter of ‘study and reflection’ for the client?