DESIGN DICTIONARY: Curule, Savonarola and Dante Seats

CURULE SEAT: This furniture form comes in several variations--chair, stool, bench--- and sometimes the nomenclature can get confusing.  There are several variations leading to several names, including the Savonarola chair and Dante chair.  While Read more [...]

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Mora Clock

MORA CLOCK:  Well known for its sexy hourglass shape and typical rich patina, the Swedish tall case clock has a proper name.  Those well-informed call it the Mora clock.  The Mora clock was made in central Sweden in the town of Mora during Read more [...]

DESIGN DICTIONARY: De Stijl

"If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk"' "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms."-Socrates De Stijl (literally translated, "The Style")  is a movement among a group of Dutch Modernists artists and designers, that Read more [...]

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Burl

" If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk." "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." -Socrates BURL: When speaking of furniture, burl means a type of wood that comes from a tumor-like growth on a tree.  It is typically Read more [...]