Understanding that the traditional builder focused on proportional design instead of measurement isn’t helpful to the modern designer if we can’t see how he did it. In this post, we will do just that. Proportion has three primary objectives: to create symmetry, contrast, and punctuation. Designers create symmetry in the horizontal: right-to-left. Symmetry’s purpose is … Read moreThe Fundamentals of Furniture Design: Proportion Part 2
Good designs are often beautiful but, design is so much more than that. A well designed piece of furniture is not only beautiful, it is also functional. It serves a purpose and serves it well. The best designs are unique and establish style. In this post, we will look at the elements of good design … Read moreFundamentals of Furniture Design: What is Good Design?