Interpretation of Prior Design in Furniture Design


Mimarlık Bilimleri ve Uygulamaları Dergisi, vol.8, no.1, pp.259-272, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Since the beginning of life, people have needed furniture to realize their normal activities. The existence of furniture is inevitable for the realization of open, semi-open, and closed spaces. The existence of furniture is not only limited to function and ergonomics but also shaped according to the aesthetic movement of that period, influenced by the architectural movements of the period. Movements have reflected the cultural, social, and economic effect of the society in which they exist on all spatial applications in the field of architecture. Especially after the twentieth century, the leading architects of architectural movements have gone down to the furniture in the buildings they designed. The reason for this is that they did not want any other foreign element in the whole of the buildings they designed. This approach of the architects caused the movements that dominated the period to have a pioneering influence on the scale of interiors and furniture. Designs that were as effective on the furniture scale as they were on the building scale are presented in this study. In the post-20th century furniture movements, the pioneering design is interpreted in a new language without breaking away from the influence of the movement. The study aims to reveal how the pioneering furniture can be adapted to the present day. It is seen that while the chairs, which are the seating elements considered within the scope of the study, are reconsidered, new models are developed on material and color changes without moving too far away from the main design.