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The twenties saw the appearance of the design.
An industrialization era was born sporting mass-produced furniture.
Interior decoration takes the lead introducing furniture made of noble material.
RUHLEMANN and CHAREAU stand out under the influence of J.HOFFMANN.
In the thirties, cubic geometrization enters the arena. People discover pieces of furniture made of metal and leather born of the avant-garde movement.
LE CORBUSIER (Charles Edouard JEANNERET) makes a breakthrough with C.PERRIAND, accompanied by E.GRAY, himself a fan of C.R.MACKINTOSH’ work, an artist contemporary of F.L.WRIGHT.
At the same period, we can’t ignore G.RIETVELD, R.MALLET STEVENS, L.MIES van der ROHE, M.BREUER, BERTOIA, C.EAMES, R.HERBST, J.M FRANK, W.WAGENFELD and J.ADNET!
New materials such as moulded plastic and rubber make their appearance.
Soon after the war, in the fifties, moulding techniques favour functional moulded furniture and limited series furniture arrive on the market: A.JACOBSEN and E.SAARINEN.
This announces a complete break-up with conventional shapes.
The masters of the fifties and sixties were G.AULENTI, CASTIGLIONI , MAGISTRETTI, E.MARI, R.ARAD and V.PANTON.
In the eighties, a radical form of design appears, initiated by Italian groups such as the MENPHIS group founded by E.SOTTSASS and M.THUN trying for a rebirth of modernism by mixing different 20th century styles, colours and materials.
F.ALBINI, G.PESCE, D.BELLINI, G.PONTI, J.COLOMBO and KURAMATA are the main architects of this explosion of design.
Other creators such as GAROUSTE, BONNETTI, STARK, SZEKELY and WILMOTTE start emerging and make themselves known globally.
They have all opened an essential door for us and we are still today following their example!
Their creations still remain a safe choice!
A frame, a painting or a mirror must absolutely be located at eye level, an unavoidable rule. Here are a few solutions!
What could be more convenient? Indeed, once the rail is fixed, you can organize your decoration just as you want. No nail or screw, you can move things around as you wish.
Don’t hesitate to cover the whole length of the wall with the rail.
To hang your pictures, I would suggest you to buy some steel cable (which can carry up to 20kg). You will also easily find websites allowing you to add LEDs or halogens to light up your treasures.
You should imperatively remain consistent in your choices of rails.
You can also find picture rail shelves to embellish a corridor and break up its length. They are fitted with a slight ledge preventing the pictures from sliding. As you wish, you can place there your pictures, photos, or other, and regularly change them, without drilling a hole or driving a screw.
Big, small, they come in all sizes and shapes. Think of small easels on a chest of drawer, for example, or else among your books on a bookshelf.
Don’t hesitate to add a nail or a rail above your mirror. A picture hung with a cord, a chain or a cable will cut a great figure.
And if you really can’t resist drilling a hole, then prefer X-hooks. They come in different sizes, the biggest ones very easily supporting very big picture frames without any damage.
Another solution would simply be to place your paintings on furniture or books. If they are too imposing, just stand them on the floor along the wall. Which can become a true decoration choice.
Mix them, big ones, small ones, round ones, square ones, etc (same thing with mirrors). 16th century paintings will perfectly match contemporary artists work.
You must also accept that the arrival of a new picture might completely upset your current composition!
Born in Paris, Bénédicte Leymonerie has studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Lyon. She has been regularly painting and exhibiting her work since her arrival in Dubai in 2000.
Bénédicte likes working with her hands, using oil and stucco.
When she uses a knife, it is often to uncover for our greatest delight the different colours accumulated under the canvas.
A TIMELESS FLATE
In the seventies, in our homes, contemporary art got mixed with antiquities.