Inspired by The Shakers

Table

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The Shakers Table S152 Zoom

Inspired by The Shakers

Table

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Regular Price: £318.24

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Description

100% Made in Italy. American cherry wood frame and top, natural or black lacquered.
History
These tables date back approximately to 1820, and they truly represent Shaker style. A style of austere beauty, which has greatly influenced the history of modern furnishings. Based on the absolute identity between form and function, Shaker furnishings were intended to adorn -- Le Corbusier, a century after, will say “to outfit” -- their simple and severe houses. There were no concessions to ornaments, and the superfluous was eliminated -- “less is more”, will state Mies a hundred years later. Also, every piece of Shaker furniture had to be a standard model, reproducible in large quantities to uniform the furniture in the various communities -- just like the serial production of the Modernists. They loved wood, considered a natural beauty, a divine gift, and they used warm colours obtained from the plants and lands -- favourite themes of Organic Design in the 1900s. American cherry wood frame and top, natural or lacquered. For the table (available also without rollers), brass fusion fork with cherry hardwood rollers.

Additional Info

Dimensions W45 D45 H68,5 cm
Colour Cherry
Inspired by The Shakers
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Model Table
Structure Schema S152
The Shakers

The Shakers

The Shakers

XIXème siècle

The name of the largest and best known Utopist sect in America in the 19th century. Derived from “Shaking Quakers,” because during their religious ceremonies the faithful danced, shaking their hands and feet to free themselves of their sins. The Shakers, also known as the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, achieved their greatest success in the 1840s, when around six thousand “brothers and sisters” lived in 19 well-organized, self-sufficient villages in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio and Indiana.

The Shakers were well known for their philosophy on life, based on the principles of egalitarianism and the community, as well as for the excellence of their work. Their furniture are world famous for its fine craftsmanship, as are other products such as fabrics, baskets and jams. And they are the inventors of numerous objects which have entered our daily lives, such as the clothes-pegs, the circular saw, the screw propeller and the flat broom. Shaker furniture is built according to the principle of absolute harmony between form and function, and is marked by a special elegance, a simple and austere beauty.