Most modern designs owe plenty of its success to the developments that came before it and furniture is no exemption. The history of furniture, how it came to being and why it was used, goes all the way back to the early Greeks and the Romans. There were two civilisations famous for their love of banqueting. As what always happens when creative minds come together, these two empires whose art and culture were thriving, provided the catalysts for the development of a novel product-furniture.
The Purpose For Which It Is Built
Each piece of furniture has a unique purpose which ultimately makes life easier for us. From the Greeks to the Romans and then to the Egyptians, furniture has come a long way from serving patrician families to becoming an object of everyday use. The birth of more recreational furniture designs coincided with the emergence of the European empires.
We tend to disregard the beauty of dining tables when other types of furniture such as couches catch our attention. Every civilisation used dining tabletops and it was the Europeans who placed a great emphasis on dining lavishly.
Initially, these tables were large and four-sided which allowed the head of the household to occupy the top seat and view his guests from the privileged position. A majority of households had big dining tabletops as families back then were not only large but had extended family frequently visiting or habitually living together in the community. As a result, the table was the centrepiece of the dining hall with its use being both for laying out meals and socialising.
Traditional dining tabletops are composed of different materials, with wood and marble being used the most. When looked after properly or crafted elegantly, dining tabletops often project authority and efficiency, giving it a timeless influence. With the passage of time, the Romans introduced a circular model. It had endured has a popular alternative to more conventional rectangular dining tabletops. Circular designs give each seated member an equal view of other diners and produces a more informal and relaxed atmosphere. This model is great for keeping with contemporary dining habits.
Integration Of Technology.
With the current technologies and modern materials, furniture outlets have an exciting range of size, styles and materials to design dining furniture which, serves a wide range of individual tastes and requirements. As designs continue to evolve, we have produced dining tabletops our ancestors would not have dreamt of producing. One thing that is common between the age-old dining tabletops and modern models is their purpose; to bring people together. In today’s busy world, families come together only to share a meal and therefore, a dining table whose structure can hold a great number of people has reconnected us. They stylishly brought back family values to the table and emphasised the importance of communication. It no longer is a piece of furniture that is there to be used only when there are guests visiting. If you want to spend more time with your family, have a meal in the dining room, seated together.