Here at Luxury Furniture and Lighting, we believe in bringing ALL the latest styles of Italian furniture from all around the world where you can find them right here on our Online Luxury Italian Furniture Catalog or fly to our Glamorous Showroom in South Florida. Make no mistake about it we are always ahead of any Future Trend. One of the hottest Luxury Furniture is Italian Furniture! You might be asking yourself what is Italian Furniture?
Beginning History of Italian Furniture
Most of the earliest known pieces of Italian furniture were Roman adaptations of Greek designs. Bronze and wood furniture of the first century was found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Further evidence of early Italian furniture is found in paintings and carvings. Furniture frames were made of bronze or wood and accented with precious metals, tortoiseshell, and ivory details. The Romans developed a type of folding stool that was used by common folk and Roman officials alike. Round tables with curved legs shaped like animals were popular across the empire. Images of tables like this were found on tombstones depicting funerals. Many tables were made of citrus wood with shale or marble tops.
During the 4th and 5th centuries, the Roman Empire fell. After this time, furniture was generally utilitarian in nature. Evidence of these pieces is primarily found in manuscripts, sculptures, and paintings. Plain tables and stools were typically used in kitchens, and storage cabinets had plain paneled doors. It is thought that turnery influenced the craftsmen of this period. Turnery is a method of using a lathe to shape pieces of furniture frames.
Historically, the only resource in Italy has only been its strategic location. Its longish shape, in the midst of the Mediterranean, has been a refuge and a target for many invaders and colonizers and merchants, who established routes all over its surface. But there were no natural resources to draw upon – no expenses of lumber such as in Central Europe. No easy access to iron and precious metals. The resources were tiny, local, and difficult to extract. So, in the end, Italy became a skilled transformer of materials, from the ancient times onwards.
Materials were bought and transported back to Italy where an army of skilled craftsmen transformed them into objects of mastery and beauty.
As the resources were scarce, Italian craftsmen have always worked on how to get the most out of them. And this is the matrix that originated the present-day Italian excellence. Exercising creativity and industriousness developed this sense of aesthetics that made – and makes – Italians among the top manufacturers of high level and luxury goods. Because quality comes from the use of the best materials, together with the best workmanship and the best design. This is why quality is uncompromising.
Here are some of our Italian Furniture Lines!
Diamante Italian Bedroom Furniture
Fine Contemporary bed in the Diamond Collection From Italian Maker ADORA featuring subtle lines and Triangular Decoration with a Marbleized Surface.
The Malmaison collection of dining room furniture was inspired by the French classics from 18th century Europe with an architectural Neoclassical style. With accents of the French Imperial style. This is a furniture collector’s collection with supreme quality on the selection of the raw materials masterfully crafted by skilled European artisans who magically transform natural raw materials into a work of art. Materials are meticulously selected for each piece of this collection including Makassar Ebony Wood with “sun” composition, enriched with off-white lacquer accents, cast bronzes handcrafted by master craftsmen in the European tradition, decorated in 24 kt antique gold. A mixture of rich materials which combined with an exquisite taste, give rise to this unique, delicate and rich creation, which transports us to the most splendid periods of history.
Our Sipario Living Room Collection by Adora is Inspired by a refined use of tufting. This luxury modern Italian living room sofas feature individual detail to every piece. You are sure to love this beautiful furniture collection. Made in Italy.
Why Purchase Italian Furniture from Us!
Our Luxury Italian Furniture is Built to last, as well as to be Elegant, purchasing luxury furniture from our showroom is a wise investment decision. But choosing the right Italian furniture depends on the company you are buying from an understanding of the history of Italian furniture design, Luxury Furniture and Lighting has all of the knowledge base and then some.
When investing in our Italian furniture, quality is the key element. You should look for Italian furniture pieces which not only speak of your style but will continue to do so – probably for the rest of your life. Our Luxury Italian Furniture will stand the test of time!
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