Friday, September 30, 2011

Design Always Repeats Itself

During the Renaissance people with money often kept collections of antiquities for leisure and luxury. To house their collections they had pieces of furniture like below.

This is the Barberini Cabinet circa 1606-23. The doors would swing open and this ornate cabinet held various bits of antiquity. 

So how does this relate to today? Well, I've been coming across lots of furniture designed to hold collections lately. Here's Sixay Furniture's Sixtematic Chest of Drawers for Jewelry and Collectibles:

Now look at this:

A rolling cabinet titled Big Boss designed by Zur Schonen Linde.

Design is always repeating itself! Now I need to find some antiquities to collect.


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