The Role Of Interior Design In The Roco Period

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The concept of interior design was greatly explored during the Rococo period, and it is the combination of different features that determines the success of an interior. To achieve a desired goal one has to consider every part of a design. The type of paint and its colour, the type of wall finish, furniture, and flow of a room has to all work together to be successful. The Rococo style is well known for its elegance and beforehand planning that went into every design that was executed by the best designers and craftsmen of the era. The Rococo period is known for its elaborate interiors, decorated with ceiling detail and motifs inspired by nature. Figure 1, is the king and queens courters in the palace of Versailles. The materials used in this interior are materials commonly used during that time. The barrier that runs the length of the room in front of the bed would be made of wood. During the Rococo period craftsmen often turned wood to have a decorative spiral or as in this case they would carve the wood with asymmetrical ornate designs, with curves and lines inspired by nature. The parquet flooring again introduces wood into the room along with the panelled walls, however during that time they almost always painted wall panels. The curtains hanging at the bed is likely…show more content…
Firstly the frames of the chairs were toned down, thus their legs were more slender, and the arm rests a bit further apart. The main objective of Rococo furniture was comfort, something that Baroque furniture lacked, in addition Rococo furniture would sometimes be custom made to complement its surroundings and in doing so brought designs together to work as a whole. Secondly furniture was rounded off with carvings that complimented the ornamentation of the rest of the interior, although the most common carvings found on Rococo furniture were again asymmetrical designs, acanthus leaves and floral or
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