For each style, its mastery: savoir-faire, knowledge, materials and evolutions.
To better define the restoration needs of your furniture in fine cabinet maker: a voyage through styles and history.
Renaissance style. Mastery of traditional buildings and assemblies. First veneers and marquetries: ebony / bone.
Boulle style / Louis XVI. Marquetry. First uses by cabinet makers, materials coming from far away: tortoiseshell and first brass /bronze ornaments.
French XVIII eme. Mastery of Louis XV curves. Elegance of lines towards refined Louis XV style. First furniture in straight lines.
Charles X style / Louis Philippe / Restoration - XIX. Refinement of wood. First contrasts: light and dark wood, in marquetry.
Napoleon III style. Industrialization of Boulle marquetry, distributed worldwide.
End XIX / industrial era. Manufacturing of serial furniture. New technologies in link with machine-tool.
Art Nouveau style (1900-1920). First furniture in round forms. Mastery of curves. And complex buildings: sculpture and ornament.
In parallel: Art Deco style (1920 - 1930) / era of luxury. Inspired by the German modernist art movement Bahaus, Art Deco style introduces contemporary design. Come-back of geometric lines. Research of new materials: straw, mica, shagreen, thanks to voyages and new discoveries. Art Deco style reflects the refinement of assemblies.
1950 - era of furniture standardization. Inspired by Bahaus, Corbusier creates the norm of spaces.
The art cabinet maker, Jerome Cordie also masters knowledge and savoir-faire of the restoration of your furniture in English, American, German, Austrian, European styles and their evolutions.