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Lightness and beauty in furniture design

MALUF, Marina Kosovski; SOUZA LEITE, João de; MAGALHÃES, Cláudio Freitas de;

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When speaking of “lightness” in furniture design, how many layers are there behind our imaginary? This article seeks to uncover just one - the image of lightness constructed between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Two significant aspects of the home environment point to a lighter aesthetic design of domestic furniture: home as a space for expressing the character of the people who inhabit it, and the incorporation of hygienist ideas into the home environment.

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Palavras-chave: Design, Lightness, Furniture, History, Modern,

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DOI: 10.5151/design-icdhs-118

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MALUF, Marina Kosovski; SOUZA LEITE, João de; MAGALHÃES, Cláudio Freitas de; "Lightness and beauty in furniture design", p. 534-537 . In: Farias, Priscila Lena; Calvera, Anna; Braga, Marcos da Costa & Schincariol, Zuleica (Eds.). Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2012. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0692-7
DOI 10.5151/design-icdhs-118

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