Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Casual Living, September 1, 2007
Heavily influenced by others, over the past centuries Spanish furniture often embodied Roman, French and Italian design elements. Whether massive and simple or more delicate and ornate, natural materials were key, as was an artful mix of traditional, modern and rustic styles. Outdoor designs emerge this year with a taste of Madrid and Barcelona, from scrollwork to more ornate detail.
Named for a Spanish cathedral in the heart of Old Havana, O.W. Lee's San Cristobal Collection captures baroque style with cast aluminum construction that mimics ornate detail of true wrought iron work with hand-forged scrolls and an embossed frame. Showroom 1786
The Barcelona seating collection from Jane Hamley Wells includes the Souffle chair, a very modern café style seat crafted of molded polyethylene and steel frames. Space 8-7030
The cast aluminum Veracruz Collection from Woodard features Spanish regal style with an ornate back, fluted legs and cast arms, enhanced with a striking silhouette. Space 7-8106
Casual Creations' cast Estona chair and ottoman features an Old World look reminiscent of the Conquistador and Inquisition periods, marked with simple design and delicate curves. Space 8-7112