Trace the historical culture of restaurant furniture

- Jun 05, 2018-

Restaurant furniture ( is a product of human civilization and human life practice. It is accompanied by the development of human civilization and social progress. Humanity has constantly created new restaurant furniture based on changes in living conditions and the improvement of productivity, especially the advancement of science and technology. Throughout the development history of the entire restaurant furniture, the development of the restaurant furniture and the art forms such as architecture, sculpture, and painting have developed simultaneously. At the same time, in a historical process, the restaurant furniture integrates technology, materials and crafts into one and continues to reach new heights. The development of restaurant furniture is a comprehensive embodiment of culture, art, architectural style, aesthetic taste, science and technology and lifestyle in different countries and different historical periods of the world.

Restaurant furniture is an indispensable life tool for human life. According to sociological experts, most social members spend more than two-thirds of their lives in contact with restaurant furniture. The design and manufacture of restaurant furniture is closely related to human life, especially the design and manufacture of modern dining room furniture. It is also the main symbol of contemporary living standards and quality. Constantly designing and developing new restaurant furniture, through the constant development of people and restaurant furniture, people and the environment, will bring people into a new, more beautiful living space and create a newer lifestyle for people.

Chinese traditional restaurant furniture has a long history. The production of Chinese restaurant furniture dates back to the Neolithic period. From the Neolithic period to the Qin and Han period, restaurant furniture was very simple due to cultural and productivity constraints. People sit on the floor and the dining room furniture is low and low. After the Southern and Northern Dynasties, there were more and more high-style restaurant furniture. As of the Tang Dynasty, high-end restaurant furniture has become increasingly popular. In the Song Dynasty, the high-profile restaurant furniture that sat on foot was popularized and became the main form of dining furniture for people's daily living and rest. At this point, the shape and structure of Chinese traditional wooden dining room furniture are basically shaped. Since then, with the development of society, economy and culture, traditional Chinese restaurant furniture has become increasingly sophisticated in terms of craftsmanship, style, structure, and decoration. It has been shining brightly in the Ming Dynasty and has entered a glorious period. It has also played an important role in the history of furniture in the world. . The number of restaurant owners in the Qing Dynasty increased, focusing on carving and creating their own style. At the beginning of the 20th century, due to the influence of foreign restaurant furniture, there appeared a new type of western-style restaurant furniture. After the 1950s, the Chinese restaurant furniture industry developed rapidly. In the 1980s, while drawing on the furniture styles and advanced production techniques of different countries, Chinese restaurant furniture continued to unearth traditional techniques and combined with its own national conditions and folk customs to gradually form a new style of restaurant furniture.

Before the late 19th century, the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, although occasionally war-torn, but in general, have long enjoyed a peaceful life of self-sufficiency. They have a unique lifestyle based on agriculture as a traditional and middle-class culture. Their peasants generally use homemade traditional dining room furniture and are sturdy and comfortable. The dining room furniture used by the upper class is from the United Kingdom, France, or restaurant furniture imitated by British and French restaurant furniture. After the Second World War, the social revolution caused by the industrial revolution, according to their own country's traditions, styles, materials, processes, their own design and production of urban residential restaurant furniture has become their common understanding and joint action. They absorbed the experience of close cooperation between designers, craftsmen and manufacturers of Austria in the 1930s, and insisted on a three-in-one combination of production methods and achieved good results. The rise of European modern architecture, especially the influence of the German Bauhaus modern architectural theory, has had a guiding influence on the design of restaurant furniture in the Nordic countries. However, the four Nordic countries have chosen a unique road at the same time. This is a combination of modern dining room furniture and traditional styles combined with local materials and craftsmanship. Their design achieved great success at the 1900 Paris Expo and later in Europe and the United States. It was recognized internationally and it was generally considered a humane modern dining room furniture. Nordic restaurant furniture displays restraint on form and decoration, respect for traditional values, preference for natural materials, unification of form and function, and admiration of craftsmanship.