A screen is a rather ancient invention, most of us undeservedly forgotten. This is perhaps the most unusual piece of furniture exotics brought to Europe. You will not dare to call it furniture, but rather a movable wall or a folding screen. The history of the screen begins in China. It was in China in the 7th century that screens appeared, and already in the 8th century they moved to Japan.
Screens came to Europe in the 17th century, along with fashion for everything Chinese. In the duality of its function – hiding something behind the wings, at least partially revealing it – Europeans immediately saw not only decorative effects, but also opportunities for very elegant spatial games. Particularly popular screens found in the XIX-XX centuries. The layout of the apartments of that time required dividing the living space into zones, and the screens easily coped with this task, covering with themselves what should not be seen by outsiders. Continue reading
In our country, a sliding wardrobe is not so much a tribute to fashion as a new tool in the historical struggle for square meters. You have low ceilings, the pillar acts as a “navel” in the middle of the corridor, the room is disfigured by a stupid niche into which no finished furniture will fit, and the wardrobe with a sideboard is littered with dusty suitcases? Then this article will be useful to you.
In sliding wardrobes, sliding doors do not require additional space for opening. And since such a cabinet is made and modeled individually, it can be installed anywhere: in the labyrinth of the corridor, in the cramped office, and in the niche. There are sliding wardrobes for offices, bedrooms, living rooms, libraries and even for children. To order exactly the cabinet that is needed, the buyer must speak with the seller “in one language”, that is, know his professional terminology. Here are some special words and phrases.
False panel – a decorative plate that is used to increase the height of the cabinet, hiding voids. In texture and color, it is usually the same as the door trim.
Base – supporting strips on which the cabinet is installed. It may not be a supporting element, but a decorative element.
Profile – vertical framing of doors (in some versions of cabinets it is also a handle at the same time). Continue reading