History of Furniture Design: Timeline & Evolution

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1. Which of the following periods influenced furniture styles after World War II?

2. Where did Colonial furniture design get its inspiration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study materials will quiz your knowledge of the history of furniture design. Make sure you understand key points for the quiz like the changes to the industry of furniture design after World War II and the period(s) that influenced Modern furniture styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following areas of study:

  • Inspiration for Colonial furniture
  • Characteristics of Art Deco furniture designs
  • Country where the Jacobean style of furniture was popular

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the history of furniture design and how it's connected to Modern styles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the changes that were made to the furniture design industry after World War II and the influences for Colonial furniture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the country where Jacobean furniture was popular

Additional Learning

For more on various styles of furniture, you can review the lesson entitled History of Furniture Design: Timeline & Evolution. These topics will be studied in greater detail:

  • Characteristics of ancient Egyptian furniture from 3000-2000 BCE
  • Changes to furniture design styles in ancient Greek furniture
  • Wood and decorative carvings of Medieval furniture
  • European Renaissance styles
  • Rococo and Revival styles from 18th-20 centuries
  • Modern movements in furniture design
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