Vernaculars…

The term vernacular is derived from the Latin vernaculus, meaning “domestic, native, indigenous”

Vernacular architecture designed based on local needs, availability of construction materials and reflecting local traditions.

The specific design of things based of necessityf

The material vernacular series presents ethnographic, historical and comparative accounts of material and visual culture manifest in both the everyday and extraordinary lives of individuals and communities, nations and networks. While advancing a venerable scholarly tradition focused on the makers and users of handmade objects the series also addresses contemporary practices Of meditation , refashioning, recycling assemblage and collecting in global and local contexts

English vernacular furniture, Gilbert investigates over twenty well-defined vernacular subgroups that have never previously been explored in detail, including furniture made for workhouses, schools, prisons, Quaker meetinghouses, army barracks, alehouses, lunatic asylums, shops, railway premises, and ships. He also discusses such facets of vernacular furniture making as regional differences in the production of chairs and beds; mainstream cottage and farmhouse domestic furniture; and traditional straw and wicker crafts.

Historical designs often fads like crown glass cheap but looks expensive

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