The Dynamics of Outport Furniture Design: Adaption and Culture

Series: Mercury (51)
Paperback / softback
The furniture made in the small fishing villages of Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most colorful and distinctive forms of regional furniture in North America. Based on European country furniture, it was adapted to reflect social and economic realities, as well as the physical environment in which it was created. It demonstrates the skills of the makers as natural innovators, clever designers, practical recyclers, and masters of adaptation. This volume taps into a rich material history which offers practical messages for the present day.