Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shaker Minimalism

Bedroom, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)

Simple but functional was the ethos of the 19th century Shaker life style.
This guiding principle was demonstrated perfectly in the design and construction
of their furniture, the influence of which is seen today in the minimalist approach to creating modern furniture.

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