March 12, 2012

Mirror Mirror

Following the history of interiors train of thought from my last post, and the longevity of so many original concepts;  Dressing tables originated in eighteenth century France (think Marquise De Pompadour), then called 'table de toilette'.  Like so much of the new convenience furniture of that day, they were purpose built for specifically designated spaces and activities.   They lost favour in the latter part of the 20th century, but have since come back into fashion, as part of the civilized ritual of dressing and preparing for the day/night ahead.   In our modern world these purposeful tools, create graceful service. I'm a firm believer that such elegance should be brought to all aspects, of the act of living. 
In her book, Geography of Home (writings on where we live), Akiko Busch writes, 'A dressing room is a place to indulge one's fancies and compose one's soul'.  Pictured here, various RBI dressing room vignettes.
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