Published at Friday, October 13th 2017. by Lucille in Apartment.
Currently there are offices and organizations that are hard at work in an effort to try and restore the art deco experience for the world. They are trying to restore homes and offices as well as state buildings so as to preserve this time in the history of our country. In there efforts they have discovered many items and things to use to restore and bring to life that time in history. For many it is important to keep the art deco interior design movement alive and well. It has lived on in one way or another in so many of us and for so long that we do not want to forget this time of the 20s and 30s when so much was happening with small apartment furniture.
Once you find if the item is preassembled, you can double check the materials that were used. A sign of lower quality is the use of laminates instead of real hard wood. As an example, typically you can tell the difference in flooring from a laminated wood over a hard wood. Next, if the wood is not actually wood instead it is a particle board or MDF (medium density fiber board, somewhat like particle board) that cuts down on the construction material costs, lowers your price but typically reduces the quality of the piece. So your second question should be what are the materials in this hotel furniture?
See their previous works Its important to know if your chosen manufacturer can design and build custom furniture that lasts for many years to come. Ask them who else they have worked with. Find out if you can see previous works. How long have they been established for? What was their first piece, and is it still in good condition? Custom furniture is expensive so make sure it will last a long time, or its like throwing money away. You wouldnt want to be hit with expensive repair bills if the piece fell apart! Can their work handle your lifestyle? Custom furniture can vary greatly in build quality.
Consider this blast from the past, art deco interior design with small apartment furniture. Once it was all the rage in the 1920s and 30s. However it had a short lived life as a way of designing and setting yourself apart from everyone else. This is in all probability because it grew to such vast popularity. Once everyone started to have it you were no longer set apart from the mainstream and in essence no longer different. Art deco interior design has no deep founded roots in political movements or philosophical theories; it was simply a movement to be creative. It was a whim so to speak and everyone was excited to try and take part in it.
We get asked a lot about the wood and construction that is used in hotel furniture and how to tell low quality furniture from high quality furniture. In a lot of cases, you get what you pay for but with furniture prices going lower across the board from lower overseas labor rates, sometimes good items are not that much more expensive than lower quality furniture. Here I am going to tell you about low quality furniture and what to check for. We all know of the running joke about some manufacturers and their "easy" at home assembly with the hundreds of screws, boards and dowels and mostly undecipherable directions. These types of items, called RTA or ready to assemble are not built with quality in mind, most of the time, they are used because they are compact and if you are shipping the items in a shipping container you can get a lot of boxes stacked on top of each other. While these items may be suitable for home use, for long term hotel use they typically cannot stand the wear and tear of high volume usage. Over time, a lot of these designs sag, twist and contort and need to be replaced. So your first question to ask is, is the hotel furniture already assembled?
When you move into a new place, one of your first major tasks is often going out to purchase all of the additional apartment furniture you need. Shopping can be an exhausting process if you do not prepare in advance and keep some basic principles in mind throughout the process.1. Know Your Essentials Most apartments cant fit all of the furniture you might want, so before you head out shopping, make a list of the essential items that you cant live without. Each persons choices of essential apartment furnishings might be a little different because it depends on what you value. For example, some people need a big couch and entertainment center in the main living area, whereas others would rather fill the space with a big dining table and a couple of comfy armchairs for reading.