A house’s furniture is one of the principal ways of giving expression to your tastes in your home environment. Whilst mass-produced furniture has grown exponentially in popularity over the years, many people still enjoy the look and feel of luxury furniture items that will really show off their home in its best light. French firm Taillardat (www.taillardat.fr) specializes in making chairs, stools, tables, chests of drawers, desks, sofas, beds and other articles of furniture, all in the style of French furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. In fact, this was very much the Golden Age of furniture, as exemplified by stunning creations like the Louis XVI desk.
Taillardat’s craftspeople use similar techniques to those employed by artisans from this period, enabling them to create very realistic reproductions of design classics like the Louis XVI armchair shown below. Working in a range of woods, from cherry to mahogany, the company’s craftsmen and women are past masters in the art of joinery, carving, French polishing, leather casing, gilding and everything else required to produce authentic, gorgeous-looking pieces of furniture that will really add a sophisticated touch to any room.