What's in a Name?

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Traditional. Transitional. Contemporary. These words no longer apply to the new paradigm of furniture design. "Boutique Traditional", "Clean Transitional", "Modern Contemporary", New Eclecticism", and "Warm Modernisim" is how people are describing all the latest furniture designs that don't quite fit the old model. Every designer from Jonathan Adler to Thomas O'Brien has coined a new term to express their unique designs.

And if you ever wondered how retailers and furniture manufacturers come up with names for a sofa, it can be a very random process at times according to this article from the New York Times.

We came up with a lot of our names using a top 100 names for baby's list.

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