The years between 1700 and 1800 saw marked social, economic and political changes across Europe. In terms of art and design, perhaps the biggest evolution was the trend away from the fairly regimented straight lines and geometric designs which typified the baroque era.
The Rococo style which ushered in the 18th century brought with it a more fluid, highly decorative approach to fashion, jewellery and interior design, characterised by sinuous curves, deliberate introduction of asymmetry and an almost playful approach to design – at least for the few who could afford it.
18th Century Furniture and interior designers were quick to make use of other innovative materials, such as decorative metalwork, polished stone and porcelain.
Nowadays 18th Century Design became quite an inspiration for interior design projects, being even called as a new trend.
As an example of that, we brinng you the Casa Orlandi Guesthouse, an 18th century palazzo in Prato, a famous textile city very close to Florence, which has been renovated by the Italian architect and founder of b-arch studio, Sabrina Bignami. Mixing the ancient and modern interior design, see below the final result: