LONDON: The 295th birthday of Thomas Chippendale, the ground-breaking 18th century cabinet-maker, is being celebrated with a colourful doodle here inUnited Kingdom.
The innovative Chippendale was far more than just a cabinet maker, with his stunning work now regarded as the epitome furniture for his era.
The designer earnt his fame after publishing a book of his, now iconic, designs in 1754, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director.
The book became so influential that the name Chippendale is often indiscriminately applied to mid-18th century furniture as a whole.
Chippendale went on to work as a celebrated interior designer who advised on soft furnishings and even the colour a room should be painted and undertaking large pieces of work for wealthy clients.
Chippendale died in 1779 and his business was carried on by his son, also named Thomas.