The screen
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The screen

The screen

Screens

It is a furniture most often composed of panels called sheets. The latter are adjustable and interconnected by hinges. The panels are made of wood, fabric or other materials.

What is the purpose of the screen?

It protects against drafts and creates more intimate spaces by isolating a room.

A short history of the screen

Appeared in China, the screen was adopted by Japan, then by Korea. The British will bring it back to the 15th century and the screen will appear in France from the 16th century. Thus, it is found behind the altars of churches, in private apartments with cloth screens decorated with silk braid, gold or silver. The screen is then matched with wall hangings, tapestries or furniture fabrics.
Its use declines in the early nineteenth century, then reappears around 1860 during the reign of Napoleon III with the Japanese wave that inspires Paul Sérusier or Pierre Bonnard. They make real canvases on the panels of the screens.
The role of insulation of the screen begins to disappear at the beginning of the 20th century with the development of modern heating means. The function of the screen becomes decorative and inspires painters like Utrillo or designers like Eileen Gray.

Richly worked, carved, woven, decorated, in wood, fabric, leather or metal, the screens are useful objects but also objects of decoration. It exists in all styles and for all tastes, from the traditional screen to the design screen.

Here is a small selection of screens:

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Design screen BRICK by Eileen Gray

(photo credit: http://www.archiexpo.fr )

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Screen by Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo, screen, 1939, four oils on canvas mounted on wooden panels

(photo credit: http://www.connaissancedesarts.com )

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Dream of Gold – Custom Gold Leaf Screens

Dream of Gold – Custom Gold Leaf Screens

(photo credit: http://www.archiexpo.fr )

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Screen engraving on wood

Screen engraving on wood by Triode Design

(photo credit: http://www.triodedesign.com )

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Screen in slats of wood

Swell – folding screen

(photo credit: http://www.sitondesign.com )

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White Wall Screen

Screen Wall White / Black 5 Pans

(photo credit: Price Minister)

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Wooden screen on steel base

Wood screens on steel base

(photo credit: http://www.farea.com , see the website of the sculptor Alban LANORE: http://www.lanore-sculpteur.com/ )

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Sticks screen

STICKS (EXTERIOR / INTERIOR)

(photo credit: http://www.mb-plus.fr)

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Metal screen Corinth

Screen Corinth (metal)

(photo credit: http://www.paravent-515.com)

To you to create your spaces …

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