Google UK is today celebrating the life and legacy of Thomas Chippendale. He was a famous carpenter who inspired thousands of woodworkers, carpenters and cabinet makers around the world with his designs and work. Thomas Chippendale cabinets or Thomas Chippendale inspired cabinets is to be found all over the world.
He was one of the first people to realize the power of print media and advertising by creating the first “Cabinet Makers” guide for aspiring carpenters. His publication titled “The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director” were responsible for many English inspired furniture across the world.
The name Thomas Chippendale is probably one of the most recognized names in furniture design today and his contributions to design are still as highly praised today as they were three centuries ago and many people still seek out Thomas Chippendale style furnishings to add to their antique collections.
Chippendale furniture was so important that it dominated the English furniture market from 1745 to 1770 and its influence remained strong until the late 18th century.
The Thomas Chippendale Google Doodle
“The Thomas Chippendale Google Doodle on Google UK – 5 June 2013”
About Thomas Chippendale
He was born on the 5th of June 1718 in Otley United Kingdom and died on the 13th November 1779 in London. He was famous for making English furniture popular across the world.