Rococo style in interior design and decorative arts originated in Paris in the early 18th century. Therefore it was soon adopted throughout France and later in European countries.

Curved forms, lightness, comfort and also asymmetry characterized the furniture of the Louis XV period. It replaced the more formal and massive furniture of the Louis XIV style. Lightness, elegance, and an exuberant use of curving, natural forms in ornamentation, are, in other words, notable features of the Louis XV style.

Louis XV furniture was not designed for the vast palace state rooms of the Versailles of Louis XIV. It was however created for the smaller, more intimate salons created by Louis XV and by his mistresses, Marquise de Pompadour and Comtesse du Barry. Notable master furniture designers of the Louis XV period included André-Charles BoulleCharles CressentLouis DelanoisJean-François Oeben

The word Rococo is derived from the French word rocaille, which initially denoted the shell-covered rock work that was used to decorate artificial grottoes. In Italy the Rococo style was concentrated primarily in Venice, where it was epitomized by the large-scale decorative paintings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The Rococo also influenced the urban vistas of Francesco Guardi and Canaletto.

Vosges fabricates tailor-made Louis XV style chairs and furniture.

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