by Olinda Romani and Lance Reynolds
R Revival, 21513 Sherman
Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Please call for appointment.
818-592-0815 or info@RArchitectural.com
R Revival™ also known as Renaissance Revival and Revival
Furniture was created to integrate our furniture line with lifestyle, music, food,
Peruvian products and Peruvian herbs for your health. We make reproductions from
original Renaissance period pieces. Please send an email if you would like to
attend our special events. We invite your comments or requests. Please also visit:
Spanish Mediterranean Revival Sofa
Renaissance Revival Bed
Renaissance Revival Chair
Our Lady of Guadalupe reproduced from a palace in Mexico
Renaissance Dining Table
R Revival is also known as Renaissance Revival or Italianate.
We specialize in reproductions of antique furniture and also make original designs.
Including Spanish Revival Furniture, Italian Villa furniture, Mediterranean Revival
furniture, Hacienda furniture, Renaissance Revival Furniture, Revival Furniture,
Tuscan furniture. When looking at these designs you must recognize the influences
come from The Renaissance. The Renaissance in Italian: Rinascimento, from rinascere
"to be reborn" was a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly
from the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages
and later spreading to the rest of Europe creating not only Italian Renaissance
furniture, but also Spanish Renaissance furniture, French Renaissance furniture,
German Renaissance furniture, Austrian Renaissance furniture, Dutch Renaissance
furniture, Portuguese Renaissance furniture, English Renaissance furniture. .
Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many intellectual pursuits, as well
as social and political upheaval, it is perhaps best known for its artistic developments
and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo,
who inspired the term "Renaissance man".
The first Mediterranean/Italian Renaissance Revival buildings
were built in the United States starting in the early 1900s. These styles became
popular in Los Angeles in the nineteen-teens. The Mediterranean Revival style
is loosely based on Italian seaside villas from the sixteenth century. The style
was particularly prevalent in Southern California, because of a popular association
of the California coast with Mediterranean resorts. The Renaissance Revival style
is loosely based on Italian palazzos of the sixteenth century. It was usually
used in particularly grand homes where an imposing style was required. Part of
the popularity of the Renaissance Revival style grew out of the vogue at the turn
of the last century for the distinction and polish of familiarity
with European architectural and artistic styles. These styles were usualy mixed
together, creating a hybrid style. Mediterranean/Italian Renaissance Revival structures
tend to be relatively massive, with symmetrical primary facades, a rectangular
floorplan, Classical, Spanish or Beaux Arts details, and gardens. Elements of
the Mediterranean/Italian Renaissance Revival style can be found mixed with the
Beaux Arts and Spanish Colonial Revival styles.
The Mediterranean Revival was an eclectic design style
that was first introduced in the United States about the end of the nineteenth
century, and became popular during the 1920s and 1930s. The style evolved from
renewed interest in the Italian Renaissance architecture of palaces and seaside
villas dating from the sixteenth century, and can be found mainly in the states
of California and Florida due to the popular association of these coastal regions
with Mediterranean resorts.
Architects August Geiger and Addison Mizner did much to
popularize this style in Florida; while Bertram Goodhue, Sumner Spaulding, and
Paul Williams did likewise in California. Structures are typically multi-story
and based on a rectangular floor plan, and feature massive, symmetrical primary
façades. Mediterranean Revival is characterized generally by stuccoed wall
surfaces, flat or low-pitched terra cotta and tile roofs, arches, scrolled or
tile-capped parapet walls and articulated door surrounds. Feature detailing is
occasionally executed with keystones.
Balconies and window grilles are common, and are generally
made of wrought iron or wood. Ornamentation can be simple or dramatic, and may
use various Mediterranean references. Classical, Spanish Renaissance, Spanish
Colonial, and Beaux-Arts architecture details are often incorporated into the
design, as are lush gardens.
The style was most commonly applied to hotels, apartment
buildings, commercial structures, and even modest residences. Mediterranean Revival
was one of several architectural styles used extensively by the Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad companies when designing their train
stations in California.
These influences can be found throughout Mexico, Central
America and South America including Brazil, Columbia, Peru,
This high end style of furniture is for movie stars, rock
stars, theme homes and restaurants, people with class and style, for living room,
bedroom, . Some styles can be considered fantasy furniture suitable for Kings,
Queens, Prince and Princesses and their castles. Some influences can be seen in
furniture used in Pirates of the Caribbean, Cinderella and other Disney movies.
dream furniture. We make oversize luxury Mansion furniture for athletes, basketball
players, affluent entrepreneurs, who want their presense to be international,
impressive, cosmopolitan using conversation pieces. Montecito Collection, furniture
style for celebrities and wealthy business people who own Montecito homes and
Serving Santa Barbara, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Beverly
Please come visit our design showroom and let us design
an item for you! Feel free to call our store at (818) 592-0815 for additional
information. Please also visit our website for Renaissance
Furniture. R Furniture.com
and Renaissance Architectural R
Architectural.com. Custom designs available.
Religious Wall art: Cuzco
School and here on R