The name was originally an ironic term, derived from the titles of two of Viktor von Scheffels poems: “Biedermanns Abendmüdigkeit” and “Bummelmaiers Klage”. “Biedermeier” denotes the period between the Viennese Congress of 1815 and the revolution of 1848. It primarily refers to a bourgeois lifestyle. In the construction of furniture, it marked an alternative to aristocratic tastes. The furnishing was no longer for representative purposes, but emphasised comfortable and unostentatious ways of life. Clear outlines and straight shapes dominated. The light woods and subtly bending lines make the furniture very usable and discretely elegant.
~ 1800 - 1850