Theorically, all the objects around have an author, thogh we rarely know their name. And yet some anonymous pieces of design win us over because important designer-furniture often bears rhe same basic characteristics, impalpable  but precise: a harmony of line, careful attention to materials and of course, functionality. These pieces  also communicate a sense of the period and experience, of the work of those unnamed people who created and modified them till they reached their present state. We are reminded of traditional forms, like the shape of the typical country chair - with its wicker-seat, or traditional sofas with their familiar rounded outline.