Study on the Visual Image of Armchairs Furniture in Yangming Shu Wu
Yangming Shu Wu was originally named “Chung Hsing Hotel”. It was established in 1970 and opened since 1971.It is the only official residence chosen by late President Kai-Shek Chiang to be established in Taiwan. At present, Yangming Shu Wu is a importance in culture and history. This study investigated the visual image of armchairs in Yangming Shu Wu. Using SD questionnaire survey and statistical analysis were employed to conduct this study, and a total of 115 questionnaires were distributed. The result indicated that, the styles of armchairs could be divided into three categories: (1) Chinese style armchairs: most of them are Qing-style armchairs, which are characterized by the presence of leg rests and the sculptures of glossy ganoderma, symbol for good luck, or faces of animals, etc. at the end of chair legs. In terms of materials, teakwood, rosewood, and kingwood are the common materials. The most frequently used material is teakwood, which exhibits the image of rigidity, magnificence, classicality and nobility. (2) Western style armchairs: they are the typical Queen Anne style armchairs. In terms of materials, only teakwood is used, which exhibits the overall image of magnificence, classicality, curving, nobility, modernization, innovation, and uniqueness. (3) Chinese-western integrated style armchairs: they are mainly made of teakwood as well. Most of them are designed with the Qing-style chair legs, and the seat back is decorated with seat back fabrics with lining, which exhibits the overall image of rigidity, magnificence, classicality, straightness, and nobility.
T. L. Chen and P. F. Hong, "Study on the Visual Image of Armchairs Furniture in Yangming Shu Wu", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 2371-2375, 2011