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Symmetry is one of the cornerstones of interior design and architecture. Human beings are naturally attracted to symmetry as it creates a feeling of calm and order, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. And the best way to bring symmetry into a space is to use pairs, whether it be items of furniture, art or pottery.
A pair can be defined in simple terms as two objects that were made at the same time, by the same artist or craftsman. It can also be two objects belonging to the same collection, which could comprise anything from 10 to 100 pieces. A pair will complement each other in size and subject matter, where the two pieces can, but do not have to be identical. For example, two paintings of the same size, in which the figures face one another, could be considered a pair.