Wörterbuch (en): Flute / Fluting
- Flute / Fluting
The grooving of an object, usually a column, a pillar or a pilaster, with vertical, concave grooves. It can be found mainly in ancient and traditional architecture. It has also been used as a decorative motif in furniture making, handicrafts and metalworking. The fluting serves the optical structuring of the shaft, emphasizes the verticality of the column and overrides the horizontal joints between the individual column cylinders to make the shaft appear monolithic. It has no structural function.