The furniture term Doric refers to a style or design that is inspired by the architectural order called Doric. Doric is one of the three classical orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, characterized by simple, sturdy, and masculine design elements. In furniture, Doric usually refers to pieces that have straight, fluted legs, minimal decorative details, and a solid, robust appearance. The primary Greek order of architecture. Heavy arrissed columns with simple details yield structural value.