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Furniture Design

Furniture Design by Jim Postell
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The comprehensive guide to furniture design— expandedand updated

Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplinesto create their work. From history to theory to technology,Furniture Design offers a comprehensive survey of theessential craft- and practice-related aspects of furnituredesign.

Generously illustrated with photographs anddrawings—including a new color section—this SecondEdition features updated coverage of material specifications,green design, digital design, and fabrication technologies. It alsofeatures twenty-five case studies of furniture design thatrepresent a broad selection of works, designers, and techniques,including recent designs produced within the last decade.

The book explores:

  • Furniture function and social use
  • Form, spatial organization, and typological orders
  • Structural integrity and composition
  • Accessibility, universal design, human factors, andergonomics
  • The design process, from schematics through fabrication
  • Materials, processes, and methods of fabrication
  • Professional practice and marketing
  • The history of furniture design, from prehistory to the digitalage

Complete with a glossary of terms and a comprehensivebibliography, Furniture Design, Second Edition is a one-stopresource that furniture designers will turn to regularly for theadvice, guidance, and information needed to perform theircraft.

Wiley; October 2012
400 pages; ISBN 9781118353189
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Title: Furniture Design
Author: Jim Postell
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