The comprehensive guide to furniture design-- expanded and updated
Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, "Furniture Design" offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-related aspects of furniture design.
Generously illustrated with photographs and drawings--including a new color section--this "Second Edition" features updated coverage of material specifications, green design, digital design, and fabrication technologies. It also features twenty-five case studies of furniture design that represent a broad selection of works, designers, and techniques, including recent designs produced within the last decade.
The book explores: Furniture function and social useForm, spatial organization, and typological ordersStructural integrity and compositionAccessibility, universal design, human factors, and ergonomicsThe design process, from schematics through fabricationMaterials, processes, and methods of fabricationProfessional practice and marketingThe history of furniture design, from prehistory to the digital age
Complete with a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography, "Furniture Design, Second Edition" is a one-stop resource that furniture designers will turn to regularly for the advice, guidance, and information needed to perform their craft.