Furniture Design An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing

Furniture Design: An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing – Furniture Design is a comprehensive guide and resource for students and furniture designers. As well as discussing pioneering contemporary and historical designs, it also provides substantive answers to designers’ questions about function, materials, manufacture and sustainability, integrating guidance on all of these subjects – particularly material and manufacturing properties, in one accessible and structured volume.

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Many leading contemporary furniture designers from around the world are included, with case studies carefully selected to highlight the importance of both material and manufacture-led design processes. The book is also intended to provide an insight into furniture design for those considering a university education in product and industrial design.

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About the Author
Stuart Lawson is Subject Leader, Design Products and Associate Head, School of Design at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

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Contents:

Introduction: How to use this book Who is this book for?

Section 1: Survey of the development of furniture Introduction 1a: A Cultural History of Furniture 1b: Innovations in Materials and Manufacturing Processes 1c: New Furniture: Understanding innovation in contemporary furniture design.

Section 2: The Design Process Introduction 2a: Research for Design 2b: Ergonomics, Anthropometrics and Spatial Conventions 2c: Design Process Skills Set.

Section 3: Materials and Manufacturing Introduction 3a: Material and Manufacturing-led design 3b: Ethics and Sustainability 3c: Materials, Manufacturing and Assembly.

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