Book Review: Furniture for Interior Design – This comprehensive, practical guide explores how contemporary furniture is used within interior design to define a space, create division and enclosure, and alter or redefine circulation.
Initial chapters illustrate the different contexts in which furniture is used, from the office and domestic interiors to retail and exhibition space; look at types of furniture, whether off-the-shelf or bespoke; and explore the new vogue for recycling and vintage. Later chapters examine both traditional materials such as wood and the more unusual such as stone and glass, while also explaining new methods of manufacture – such as Computer Numerical Controlled and Selected Laser Sintering. The final chapter looks at how a design is developed, the site surveyed, prototypes made and specifications and schedules drawn up.
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Furniture for Interior Design is a detailed, highly illustrated guide to specifying and placing existing manufactured furniture, but also shows the reader how to design, detail, and commission batch-produced furniture or one-off, site-specific pieces.
About the Author
Sam Booth is founder of multidisciplinary design practice LWD and is currently visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and The Edinburgh College of Art in both the Interior Design and Product Design departments.
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Drew Plunkett was formerly Head of the Department of Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art and is the author of several books, including Drawing for Interior Design (2009) and Construction and Detailing for Interior Design (2010), both by Laurence King.
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