Furniture Design

Editor/Author Lawson, Stuart
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Laurence King

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78-067120-8
Category: Technology & Engineering - Architecture
Book Status: Available
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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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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Exploring the content
  • A survey of the development of furniture design
  • A cultural history of furniture design
  • Innovations in materials and manufacturing processes
  • Cité Armchair by Jean Prouvé
  • DSR Chair and DSW Chair by Charles and Ray Eames
  • Aluminium Group by Charles and Ray Eames
  • 606 Universal Shelving System by Dieter Rams
  • Polypropylene Chair by Robin Day
  • Action Office System by Robert Propst and Jack Kelley
  • Tripp Trapp Chair by Peter Opsvick
  • Nomos Desk by Norman Foster
  • Fantastic Plastic Elastic (FPE) Chair by Ron Arad
  • Tom Vac Chair by Ron Arad
  • Aero Bench by Alberto Lievore and Jeannette Altherr and Manel Molina
  • Mirra Chair
  • Imprint Chair by Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen
  • Currents Series by Robert Reuter and Charles Rozier
  • Houdini Chair by Stefan Diez
  • Diffrient World Chair by Niels Diffrient
  • Hemp Chair by Werner Aisslinger
  • New furniture – understanding innovation in contemporary furniture design
  • Visual language
  • Technical and functional innovation
  • The design process
  • Research for design
  • Researching the market
  • Primary research
  • Furniture systems that enhance communication and cooperation
  • The evolving nature of working at home
  • Ergonomics, anthropometrics and spatial conventions
  • Furniture design: ergonomic and anthropometric focuses
  • Storage and workspace design
  • Seating design
  • Seating anthropometrics
  • Desks and work tables
  • Design-process skill set – concept development and testing
  • Drawing
  • Concept sketching
  • Presentation and definition
  • CAD-modelling software
  • Modelling, prototyping and testing
  • Stefan Diez's Houdini Chair for e15
  • Konstantin Grcic's Myto Chair for Plank
  • Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's Vegetal for Vitra
  • Tests and standards
  • Materials, manufacturing and sustainability
  • Material-and manufacturing-led design – case studies
  • Pressed Chair by Harry Thaler
  • Sayl Chair by Yves Béhar
  • Hiroshima chairs by Naoto Fukasawa
  • Ovidio Table by Francisco Gomez Paz
  • Nobody Chair by Komplot
  • Myto Chair Part II by Konstantin Grcic
  • Gubi Chair by Komplot
  • FiDU by Oskar Zieta
  • Nomad Table by Jorre van Ast
  • PS Ellan Chair by Chris Martin
  • Woodware by Max Lamb
  • Ethics and sustainability
  • Materials, manufacturing and assembly
  • Metals
  • Aluminium alloys
  • Brass
  • Iron
  • Carbon steels
  • Titanium
  • Zinc
  • Metal finishes
  • Metal manufacturing processes
  • Joining metal
  • Plastics (polymers)
  • Wood
  • Upholstery, structural fabrics and weaving
  • Design
  • Techniques
  • Materials
  • Structural textiles
  • Concrete
  • Acknowledgements