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Furniture Design Hardcover – August 3, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0471727965 ISBN-10: 0471727962 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471727962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471727965
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,259,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Chapters explore furniture function and social use, physical and spatial characteristics of furniture design, case studies of significant designs, furniture design theory and principles, materials, fabrication, and professional practice and marketing. Also included is a historical overview of furniture design and manufacture around the world." (Book News, February 2008)

"If you want technical, [skills] you have to go for this book..."  (The Herald {Glasgow}, Saturday 15th December 2007)

From the Back Cover

From history to theory to technology: a comprehensive survey of furniture design

Designing furniture is both an art and a science that draws upon a broad range of knowledge and disciplines. It is helpful for today's furniture designers to have a working knowledge of furniture history, technology, aesthetics, the human body, architectural production, interior design, industrial design, and art. Furniture Design is a comprehensive survey that guides the reader through the essential facets of design and more.

The book explores:

  • Fundamental ideas of function and social use

  • Form, spatial organization, and typological orders

  • Structural integrity and composition

  • The design process

  • Materials and fabrication processes

  • Marketing and professional practice

  • A historical overview of furniture design up to the twenty-first century

A highlight of the book includes case studies of twenty-one furnituredesigns presenting a broad selection of works, designers, design processes, and fabrication techniques in one chapter. The book also features a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography. In short, here is a one-stop resource about furniture design that designers will turn to regularly for the advice, guidance, and information needed to perform their craft.


More About the Author

Jim Postell is Professor, of Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. He is LEED AP (Comercial Interiors) and a registered architect in Ohio.

Areas of interest and scholarship include: Furniture Design, Interior Design, Foundation Studies, Interior Construction, and Material Research. He manages an active architecture and interior design practice. Projects include: hospitality, liturgical designs, residential, retail, and workplace environments.

Go to www.designstudio161.com to learn more about recent projects, publications, and writings.






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12 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Michael D. on August 21, 2007
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This book was a big help on understanding the design history of things we all use, everyday. Well laid out and easy to follow, this book is an excellent guide for anyone more curious about what furniture really is; art.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brennen Wolter on March 30, 2010
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If your interested in knowing many different processes of creating furniture, then this book is for you!
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. R. Hussey on March 17, 2013
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I have given the much requested book as a birthday present and have heard no more from the recipient who lives in the States and does not write letters!
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JBrown on January 16, 2012
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I was very happy. The book came in like 3 days and when I opened the package the book looked brand new and not 1 marking inside the book. I'm very satisfied.
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