Furniture design / Jim Postell.

"Furniture Design is a comprehensive survey that guides the reader through the essential facets of design and more. A highlight of the book includes case studies of twenty-one furniture designs presenting a broad selection of works, designers, design processes, and fabrication techniques in one...

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Main Author: Postell, James Christopher, 1958- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2007]
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Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. Introduction to furniture design
  • Ch. 2. Function and social use
  • Ch. 3. Form, spatial organization, and typological orders
  • Ch. 4. Furniture case studies
  • Ch. 5. Furniture design theory
  • Ch. 6. Design
  • Ch. 7. Materials
  • Ch. 8. Fabrication
  • Ch. 9. Professional practice and marketing
  • Ch. 10. Historical overview
  • 1. Introduction to Furniture Design
  • Furniture
  • Design
  • 2. Function and Social Use
  • Classifications based on Function
  • Sitting, Resting, and Sleeping
  • Eating, Reading, Typing, and Writing
  • Containing, Displaying, and Organizing
  • Enclosing, Shaping, and Partitioning Space
  • Classifications based on Social Use
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Institutional
  • Multi-Use
  • Office
  • Recreational
  • Religious
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Storage
  • 3. Form, Spatial Organization, and other Typological Orders
  • Form
  • Angular
  • Composite
  • Curvilinear
  • Orthogonal
  • Section al. / Modular
  • Spatial Organization
  • Centralized
  • Clustered
  • Grids
  • Linear
  • Radial
  • Typological Orders
  • Assemble / Disassemble
  • Built-in / Stationary
  • Freestanding
  • Inflatable
  • Transformable
  • Moveable
  • Summary
  • 4. Furniture Case Studies
  • 700-400 B.C. Greek Klismos chair
  • 1750 French Rococo marquetry commode
  • 1754 Chippendale chair
  • 1859 Model No. 14
  • 1917-18 Red and Blue chair
  • 1922 Blocs screen
  • 1925 Wassily chair
  • 1928 Model Basculant B 301
  • 1932-33 Stools 60 / 65
  • 1950 Siege de Repos (Antony)
  • 1950 Eames Storage Unit (ESU)
  • 1951 Wire Side chair
  • 1968 Action Office
  • 1987 Ghost chair
  • 1991 Cross Check chair
  • 1993 Trinidad chair
  • 1994 Living Pods
  • 1995 Aeron chair
  • 2000 Pathways
  • 2001 The Block
  • 2004 Jimmy's Buffet
  • Lessons from the Furniture Case Studies
  • 5. Furniture Design Theory
  • Inquiry
  • Firmitas, Utilitas, and Venustas
  • Modernism
  • Systems Theory
  • Built-Form and Culture
  • New Formalism
  • 6. Design
  • Design Principles
  • Balance
  • Continuity, Unity, and Variety
  • Dynamism and Stasis
  • Hierarchy and Emphasis
  • Juxtaposition
  • Rhythm and Pattern
  • Scale and Proportion
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Ethos
  • Accessible Design
  • Codes, Guidelines, and Standards
  • Green Design
  • Universal Design
  • Furniture Design Processes
  • Conjecture / Analysis / Synthesis
  • Sketching and Drawing
  • Model Making
  • Design Phases
  • Pre-Design and Programming
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Working Drawings
  • Shop Drawings
  • Making Templates and Formwork
  • Fabrication
  • Pricing and Contract Negotiation
  • Disciplinary Boundaries
  • 7. Materials
  • Material Matters
  • Material Properties
  • Materials from A to Z
  • Adhesives and Glues
  • Composite Boards
  • Fabrics and Leather
  • Finishes
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Polymers
  • Rubber and Elastomers
  • Stone
  • Wood and Grasses
  • 8. Fabrication
  • Processes and Methods of Fabrication
  • Preparing Shop Drawings and a Materials List
  • Securing Equipment, Hardware, Labor, and Materials
  • Carving, Cutting, Drilling, Folding, Milling, Nailing, Planing, Sewing, and Weaving
  • Assembling and Gluing
  • Joinery, Seaming, and Welding
  • Upholstery
  • Etching, Grinding, Sanding, and Texturing
  • Dyeing, Finishing, Painting, Plating, Sealing, Staining, and Surfacing
  • Delivery and Installation
  • Repairing, Refinishing, and Restoring
  • Chronological Overview of Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Machine Tools
  • Digital Tools
  • Technology: The Art and Science of Fabrication
  • Craft
  • Machine Production
  • 9. Professional Practice and Marketing
  • Industry and Markets
  • Retailing
  • Furniture Epi-Centers
  • Trends
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Business
  • 10. Historical Overview
  • How Societies have Designed, Made, Used and Thought About Furniture Design
  • 6000 B.C. - 3500 B.C. The Earliest Cultures
  • Ancient Societies
  • Old World Settlements
  • 330 - 1452Feudal and Medieval Societies
  • Byzantium
  • Islamic
  • Medieval
  • 1452 -1851 The Rise of Europe
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • French Rococo
  • 17th and 18th century England
  • The Colonies and an Emerging America
  • Early Neoclassical Style
  • 1851-1945 Workmanship of Risk / Certainty
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Eclecticism
  • Revival Styles
  • Craft and Design
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Art Nouveau
  • Modernism and the Machine Age
  • 1945-1980 Modernism
  • Evolving Modernism - Rising Heroes
  • Furniture Epi-Centers
  • 1980-2000 Consumerism
  • New Craftsmanship
  • 21st Century The Digital Age
  • Smart Materials
  • Computer Numerical Control Devices
  • Digital and Biological Technologies
  • New Opportunities.
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