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Furniture Design An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing

Furniture Design An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing

Laurence King


By Stuart Lawson


$40.00

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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. 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 college education in product and
industrial design.



• Comprehensive introduction to furniture design

• Contains a survey of the cultural history of furniture design,
exploring notions of good design and innovations in
production

• Includes an illustrated directory of materials and techniques

• Features the work of leading international designers,
including Ron Arad, Yves Béhar, Konstantin Grcic, and Ronan
and Erwan Bouroullec

More Details

Size: 11 x 8 1/2 in;
Pages: 224 pp;
320 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: October 2013
ISBN: 9781780671208
ISBN10: 1780671202
Stuart Lawson is Subject Leader, Design Products and Associate Head, School of Design at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

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