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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


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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

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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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