New edition of the most comprehensive book introducing the craft and business of furniture design encompasses the history, theory, human factors and ergonomics, materials, tools and methods of fabrication, and professional practice issues. Featuring a total of 30 case studies of historical and contemporary works, up-to-date information on fabrication techniques, and a new section of color illustrations, Furniture Design is a must-have for the bookshelf of every furniture designer and aspiring professional. Written by an educator and professional furniture designer, the Second Edition looks at the most current thinking on green design, digital fabrication techniques, and the tremendous changes in the furniture markets, and how the new designer needs to work with the global marketing and branding issues.
JIM POSTELL is Professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has taught design studio and seminar courses for thirty years and maintains an active design practice. He is the coauthor of Materiality and Interior Construction.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Furniture Design
Chapter 2. Function and Social Use
Chapter 3. Form, Spatial Organizations, and Typological Orders
Chapter 4. Furniture Case Studies
Chapter 5. Furniture Design Theory
Chapter 6. Design
Chapter 7. Materials
Chapter 8. Processes and Methods of Fabrication
Chapter 9. Professional Practice and Marketing
Chapter 10. Historical Overview