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.Postell, James Christopher is the author of 'Furniture Design ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780471727965 and ISBN 0471727962.