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By Jerzy Smardzewski (auth.)

Maximizing reader insights into the foundations of designing furnishings as wood buildings, this ebook discusses concerns relating to the heritage of furnishings constructions, their class and features, ergonomic techniques to anthropometric necessities and safeguard of use. It offers key tools and highlights universal mistakes in designing the features of the fabrics, elements, joints and constructions, in addition to taking a look at the demanding situations relating to constructing linked layout documentation. together with research of ways designers may match approximately calculating the stiffness and persistence of elements, joints and entire constructions, the e-book analyzes questions in regards to the lack of furnishings balance and the ensuing threats to healthiness of the consumer, maintaining an idea of furnishings layout as an engineering procedures. developing an enticing, practical, ergonomic and secure piece of furnishings isn't just the fruit of the paintings of person architects and artists, yet calls for an attempt of many of us operating in interdisciplinary groups, this ebook is designed so as to add vital wisdom to the literature for engineer methods in furnishings design.

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A breakthrough was also enclosing the bottom part of the bed with a chest construction designed for storing bed linen, curtains and heavy canopies. Significant progress took place also in the group of furniture for work and dining. Tables lost their massive and immutable character to structures with divided and sliding panels, which easily provided a new usable surface. Furniture with 22 1 The History of Furniture Construction Fig. 23 Gothic sitting and storage furniture from around the fifteenth century (Avignon, France) folding panels, fitted on hinges, also appeared.

G. wall cupboards, shelves, partitions or tall standing cupboards). Multifunctional furniture originated from the need to meet the many different needs of users. These needs appeared for a number of reasons. The first were the dreams of wealthy clients of having products that were unique in form, with surprising technical solutions, and enabling users to meet several practical administrative needs. Modern multifunctional furniture pieces are often adapted by necessity to minimum living space, the nature of work and financial possibilities of future owners.

They usually have the form of columns, human and animal figures or a structure based on Roman models, including the winged female figure emerging from a lion leg. Chairs, armchairs and other furniture for sitting differ slightly from those produced in the period of Louis XVI, they are heavier and more massive. It can be noticed that usually the front legs differ from the rear legs. They form a straight line and come right up to the armrest supported by a shape of an Egyptian woman’s head, woman’s bust, winged lions or swans (Fig.

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