Fundamentals of Art and Design 3(1+2)

Lesson 06 :Furniture.


Furniture is the nucleolus around which the entire decorating scheme revolves. When a person enters a room, it is the furniture arrangement that makes an impression, extends a warm and friendly greeting. It is furniture which gives character to a room and other features add to its ornamental values.

Furniture that was once exclusive to the royal palaces, today adorns the drawing rooms of the houses belonging to common man, due to the exquisite workmanship of our craftsmen, designers, technology and the change in material usage Interior design and decoration with the furniture arrangement is bound to offer elegance to the living arrangement. The choices range from vibrant colors to soft hues, from simple styles to the most intricate artwork and that of living room to kitchen. They fill the milieu with taste and elegance, each depicting their individual and distinct style, the magnificent artistic skills of the artisans further reflect the wide range of ethnic patterns.

Concepts and definition:

Furniture directly supports the human body in the course of sitting, resting and sleeping. Beds, benches, chairs, sofas, couches, hammocks, inflated therapy balls, mattresses, rockers, sofas and wheel chairs are some of the many furniture pieces designed to support the human body.

Furniture can be defined as the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground or to store things. So, furniture can be a product of design and is considered a form of decorative art. In addition to furnitures functional role, it can also serve a symbolic or religious purpose. Furniture’s are made from many materials using a variety of woodworking joints which often reflect the local culture. Furniture needs to be sturdy and durable to offer long life.

The accessories, soft furnishings, wall hangings, foot mats and floor coverings are planned and selected only after the furniture items for a room are finalized. Careful preliminary plans of orderly arrangement are necessary for the creation of beautiful, comfortable rooms and it is the home maker or interior designer who constructs the space with furniture and other accessories.

A comprehensive range of furniture, which are suitable enough to provide an elegant touch to the interiors of any household are developed according to the fashionable trends to suit the needs of the customers. Customization of the furniture is also available rendering to the different needs of the clients, work station designs, special needs of the physically challenged and elderly people. The materials used are, wood, steal, silver"glass,aluminum,brassbamboowrought iron, cane and plastic.

The upholstered furniture comes with padding, springs, webbing and covers which are widely used in residences, office, hotels, restaurants, lounge, shops and various other areas across the globe.The modular furniture designed and manufactured are elegant and durable. These furniture are designed to suit the different modern décor as well as space savers. The wood used is treated with chemical for making them termite proof and thus ensuring a longer working life

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