Furniture Design and Construction for the Interior Designer satisfies the need in the interior design field for a source that teaches the aesthetic as well as the construction of residential furniture. Beginning chapters cover the design process as it relates to furniture design, basic materials, hardware, joinery, and finishes. Because interior designers organize and create livable spaces, later chapters are organized room by room, showing how pieces are constructed for a particular space. Understanding the basic construction of furniture greatly increases the success of the design. Interior designers should be confident in their design work as well as have an understanding of what is involved with the construction of their pieces, and that's what Natale and this book guide them toward.
Introduces major furniture styles that influenced furniture in the United States and how styles have changed through the years
Emphasizes custom furniture design and fabrications geared toward residential design
Uses isometric and exploded drawings to explain how wood furniture is joined together and explains the strengths and uses of each joint
Step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout cover how to construct different types of furniture
Projects and quizzes at the end of each chapter
Heavily illustrated with drafting examples, sketches, and renderings
Tools for Designing Furniture
Styles of Furniture
The Design Process
Materials: Woods and Metals
Designing Furniture for Living Spaces
Dining Room Furniture Design
Bedroom Furniture Design
Living Room Furniture Design
Home Office Furniture Design
Designing Other Pieces of Furniture
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, MFA, has taught a variety of courses in Art Foundations and Interior Design including perspective, marker rendering, building systems, architectural detailing and furniture design as well as core foundation art classes. He holds an MFA from Arizona State University and is an accomplished furniture designer and fabricator with more than 20 years of hands-on expertise in metals and wood. Natale’s product design experience includes both computer-aided design and traditional illustration methods. His original designs and custom pieces have earned numerous awards and gained wide recognition among prestigious galleries, private clients, and interior design firms. He is a member of the Furniture Design Society.