Furniture design is a composite which contains several sorts of furniture Housing design – chairs, tables, beds and so on which have uses and dimensions that have only little in common (apart from the fact that a set of furniture that is intended to be used together is often designed as a group). Accordingly, the body of knowledge concerning furniture contains relatively independent segments that we could call ‘a theory of tables, ‘theory of beds’, etc. In the following we, however, discuss all these sub-theories together, because all of them follow very much the same pattern.
Furniture design has been a part of the human experience since the beginning .Evidence of furniture survives from as far back as the Neolithic Period in the form of paintings, wall Murals discovered at Pompeii, in sculpture and examples have also been excavated in Egyptian Pyramids and found in tombs in Hordes (modern day Turkey). These notes will track the main advancements, developments, styles and materials in furniture design highlighting the identifying features of each period, the materials used and show images of some of the most significant pieces of furniture ever designed. The furniture design timeline below outlines just some of the different periods of furniture design and gives you a basic overview of the timeline of furniture design history. Choose from the menu below to look at one furniture design period in more depth.