Furniture Types And Their Function
Furniture refers to movable non-fixed objects designed to support various human actions like eating, sleeping, and seating. Furniture is often used in residential homes to hold or arrange objects at a comfortable height for use, or sometimes to store items. Some people choose furniture for decorative purposes and some people choose it just for its functional characteristics. Furniture has been a part of almost every civilization since the beginning of time. The word “furniture” comes from the Latin word meaning to furnish.
There are different types of furniture based upon the function it serves and the intended purpose of the furniture types. The earliest type of furniture was used for seating while today there are various styles of living room furniture that are used for dining and/or relaxing. Some examples of early furniture include chair and sofa sets, dining table and chairs, coffee tables, foot stools and even benches with umbrella and footrests.
Furniture varies from style and material to size and design; depending on what the consumer needs and wants. When buying furniture, it is important to note the manufacturer’s technical and design specifications, as well as test methods such as wear testing, moisture resistance, dimensional stability, support, impact resistance, ultraviolet stabilization, assembly stability, and durability. These test methods help to determine the expected life span, performance, and stability of the furniture.