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Furniture – A Brief Overview


Furniture is one of the most important parts of a house or an office, because it offers the main platform for interaction in any space, be it indoor or outdoor. Furniture typically refers to movable items designed to support different human activities including sitting (e.g. chairs, stools), eating ( Tables), and sleeping (beds). While the use of furniture in these spaces varies depending on the purpose for each item, all furniture can be categorized under the heading of furnishings. This includes sofas, couches, chairs, tables, benches, beds, stools, chests, cabinets, and other such items.

Furniture is made of many materials. Main categories under which furniture are grouped include metal, wood, glass, and wrought iron. Metal includes all kinds of household furniture, from simple chairs and tables to expensive, heavy furnishing like wardrobes, beds, wardrobes, television sets, dressers, chests, and drawers. Wood is used to make most pieces of furniture, including shelves, sofas, chairs, tables, and dining tables. Glass is often used to create window furniture. Wrought iron is a durable material that can also be used to make small home furnishings such as side tables, coffee tables, shelves, and picture frames.

Different types of seating are required in different environments. For example, in an office environment, one would need chairs and possibly even computer tables. In a school or university setting, sturdy, well-anchored chairs with backs are needed for long-distance students, whereas a more lightweight chair is needed for shorter students or parents on the go. All these requirements make it important to use test methods in evaluating home, office, and school furnishings.