FurnitureFurniture is the collective term for the movable objects which provide, by and large, sitting areas, storage containers and horizontal surfaces supported above the ground. In general, they are objects either for humans to sit or lie on, or to hold or contain smaller objects such as tools, books, decorative items and so on. Types of furniture include chairs, tables, shelves, cupboards, lighting and beds.
Street furniture is the collective term for pieces of equipment installed in the street, such as street lighting, traffic signs, traffic signals and garbage boxes.
A chair consists of a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Without back and arm rests it is called a stool. A chair for more persons is a couch, sofa, settee, loveseat or bench.
A bed is essentially a soft horizontal surface, large enough to lie on; it is mainly used for sleeping, relaxing and sexual activities.
A chair is to sit on, a bed to lie on. However, one can also lie on a couch, sofa or bench, and sit on a bed.
A table is to put things on, often temporarily, e.g. food and eating utensils, etc. during a meal, cups for drinks, a book (especially a big one, that one can not easily keep in one's hands), a spread-out map, writing paper during writing, and anything that requires having several objects at hand, including various hobbies. Things may also be put more permanently on a table, e.g. a TV, computer, objects for decoration (including a cloth, usually arranged to lie flat on the top surface, and either hang near two ends vertically over two parallel edges of the table, or hang mostly vertical along all four edges of the table, with bunched folds hanging at the four corners of the table), etc. Table settings of food are laid out in a traditional arrangement.
For some tables the top surface can be adjusted in size, with a part that is foldable or can slide under the rest. Some tables are foldable for easy transport, e.g. for camping. Small tables in trains and planes may be fixed or foldable.
A Desk is a table with one or often several drawers, also often used in offices. Unlike a regular table, only one side is suitable to sit on, except for some unusual desks like a Partners desk.
Not all desks have the form of a table, however. For instance, an Armoire desk is a desk built within a large wardrobe-like cabinet usually having the height of a man or a woman.
The List of desk forms and types gives the most common desk variations.
A chest is a large box with a liftable lid. It may contain a fixed smaller container. A cassone is a kind of carved or painted chest specific to late medieval and later Italy.
Some cupboards are not movable, see also closet.
List of Furniture Manufacturers (Extant)
- Herman Miller
- Hon Company
- Steelcase, Inc
List of Furniture Manufacturers (Defunct)
See historic Knole Settee
- Stickley Brothers Furniture
- Berkey & Gay Furniture;
See also Tripod, Grand Rapids, Michigan (or Furniture City).
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Searchable index of furniture retailers.
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Fine Furniture Ltd.
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Rebel Productions Inc
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Some Discount, custom design and imported furniture.
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