For clients who are new to the custom furniture industry, especially home furniture owners, They may not be clear about how contract furniture is made up, which easily leads them to misunderstand custom made furniture
and its manufacturing process. Today we will share some knowledge that make up bespoke contract furniture for your reference.
In fact, whether it is ready-made furniture or custom made furniture, they are composed of 4 elements: furniture material, furniture structure, appearance form and use function.Among them, the furniture function is the core of contract furniture and the driving force for the development of custom furniture industry; the furniture structure is the backbone of contract furniture and the basis for realizing furniture functions.These4 elements are interrelated and restrict each other. Because custom made furniture is designed and manufactured to meet people’s certain material needs and use purposes, bespoke furniture also has factors in terms of function and appearance. Below we will explain the main content of these 4 elements and their relationship.
1.The materials for bespoke contract furniture
Furniture materials are the material basis of contract furniture. In the development history of the custom furniture industry, the materials used for bespoke furniture can reflect the current level of productivity development.In addition to commonly used wood, metal, and plastic, there are rattan, bamboo, glass, rubber, fabric, decorative boards, leather, sponge, and so on. However, not all materials can be used in the production of contract furniture, and the application of custom furniture materials is also somewhat selective. The following factors should be considered mainly.
A. Processing technology.
The processing technology of furniture materials directly affects the production of contract furniture. For wood materials, in the process of processing and manufacturing, you must consider the shrinkage, anisotropic cracking and porosity caused by the influence of moisture. Plastic materials should take into account its ductility and thermoplastic deformation. Glass materials should pay attention to their hot brittleness and hardness.
B. Texture and appearance quality.
The nature and texture of the materials determine the special appearance quality of the contract furniture products. Wood is a natural material. It has a natural texture, a beautiful appearance, a realistic image and a good feel, and is easy to process and color. It is the best material for producing bespoke contract furniture.Plastic and its synthetic materials have the characteristics of simulating the texture of various natural materials, and have good coloring properties, but they are easy to age and easily deformed by heat. Therefore, if these materials are used for the production of bespoke contract furniture, the service life and scope of use of these furniture products will be limited.
The economics of furniture materials include the price of materials, the labor consumption of materials processing, the utilization rate of materials, and the richness of material sources. Although wood has the advantages of natural texture, as people’s demand for bespoke contract furniture increases, the volume of wood accumulation continues to decrease, and resources become increasingly scarce. At this time, economical and beautiful materials similar to wood materials will be widely used in custom made furniture
In terms of strength, consideration should be given to its grip, anti-cracking performance, and elastic modulus.
E. Surface decoration performance.
In general, surface decoration performance refers to the feasibility of decorating, pasting, engraving, coloring, ironing, and soldering.
2.The structure of custom contract furniture
Furniture structure refers to a certain combination and connection between materials and components used in contract furniture. It is a structural system composed of certain functions. It includes the internal structure and external structure of custom-made furniture. The internal structure refers to a certain combination of contract furniture components, which depends on changes in materials and development of science and technology. Such as metal furniture, plastic furniture, rattan furniture, wooden furniture, and so on. have their own structural characteristics.
In addition, the external structure of the contract furniture is in direct contact with the user. It is a direct reflection of the appearance of the bespoke furniture.Therefore, it must be compatible with the user in terms of scale, proportion and shape.For example, a chair with an appropriate seat height, depth, and reclining angle can relieve people’s fatigue; while storage-type custom-made furniture should be compatible with the size of the stored items under the premise of convenient access for users. The external structure designed according to this requirement also laid the foundation for the aesthetic requirements of custom made furniture.
3.The appearance form of bespoke contract furniture
The appearance form of the contract furniture is directly displayed in front of the user, and it is an intuitive expression of the function and structure of the bespoke contract furniture. The appearance of custom furniture mainly depends on its structure, especially its external structure. However, there is no corresponding relationship between appearance form and structure, and different appearance forms can be represented by the same structure. There is a large degree of freedom in the appearance form, and there is considerable selectivity in the combination of space. For example, the basic structure of the dressing table is the same, but the appearance form is diverse.
The exterior form of contract furniture, as an external expression of function, also has a cognitive function, so it has information transmission and symbolic meaning; it can also exert its aesthetic function, thereby generating a certain mood atmosphere, forming a certain artistic effect, and giving people a beautiful enjoyment .
4. The function of bespoke contract furniture
Any piece of custom furniture is designed and manufactured for certain functional purposes. Therefore, the function constitutes the central link of contract furniture. It acts like a leader and is the driving force for the development of the furniture industry.When designing contract furniture, we should first analyze the design object from the perspective of function to determine its material structure and appearance form.
Generally speaking, the functions of bespoke contract furniture
products can be divided into 4 aspects, namely technical functions, economic functions, use functions and aesthetic functions.
The above is our understanding of the composition of bespoke contract furniture
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