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    • Furniture

    • Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, tables and sofas) and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground, such as tables and desks), or to store thi ... Read »


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    • List of furniture types

    • This is a list of furniture types. Furniture includes objects such as tables, chairs, beds, desks, dressers, or cupboards. These objects are usually kept in a house or other building to make it suitable or comfortable for living or working in. Jaydenatnull;) Definition 1: Objects usually kept in a house or other ... Read »


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    • 1970s in furniture

    • Furniture of the 1970s refers to the style of furniture popular in the 1970s. Often, the furniture would be laid with bold fabric patterns and colors. Bold designs and prints were also used profusely in other decor. Other design elements found in 1970s furniture and interior decorating included the use of the colors br ... Read »


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    • Adjustable shelving

    • Adjustable shelving allows more flexible use of shelves to hold items of value for storage, display or sale. Like fixed shelves, the horizontal planes are normally made of strong materials such as wood or steel (occasionally glass or other materials), but their exact vertical positioning can be varied - usually through ... Read »


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    • Amish furniture

    • Amish furniture is furniture manufactured by the Amish, primarily of Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio. It is generally known as being made of 100% wood and usually without particle board or laminate. The styles most often used by the Amish woodworkers are generally more traditional in nature. Amish furniture first ... Read »


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    • Animal furniture

    • Animal furniture refers both to furniture used by animals and to furniture made from animals. Furniture designed for use by animals became a popular trend in the early 21st century. Typical pieces include pet beds,doghouses, hammocks, dog coolers, cat trees and extravagant play equipment. In 2008, James Stephenson and ... Read »


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    • Antimacassar

    • An antimacassar /ˌæntɪməˈkæsər/ is a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, or the head or cushions of a sofa, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric. The name also refers to the cloth flap 'collar' on a sailor's shirt or top, used to keep macassar oil off the uniform. Macassar o ... Read »


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    • Antique furniture

    • An antique furniture is a collectible interior furnishing of considerable age. Often its age, rarity, condition, utility, or other unique features makes a piece of furniture desirable as a collectors' item, and thus termed an "antique". Antique furniture may support the human body (such as seating or beds), provide st ... Read »


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    • Aquarium furniture

    • Aquarium furniture refers to the various ornaments and functional items in an aquarium. Ornamental aquarium furniture is often kitsch: popular examples include ceramic mermaids, 'sunken' ships and castles, and the ever-popular (but curiously misplaced) "No Fishing" sign. Another strange piece of decor is the ubiquitou ... Read »


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    • Asian furniture

    • The term Asian furniture, or sometimes Oriental furniture, refers to a type of furniture that originated in the continent of Asia. Sometimes people also think of Asian furniture as a style of furniture that has Asian accents. With assimilation with western culture the term can also expand to modern Asian furniture. Eu ... Read »


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    • Audience risers

    • Audience risers are elevated platforms for people. The origin of the audience riser can be dated back to original amphitheaters. Audience risers are different from bleachers in that the seats for bleachers are integrated into the structure itself; audience risers are primarily platforms first, to which a variety o ... Read »


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    • Baby furniture

    • Baby furniture refers to furniture created for babies. It is often used to help the parents of the baby keep it safe and comfortable in the home. Before baby furniture, parents would sleep with their children in their own beds, which could be dangerous for the child. Eventually, infant beds started to be built with the ... Read »


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    • Bail handle

    • A bail handle, or simply bail, is a handle that consists of an open loop that moves freely within two fixed mounts. It may be used for carrying an item, such as a bucket or kettle, or as a drawer pull. Decorative bail handles appeared on pieces of French Rococo furniture during the early 18th century. These handles on ... Read »


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    • Baker's rack


    • Bamboo wife

    • A bamboo wife (; Chinese: zhúfÅ«rén; Korean: 죽부인, jukbuin; Japanese: chikufujin), also known as a Dutch wife or in Tagalog as kawil (literally, fish hook or chain), is a hollow bamboo bolster roughly the size of a human body. The origin of the English term "Dutch wife" is thought via folk etymol ... Read »


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    • Baptismal font

    • A baptismal font is an article of church furniture used for baptism. The fonts of many Christian denominations are intended for baptisms using a non-immersion method, such as aspersion or affusion. The simplest of these fonts has a pedestal (about 1.5 metres tall) with a holder for a basin of water. The materials ... Read »


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    • Bar table

    • A bar table is a table in a common law courtroom at which advocates sit or stand. It is generally situated between the Bench and the well of the court, where the public sit. Advocates such as barristers sit facing the Bench with their backs to the well. Usually the witness box and, if there is one, the jury box, will b ... Read »


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    • Bassinet

    • A bassinet, bassinette, or cradle is a bed specifically for babies from birth to about four months. Bassinets are generally designed to work with fixed legs or casters, while cradles are generally designed to provide a rocking or gliding motion. Bassinets and cradles are distinguished from Moses baskets and carry cots, ... Read »


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    • Bathroom cabinet

    • A bathroom cabinet (or medicine cabinet) is a cabinet in a bathroom. It is often placed above a sink or toilet and is made to hold hygiene products, toiletries, and medications. ... Read »


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    • Bay (shelving)

    • A bay is a basic unit of library shelving. Bays are book cases about 3 feet (0.9 m) wide. Bays are stuck together in rows. Items are shelved from the top shelf to the bottom shelf in each bay. Rows consist of a number of bays, either single-sided or double-sided, connected to each other. The standard length of a ro ... Read »


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    • Beach furniture

    • Beach furniture is furniture designed for use with or in an urban beach or natural beach. Typically beach furniture is made of plastic, concrete, or of stainless steel. For example, the Dundas Square beach area includes a number of stainless steel chairs that are placed on the beach area during the day and stored at ... Read »


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    • Bean bag

    • A bean bag (also beanbag) is a sealed bag containing dried beans, PVC pellets, expanded polystyrene, or expanded polypropylene. The bags are commonly used for throwing games, but have various other applications. Designed by Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro and produced by the Italian company Zanotta ... Read »


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    • Bean bag chair

    • A bean bag chair is a large fabric bag, filled with polystyrene beads (Sacco chair), dried beans, or a similar substance. The product is an example of an ‘anatomic chair’. The shape of the object is set by the user. Although designed to be a chair, due to its amorphous nature it is often confused with tuffets ... Read »


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    • Bedroom furniture

    • Bedroom furniture, sometimes called a bedroom set or bedroom suite consists of a group of furniture in a bedroom or sleeping quarters. Pieces of furniture referred to as bedroom furniture usually include: beds, wardrobes, dressers, chests, nightstands, armoires, vanities, trunks, and mirrors. There are also many variat ... Read »


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    • Bench (furniture)

    • A bench is a long seat on which several people may sit at the same time. Benches are typically made of wood, but may also be made of metal, stone, or synthetic materials. Many benches have arm and back rests; some have no back rest and can be sat on from either side. In American public areas, benches are often donated ... Read »


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    • Blackamoors (decorative arts)

    • Blackamoor figures are sculptures and other depictions of exoticized figures, usually African males but sometimes other non-European races, used in European art in the Early Modern period. They occur in various media, often holding a tray or some other container, which was available for practical use. They occur in jew ... Read »


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    • Bombay furniture

    • The term "Bombay" or "blackwood" applies to a rather extensive class of furniture pieces originally manufactured in the city of Bombay (now Mumbai) and in the towns of Surat and Ahmedabad in India. The wood used is Shisham or blackwood (Dalbergia), a hard-grained dark-colored timber which with proper treatment assumes ... Read »


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    • Book truck

    • A book truck or book cart is a small wheeled vehicle, typically with two or three shelves, used in libraries to move books. Book trucks are used to move large quantities of books. They work well when the move is in the same library. When the move is longer, the book truck may not be as useful as there may be a need to ... Read »


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    • Bookwheel

    • The bookwheel (also written book wheel and sometimes called a reading wheel) is a type of rotating bookcase designed to allow one person to read a variety of heavy books in one location with ease. The books are rotated vertically similar to the motion of a water wheel, as opposed to rotating on a flat table surface. Th ... Read »


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    • Box-spring

    • A box-spring (or divan in some countries) is a type of bed base typically consisting of a sturdy wooden frame covered in cloth and containing springs. Usually the box-spring is placed on top of a wooden or metal bedframe that sits on the floor and acts as a brace, except in the UK where the divan is more often fitted w ... Read »


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    • Brasero (heater)

    • A brasero is a heater commonly used in Spain. It is placed under a table covered with a cloth that extends to the floor to provide heat for people sitting at the table. This arrangement is similar to the Japanese kotatsu or Iranian korsi. Modern braseros are electric, but in the past they have been coal fired. The bra ... Read »


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    • Brumby Rocker

    • A Brumby Rocker is a rocking chair built by the Brumby Chair Factory of the Brumby Chair Company in Marietta, Georgia, which operated between 1875 and 1942, or by its successor which started in 1972. They are big, sturdy, built to last, and difficult to manufacture. New ones cost about $1,000.Jimmy Carter brought five ... Read »


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    • Bunkie board

    • A bunkie board is mattress support for a bunk bed, like box-springs for a regular bed. ... Read »


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    • Burl

    • A burl (American English) or bur or burr (UK English) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. I ... Read »


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    • Cabriole leg

    • A cabriole leg is one of (usually) four vertical supports of a piece of furniture shaped in two curves; the upper arc is , while lower is ; the upper curve always bows outward, while the lower curve bows inward; with the axes of the two curves in the same plane. This design was used by the ancient Chinese and Greeks, b ... Read »


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    • Campaign furniture

    • Campaign furniture is a type of furniture made for travel. Historically, much of it was made for military campaigns. Any furniture specifically made to break down or fold for ease of travel can be described as campaign furniture. It was designed to be packed up and carried on the march. It has been used by traveli ... Read »


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    • Canapé (furniture)


    • Caning (furniture)

    • In the context of furniture, caning is a method of weaving chair seats and other furniture either while building new chairs or in the process of cane chair repair. In common use, "cane" may refer to any plant with a long, thin stem. However, the cane used for furniture is derived from the rattan vine native to Indonesi ... Read »


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    • Canterbury (furniture)

    • A Canterbury is a low, open topped stand with slatted partitions, and a drawer beneath, sometimes with short legs on casters, designed for holding sheet music. Originally found in England during the 1780s, they were made in mahogany from about 1800, and later in rosewood and walnut. According to Thomas Sheraton the re ... Read »


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    • Cardboard furniture

    • Cardboard furniture is a furniture designed to be made from corrugated fiberboard, heavy paperboard, or fiber tubes. There are several different types of cardboard furniture. Although people have lived on and around cardboard for as long as it has existed, it was probably first introduced to the design world by F ... Read »


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    • Casegoods

    • Casegoods are items of furniture that are built with interior compartments for storage. It is an American English term for "wooden furniture designed for storage, such as cupboards, chests of drawers, etc.". A synonym is "case furniture". Casegoods generally refers to furniture made of hard materials, such as wood, me ... Read »


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    • Cassone

    • A cassone (plural cassoni) or marriage chest is a rich and showy Italian type of chest, which may be inlaid or carved, prepared with gesso ground then painted and gilded. Pastiglia was decoration in low relief carved or moulded in gesso, and was very widely used. The cassone ("large chest") was one of the trophy furnis ... Read »


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    • Cellaret

    • A cellarette or cellaret is a small furniture cabinet, available in various sizes, shapes, and designs which is used to store bottles of alcoholic beverages such as wine and whiskey. Wood box containers as freestanding alcoholic beverage cabinets first appeared in Europe in the fifteenth century to hold and to sec ... Read »


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    • Chadwick modular seating

    • Chadwick Modular Seating is a modular sofa that is composed of one or more sections that can be arranged to create long, contiguous seating surfaces for offices and homes. Multiple section shapes were produced in many fabrics and colors. Sections were available in straight, wedge and elbow shapes. Don Chadwick designe ... Read »


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    • Chair

    • A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface, commonly used to seat a single person. Chairs are supported most often by four legs and have a back; however, a chair can have three legs or can have a different shape. Chairs are made of a wide variety of materials, ranging from wood to metal to synthetic material ... Read »


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    • List of chairs

    • The following is a partial list of chair types, with internal or external cross-references about most of the chairs. ... Read »


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    • Chaise longue

    • A chaise longue (English /ˌʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ/;French pronunciation: ​[ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ], "long chair") is an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support the legs. In modern French the term chaise longue can refer to any long reclining chair such as a deckchair. A li ... Read »


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    • Chest of drawers

    • A chest of drawers, also called (especially in North American English) a bureau, is a piece of furniture that has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above another. In American English a dresser is a piece of furniture, usually waist high, that has drawers and normally room for a mirror. In British Engli ... Read »


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    • Chinese furniture

    • [File:Chinese lacquerware table.jpg|thumb|Ming Ming imperial table in carved lacquer, early 15th century]] The forms of Chinese furniture evolved along three distinct lineages which dates back to 1000 BC, based on frame and panel, yoke and rack (based on post and rail seen in architecture) and bamboo construction tech ... Read »


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    • Clothes valet

    • Clothes valet, also called men's valet, valet stand and suit stand, is an item of furniture on which clothes particularly men's suits may be hung. Typical features of valets include trouser hangers, jacket hangers, shoe bars, and a tray organizer for miscellaneous, day-to-day objects like wallets and keys. Some also fe ... Read »


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    • Club foot (furniture)

    • A club foot is a type of rounded foot for a piece of furniture, such as the end of a chair leg. It is also known by the alternative names pad foot and Dutch foot, the latter sometimes corrupted into duck foot. Such feet are rounded flat pads or disks at the end of furniture legs. Pad feet were regularly used on cabrio ... Read »


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    • Coat rack

    • Coat rack, coat stand or a hatstand is an item of furniture on which clothes may be hung. A coat rack often refers to a set of hooks that are attached to a wall and is mainly used to hang coats and jackets. In a kitchen or bathroom environment the coat rack is often used to hang towels. In some cases, a coat rack refer ... Read »


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    • Commode

    • A commode is any of several pieces of furniture. The word commode comes from the French word for "convenient" or "suitable", which in turn comes from the Latin adjective commodus, with similar meanings. The term originates in the vocabulary of French furniture from about 1700. At that time, a commode meant a cabin ... Read »


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    • Concrete furniture

    • The versatility of concrete has led to its appearance in numerous non-traditional formats such as furniture, sculpture and art. Due to improved setting and molding techniques, it is now possible to create more sophisticated shaped furniture using concrete. The added durability of concrete means they can be placed indo ... Read »


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    • Conservation and restoration of wooden furniture

    • The conservation and restoration of wooden furniture is an activity dedicated to the preservation and protection of wooden furniture objects of historical and personal value. When applied to cultural heritage this activity is generally undertaken by a conservator-restorer. Furniture conservation and restoration can be ... Read »


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    • Coromandel screen

    • Coromandel lacquer is a type of Chinese lacquerware, latterly mainly made for export, so called only in the West because it was shipped to European markets via the Coromandel coast of south-east India, where the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) and its rivals from a number of European powers had bases in the 18th centur ... Read »


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    • Cottage furniture

    • Cottage furniture was popular in the United States, particularly on the East Coast of the United States, between 1830 and 1890. As the American Civil War began winding down and luxury items were once again sought after, cottage furniture began appearing in workshops and then homes of the wealthy in places like Martha's ... Read »


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    • Couch

    • A couch, sofa, or settee is a piece of furniture for seating three or more people in the form of a bench, with or without armrests, that is partially or entirely upholstered, and often fitted with springs and tailored cushions. Although a couch is used primarily for seating, it may be used for sleeping. In homes, couc ... Read »


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    • Counter (furniture)


    • Countertop

    • A countertop (also counter top, counter, benchtop, (British English) worktop, or (Australian English) kitchen bench) is a horizontal work surface in kitchens or other food preparation areas, bathrooms or lavatories, and workrooms in general. It is frequently installed upon and supported by cabinets. The surface is posi ... Read »


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    • Courting bench

    • A courting bench, also known as a kissing bench, conversation bench, or a tête-à-tête (French for "") is a bench with two parallel seats, facing in opposite directions, with a shared arm of the bench separating them. They were popular in Victorian times, and thought convenient for kissing and intimate but dem ... Read »


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    • Credenza

    • A credenza is a dining room sideboard cupboard, particularly one where a central cupboard is flanked by quadrant glass display cabinets, and usually made of and polished wood and decorated with marquetry. The top would often be made of marble, or another decorative liquid- and heat-resistant stone. The credenza start ... Read »


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    • Cubicle

    • Тhe cubicle is a partially enclosed workspace in an office which is separated from neighboring workspaces by partitions that are usually 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) tall. Its purpose is to isolate office workers and managers from the sights and noises of an open workspace so that they may concentrate with fewe ... Read »


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    • Cupboard

    • The term cupboard was originally used to describe an open-shelved side table for displaying plates, cups and saucers. These open cupboards typically had between one and three display tiers, and at the time, a drawer or multiple drawers fitted to them. The word cupboard gradually came to mean a closed piece of furnitu ... Read »


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    • Curio cabinet

    • A curio cabinet is a specialised type of display case, made predominantly of glass with a metal or wood framework, for presenting collections of , like figurines or other interesting objects that invoke curiosity, and perhaps share a common theme. A curio cabinet may also be used to display a solitary object of special ... Read »


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    • Daybed

    • Daybeds are used as beds as well as for lounging, reclining and seating in common rooms. Their frames can be made out of wood, metal or a combination of wood and metal. They are a cross between chaise longue, couch and a bed. Daybeds typically feature a back and sides and come in Twin Size (39 in × 75 in ... Read »


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    • Deckchair

    • A deckchair (or deck chair) is a folding chair, usually with a frame of treated wood or other material. The term now usually denotes a portable folding chair, with a single strip of fabric or vinyl forming the backrest and seat. It is meant for leisure, originally on the deck of an ocean liner or cruise ship. It is eas ... Read »


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    • Deep sprung seating

    • Deep sprung seating is when coil springs have been used to create a base of suspension on generally a more dated or high grade piece of furniture, the padding or cushions above provide a premium level of comfort with a much greater level of travel when sat on. ... Read »


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    • DesignTide

    • DesignTide Tokyo was an annual design event held from 2005 until 2012. It was held in the Autumn concurrent with 100% Design Tokyo and Tokyo Designers Week, as part of loosely coordinated design event season. After organization that planned a similar series of events, Tokyo Designers Block, was dissolved after its 200 ... Read »


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    • Desk

    • A desk or bureau is a piece of furniture with a flat table-style work surface used in a school, office, home or the like for academic, professional or domestic activities such as reading, writing, or using equipment such as a computer. Desks often have one or more drawers, compartments, or pigeonholes to store items s ... Read »


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    • Drawer (furniture)

    • A drawer i/drɔːr/ is a box-shaped container that fits into a piece of furniture in such a way that it can be drawn out horizontally to reach its contents. Drawers are built into numerous types of furniture, including cabinets, chests of drawers (bureaus) and the like. Drawers can be built in a variety of man ... Read »


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    • Drawer pull

    • A drawer pull (wire pull or simply pull) is a handle to pull a drawer out of a chest of drawers, cabinet or other furniture piece. A drawer pull often includes a plate to which the handle is fastened. The handle may swing from one or two mounts ("drop handle" or "swing handle"), making a drop drawer pull. A bail handl ... Read »


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    • Drawing board

    • A drawing board (also drawing table, drafting table or architect's table) is, in its antique form, a kind of multipurpose desk which can be used for any kind of drawing, writing or impromptu sketching on a large sheet of paper or for reading a large format book or other oversized document or for drafting precise techni ... Read »


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    • Easel

    • An easel is an upright support used for displaying and/or fixing something resting upon it, at an angle of about 20° to the vertical. In particular, easels are traditionally used by painters to support a painting while they work on it, normally standing up, and are also sometimes used to display finished paintings. ... Read »


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    • Easy Edges

    • Easy Edges is the name given to a series of furniture designs by Frank Gehry from 1969 to 1973. These early designs were partially responsible for Gehry's rise to public recognition in the early 1970s. After discovering that corrugated cardboard layered enough times in alternate directions builds strength into the piec ... Read »


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    • Ekornes

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      luxury FurnitureReclinersSofas NOK 2,611 million (US $429 million) Ekornes ASA (: ) is a Norwegian furniture company. It is principally known for its luxury line of reclining armchairs and sofas sold under the trademark Stressless. The patented mechanism of knob-controlled friction sliders on steel tubing allows the ... Read »


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    • Encoignure

    • Encoignure is a type of furniture located in a corner of a room. In French, it literally means the angle, or return, formed by the junction of two walls. Since the 20th century, the word is chiefly used to designate a small armoire, commode, cabinet or cupboard made to fit a corner. A chair placed in a corner is referr ... Read »


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    • English trunk

    • The so-called English trunk (Malle Anglaise) is made of wicker and was invented in France around 1870 by the Maison Moynat. Taking its inspiration from the type of wooden chests common in England at the time, originally intended to transport linen and bedding, but also used for pique-niques, the trunk was invented in F ... Read »


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    • Erotic furniture

    • Erotic furniture, also known as sex furniture, is any form of furniture that can act as an aid to sexual activity. While almost anything can be used for this purpose, the most common form of furniture employed for sexual activity is the bed, but couches and sofas come a close second. These are not strictly erotic furni ... Read »


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    • Faldstool

    • Faldstool (from the O.H. Ger. falden or falten, "to fold," and stuol, Mod. Ger. Stuhl, "stool"; from the medieval Latin faldistolium derived, through the old form fauesteuil, from the Mod. Fr. fauteuil) is a portable folding chair, used by a bishop when not occupying the throne in his own cathedral, or when officiating ... Read »


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    • Faux painting

    • Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone. The term comes from the French word , meaning false, as these techniques started as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has s ... Read »


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    • Filing cabinet

    • A filing cabinet (or sometimes file cabinet in American English) is a piece of office furniture usually used to store paper documents in file folders. In the most simple context, it is an enclosure for drawers in which items are stored. The two most common forms of filing cabinets are vertical files and lateral files. ... Read »


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    • Floating shelf

    • A floating shelf is a form of shelf designed so as to avoid showing any brackets, appearing as though it is "floating" on the wall. A floating shelf is designed to fit within a minimalist decor by hiding the supporting brackets within the shelf. The shelf has at least two symmetrical channels into which slide brackets ... Read »


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    • Folding screen

    • A folding screen is a type of free-standing furniture. It consists of several frames or panels, which are often connected by hinges or by other means. It can be made in a variety of designs and with different kinds of materials. Folding screens have many practical and decorative uses. It originated from ancient China, ... Read »


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    • Folding seat

    • A Folding seat is a seat that folds away so as to occupy less space. When installed on a transit bus, it makes room for a wheelchair or two. When installed on a passenger car, it provides extra seating. In churches, it may have a projection called a misericord, which offers some support to a person standing in front w ... Read »


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    • Foot (furniture)

    • A foot is the floor level termination of furniture legs. Legless furniture may be slightly raised off of the floor by their feet. The types of feet include: Ball feet Bracket foot base 19th century bracket feet Bun feet Claw foot Claw-and-ball foot Claw and ball feet Cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet Clov ... Read »


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    • Footman (furniture)

    • The footman is a British term for a metal stand, usually of polished steel or brass, and either oblong or oval in shape, for keeping plates and dishes hot before a dining room fire. A footman was useful prior to the early 20th century, before hot water was easily obtained, and when open fires were common. Although it i ... Read »


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    • Footstool

    • A footstool (foot stool, footrest, foot rest) is a piece of furniture or a support used to elevate the foot. There are two main types of footstool, which can be loosely categorized into those designed for comfort and those designed for function. This type of footstool is used to provide comfort to a person seated, ... Read »


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    • French furniture

    • French furniture comprises both the most sophisticated furniture made in Paris for king and court, aristocrats and rich upper bourgeoisie, on the one hand, and French provincial furniture made in the provincial cities and towns many of which, like Lyon and Liège, retained cultural identities distinct from the metrop ... Read »


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    • Furniture Ombudsman

    • The Furniture Ombudsman ("TFO"), is an independent not for profit organisation that was originally established in 1992. It is a membership-based scheme based in the United Kingdom. It specialises in providing Alternative Dispute Resolution solutions for customers of its members in the retail, furniture and home improve ... Read »


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    • Furniture preservation

    • Furniture preservation is the practice of maintaining the condition of furniture, especially antique or valuable wooden furniture. One of the most significant dangers to wooden furniture is humidity; wood will tend to expand by absorbing water from the air when it is humid, and shrink when the air is drier. This can re ... Read »


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    • The Furniture Society

    • Founded in 1996, The Furniture Society is a membership based, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation working to advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence and fostering understanding of this art. The Society, based in Asheville, North Carolina, has an international membership ... Read »


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    • Furniture Today

    • Furniture Today (stylized as Furniture/Today, ISSN 0194-360X, USPS 330-630) is a weekly American magazine. Furniture Today was started in 1976. The magazine was published by Progressive Business Media, which is a daughter company of FT Media Holdings, about the furniture industry. In March 2010 it was acquired ... Read »


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    • Garden furniture

    • Garden furniture, also called patio furniture or outdoor furniture, is a type of furniture specifically designed for outdoor use. It is typically made of weather-resistant materials such as aluminium which does not rust. The oldest surviving examples of garden furniture were found in the gardens of Pompeii. Garden ... Read »


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    • Girandole

    • A Girandole (from French, in turn from Italian girandola) is an ornamental branched candlestick or chandelier often composed of several lights. Girandoles came into use about the second half of the 17th century, and were commonly made and used in pairs. A girandole has always been, comparatively speaking, a luxurious ... Read »


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    • Gjernes

    • Gjernes is a contemporary style of fine art; sculptural and decorative. It is a spreading popular style of art, especially in Scandinavia, because the Norwegian Government's wedding gift to Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her husband Ari Behn was two pieces of furniture work by Liv Mildrid Gjernes. A vast numb ... Read »


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    • Gordion Furniture and Wooden Artifacts

    • A spectacular collection of furniture and wooden artifacts was excavated by the University of Pennsylvania at the site of Gordion (Latin: Gordium), the capital of the ancient kingdom of Phrygia in the early first millennium BC. The best preserved of these works came from three royal burials, surviving nearly intact due ... Read »


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    • Grange Furniture

    • Grange Furniture is a furniture shop in Monts du Lyonnais, France that was established by Joseph Grange in 1904. The company continues to produce heirlooms using "old-world techniques" such as dove-tail jointing, hand applied wood stain and lacquer. Designs are "subtle updates" based on the "feminine shapes" used in 17 ... Read »


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    • Green furniture

    • Green Furniture, often symbolized by a tree, are products that use materials from sustainable forests, have low toxic material levels, locally manufactured and are durable enough to last. It should lend itself to easy repair, disassembly, and recycling. Products certified by MBDC’s C2C (Cradle 2 Cradle) product re ... Read »


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    • Guéridon


    • Hall tree

    • A hall tree is a piece of furniture, usually found in hallways or near the entryway of homes, on which people hang items such as hats, coats, or other clothing. They often have mirrors and drawers to store personal items such as wallets, sunglasses, money, etc. Many incorporate a bench to sit upon while putting on or t ... Read »


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    • Hatstand

    • A hatstand (UK), hatrack (US) or coat rack is a device used to store hats and often coats on, and umbrellas within. Some upscale catalogues in Europe markets it as a portmanteau from the French words Porter (carry) and Manteau (cloak). The front hall was the introduction to the house, and as such was an important part ... Read »


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    • High chest of drawers (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

    • High chest of drawers (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

      This high chest of drawers, also known as a highboy or tallboy, is part of the Decorative Arts collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. Made between 1760 and 1780 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, its design was inspired by British furniture-maker Thomas Chippendale. Chippendale's rococo ... Read »


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    • Hoosier cabinet


    • Horn furniture

    • Horn furniture is a name given to furniture which is manufactured completely by shed antlers or pieces of furniture such as e.g. cabinets which are appliqued with antler elements such as carved horn roses or with antler pieces from tusks, fallow deer, stag and deer. Trophies of chase have already been used during the l ... Read »


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    • Humanscale

    • Humanscale is an American company based in New York City, best known for its Freedom chair designed by Niels Diffrient and introduced in 1999. The chair was considered revolutionary for its internal counterbalance mechanism that allegedly supports the user’s body at all points during recline, a first for task chai ... Read »


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    • Hutch (furniture)

    • A hutch is an American English word for a type of furniture. The term is now usually used to describe a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and either drawers or cabinets. Hutches are often seen in the form of desks, dining room, or kitchen furniture. It is frequently referred to by ... Read »


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    • Imm Cologne

    • The imm Cologne (internationale möbelmesse) is an international, public open furniture trade show held at koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany, every year in January. The exhibition's primary focus is contemporary furniture and interior design, but also showcases innovative materials and fabrics and lat ... Read »


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    • International Contemporary Furniture Fair

    • The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is an annual design festival held at the Javits Center in New York City. The 26th show gathering was in 2014. ... Read »


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    • Jentique

    • Jentique is a brand of furniture made by Jentique Furniture Ltd. Started in the 1930s by the well-known toymaker Geoffrey Bowman Jenkins and his wife Edith, the company was based in Dereham, Norfolk. Jenkins lost his business to partner Bernard Smart (better known as the maker of Metamec clocks) in 1936. Along with si ... Read »


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    • Klippan (sofa)

    • The Klippan sofa is a popular model of sofa manufactured and sold by IKEA. Klippan means "the Cliff" in Swedish. (IKEA's nomenclature conventions name upholstered furniture after places in Sweden. This sofa is named after Klippan Municipality in Southern Sweden). It was first sold in 1979 and celebrated its 30th birthd ... Read »


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    • Kneeler

    • A kneeler is a cushion (also called a hassock) or a piece of furniture used for resting in a kneeling position. In many churches, pews are equipped with kneelers in front of the seating bench so members of the congregation can kneel on them instead of the floor. In a few other situations, such as confessionals and are ... Read »


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    • Kōbako


    • Kreuzschwinger

    • Kreuzschwinger are seating or lounging furniture. They were invented by the German architect and industrial designer Till Behrens in the 1950s. Kreuzschwinger are made out of stainless steel that swing gently back and forth without mechanical help. They automatically adapt to posture changes. Kreuzschwinger are of ... Read »


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    • Ladderax

    • Ladderax is a modular shelving and storage system created by Robert Heal in 1964 for Staples of Cricklewood, London. It is an example of Mid-Century modern design. Heal was influenced by the work of the "Danish school". This mid-century Scandinavian design movement was largely about reinterpreting simple, linear shape ... Read »


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    • Lap desk

    • The lap desk is both an antique and modern form. As an antique the lap desk is a smaller variant of the writing slope. It is also called a writing box or a writing cabinet. In certain instances it is known as a portable desk, a term which is usually applied to larger forms. Most antique lap desks are really meant ... Read »


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    • Lighthouse Furniture

    • Lighthouse Furniture Ltd.

      Lighthouse Furniture Ltd is located in Hutton, Essex. It is a Not for Profit Organisation which aims "to provide good quality furniture and household items to all those who wish to use the scheme." Lighthouse aims to sell, at low prices, reusable and repaired furniture to those in the local community of Brentwood and ... Read »


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    • Live edge

    • Live edge or natural edge is a style of furniture where the carpenter incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of the piece. Live edge furniture often incorporates gnarly wood, such as Alligator Juniper, mesquite and salvaged wood that could not be used in conventional woodworking. There are special ch ... Read »


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    • Locker

    • A locker is a small, usually narrow storage compartment. They are commonly found in dedicated cabinets, very often in large numbers, in various public places such as locker rooms, workplaces, middle and high schools, transport hub and the like. They vary in size, purpose, construction, and security. Lockers are no ... Read »


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    • Log furniture

    • Log furniture is a type of rustic furniture made by incorporating the use of whole logs. It is often designed to have a "pioneer" look. Log furniture is often very durable and long-lasting, depending on the manufacturing methods used. Log furniture, reclaimed wood furniture, and other types of rustic furniture have in ... Read »


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    • Lowboy

    • A lowboy is an American collectors term for one type of dressing table, vanity, or duchess (Australian English). It is a small table with one or two rows of drawers, so called in contradistinction to the tallboy or highboy chest of drawers. Both lowboy and tallboy were favourite pieces of the 18th century, both in ... Read »


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    • Lusterweibchen

    • Lusterweibchen is a style of chandelier. It has a horizontal antler fixed with a wooden carved sculpture. The phrase “lusterweibchen” refers to the statue while the lamp itself is categorized as a part of horn furniture. The first chandeliers in a lusterweibchen style appeared at the end of the 14th century. ... Read »


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    • Lyre arm

    • A lyre arm is an element of design in furniture, architecture or the decorative arts, wherein a shape is employed to emulate the geometry of a lyre; the original design of this element is from the Classical Greek period, simply reflecting the stylistic design of the musical instrument. One of the earliest uses extant o ... Read »


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    • Mahogany

    • Mahogany is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas, part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae. The three species are: While the three Swietenia species are classified officially as "genuine mahogany ... Read »


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    • Marshmallow sofa

    • Marshmallow Love Seat #5670, commonly known as the Marshmallow sofa, is a modernist sofa produced by the American furniture company Herman Miller, that was originally manufactured between 1956 and 1961. It is considered the most iconic of all modernist sofas. The sofa was designed by Irving Harper of George Nelson Asso ... Read »


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    • Jennifer McGarigle

    • Jennifer McGarigle (born May 29, 1970) is an American designer specializing in floral arrangements, event décor, design classes and home furnishings. As the owner of Floral Art in Venice, CA she has been featured in the New York Times,Los Angeles Times,Singular Magazine, the "Best of Los Angeles" for LA Magazine, an ... Read »


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    • Metal furniture

    • Metal furniture is a type of furniture that uses metal parts in its construction. There are various types of metal that can be used, such as iron, aluminium, and stainless steel. Iron and steel products are extensively used in many application, ranging from office furnishings to outdoor settings. Cast Iron is used ma ... Read »


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    • Metamorphic library steps

    • Metamorphic library steps are a type of archaic dual-use furniture, consisting of a small folding staircase that can be transformed into chair or desk form (such as a small writing table or library table). In desk form, it can also be considered a mechanical desk. Metamorphic library steps were first built in the mid- ... Read »


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    • Milan Furniture Fair

    • The Milan Furniture Fair (Italian: Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano) is a furniture fair held annually in Milan. It is the largest trade fair of its kind in the world. The exhibition showcases the latest in furniture and design from countries around the world. It is considered a leading venue for the display ... Read »


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    • Mobile shelving

    • Mobile shelving, mobile aisle shelving, roller racking, or rolling stack, are terms applied to shelving or storage units fitted with wheeled traction systems. Units can be closely packed when access is not required, but can be readily moved to open up an aisle to allow access. By eliminating the need for a permanently ... Read »


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    • Modern antique

    • Modern antique (an apparent oxymoron) can have various meanings. Since customs laws and dealers often stipulate an age of at least a hundred years for any item to be legitimately called an antique, the term is sometimes used to describe a collector's item that is technologically obsolete; for example, an older computer ... Read »


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    • Modern furniture

    • Modern furniture refers to furniture produced from the late 19th century through the present that is influenced by modernism. Post-World War II ideals of cutting excess, commodification, and practicality of materials in design heavily influenced the aesthetic of the furniture. It was a tremendous departure from all fur ... Read »


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    • Modesty panel

    • A modesty panel is a thin board of wood or metal that is attached to the front of a desk, drafting table, electronic organ, or similar item. It is intended to shield legs, ankles, or feet from view in a variety of circumstances. The panel provides privacy for the person seated at the desk or organ, as it covers the upp ... Read »


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    • Monks bench

    • A monks bench or hutch table is a piece of furniture where a tabletop is set onto a chest in such a way that when the table was not in use, the top pivots to a vertical position and becomes the back of a Settle, and this configuration allows easy access to the chest lid which forms the seat of the piece. Percy Blandfor ... Read »


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    • Monobloc (chair)

    • The Monobloc chair is a lightweight stackable polypropylene chair, often described as the world's most common plastic chair. Based on original designs by the Canadian designer D.C.Simpson in 1946, variants of the one-piece plastic chair went into production with Allibert Group and Grosfillex Group in the 1970s. Since ... Read »


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    • Nightstand

    • A nightstand, alternatively night table, bedside table or bedside cabinet, is a small table or cabinet designed to stand beside a bed or elsewhere in a bedroom. Modern nightstands are usually small bedside tables, often with a drawer. They are often used to support items that might be useful during the night, such as a ... Read »


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    • Noguchi table

    • Noguchi table

      The Noguchi table is a piece of modernist furniture first produced in the mid-20th century. Introduced by Herman Miller in 1947, it was designed in the United States by Japanese American artist and industrial designer Isamu Noguchi. The Noguchi table comprises a wooden base composed of two identical curved wood pieces, ... Read »


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    • Occasional furniture

    • Occasional furniture refers to small pieces of furniture that can be put to varied uses as the occasion demands. Items such as small tables, nightstands, chests, commodes, and easily moved chairs are usually included in this category. ... Read »


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    • Ottoman (furniture)

    • An ottoman is a form of couch which usually has a head but no back, though sometimes it has neither. It may have square or semicircular ends, and as a rule it is what upholsterers call “stuffed over” — that is to say no wood is visible. In American English, an ottoman is a piece of furniture consisting ... Read »


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    • Park furniture

    • Park furniture is similar to street furniture but located in a park or garden. Examples include: See also garden furniture. ... Read »


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    • Pastiglia

    • Pastiglia [paˈstiʎʎa], an Italian term meaning "pastework", is low relief decoration, normally modelled in gesso or white lead, applied to build up a surface that may then be gilded or painted, or left plain. The technique was used in a variety of ways in Italy during the Renaissance. The term is mostly found ... Read »


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    • Patina

    • Patina (/ˈpætáµ»nə/ or /pəˈtiːnə/) is a thin layer that variously forms on the surface of stone; on copper, bronze and similar metals (tarnish produced by oxidation or other chemical processes); on wooden furniture (sheen produced by age, wear, and polishing); or any such acquired change of a su ... Read »


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    • Paw feet

    • Paw feet or claw feet are ornamental animal like feet attached to furniture making and design. It describes the terminals on the legs of furniture that resemble the feet of animals. Lions and dogs are two of the most popular types. It was used from ancient times through the Renaissance. Paw feet could be found on anyth ... Read »


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    • Pie safe

    • A pie safe, also called a pie chest,pie cupboard, kitchen safe, and meat safe, is a piece of furniture designed to store pies and other food items. This was a normal household item before iceboxes came into regular use, and it was an important part of the American household starting in the 1700s and continuing through ... Read »


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    • Playpen

    • A playpen is a piece of furniture in which an infant or young toddler (typically those less than 35" tall and 30 lbs) is placed to prevent self-harm when her/his parent or guardian is occupied or away. The earliest use of the word "playpen" cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is 1902. Playpens were traditionally ma ... Read »


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    • Racchabanda

    • A racchabanda is a raised platform typically built under the shade of a huge tree, common in Andhra Pradesh. The tree may be Ficus benghalensis or Sacred fig or Jambul or Tamarind. The platforms may be built with sedimentary rocks or bricks or cement. Historically Racchabandas came into existence in India before the Me ... Read »


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    • Radiogram (device)

    • In British English, a radiogram is piece of furniture that combined a radio and record player. The word radiogram is a portmanteau of radio and gramophone. The corresponding term in American English is console. Radiograms reached their peak of popularity in the post-war era, supported by a rapidly growing interest in ... Read »


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    • Refinishing

    • In woodworking and the decorative arts, refinishing refers to the act of repairing or reapplying the wood finishing on an object. In practice, this may apply to the paint or wood finish top coat, lacquer or varnish. The artisan or restorer is traditionally aiming for an improved or restored and renewed finish. Refinish ... Read »


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    • Replica furniture

    • The replica furniture industry developed in the mid-2000s as a means to legally reproduce furniture designs which no longer held valid copyright protection. Many replica furniture companies are based in the UK. The current furniture copyright laws in the UK differ from much of the rest of Europe, allowing designer furn ... Read »


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    • Roll-out shelf

    • A roll-out shelf, also known as a glide-out shelf, pull-out shelf or slide-out shelf is a shelf that can be moved forward on slides in order to more easily reach the contents stored in the back of a cupboard or cabinet. The slide mechanism can also be found in modern chests of drawers. Cabinet makers have been installi ... Read »


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    • Room divider

    • A room divider is a screen or piece of furniture placed in a way that divides a room into separate areas. Room dividers are used by interior designers and architects as means to divide space into separate distinct areas. There are a number of different types of room dividers such as cubicle partitions, pipe and drape ... Read »


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    • Rosewood

    • Rosewood refers to any of a number of richly hued timbers, often brownish with darker veining but found in many different hues. All genuine rosewoods belong to the genus Dalbergia. The preeminent rosewood appreciated in the Western world is the wood of Dalbergia nigra which is now[update] a CITES-listed endangered ... Read »


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    • Rotary storage

    • Rotary storage systems are specialised office filing units designed to offer increased storage volumes per square foot compared to traditional filing units. Rotary storage systems are filing cabinets; specialised office furniture units usually consisting of a double sided rotating unit, allowing the user to access ... Read »


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    • Rustic furniture

    • Rustic furniture is furniture employing sticks, twigs or logs for a natural look. The term "rustic" is derived from National Park Service rustic style of architecture. Many companies, artists and craftspeople make rustic furniture in a variety of styles and with a variety of historical and contemporary influences. Rust ... Read »


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    • Seat

    • A seat is a place to sit, referring to the area sat upon as opposed to other elements like armrests. A seat is also known as a bench, a chair, a chaise longue, chesterfield, a couch, a davenport or a settee. The following are examples of different kinds of seat: The word seat comes from Middle English sete and f ... Read »


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    • Serpentine shape

    • A serpentine shape is any of certain curved shapes of an object or design, which are suggestive of the shape of a snake (the adjective "serpentine" is derived from the word serpent). Serpentine shapes occur in architecture, in furniture, and in mathematics. The serpentine shape is observed in many architectural se ... Read »


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    • Sewing table

    • A sewing table or work table is a table or desk used for sewing. Generally it has large amounts of space and a full set of sewing tools. Nearby there will be a chair and a waste bin. A common attachment is a dropleaf to give expanded space. Other attachments can be a cloth bag for storing sewing materials, drawers, or ... Read »


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    • Sex swing

    • A sex swing (also known as a sling) is a type of designed to allow sexual intercourse between one partner suspended by the swing and another who moves freely. Though there is considerable variety in the design, the most common sex swings have a support for the back, another for the , and stirrups for each leg, which c ... Read »


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    • Shaker furniture

    • Shaker furniture is a distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs. Shak ... Read »


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    • Shelf (storage)

    • A shelf (pl. shelves) is a flat horizontal plane which is used in a home, business, store, or elsewhere to hold items that are being displayed, stored, or offered for sale. It is raised off the ground and usually anchored/supported on its shorter length sides by brackets. It can also be held up by columns or pillars. A ... Read »


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    • Sideboard

    • A sideboard, also called a buffet, is an item of furniture traditionally used in the dining room for serving food, for displaying serving dishes such as silver, and for storage. It usually consists of a set of cabinets, or cupboards, and one or more drawers, all topped by a flat display surface for conveniently holding ... Read »


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    • Sling (furniture)

    • Sling furniture is usually a suspended, free-swinging chair, bed, or hammock that is made of a framework connected to hanging straps or rope. When attached to poles or a frame for carrying, a sling becomes a stretcher, a simple form of litter. ... Read »


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    • Slipcover

    • A slipcover (also called loose cover) is a fitted protective cover that may be slipped off and on a piece of upholstered furniture. Slipcovers are usually made of cloth. Slipcovers slip on and off, they come fresh, and may be removed for seasonal change, cleaning, moving, or storage. Slipcovers are sometimes defined a ... Read »


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    • Soban

    • Soban (Hangul: 소반; Hanja: 小盤) are small tray-like tables, usually wooden, used in Korea for carrying food and as individual dining tables. They are generally made of walnut, pine or ginko wood, often sourced from the carpenter's local area. Carvings and murals showing images of soban have been ... Read »


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    • Spalliera

    • A spalliera is a decorated backboard mounted on a wall, often behind a cassone (a wooden chest used for storage), or as a headboard to a bed. It is usually made out of wood and embellished with decorative aspects such as intricate carving or painting, and is gilded as well. They were common in Renaissance Tuscany. Pie ... Read »


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    • Spindle (furniture)

    • A spindle, in furniture, is a cylindrically symmetric shaft, usually made of wood. A spindle is usually made of a single piece of wood and typically has decoration (also axially symmetric) fashioned by hand or with a lathe. The spindle was common at least as early as the 17th century in Western Europe as an element of ... Read »


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    • Stationery cabinet

    • A stationery cabinet (sometimes referred to as a stationery cupboard) is a large steel cabinet with shelves inside, used for storing a variety of items, often stationery or books or other office supplies. It may be used for a wide variety of other storage needs, including machine parts, hardware, or many other things; ... Read »


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    • Studio Furniture

    • Studio Furniture is a subfield of Studio Craft centered on one-of-a-kind or limited production furniture objects designed and built by craftspeople. The work is made in a craftsperson's studio setting as opposed to being made in a high volume factory. This conception of the site of production as being a studio links st ... Read »


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    • Systems furniture

    • Systems furniture is a generic term for bundles of panels, worksurfaces, shelves, and other items sold by a single manufacturer as a package for furnishing offices. Cubicles and the sea of cubicles are the item most often compliant with systems furniture, but other open plan arrangements such as office landscape are pl ... Read »


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    • Table (furniture)

    • A table is an item of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, used as a surface for working at or on which to place things. Some common types of table are the dining room table, which is used for seated persons to eat meals; the coffee table, which is a low table used in living rooms to display items or serve r ... Read »


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    • Taboret

    • A taboret (also spelled tabouret or tabourette) or stool refers to two different pieces of furniture: a cabinet or a stool. The popular sense refers to a small portable stand or cabinet, with drawers and shelves for storage. It is used as a method to bring organization to a work area. This name for a portable cabinet ... Read »


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    • Takhta

    • Takhta (Persian: takht‎‎), a variation of ottoman (furniture), is a carpet-or-material-covered backless divan (furniture), or sofa. This piece of furniture is very popular in the Central Asian cultures where takhta, often located in the backyards, serves as a place where people sit around to talk, eat and hav ... Read »


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    • Tallboy (furniture)

    • A tallboy is a piece of furniture incorporating a chest of drawers and a wardrobe on top. A highboy consists of double chest of drawers (a chest-on-chest), with the lower section usually wider than the upper. A lowboy is a table-height set of drawers designed to hold a clothes chest, which had been the predominant plac ... Read »


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    • Tansu

    • Tansu (箪笥?) is the traditional mobile storage cabinetry indigenous to Japan. Tansu was first recorded in the Genroku era of the Edo Period (1688–1704). The two characters, TAN and SU, appear to have initially represented objects with separate functions: the storage of food and the carrying of firewood. S ... Read »


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    • Teak furniture

    • Teak is used for making boats, furniture, and other things which require resistance to the elements. Teak is used for outdoor furniture but is not recommended for full exposure to the sun. Being more expensive than most other woods, teak furniture has become something of a status symbol. Not only is it common for a tea ... Read »


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    • Teapoy

    • A teapoy is an item of furniture. The word is of Indian origin, and was originally used to describe a three-legged table. By erroneous association with the word "tea", it is also used to describe a table with a container for tea, or a table for holding a tea service. ... Read »


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    • Toilet roll holder

    • A toilet roll holder, also known as a toilet paper dispenser, is an item that holds a roll of toilet paper. Common models include a hinged length of wire mounted horizontally on a wall, a thicker axle either recessed into a wall or mounted on a frame, or a freestanding vertical pole on a base. In recent years, automati ... Read »


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    • Tokyo Designers Week

    • Tokyo Designers Week is an annual design event that takes place at Meiji Jingu Gaien in central Tokyo, Japan. The event features product design, interior design and has expanded to include art and graphic design as well as short films. Since 2005, Tokyo Designers Week has been held at Meiji Jingu Gaien, near Gaien ... Read »


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    • Transitional Style

    • Transitional Style (also known as "updated classic", "classic with a contemporary twist", "new takes on old classics") in interior design and furniture design refers to a contemporary blend of traditional and modern styles, midway between old world traditional and the world of chrome and glass contemporary; incorporati ... Read »


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    • Trapezophoron

    • A trapezophore, trapezophorum or trapezophoron is the leg or pedestal of a small side table, generally in marble, and carved with winged lions or griffins set back to back, each with a single leg, which formed the support of the pedestal on either side. In Pompeii there was a fine example in the house of Cornelius Rufu ... Read »


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    • Tray

    • A tray is a shallow platform designed for the carrying of items. It can be fashioned from numerous materials, including silver, brass, sheet iron, paperboard, wood, melamine, and molded pulp. Trays range in cost from inexpensive molded pulp trays which are disposable, to inexpensive melamine trays used in cafeterias, t ... Read »


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    • Trumeau mirror

    • A trumeau mirror or pier glass is a wall mirror originally manufactured in France in the 18th century. It takes its name from the French word , which designates the space between windows. In England it is normally known as a 'pier glass'. Trumeau mirrors were originally intended to hang on a wall between windows, prov ... Read »


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    • Tuffet

    • A tuffet, pouffe, or hassock is a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is distinguished from a stool in that it is completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible, and is essentially a large hard cushion that may have an internal wooden frame to give it more rigidity. Wooden feet may be added ... Read »


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    • Umbrella stand

    • An umbrella stand is a storage cabinet for umbrellas and walking sticks. Usually to be found in the hall at the entrance of a home or at the entry point of a building. In the most complex shape they are complemented with a hanger, a mirror and the umbrella container itself (see photo). At home the umbrella stand is u ... Read »


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    • Upholstery

    • Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods. The term is equally applicable to , automobile, airplane and boat furniture ... Read »


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    • Upholstery frame

    • In furniture-making, the upholstery frame of a piece of furniture gives the structural support and determines the basic shape of the upholstered furniture. The frame may be a basic piece of wooden furniture prior to its being upholstered. Like a finished piece of furniture prior to the upholstering, the frame establish ... Read »


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    • Vinyl strapping

    • Vinyl strapping refers to straps composed of vinyl. The most common usage for straps made out of vinyl is in furniture. Vinyl is popular in furniture because of the sharp, vibrant colors, ease of maintenance, and reasonable prices. Vinyl straps are normally composed of virgin or non-virgin vinyl. Virgin vinyl is new ... Read »


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    • Wall unit

    • A wall unit is a premanufactured furnishing that has become very popular the past 25 years. It is an assembly of several discrete components that are usually fixed to an internal wall of a room. Wall unit fixtures range in style from contemporary to traditional in order to match the decor of the home or business establ ... Read »


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    • Wardrobe

    • A wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in ... Read »


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    • Welsh dresser

    • A Welsh dresser (British English) or a china hutch (American English), sometimes known as a kitchen dresser or pewter cupboard, is a piece of wooden furniture consisting of drawers and cupboards in the lower part, with shelves and perhaps a sideboard on top. Traditionally, it is a utilitarian piece of furniture used to ... Read »


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    • Wet bar

    • A wet bar is a small bar used for mixing alcoholic beverages, which differs from a regular bar in that it includes a sink with running water. A wet bar can increase the rate at which drinks are served because of the sink, which allows for glasses to be cleaned immediately. The sink may also be used for adding water to ... Read »


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    • What-not

    • A what-not is a piece of furniture derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the first three-quarters of the 19th century. It usually consists of slender uprights or pillars, supporting a series of shelves for holding china, ornaments, trifles, or "", hence the allusive name. In ... Read »


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    • Window Cornice

    • A Window Cornice is an ornamental framework of wood or composition to which window curtains are attached by rods with rings or hooks. Cornices are often gilded and of elaborate design, but they are less fashionable today than before it had been discovered that elaborate draperies harbor dust and microbes. Like other p ... Read »


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    • Window seat (type of sofa)

    • A window seat is a miniature sofa without a back, intended to fill the recess of a window. In the latter part of the 18th century, when tall narrow sash windows were almost universal, the window seat was in high favor, and was no doubt in keeping with the formalism of Georgian interiors. It differed much in decorative ... Read »


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    • Windsor chair

    • A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat into which the chair-back and legs are round-tenoned, or pushed into drilled holes, in contrast to standard chairs, where the back legs and the uprights of the back are continuous. The seats of Windsor chairs were often carved into a shallow dish or saddle shape ... Read »


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    • Wine rack

    • A wine rack is a device that stores and organizes wine. Wine racks can be built out of a number of different materials. The size of the rack and the number of bottles it can hold can vary widely. Wine racks can be located in a winemaker’s professional wine cellar as well as private homes for personal collections. ... Read »


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    • Wire shelving

    • Wire Shelving is commonly used in industrial and commercial uses, and more recently in residential use. It is also known as wire decking or ventilated shelving. Wire decking consists of wire mesh supported by metal supports and is intended to be load-bearing. The mesh is usually welded to the supports, but may be ... Read »


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