Assemblages of Furniture

An assemblage of a furniture piece can be both the finished product, as well as the assembly of elements along with subassemblages. Figure 4.56 shows the simplest assemblages of skeletal furniture, i. e. the wooden skeleton of a chair prepared for staining and painting, as well as a metal skeleton of an office armchair. Each of these structures is not a finished product and requires completion with a subas­semblage or element, in order to assemble the product. Similar characteristics are shown by the top part of a dresser (Fig. 4.57). Although it is a finished product (stained and lacquered), however, this cannot function on its own without the bottom part—cabinet. A dresser cabinet (Fig. 4.58) is a finished product and can be

Fig. 4.52 Examples of drawers: a of steel construction with a chipboard front, b folding type of a frame panel construction, c from boards and with a frame panel front, d container for bedding in the armchair, e files drawer, f case and g drawer with front and back from chipboard and steel sheet sides

Fig. 4.53 Frame panel door with filling: a milled MDF board, b glass, c milled wooden board, d stained glass and e steel sheet with holes

used without additional equipment; however, along with the extension, it consti­tutes only an assemblage of the dresser. Figure 4.59 shows some finished products, which form one solid usable composition which is a finished product for the user. With this approach, to understand the final product, chairs and a table are the only sets of furniture for eating meals.