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Call for papers--Conference on furniture

From: Jake Kaner <jake.kaner<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Call for papers

Conference title:s

"Current issues in global furniture"
Gateway Lecture Theatre Bucks
New University
 High Wycombe HP11 2 JZ, UK
November 20 2013
9:30am - 5 pm)

Topics

Consumption of furniture

    Domestic requirements for furniture - changes in demand for
    changing living environments
    Ergonomics -  size and shape of people
    Contract/commercial utilisation of furniture

Sustainable issues

    Materials - plastics - smart materials - recycling/sourcing
    Timber regulations
    Manufacturing processes and legislation
    Transportation and distribution

Design

    Mass production technologies
    Customisation
    Hand craftsmanship - bespoke, design art
    Conservation of modern materials

Futures

    Markets
    Emerging production
    Changing values and consumption
    Conservation futures

Please submit your abstract (200-300 words) to Jake Kaner at
jake.kaner<-at->bucks<.>ac<.>uk By May 30 2013.

Notification of acceptance will be returned to you by June 30 2013.

Full paper (30 minutes) to be submitted by September 30 2013.

For informal discussion on topic and general questions please email
jake.kaner<-at->bucks<.>ac<.>uk or call +44 1494 522 141 ext 3583.

Prof Jake Kaner
Head, Furniture Research Centre
Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe Bucks HP11 2JZ
+44 1494 522141 ext 3583


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