|Before the Victorians ushered in the industrial revolution, drawing tables were made of polished brass and quality woods. However, it was really during the industrial revolution or perhaps because of the industrial revolution that draftsmanship developed into a recognized skill. It became apparent that drafting furniture would require special designs to be practical. The purpose of drafting furniture was for the benefit of the draftsperson who was expected to produce drawings that were technically accurate. For that reason, the drafting table and all other drafting furniture would have to be adjustable.|
A draftsman would have the choice of either standing whilst working or sitting. Drafting furniture would have been designed to accommodate the preference of the professional making use of the items. A drafting table has been designed to be extended so that when at its fullest this item of drafting furniture could be used as a standing table. It could be said that such a function could prove to be most accommodating to a draftsman or person. Of course, the fact that the drawing table could be adjusted would necessitate that the draftsperson's chair would have the same usefulness. Designers of drafting furniture would take into account the level of comfort that would be afforded by the design to the draftsperson.
Drafting furniture has progressively become a thoroughly modern line of apparatus. Surrounding the all-important drawing table would be an adjustable chair. If required a suitable bookshelf and even adjustable lighting would be available to the professional draftsperson. As many hours would be spent over drawings that it would be advisable to allocate time between a standing position and a seated position. This would obviously alleviate any tiredness or stress that would be caused by a tired posture. It would be interesting to note that a draftsperson would still require the function of conventional drawing instruments such as (examples):
- set square - (to draw oblique, perpendicular or - protractor - parallel lines) - French curve - (to draw circles, symbols, Stencil - curves and- Compass arcs)
A reputable supplier of drafting furniture is a company called Modern Office Furniture. Their extensive and practical range of drafting furniture could be viewed at www.modernofficefurniture.com. The Modern Office Furniture Company website does provide clear visuals of all their drafting furniture items. This specialized range would prove to be comfortable, durable and lightweight. Such a range could only improve the environment of any drawing office. The Modern Furniture Company does exactly what its name implies - make available a contemporary line of drafting furniture for the twenty first century drawing office.
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