The Purpose of Furniture is to Support Human Activity.
- Elevated Surface (Eating, Working)
- Contain Under Lock
- Secure Small Objects (clothing, tools, books)
- Symbolic in Religion
When considering a purchase of new furniture, you might find value analyzing how many of these purposes benefits apply to you before buying. The more purposes that apply to an item, the more value you will get. It will help you compare your options in a systematic method. Some purposes will be more important than others. For example, one furniture design may have an artistic purpose but lack organization and storage purpose. While it may still be a tough decision, you have a good foundation and structure for deciding, Art vs Organization and Storage.