Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating. There are plenty of products such as chairs, stools, and sofas, eating (tables), and sleeping beds. These items also hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground. The holding is for items such as tables and desks, or to store things (e.g., cupboards and shelves). However, it is also a product of design and is considered a form of decorative art. In addition to furniture’s functional role, it also serves a symbolic or religious purpose. It is made from many materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Generally, the variety of products are made using a variety of woodworking joints. Hence, they often reflect the local culture.
People are using natural objects, such as tree stumps, rocks, and moss, as furniture since the beginning of human civilization. Archaeological research shows that from around 30,000 years ago, people constructing and carving their own furniture, using wood, stone, and animal bones. Early furniture from this period is known from artwork such as a Venus figurine found in Russia, depicting the goddess on a throne.