Malay furniture: design, function and meaning

Malay furniture: design, function and meaning. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 202. 285 -293. ISSN 1877-0428 (2015)


This paper seeks to present the furniture usage in Malay traditional house spatial organization. Data analysis is focused on Anjung/Rumah Tangga, Serambi, and Rumah Ibu area. Qualitative research is analyzed from the literature review and case study at Maliah Idin’s Melaka traditional house at Jasin, Melaka. The study found that the structure of the Melaka house played a significant role in creating built-in and loose type furniture. A built-in furniture is a form and space that has a combination of furniture function and space structure. The furniture presents a manifestation of the Malay culture and the way of life.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Design, Function, Meaning
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Interior Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 07:36
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 07:36
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