Our beloved country Iran has a great civilization, a long history and a rich and rich culture. The survival, longevity and longevity of Iranian civilization is a simple sign and a living proof of the intelligence and talent of proud Iranians. Iranians have survived for thousands of years with international interactions, various confrontations and various economic, social and cultural exchanges, and one of the most influential civilizations in human history, on the style and type of outlook on life in the past and on civilized today. Is.
Iranians have been leaders in urban planning, even compared to European civilizations; But unfortunately, due to the special geographical location, the presence of numerous guests and uninvited invaders, etc., in the historiography of this land, there is no work or material in describing urban furniture and its evolution, or in other words, a written and detailed part is not known until today. Is. But in scattered sources such as travelogues and historiographies of wars and the like, valuable and observable material has been seen and recorded.
From the Achaemenid dynasty, which is one of the oldest kingdoms in Iran; The discovery of a variety of fountains, stone tablets, statues, etc. shows the historical antiquity of urban furniture in Iran. In Hegmataneh, which dates back to before the Achaemenid era, inscriptions of government laws have been discovered for public information in the central square of Hegmataneh. It should be noted that based on some historical evidence, the fountain, in various designs, was first invented and implemented in ancient Iran and then modeled in other parts of the world.
The splendor of cities after the arrival of Islam in Iran was the only sign of powerful governments. Especially during the Safavid period, which reached its peak in Isfahan and some other cities. One of the most obvious elements in the powerful Safavid government, which is the second most concentrated Iranian government after the Sassanids, is the platforms outside the house in the streets, which are used by pedestrians to sit and rest temporarily; It was built without compromising the privacy of the home. Religion-related elements in urban architecture and symbols, the lighting and paving of streets, and the existence of saqqahs for the use of drinking water for the general public, are among the other psalms of urban furniture in that unique historical period.
Unfortunately, after the overthrow of the Safavids and the absence of a strong central government, new discoveries and inventions such as electricity and telephone, etc., and Iran’s backwardness in the use of such science and technology due to economic weakness and internal political conflicts and the terrible effects of wars between. The First and Second Internationals on the Life of Iranians, all and sundry caused this great, dear and unique country to lag behind the so-called caravan in the field of urban furniture.
Fortunately, in recent decades and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, due to many problems and obstacles, significant progress has been made, both in terms of content and in terms of attitude in the urban furniture industry and urban management.
According to some non-experts in the field of production and urban management, the issue of urban furniture was viewed from the perspective of luxury artifacts and furniture! But with the presence of experts in the design and production of this equipment, as well as the presence of knowledgeable and knowledgeable mayors and managers in the field of urban management and, most importantly, increasing citizens’ awareness, this one-sided and incomplete view has given way to a multifaceted, multi-purpose thing. And it has not been imitated by other countries and has become very tangible in practice, especially in recent years.