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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The changes of lifestyle are exhibited in various ways as well as in the very elements of artefacts; like office furniture or the furniture of public places such as hotels and embassies. Amongst the very, the hotel furniture is the
one with which a tourist’s first contact is made. It is, therefore, argued that to convey Iran›s rich cultural identities to local and international tourists, these artefacts must be appropriately customized & localized. This investigation measured local and international tourists’ expectations and interests for hotel furniture in order to define a process through which Iran’s
cultural resources to be extracted, refined and later amalgamated into the furniture. To that end, 30 guests of four and five-star hotels in major cities of Iran (Both local and International tourists) were interviewed. Results indicated that international guests are looking for “cozy & traditional environment” while local guests are looking for “cozy yet aestheticallyminimal environment”. A conceptual model is also developed to that effect, recommending how to integrate countries’ cultural heritage into furniture.