F U R N I T U R E
D E S I G N
Furniture is what makes an interior space suitable for working, relaxing, exercising, etc.
The aim of this subject is to introduce students to furniture design, including the history of style, materials and construction techniques. Through research, exploration and experimentation students earn a greater understanding of both aesthetics and functionality and their importance when designing a unique yet adequate piece for everyday use.
C O U R S E
P R O F I L E
Furniture Design, provides an understanding / appreciation for the principle techniques relating to aesthetics, anthropometrics, materials and technologies as well as construction of prototypes, and how the various prototyping methods differentially affect design (both in concept and process). It is intended that the focus of this module be placed on an exploratory design process, from conception, through development, to final design.
The program consists of theory based lectures, tutorials and practical exercise and workshops.
L E S S O N
O U T L I N E
Introduction to Furniture and Design Process
History of 20th Century Furniture Design
Anthropometrics and Ergonomic Principles
Materiality and Construction
Innovation in Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Furniture Design Trends - Sustainability, Recycling, Technology
Design Consideration towards Furniture Design Process - Factors and Principles
Design Consideration towards Furniture Design Process - Detailed Drawings
Introduction to Model Making - Tools and Equipment
Model Making Techniques - Conventional, Modern
Planar processes - Paper-based Materials
Linear process and wireframes - Wire-based Materials
Massing and volumes - Solid-based Materials
Digital processes - CNC, 3D Printing, Laser Cut
Assessment 01 - Research report and Prototyping
Assessment 02 - Small Design Project
Assessment 03 - Main Design Project