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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.

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TEACHING STRATEGIES:

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.

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ASSESSMENT:

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

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