Scandinavian furniture has a deep history of considering people, culture, and society in the design process. This course explores these relationships and develops your individual design capabilities through studio assignments, lectures, Field Studies, and application of your prototype in studio.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Study the Danish furniture tradition, as well as the contemporary New Nordic evolution, and engage with Danish design
- Develop your design abilities through project-based design assignments in studio where you will utilize the DIS workshop to produce your own furniture prototypes
- Go on a faculty-led Study Tour to Sweden and Finland and witness first-hand the Scandinavian design culture and history of the 20th and 21st centuries
It’s a good fit if you study:
Furniture Design Studio
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
- Furniture Design
- Industrial Design
Scandinavian furniture design has a deep history of considering people, culture, material and society in design development. The course gives you the opportunity to explore this particular relationship and to grow your individual design capabilities through studio assignments, lectures, Field Studies, and workshop activity producing your own furniture prototype. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
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Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Enrollment in a professional school or department of architecture or design. Experience with stationary power tools and hand tools.
Additional Portfolio Needs: Examples of studio work in a portfolio to be submitted to studio instructor at the beginning of the semester. This will allow the professor to become acquainted with the design skills of each student.