Furniture Design (6953.4)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Design & Architecture|
This unit consists of a series of lectures dealing with the history of furniture and concentrating on the relationships between Twentieth Century design theory and the fundamental principles of furniture construction. A practical design project will be undertaken in which students will be expected to design and build a finished piece of furniture.
1. have a working knowledge of the essential limitations and possibilities of furniture construction in terms of small and large-scale production;
2. use this knowledge to design;
3. recognise the importance of and relationship between furniture and design theory;
4. construct models, virtual models and/or full size prototypes of furniture.
Up to four hours per week consisting of lectures/studio/workshop. This unit may include field trips of up to two days.
Knowledge, presentation and communication skills commensurate with third year industrial design or B AppSc Architecture including: three dimensional virtual modelling computing techniques. Workshop knowledge, skills and experience to third year industrial design level or equivalent are also required if attempting to make own piece of furniture.