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Furniture Design (6953.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
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.

    Learning Outcomes


    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.

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours per week consisting of lectures/studio/workshop. This unit may include field trips of up to two days.



    Assumed Knowledge

    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.

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