This course will explore furniture design in a workshop setting; we will design and fabricate furniture with the aim of producing a full scale prototype of the design.
We introduce students to the design process in furniture utilizing analytical and intuitive thinking to solve design problems employing both graphic means and three dimensional models to express ideas. Further we introduce students to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors required in a shop setting for the fabrication of the project. Classroom lectures survey furniture design from the 1880‘s to the present, focusing on design histories theories and technical matters. Students will learn how to work with a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques in the DAB workshops that address the successful completion of their project.