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Wooden furniture workshop Furniture is a term describing movable objects in built environments intended to support various human activities, to hold objects, to store things and to divide spaces. They are products of design, used at home, office, retail, exhibition and urban environments, both indoor and outdoor, also a form of decorative art. Furniture design is considered by this subject as an integrated architectural design, but beyond the architectural design.
The students will design and make a piece of furniture in a defined architectural context (or for custom production). The students will enjoy the benefits of hands on experience in our specialised workshop. This program will challenge assumptions about architectural design and allow students to push current boundaries and engage design.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject offers a range of knowledge and skills about furniture design and making. The students will study:
- details of furniture made using a variety of joints which reflect local cultures and time period;
- the design history (the East meets the West);
- relationships between furniture, lifestyle and architecture;
- functional and aesthetic issues including forms, shapes and textures;
- furniture, historic / modern cases, to identify characters and styles, to investigate details and methods.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the relationship between furniture and architecture;
- Gain knowledge on furniture types, materials and details;
- Analyse and document a type of furniture including its character and function;
- Develop design and making skills.
Last updated: 18 December 2020