Summer 2020

The course is listed as an Advanced Visual Communication and/or Open Elective taught online.  The course examines the role of furniture design as an extension of architecture and interior practices but also as a distinct practice of its own, informed by responsiveness to the human body with an equal emphasis on materials, history, and means of production.  In addition to readings and discussion, each student will determine the scope of a series of projects that will be developed through an iterative process with implications for the process of making.  As a design/research course, the participating students are responsible for generating and maintaining an ongoing discussion prompted by assigned readings and focused studio-style projects.  Emphasis is placed on the students’ creative formation of connections between ideas and artifacts.


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