Furniture as tool, furniture as icon
A minor in Furniture Design will focus on the cultural, physical and psychological relationships between ourselves and furniture through conceptual engagement, material investigation and academic contextualization. The design courses will be production oriented, with a strong emphasis on hands-on experimentation.
This minor will be based around three core furniture design studios, running sequentially:
- GDES 3014 Furniture 1 will deal with the conceptual, expressive and iconic element of furniture.
- GDES 3023 Furniture 2 builds on Furniture 1 and introduces elements of production and utility.
- GDES 4009 Furniture 3 is a self-directed project based studio with an emphasis on the student led final outcome.
This minor will provide students with a cultural, conceptual and practical understanding of furniture, allowing the student to focus and specialize in project work that will support their major either through providing relevant depth of knowledge, or to provide breadth, context and an augmentation of a Design or Art major.