This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and structures of containment to investigate more compound and complex enclosed, volumetric forms containing doors and drawers. Topics covered include organisation, display, and storage of things, design ideation, contemporary and historic examples of museum casework, techniques of carcase construction, fabricating with sheet goods (ply), making veneer panels, using presses, fitting drawers and doors, and further related techniques including options of traditional through digital approaches. Students will work both during and outside of class to develop and produce one significant furniture design project. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an increased level of skill with use of Furniture materials, processes, equipment and tools;
- Plan and manage Furniture design projects, independently or collaboratively;
- Interpret, communicate and present ideas suited to the Furniture project through their individual design solutions through integration of concepts and processes;
- Demonstrate awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for Furniture design practice
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 4]
and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 4]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3957||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|