- Code DESA2209
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Areas of interest Design Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Ashley Eriksmoen
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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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, 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. Workplace 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 have the knowledge and skills 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; and
- Demonstrate awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for Furniture design practice.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Documentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2-4]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingWeschler, Lawrence Mr. Wilson's cabinet of wonder (First Vintage Books edition). New York Vintage Books, 1996.
Bachelard, Gaston Poetics of space. Penguin books, London, 2014.
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