DIS Copenhagen - Furniture Design

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DIS Copenhagen - Furniture Design

Furniture Design 
Scandinavian furniture has a deep history of considering people, culture, and society in the design process. The course explores these relationships and develops your individual design capabilities through studio assignments, lectures, field studies, and workshop activities. 

  • Study the Danish furniture tradition, as well as the contemporary New Nordic evolution, and engage with Danish design 
  • Develop your design abilities through project-based design assignments in studio where you will utilize the DIS workshop to produce your own furniture prototypes 
  • Go on a faculty-led study tour to Sweden and Finland and witness first-hand the Scandinavian design culture and history from the 20th and 21st centuries 

This program is right for you if you are from a professional school or department of architecture or design. You should be ready to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. 


Furniture Design Studio 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 
This intense studio trains you in the design process of furniture prototypes. You will work with conceptual development and production of working drawings, and build prototypes of furniture in part or full. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland-Sweden 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school of architecture or design at the junior or senior level. Prior experience with stationary power tools and hand tools is required. 

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