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It is the furniture that makes the architectural space into a useful and personal place where human activities can take place with comfort and convenienceŠ.Most westerners think of an interior as the sum of its furnishingsŠ.For the designer, therefore, the selection and design of furniture is a key activity.² (Pile, 2007) This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of furniture design and construction. By learning about furniture design and construction, the student will know how to evaluate the function, structure and materials, cost, and aesthetics of furniture and will be prepared to design pieces of furniture for their projects. This knowledge and ability will allow the future decorator/designer to specify, recommend, select and design furniture for clients with confidence based on this new information and hands-on experience as contrasted to a simple ³it looks good.² Through research, analysis, drawing, modeling, and design we will explore furniture and its functions; furniture and technology and materials; furniture and fabrication processes and workmanship; and furniture and the environment. Also included will be discussions of furniture as related to social status, cultural links to time and place, politics and economics, aesthetics, and personal statement.
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