Credits: 10

Schedule: 29.10.2019 - 12.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ville Kokkonen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides students a concise understanding of contemporary furniture design practice in relation to the principles of mass-production. Students become familiar with basic concepts of automated- and digitally aided fabrication. The primary objective is to examine how material performance can be appropriated in connection to technical, formal and manufacturing aspects of a product. The course discusses the advantages and limitations associated with processes interrelated to the nature of furniture industry. Students will learn how to work and communicate in a multidisciplinary professional environment and how to choose between materials and methodologies based on commercial boundaries. During the course students will design a piece of furniture based on given criteria and briefing.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces a design approach that ties the design- process and thinking closer to the operational side of furniture manufacturing. Students will learn the vocabulary related to advanced manufacturing and material engineering basics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Participation in lectures, briefing, group working, tutoring sessions, project/practical assignment and presentation of the results. Students are expected to document their working process and research. 

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, group tutoring and personal tutoring 44 h, evaluation and feedback 6 h, project work 200 h, learning diary 20 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Reading list will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students should have the capability of independent work in the project. Former experience in wood and metal workshops is demanded.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 12 students. Priority to Interior Architecture MA students. Please notice that the enrollment time ends two weeks before the course starts. The acceptance will be informed to all applicants one week before the start of the module.


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