Credits: 10

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 31.03.2020

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 explores the different social, cultural and functional needs and phenomenon that have over time shaped the design of furniture. The course challenges the formal typologies of known seating architypes and investigates how the changes in our living and working situations in domestic and public settings have affected the cultural and technical dimension of furniture. The course exercise emphasizes the use of alternative materials and their intrinsic characteristics within furniture design. Students are encouraged to partner and collaborate with other disciplines to expand the technological, engineering and learning conditions of the project.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces critical design thinking and creative problem solving in a competitive environment. The students will learn historical and present furniture design architypes. They will learn the vocabulary related to furniture manufacturing. Students will experience how to communicate and work in a multidisciplinary setting.

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. Passing the course requires 80% attendance and submission of all assignments.

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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