Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The aim of the course is to introduce students to the principles and processes of modern furniture design.

The course introduces and allows students to practice the presentation methods, tools and work forms used in furniture design. Students become familiar with modern furniture types and the basic structures, materials and shapes used in them. Another objective is to master the three dimensional composition in architectural and human scale that is essential to furniture design.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 15.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ville Kokkonen, Martin Relander

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ville Kokkonen, Hanna Nyemba, Marlene Parman, Martin Relander

Contact information for the course (valid 24.08.2020-21.12.2112):

Ville Kokkonen

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    During the course students design, visualize and create a piece of furniture in scale 1:1.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Course assignment will be given in the beginning of the course.

    Materials used during the course are based on the machinery and working possibilities that the university workshops provide. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    For passing the course, the student has to participate in lectures and group activity (80%) and present the final artefact. Evaluation criteria: activity during the course, the creative process, quality of the final artefact.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Course will be evaluated based on students response to the given briefing and assignment. Participation in tutoring sessions, design process documentation and presentation of the results. Students are expected to document their working process and research. 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Wood- and metalworking skills

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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