Furniture Design StudioSemester Course

Furniture Design
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design, Industrial Design
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Scandinavian furniture design has a deep history of considering people, culture, material, and society in design development. The course gives you the opportunity to explore this particular relationship and to grow your individual design capabilities through studio assignments, lectures, Field Studies, and workshop activity producing your own furniture prototype. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.


Erling Christoffersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cabinetmaker (1974), Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1982). Own office since 1979. Professor, School of Architecture (1986-89). Professor, Denmarks Designskole (1989-2005). Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Washington. With DIS since 1998.

Peter Johansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Peter Johansen graduated from The Danish Design School (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design), the line of Furniture and Spatial Design, in 2004. He has received several grants from the Danish Arts Foundation. Peter Johansen’s working process often involves modelling and experimenting in a scale of 1:1. He finds inspiration for his work in everyday life and materials and his immediate surroundings. In his own words, ’I guess I just have a habit of noticing my surroundings!’ He characterizes his own work as logical and as a flirt with banality. And as the son of a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother, Peter Johansen is a real mixture of a true Scandinavian. Scandinavian in his spirit, modern in his expression. With DIS since 2019.