Furniture Design

Scandinavian furniture has a deep history of considering people, culture, and society in the design process. This course explores these relationships and develops your individual design capabilities through studio assignments, lectures, Field Studies, and application of your prototype in studio.

Program Highlights

  • Study the Danish furniture tradition, as well as the contemporary New Nordic evolution, and engage with Danish design
  • Develop your design abilities through project-based design assignments in studio where you will utilize the DIS workshop to produce your own furniture prototypes
  • Go on a faculty-led Study Tour to Sweden and Finland and witness first-hand the Scandinavian design culture and history of the 20th and 21st centuries

Is This Program For You?

It’s a good fit if you study:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Industrial Design

In studio, we wrestled with understanding Scandinavian design. Through the design process of building my own chair, I now have a better grasp of the complexities that lie behind the simplicity of Danish design.”

– Bryce, University of Colorado in Boulder

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