DenmarkCore Course Week Study Tour | Furniture Design Program

Required Course(s)
Furniture Design Studio
Fall/Spring semester

Core Course Week, including this short Study Tour to western Denmark, forms an integral part of your studio curriculum by exposing you to high-quality historic and modern furniture design, and design in general. Not only will you discover the qualities that make furniture quintessentially ‘Danish,’ you will also experience Danish culture from traditional cuisine, art, and concerts. You will make studies of significant furniture design, visit production facilities, and study the use of furniture in concrete settings in museums and public buildings.

The site visits, as sensory design experiences, provide you the opportunity to develop your critical observation skills and diagrammatic and representational proficiency. Simultaneously, you will be equipped with a vocabulary of design concepts, strategies, and materials, which you can apply in your own creative work in studio and beyond.

Tour Objectives

  • Study contemporary and traditional Danish furniture in use and in exhibition settings
  • Gain an understanding of Danish history, geography, and culture outside of Copenhagen
  • Develop sketching and note-taking skills for recording impressions of sites in a visual journal

Possible Activities

  • Visit furniture production facilities like Midform and JM Rør
  • Study of Kaare Klints furniture commissioned for Fåborg Museum in their actual setting
  • Visit traditional and modern Danish village churches to understand tradition