Furniture Design StudioSummer Course

Summer Study Tour
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design, Industrial Design
Session 4: Architecture & Design session

Scandinavian furniture design has a deep history of considering people, culture, 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.


Erling Christoffersen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Architect MAA. Cabinetmaker, 1974. School of Applied Art Copenhagen, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, 1982. Own office, 1979. Professor at School of Architecture 1986-1989. Professor Denmark’s Design School, Copenhagen, 1989-2005. Visiting professor University of Oregon 2005. Workshops at University of Victoria 2001, 2004, 2009. Visiting professor University of Washington 2014. Member of Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition (Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling). With DIS since 1998.

Architecture and Design, Erling Christoffersen

Tina Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Architect MAA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1990. Designer at IKEA of Sweden, 1991-1995. Owner of Form Design, 1995-2001. Teacher at the Danish Design School 1998-2000. Co-founder of LEGAARD&CHRISTENSEN 2001. Visiting  professor, University of Washington, 2016. With DIS since 2005.

Architecture and Design, Tina Christensen

Flemming Steen Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Architect, M.A.A. (Denmark’s Design School, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, since 1987. Partner, Design 134. With DIS since 1998.

Anders Engholm Kristensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Ironmongery (CEU technical school 2003). A.K Design + business technologist (VIA University College Design and business 2013) Italian Design course (Politecnico di Milano 2013), Co-Founder of design studio FEM (2013). With DIS since 2014.

Åsa Johansson

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Furniture Designer. Cabinetmaker in 1998. Denmark's Design School 2003. Freelance designer. Furniture and interior designer with Leif Jørgensen Architects. Lighting Designer with FLOS. With DIS since 2017.

Mikkel Villum Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Educated from Denmarks Design School, 1991, from Furniture and Tools Branch. Workshop assistant on DIS Summer Furniture Design Studio, 2002-2007. Own company specializing in remote monitoring of marine mammals since 1998. Assigned at Aarhus University, designing instruments for research of harbor porpoise and seals since 2013. With DIS since 2017.

Signe Østergaard Lund

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Studying Fine Woodworking, NEXT Copenhagen, Copenhagen Technical College. Participant in the exhibition "Skud på stammen 2016", collaborations between designers and cabinetmakers. Founder of OE Lund. With DIS since 2016.

Nathanial Smith

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

BFA, University of Massachusetts, Boston 1976-1980. School of Applied Art, Copenhagen, furniture architect, 1980-1984. Working with Ark Design Studio, Copenhagen, Dissing + Weitling, Copenhagen, PlyCraft Inc, MA. USA, BackSaver Inc, USA, Source International, USA. Own office since 1989. Faculty/Technician at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2009-present. Visiting workshop assistant DIS 2017.