Furniture Design in ScandinaviaSummer Course

Furniture Design in Scandinavia, Summer Course
Summer Study Tour
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design, Industrial Design
Location: Copenhagen
Architecture & Design Session

You examine history, theory, key works, and current expressions of Scandinavian furniture design. The lecture course also exposes you to the history of manufacturing in post-industrial Scandinavia. Current and historical conditions of furniture design are presented along with the underlying design theories and methodologies. ‘Golden Age’ designs from the middle of the 20th century are studied alongside trendy ‘New Nordic’ designs of today. Fundamentals of furniture design, such as scale, dimension, and proportion are presented along with the fundamentals of the production of furniture, whether it be the craft approach or the modern business based and industrialized approach.


Erling Christoffersen

DIS Summer 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.

Tina Christensen

DIS Summer 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.