Furniture Design in ScandinaviaSummer Course

Furniture Design in Scandinavia, Summer Course
Summer Study Tour
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Industrial Design, Architecture, 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.

Åsa Johansson

DIS Summer 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.