Furniture Design StudioSummer Course

Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design, Industrial Design
Location: Copenhagen
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.

This course includes a course-integrated Study Tour within Denmark! Read more about Study Tours.


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.

Anders Engholm Kristensen

DIS Summer 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.

Flemming Steen Jensen

DIS Summer 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.

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.

Signe Østergaard Lund

DIS Summer Faculty

Cabinet maker (NEXT Copenhagen, 2017). Participant in the exhibition "Skud på stammen 2016", collaborations between designers and cabinetmakers. Founder of OE Lund. Co-founder of  Ahm & Lund. With DIS since 2016.

Kathrine Damgaard

DIS Summer Faculty

Cabinet maker (Next Copenhagen 2017), BA in Performance Design and Cultural Encounters (Roskilde University 2014) Work as self-employed furniture maker in the cooperative Byggeselskabet Maj. With DIS since 2017.

Nathanial Smith

DIS Summer 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.