ID 492: Special Topics in Industrial Design – Furniture Design

Instructor: Václav Mlynář
Credits: 3
GEP: Elective

Course Description

This course is mainly for design students with interest in materiality and making. Any experience with wood working or model building is welcome but not necessary. The focus of all instructions is to improve each student’s abilities to formulate an idea and express it visually, in material models and in 1:1 prototypes. The course is based on creating physical models and prototypes in response to a structured brief using a complex and versatile design process that is explored deeply in the lessons. The instructor approaches every student individually and puts maximum attention on improving students’ methods, comfort in creating and on connecting theoretical concepts with practical execution and presentation. It is ideal for students looking for a career in creative disciplines like furniture design, interior design or industrial design.