Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Nick Rennie


This unit provides an overview of furniture design practice in Industrial Design. It outlines specific issues of the design process with particular reference to form, materials and structure. Methods of design communication and presentation are explored and applied.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand the diversity of materials and processes for making furniture
  2. have increased sophistication in ergonomic analysis
  3. understand constructional requirements and techniques
  4. understand the development of furniture design concepts
  5. undertake simple three-dimensional projects with regard to functional, technical, structural and aesthetic design criteria
  6. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio


Projects: 100%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including 4 hours studio contact and 8 independent study hours

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