IDE2810 - Furniture 1 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Robbie Napper


Mr Nicholas Found

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Students must have completed at least 72 credit points or IDN1002


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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