Furniture Design (ICM303) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Furniture Design ICM303 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Field Trip, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to introduce students to furniture design, to orient them to examine the relationship between product – space and user. In addition to provide students understanding the importance of budget and material, color and texture in the process of product design by experiencing the whole process.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Gain information about the materials used in furniture design and production.
  • Gain information about production techniques.
  • Analyze the detailing differences between mass-production and special-production furnitures.
  • Gain skill on solving furniture structure.
  • Gain information about the importance of ergonomics in furniture desings.
Course Content Experiencing furniture design and production process in the light of the principles of furniture design; alternative materials used in furniture design; physical, ergonomic, psychological, economical and social factors affecting furniture design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course.Announcement of studiowork 1.Announcement of the research and presentation topics. Analyses of the books given in the reference list.
2 Presentation: “Tree” as a material used in furniture design. Structure of tree, sections, kinds and using areas, conjunction details. Studiowork: Experiencing wood conjunction details with polystyrene. Studiowork 1 – Analyses of wood conjunction details.
3 Field trip at furniture production factory. Information transfer about kinds of trees and drying techniques, fiberboard, MDF “Medium Density Fiberboard”, HDF “High Density Fiberboard”, Laminated wood and used areas. Research about the products, materials and production techniques used in the furniture production factory.
4 Presentations Presentation 1- Observation in furniture production studios, preparation of samples, drawings and videos.
5 Presentations. Announcement of the content and aim of homework. Presentation 1- Observation in furniture production studios, preparation of samples, drawings and videos.
6 Submission and evaluation of homework: structure in furniture. Production of a sitting unit in 1/1 scale by cardboard without using any adhesive or any other material. Homework- research about the structure, analyses of wood conjunction details again, design and production of a sitting unit.
7 Decision of furniture design that will produced at the end of the semester (sitting unit, bookshelves, table, coffee table, lighting unit, furniture for corridor) and evaluations of first ideas (panel evaluations). Studiowork 2- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing.
8 Panel evaluations of furniture design. Studiowork 2- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing.
9 Table evaluations (critics) of furniture design. Studiowork 3- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production.
10 Table evaluations (critics) of furniture design. Studiowork 3- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production.
11 Mid-Jury Evaluation. Mid-Jury- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production and material board.
12 Mid-Jury Evaluation. Mid-Jury- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production and material board.
13 Table evaluations (critics) of furniture design. Studiowork 4- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production and 1/1 details of materials.
14 Panel evaluations of furniture design. Studiowork 4- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production and 1/1 details of materials.
15 Panel evaluations of furniture design. Studiowork 4- 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing, model production and 1/1 details of materials.
16 Final Jury evaluations. 1/10 plan, section, elevation and perspective drawing .1/1 furniture.

Sources

Other Sources 1. Aronson, J. (1965). The Encyclopedia of Furniture. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers.
2. Savage, D. (2011). Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and their Craft. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd.
3. Saville, L. (2006). Design Secrets: Furniture: 50 Real-Life Projects Uncovered. Beverly,Massachusetts: Rockport publishers inc.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application 8 30
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 5
Presentation 1 15
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 15
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 13 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework X
5 Institutional and ethical values X
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies X
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application 2 5 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 1 8 8
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 6 6
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 1 8 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 100