History of Furniture (ICM371) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
History of Furniture ICM371 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
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, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To learn about the emergence and transformation of different furniture designs; to gain information about the major events that had an impact on furniture design; to learn about prominent designers and furniture designs.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learns about prominent designers and furniture designs.
  • Gains knowledge about major events that had an impact on furniture design.
  • Learns about the emergence and transformation of different furniture designs from different periods and cultures.
  • Recognizes different furniture technologies in terms of material and construction techniques.
  • Gains the ability to develop a critical approach towards furniture design.
Course Content Improvements in furniture design process in various periods; Modernism in furniture design in Europe, surrealist and expressionist approaches in furniture design; organic design; Kitsch, Pop-Art, Post Modernism in furniture design; furniture design in Turkey; sustainable approaches in furniture design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course Gaining knowledge about the course.
2 Furniture Design in Ancient Civilizations: Neolithic Period, Ancient Egypt Reading
3 Furniture Design in Ancient Greek and in Roman Empire Reading
4 Furniture Design in Medieval Era, Romanesque and Gothic Reading
5 Anatolian and Asian Furniture Traditions / Giving presentation topics Reading
6 Furniture Design during and after Renaissance Period, Baroque and Rococo Reading
7 Midterm Preparation for midterm exam
8 Neoclassical Furniture, Art Nouveau Furniture Reading
9 Art Deco Furniture, Arts & Crafts Movement Reading
10 Modernism in Furniture Design in Europe: Deutscher Werkbund, Bauhaus, De Stijl Reading
11 Student Presentations and Discussion Preparation for student presentations
12 Surrealism in Furniture Design, Organic Design, Expressionism in Furniture Design Reading
13 Kitsch, Pop-Art, Post Modernism in Furniture Design Reading
14 Furniture Design in Turkey Reading
15 Sustainable Approaches in Furniture Design Reading
16 Final Exam Preparation to final exam


Other Sources 1. Blakemore, R. G. (2006). History of interior design & furniture : from ancient Egypt to nineteenth-century Europe. Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, c2006.
2. Hinchman, M. (2009). History of furniture : a global view. New York : Fairchild Books, 2009.
3. Mang, K. (1979). History of modern furniture. New York : H.N. Abrams, 1979, c1978
4. Miller, J. (2005). Furniture : world styles from classical to contemporary. London : Dorling Kindersley, 2005.
5. Smith, E. (1985). Furniture: A Concise History (World of Art). Thames and Hudson

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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
5 Institutional and ethical values
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions
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
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 12 12
Homework Assignments 1 12 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 13 13
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 100