Introduction to Furniture Design

This workshop will introduce you to the process of furniture design. Designing your own furniture frees to explore design that meets your unique needs and suits your tastes.

Jan 20, 2020
Time:6pm – 9pm (3 hrs)
Registration Deadline – seven days before class

Click on Course Code (above) to enroll

Course Fee: $90

Instructor: Hugh Swiatek

Class Description: In this workshop, you will explore the process of designing a piece of furniture. We will begin with sketches and look at different ways to explore 3-dimensional form, including scale models and full scale prototypes. Topics will include proportions, ergonomics, and designing to meet the needs of a particular user. You will leave the class with a small scale model of one of your own designs, along with a process that you can use to develop unique designs in the future. If you are looking to expand the projects you build beyond what you can find in magazines and on the web, this class is for you.

Skill Development:

  • Sketching and drawing as part of the design process
  • An understanding of proportion, ergonomics, and meeting user needs
  • Construction of scale models and prototypes

Class Size: 3 – 8 students

Online Enrollment: Just click on the Course Code (above) of the session in which you wish to enroll; our standard class Policies apply. For sessions without a Course Code link (i.e. works-in-progress), please send email to and include the Course Code (or date and time) of the class that you wish to take. We will make sure that you are enrolled in the class!

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