Study Furniture Design in Scandinavia

Location

Denmark: Copenhagen
Finland: Helsinki
Sweden: Stockholm

Description

Training students in the process of furniture-making through design and building of a full-scale prototype. Includes conceptual development, continued refinement of the concept, production of working drawings, building of a wood, laminate veneer, or steel prototype in scale 1:1, and training communication through the exhibition of their work.

In this summer-long program, students will enroll in two courses: Furniture Design Studio and Workshop (6 credits) and Furniture Design in Scandinavia (3 credits), for a total of nine (9) academic credits. Students have the option to enroll in one of many 3-credit courses that run prior to the Furniture Design in Scandinavia program. Highlights include Danish Greenspace, Design and Society in Denmark, Livability in the Modern City, and The Meaning of Style.

The program is designed for students majoring in industrial design, interior design, interior architecture, architecture, the arts; or students with other relevant backgrounds.

Highlights

Students will also participate in a week-long study tour to Sweden and Finland, to study prime examples of Scandinavian furniture design, interior design, and architecture.

The program includes a number of field study visits in Copenhagen which introduce the student to prime workshops, factories, and examples of modern Danish furniture design and design in general.

See the latest day-to-day tour program and pictorials at our website.
* Academically Challenging Courses Taught In English
* Intercultural Skills For The Global Job Market
* Copenhagen As Your Home, Europe As Your Classroom
* Cultural Immersion Through Unique Housing Options

Term

Summer

Dates

6/16/2014 to 8/2/2014

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Furniture Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design

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Experience Required

yes

    Prior experience with furniture design, stationary power tools and hand tools is required. Previous courses in the theory and history of furniture design are recommended. To apply for the program, you must be enrolled at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior or graduate level.

This Program is open to

American and Canadian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • Independent living
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference
  • Essay

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network