Explore the styles and functions of furniture in the Western world, from ancient times to modern day. The course looks at furniture and interiors of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, 18th Century America, Neoclassicism, the Victorian era, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, modern, and post-modern, as well as contemporary furniture styles.
Course Learning Outcomes
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
assess why furniture matters. Furniture is both functional and decorative. The creation of a furniture piece captures the essence of the designer/fabricator and embodies the qualities and values of a particular moment in history.
explore how furniture first came to be and how it continues to evolve as an expression of material and form. From highly functional pieces to uniquely creative art, furniture design is a complex and varied expression of materials and forms that we live with on a daily basis.
explore how to select furniture for your homes by learning how to identify and assess furniture construction, form and materials to best suit your space.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Certificate in Visual Design : Optional Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Art Theory and Practice : Optional Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Interior Design : Optional Interior Design Courses
- Certificate in Visual Design specializing in Photography : Optional Courses