Furniture Design 1

Class Description

Furniture is embedded into the fabric of our everyday lives. Whether it’s that worn-in leather recliner in your living room or your favorite table you always grab at the local cafe. Furniture can be practical and provide a perfect storage solution; it can be comforting, or it can be beautiful and pull an entire room together just by being there.

Students will learn a bit about the history of furniture, the why behind it, key ergonomic considerations for proportion and dimension, techniques for designing furniture (by hand + digitally), techniques for building scale models of their designs, and how to communicate designs to a manufacturer for production. Students will also get a behind-the-scenes look into how furniture is manufactured at a large scale, and what to look for when evaluating a manufacturer for a project.

Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.

Program Continuing Education


Winter registration opens on October 15th.

  • Winter: January 26th to March 16th
    • Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Spring: March 23rd to May 11th
    • Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages 18+

Discipline Interior Architecture

Price $720 for 8 sessions

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this course.

Location: Main Cornish Campus, 1000 Lenora St, Seattle, WA, 98121

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