COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
History of Furniture Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PD 318
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course explores the furniture periods from antiquity through the twentieth century. It also covers social, aesthetic, theoretical, technical, cultural, and professional forces that have influenced the use of interior space and furniture design in different cultures from the late eighteenth century to the present. This module is designed with lecture, research, and discussions to introduce students to the design, construction and decorative aspects of furniture and to relate these to political, social and architectural history. It offers an opportunity for the students to read and gain insights into the relationship between design philosophy and fine craftsmanship.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to evaluate the furniture design history and common forms, and the effects of contemporary life and values on industrial design.
  • Student will be able to make assumptions about the history of furniture design as well as decorative arts and interior design.
  • Student will be able to evaluate the application of design elements, principles, and composition in furniture design and the use of historical precedent to inform design works.
  • Student will be able to realize the influences of modern technology and in particular the developments after Industrial Revolution on the construction, manufacture, design and uses of furniture.
  • Student will be able to recognize the visuals and details of a furniture, determine and interpret its place in history.
  • Student will be able to distinguish the works and intentions of major movements and designers / artists work.
Course Description Students understand the social, political, and physical influences affecting historical changes in design of Furniture and built environment. They will outline styles of furniture and how they evolved, and how they influence the current trends and market.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Syllabuss overiew: introduction, attendance and time keeping.Handout and discussion None
2 Egyptian Furniture Home Work 1 Homework and Related Preparation and reading material for Egyptian Furniture
3 Origin of Furniture Designs and Pre Historic Furniture Furniture Designs and Pre Historic Furniture reading materials
4 Rönesans Furniture Home work 2 Homework and Reading and Preparation for Rönesans
5 Baroque and Rococo Furniture Hand outs and Reading materials for Baroque and Rococo
6 Neoclassic Style Furniture Home work 3 Neoclassic Style Furniture Related Preparation and homework
7 Neoclassic Style Furniture Reading chapters for Neoclassic Style Furniture and Related Preparation
8 Midterm exam None
9 American Furniture Home work 4 Related Homework and Preparation for American Furniture
10 Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution reading materials and notes
11 Arts and Crafts Movement Home work 5 Related Preparation for homework and reading materials for Arts and Crafts Movement
12 Bauhaus Bauhous Related Preparation
13 Scandinavia, İtaly, Germany and America after world war II Home work 6 Related Preparation Scandinavia, İtaly, Germany and America after world war II Home work 6
14 After 1970’s After 1970’s Related Preparation
15 General Discussion Overall discussion and reading of all handouts
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks Mark Hinchman, History of Furniture; A Global View, 2009.Gilbert, C. Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, Tabard Pres, 1978Greenhalgh, Paul. Quatations and Sources on Design and the Decorative Arts. Manchester: Manchester University Pres, 1993.Sparke, Penny. A Century of Design. Barron’ s,New York, NY, 1998.Woodman, Jonathan M. Twentieth Century Design. Oxford University Pres, 1997.
Suggested Readings/Materials Bowman John S., Furniture History, Bison Corp, NewYork, NY, Alfred A. Knopf. INC., NY, 1985.H. P. Osborne, An outline of the Home Furnishing PeriodsJohn T. Kirk, Early American Furniture, 1979

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
6
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
12
2
24
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
6
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
4
Final Exams
1
4
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

X
3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

X
4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

X
5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

X
6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

X
8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest