Design and Furniture

Course Code :9066FOWKEU
Study domain:
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:32
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Philip Theys
Iris Van der Schueren

3. Course contents *

1 Based on furniture pieces from the 18th and 19th century, the students are taught to identify both the formal characteristics and the constructive and functional parameters, which all together define the appearance of the piece of furniture.

2 The students are shown that the formal details are inherently connected with the total appearance, the pereception and the appreciation of the piece of furniture.

3 Attention is given to the "shadow zone" between furniture pieces and pieces of art; when does a piece of art become a piece of furniture and vice versa?  Which parameters are decisive in the appreciation of this "transition area" between furniture and art?