University of Technology Sydney

88516 Furniture Industry and Development




This studio-based subject is focused on the furniture industry and in developing the student's ability to clearly understand the business aspects of furniture design. The feasibility of production is discussed through project development at various scales of manufacturing. Efforts are made to provide multiple perspectives of the industry from the point-of-view of the designer, the retailer, and the manufacturer. Students are encouraged to examine the factors affecting the process of getting a product into the community. Legal constraints and information on IP protection are discussed. Concerns about marketing is discussed through case studies and site visits to manufacturers and retailers. Students gain a pragmatic and business-oriented approach to the design process.

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Autumn session, City campus

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