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Christopher “Walrus” Dalzell, Penetration and Incision, 2015
Rohan Hunt, Oscar the Couch, 2015
Qianru Kang, Not Yet Future Chair, 2015
Chelsea Lemon, Banksia and Pinecone Parquetry Panels, 2015
Claire Morgan, Flex, 2015
Pia Nemec, Faceted Coffee Table, 2015
David Scerri, Expandable Table, 2015
Clare Solomon, Decisive Object: One, 2015
Web of Curves, Web of Curves, 2015

You can study this discipline in the following Bachelor degrees:

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The furniture major aims to develop technical, critical and creative skills relevant to furniture design and making. Furniture represents an intersection of many aspects of material culture, architecture, fashion, technology, craft and sustainability. The furniture workshop approach is grounded in delivering a breadth and depth of woodworking skills, including hand, machine, and computer aided techniques in both solid and laminated timber, from which students venture into a range of other related materials and processes. Through specific project briefs, students are encouraged to collaborate with other makers and designers in their own workshop, across disciplines, and in industry. The studio-based academic environment ultimately trains students not only in furniture making, but also in design logic, aesthetics, and creative problem solving that is transferable into many fields.

The Furniture Workshop provides comprehensive courses of study for Undergraduate, Honours, and Postgraduate students. The ANU School of Art Furniture Workshop, with it’s professionally active practice-led research staff, opportunity for collaboration in other workshops, and proximity to Australia’s national collecting institutions, provides an excellent environment for study and research.

Creative facilities

Digital Fabrication Lab

The Digital Fabrication Lab, operated by the ANU School of Art Furniture workshop, features a $180,000 facility that includes a laser cutter and CNC routing machine. The Digital Fabrication Lab has broad interdisciplinary support, and is vital to the ANU School of Art moving forward as a leader in art, craft, and design.


Furniture map

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