SFA-12 Furniture - Technology

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Product Design
2nd Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leader:
conf. Cristina Șerban
Teaching Staff:
conf.dr.arh. Cristina ȘERBAN, speaker invitat - reprezentant HÄFELE România, arh. Florin NEGRU
Learning outcomes:
The study of furniture objects in balance with material and construction technology.
What is Interior Design. Definitions
Classification of furniture according to criteria:
- Functionality
- Utility
- Destination
- Construction
- Fitting
- Material
- Finishes and ornaments
- Manufacturing processes
- Quality of material and production
- Stylistics (historical evolution)
Furniture components:
- Elements
- Complexes
- Assemblies components
- Assemblies
- Ranges
Materials for making components:
- Solid wood furniture and prefabricated wood
- Metal furniture
- Plastic furniture
- Glass furniture
- Furniture from other materials - cardboard, felt, inflatable materials, spray foams, 3D printed materials, polypropylene, polyurethane, epoxy resins, compact, composite materials, etc.
Furniture accessories:
- Connectors
- Hinges
- Runners
- Mechanisms for fronts
- Sliding systems
- Accessories for storage units
- Lighting systems
- Mechanisms for transformable furniture
- Seating furniture
- Sleeping furniture
Products (furniture, materials and accessories). Working with manufacturers and suppliers.
Teaching Method:
Courses (online) are based on slides presentations with text, photo and video information, verbally completed with information on the subject. Some courses are presented by guest speakers, professionals in the field.
- exam is consisting of: questions with possible answers, questions with answers to be completed, exercises with sketches to be drawn, simple synthesis topics (simple explanations, definitions, schemes, etc.)
- for participation to 50% + 1 of the total presentations, 1p is granted ex officio
- participation to the exam is conditioned by attendance to at least 25% of the presentations

Dumitrescu, Cristian, ”Stilistică de interior”, Ed. Eurobit, Timișoara, 2012
Gheorghiu, Bogdan,”Mobilier – note de curs”, Cat. Istoria și Teoria Arhitecturii UAUIM, București, 1979
Cismaru, Maria, ”Structuri din lemn pentru mobilă și produse finite”, Ed. Univ. Transilvania, Brașov, 2003
Neufert, Ernst, ”Manualul Arhitectului”, Ed. Alutus, Miercurea Ciuc, 2004
Hardt, Dorian, ”Materiale pentru construcții și finisaje”, Ed. Didactică și Pedagogică, București, 1976
Furniture accessory catalogs: Häfele, Blum, Hettich, Grass
Assembly instruction catalogs: Ikea, Hülsta