PID-24 History of Furniture and Ornament

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Furniture and Interior Design
2nd Year, sem 1, 2022-2023 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Interior Design and Design
Course Leader:
prof. Răzvan Mihai Luscov
Learning outcomes:
Navigate through the main styles of history of furniture, identifying patterns that characterize each period
Introduction. Definition. Functions. The furniture as an extension of the human body / function of representation. Ornament. Origins. Dictionary of terms. The Classical Greek and Romanian orders in architecture The furniture of ancient Egypt / ancient Greece / ancient Rome Middle Ages furniture The furniture suited for transport/ migration, furniture evolved in monasteries, Renaissance Appearance of interior architecture as it is understood today Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI furniture types, ornamental characteristic Empire, Biedermeier, Thonet / innovations, appearance of the industrial production, designed by engineers in the U.S. types of furniture, examples of furniture designers, ornamental characteristic Art Nouveau, Germany / Belgium, Austria, Scotland, France personalities, ornaments characteristic Art Deco, Machine Age, Bauhaus, de Stijl, International Style, new ornaments, examples of personalities, Romanian modernism The classics of the twentieth century: Wright, Le Corbusier, Aalto Deutsche Werkbund, metal and glass furniture The post-war era Population growth, mass production of the United States / Charles Eames Scandinavian Furniture, The Italian "Boom" Sixties technological advances and the plastic furniture Seventies and Eithies Postmodern, High-tech and other contemporary trends Profession designer
Teaching Method:
Power point presentations and periodical evaluations
Final exam 50% + 25% for lecture attendance + 25% periodical written evaluations
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