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  1. Faculty of Arts and Design Furniture Design (3) ( IDF 4102 ) Third Lecture Week four & five

  2. Furniture Design (3) Course Lecturer : Prof. Hana Yassen Course assistant : Eng. MahaElwany Location ( F 513 ) Lecture (8:30-9:20) Tutorial ( 9:30-1:20 ) Office hours: Thursday ( 8:30 – 12:30 ) E-mail :

  3. Course Objectives: • - Developing your creative ability on a course with a design culture that considers all aspects of furniture and related product design, and a philosophy that thrives on new ideas, new ways of doing things and the exploration of creative possibilities. We celebrate diversity and encourage our students to develop - their own personal identities. • - Learning to think about furniture in its broadest terms, developing your creativity by exploring space, form and structure. • - Designing different furniture units to suit any interior space according to the needed function (counter – storing shelves – chairs – decorative partitions, etc ……) within architectural artistic aspects, considering working details and used material, and according to human scale standard measurements (Anthropometric) and duty function (Ergonomics). • - Studying includes • research skills • idea generation • concept development • ergonomics • model making • production and communication.

  4. Course Description: • - Training students on drawing different elevations (plan – vertical elevation – side elevation) for interior spaces ( residential, commercial and office) furniture units using suitable drawing scales. • - Drawing different illustrating sections showing the working details used in each unit. • - Drawing different isometric perspectives showing the wooden joints used in each unit. • - Studying the different line textures used in illustrating different wooden parts and joints through plans, elevations, sections and perspectives. • - Designing a decorative furniture unit using the suitable joints and geometrical drawing details.

  5. Way of evaluation The course grade is 150 in total in a final evaluation committee with three examiners Attendance: (10) Presentation: (30) Mid-term exam (A daily project): (10) Final evaluation: (100) - First project (50 ) -Second project (50 ) Total = 150

  6. Textbooks: • - Joseph De Chiara, Michael J. Crosbie. Time-saver standards for building types.4th edition. Mc.Graw-Hill.New York. • - The best of fine wood working tables & chairs. Fine wood working pub., Tauton press. • - Thomas a. Heinz. Frank Loyd Wright Interiors & Furniture, Academy Press. Websites: • - • - •

  7. Applying the concept on the Unit (Partition) Drawing different illustrating plan-sections and perspective The Concept : 1. To use both rigid and flexible sheet materials to create an assembly (light, furniture, or partition) that : highlights the properties of each material while minimizing the amount of waste 2. Use Geometric objects to generate a successful design to integrate these two expanding realms within the contemporary design pursuit through the creation of a materially efficient partition system.

  8. The overall geometric catalyst is a freestanding, double curved surface, creating both formal stability and a varied visual experience. Wireframe

  9. - A triangular grid is applied to two 4’x8’ sheets of material whose edges are constrained to remain the same length. - Another force pulls the vertices of the triangular grid towards the idealized surface geometry - To reflect the realities of fabrication and material properties, the original edge length of each member is prioritized over achieving an exact match to the target geometry

  10. - The partition is composed of three layers; folded tetrahedrons, links, fabric skin.  - The material of each layer has a degree of translucency which reveals the entirety of the structural system from any orientation.  - The effect is a diaphanous (Light, delicate, and translucent esp. for fabrics ) system that is enriched through the overlapping geometry of each layer.  - Each material contributes a unique function to the entire system and their geometry was designed to limit the amount of waste generated during the cutting process.  - Approximately 90% of all the original material is used in the final partition.

  11. - The depth of the partition is achieved through the use of two thin sheets that are cut and folded to create a set of tetrahedrons(A solid having four plane triangular faces; a triangular pyramid). - The unfolded geometry of the tetrahedrons are three interlocking arms that use all of the material within each triangular cell.  - The cuts never intersect to create a closed shape so each sheet remains a single piece.  - The tetrahedrons are greater in depth  towards the center of the partition, allowing the edge to seem very thin while providing the maximum stiffness in the center.

  12. -Elevations -Side Views & -Perspective

  13. Final Presentation

  14. Assignment: After Applying the needed illustrations (plan-elevation- side view and perspective), Search for the needed working details, for your own partition and which way or what place It will be used at.

  15. Thank You Prof. Hana Yassen Eng. MahaElwany