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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Contemporary Dane County hand crafted furniture design documentation of a survey and exhibition /

Prensky, Gail L. January 1984 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1984. / Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 56-61).

Structural solutions as aesthetic expression /

Prisco, Richard. January 1994 (has links)
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Rochester Institute of Technology, 1994. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-58).

Signed & sealed : Agenda 21 and the role of the furniture designer-maker in developing a sustainable practice

Koomen, Philip John January 2006 (has links)
The aim of this thesis has been to develop and document a research project that takes the form of a strategic response by a furniture designermaker (Philip Koomen Furniture) to the challenging ecological issues raised by the Earth Summit (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) and detailed in the document Agenda 21: Sustainable Development for the 21st Century. A Literature Review contextualises this research project in relation to issues around global resources and sustainable practices and considers various models of sustainable design in relation to the commercial mainstream but more particularly with regard to the role of the furniture designermaker in contemporary society. The thesis explores the rationale for what became termed the “Signed & Sealed” project and describes the development of an associated body of designs through the negotiation of the degraded state of the U.K.’s native woodlands and the location of three critical strands which together came to define the “Signed & Sealed” brand – strands identified by the terms semi-bespoke, local cycle and unique signature. These terms are illuminated in turn by discussion of the commissioning processes favoured by designer-makers and by consideration of the economic and aesthetic problems to be found in connection with the sourcing, development and use of local, noncommercial timbers. The thesis also describes the project’s formal presentation in the exhibition “Out of the Woods” (River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, 17 September 2004 to 7 January 2005) and the two conferences “Our Woods in Your Hands” (River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, 25 September 2004) and “Out of the Woods: Design for Sustainability” (River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on- Thames, 20 October 2004) and considers the peer reviews and responses which followed these events. Finally, the thesis offers a critical evaluation of the PhD research process which framed the project together with some discussion of further potential avenues of research and development.

Contemporary craft in Iceland : communicating culture through making

Hawson, Thomas January 2006 (has links)
This doctoral project develops an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to furniture designer\maker practice. At its core is a practice-based framework that can be used to assess and reflect upon the tacit, primarily visual nature of makers’ knowledge and the way that this can be communicated in order to develop design outcomes. The enquiry takes as its focus a two-year collaboration between the author – a British-based furniture designer/maker – and six indigenous Icelandic craft practitioners in which the ultimate goal was the creation of artefacts that, it was hoped, would be expressive of Iceland’s native craft traditions. During the ‘Iceland Project,’ as it came to be known, interaction between and among participants was grounded in a predetermined plan developed democratically through consultation and dialogue. The project successfully develops new knowledge through a contemporary reinterpretation of indigenous Icelandic craft-making knowledge and demonstrates this through the making of artefacts imbued with recognized cultural status. It also extends furniture designer/maker research by developing an innovative practice-based method of collaboration rooted in the multimedia archiving of the making process which can then be used to illuminate and facilitate future practice. The project is a scholarly display of makers’ knowledge: the process is shared democratically among peers; the decisions that articulate design and methods of making are reviewed; and inter-subjective outcomes are generated. To facilitate learning from designer/maker practice-based research, the creative narrative is necessarily partly articulated through visual media and artifacts.

Sculptural forms and furniture

Whaley, Christopher S. January 2001 (has links)
The primary objective of this creative project was the exploration into designing and creating sculptures that combine various materials in a visually pleasing way. Could these sculptures emphasize excellence in craftsmanship and sophistication of surface? Could the inherent properties of these materials be manipulated and combined in an engaging manner, which would enhance the beauty of both materials?This body of work required a variety of metalsmithing techniques including forging, mokumegane, and metal forming. This body of work also required various woodworking skills such as lathe turning and wood joint construction. There were several materials used such as exotic and domestic woods, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This body of work challenged my technical and conceptual abilities making me a better artist and designer, not only in metalsmithing, but also woodworking. / Department of Art

Transitional furniture : an eight hour creative project

Havill, Jerry D. January 1975 (has links)
This creative project dealt with the development of a line of transitional furniture. Four models were constructed which included a chair, a bed-stroage unit, a table, and a lighting-filing unit. A fullscale bed-storage unit was also constructed.A booklet was formulated and printed utilizing off-set lithography. This booklet contained background information pertaining to the following areas: (1) human measurement, (2) furniture design standards, (3) material standards, and (4) transitional furniture. The booklet also presented the models and full-scale furniture development. Sixty copies were printed. Details of the printing were included in the booklet. / Thesis--Collection of data.

Duality in furniture design /

Burton, Kenneth S. January 1988 (has links)
Thesis (MFA)--Rochester Institute of Technology, 1988. / Includes bibliographical references (leaf 18).

Aesthetics for a working environment /

Smith, Gail Fredell. January 1980 (has links)
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Rochester Institute of Technology, 1980. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-43).

Structural aesthetics in furniture design /

Clark, James. January 1980 (has links)
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Rochester Institute of Technology, 1980. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 32).

The manifestation of personal philosophies concerning material and form /

Methner, Mark. January 1982 (has links)
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Rochester Institute of Technology, 1982. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 38).

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