Department Head and Associate Professor: Lothar Windels
Furniture Design majors are encouraged to experiment with a wide range of materials and approaches while focusing on human factors and sustainable, responsible design. Graduates go on to become thinker/makers who follow a variety of paths, from launching their own businesses making furniture and/or other objects to working as commercial product designers, teaching, running galleries and more.
"In Furniture Design students engage in object making. A design process that incorporates making creates fundamentally different outcomes, original concepts and innovative thinking. In learning to design through the practice of making, our students understand how physical objects shape our perceptions—and this enables them to create richer experiences for the user."Lothar Windels, department head