Stanford Students Learn The Making of a Chair Video
The marriage of theory and practice is evident in a class focusing on the creation of a single highly refined chair. ARTSTUDI 262 is an upper-level theory-design-fabrication class, is led by lecturer John Edmark. During the 10-week course, students design and fabricate their own chairs informed by historical reference, anthropometrics, form studies, user testing and materials investigations.
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