Lounge organic shaped chair made from light and dark hardwood Joseph Sheehan

Chair Design: Through Sketching, Modeling, and Full-Size Mock Ups


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This hands-on course is designed to equip students with the essential skills and techniques required to design a chair. This course is intended for students with a passion for furniture design, interior design, or industrial design who aspire to develop a deep understanding of chair design and its impact on ergonomics, aesthetics, and functionality. Through a combination of sketching, modeling, and full-size mock-ups, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the chair design process. By the end of the course, students will have developed the ability to visualize, communicate, and construct their chair design effectively.

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Joe Sheehan is an experienced furniture designer and custom woodworker. He received a Certificate in Furniture Design from MassArt; studied furniture design at Burlington College and the Vermont Woodworking School and the North Bennet Street School in Boston.  Since 2013, he has worked as a journeyman at Abbas Woodworking in Norwood, MA. Recently he taught … Read more