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Digital Fabrication: The Flat Pack Furniture Project

Published January 29, 2014

katie-hart-and-melanies-piecesOn January 21, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design hosted a gallery opening featuring flat pack furniture. The exhibition presents projects from the fall 2013 graduate furniture design class taught by Dr. Marlo Ransdell. Each student was challenged to design two pieces of furniture that could be cut from a 4’ x 8’ piece of maple plywood. Each furniture piece was designed to be flat pack shipped, have the ability to be constructed with little to no tools and hardware, and minimize material waste. Students created multiple small-scale designs using service board that were cut on the laser printer. Once the design was finalized, the larger plywood pieces were cut using the CNC router at the Facility for Arts Research (FAR).

Featured students include Sam Al-Mutawa, Amanda Cleveland, Heather Dodd, Katie Hart, Amanda Krueger, Julie Marhee, and Melanie Murata.