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Appalachian State University, Furniture Design

Plant Seven - Mill Collective, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 27 (Red Line)

Neighborhood: North Elm

Appalachian State University Furniture Design Concentration
Only a short distance from the residential furniture capital of the world, the program has a proud history and has been serving the furniture industry for over 70 years. The curriculum offers students a design-based education that emphasizes hands-on skills, research, aesthetics, presentation, computer-aided design, critical thinking and professional development. Through industry collaboration, required internships, personal exploration and being the only program in the country to require a marketing minor, students develop the necessary skills to be competitive in today's market.
In addition to the studio classes, the curriculum includes foundation courses in product design, computer-assisted drafting (CAD), solid modeling, design drawing, and materials & processes in a variety of materials.
Recent accolades by furniture majors include, ISFD Pinnacle award winner, Bienenstock design competition winner, Celia Moh scholars, With-It scholarships, IFDA scholarship, IWF Design Emphasis category winner, and Cliff Young Design Competition placement. Students have also been recognized with numerous other scholarships and in design competitions.
To find out more about our programs please contact:
Brian Davies, Chair, Department of Applied Design, daviesbf@appstate.edu
Richard Prisco, Furniture Design Concentration, priscors@appstate.edu
Meghan McCandless, Communications Director, mccandlessmm@appstate.edu