Explore furniture as both an object of art and an expression of culture.
Discover Your Craft
Our Furniture Program lets you immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary approach and allows you to explore furniture in the realms of studio art, craft, and design. Through the physical act of making, coupled with thoughtful collaboration and critique, you’ll learn to trust your design instincts. You’ll apply them to your craft. And you’ll see the world of furniture design in all new ways.
Expand Your Methods
Our active design community will help you explore both traditional-building methods and the latest technical advancements. You’ll engage in dynamic conversations about innovation, sustainability, and the making process as you work with world-renowned faculty -- from celebrated furniture designers to MacArthur fellows. You’ll also benefit from real-world experiences outside the studio, including opportunities to work with partners like Design Within Reach and the California Academy of Sciences.
Build a Career
To extend your learning even further, you’ll participate in off-campus gallery exhibitions, national competitions, and established industry events like the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Armed with a comprehensive portfolio and a network of professional leading designers, you’ll be prepared to define your own career path in furniture design.