Faculty: Jaymin Panchasara

TA: Devanshi Mittal

Introduction to metal

The studio’s primary focus will be on Metal as the material category. A brief introduction of the material will be given through presentations. Students will then conduct research, which includes types of metal, sizes available in the market, and production processes along with simple structural understanding through quick hands-on experiments.
The brief is to design simple furniture for homes like stools, side/end tables, clothes valet, Hat and umbrella stand, and a bench. Each student will be allotted a primary material (Sheet metal, pipes, flats, rods, etc.) for their concept, which would be developed during the course using different processes. (welding, cutting, folding/bending, etc.). The studio will commence with a detailed study of the material and processes, joineries, ergonomics, etc. The concepts developed must be cost and production-friendly.
The studio will involve in making of scaled models, 1:1 mock-ups, structural models, etc. along with detailed drawings and a full-scale working prototype.

Studio Unit

Preliminary exercises

Furniture prototype design process

Furniture prototype design process

Final furniture prototypes

Furniture catalogs