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Form Follows: Design at a Smaller Scale


Throughout history designers have created furniture pieces as stand–alone objects, to compliment a building or space, or as an important step in the evolution of a much bigger design idea or technology.

Furniture design serves as a way to test ideas at a smaller scale and experiment with different methods and materials. It also brings into focus fundamental design challenges such as how a person will interact with the design, and what the physical and emotional impacts will be.

Form Follows showcases furniture designs from collections in the Environmental Design Archives as well as designs from students who participated in the form follows chair design competition in Spring 2016.