Designing new furniture for the remodel of a historic residence


Photo by Betty R. Torrell

The senior-level students in the Interior Design program printed the designs of their custom furniture class assignment on the 3D printer in the 3DU.  The students’ assignment was to create a piece of custom designed furniture for their class studio project, which was a residential remodel of a historic house in Sylva.


The students used the 3D printing process as a tool to develop their furniture designs.  The 3D printing of their designs allowed the students to evaluate their design in three dimensionally. The students are currently incorporating these refinements into their designs, which they will be submitting to the Educational Foundation of the IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association) Cliff Young LTD 2017 Contemporary-Modern Furniture Student Design Competition.