Courses & Units

Furniture for Interiors KDA216



This unit is a core unit for Interior Design students that is also being offered as an elective to other students. Elective enrolment requires registration at the School.


In this unit students investigate the production and selection of furniture for interior environments. Furniture function is explored through ergonomics and analysis of the role of furniture in the creation of space. Analysis of significant furniture precedents is used to develop design and aesthetic appreciation. Students develop decision making capacities for the selection of furniture based on critical evaluation, design intent, industry literature and trade advice. Materials, construction techniques and detailing for furniture production are addressed. This includes issues of environmental sustainability and anthropometrics. Students develop an understanding of furniture production specification and scheduling.


Unit name Furniture for Interiors
Unit code KDA216
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Teaching staff

Dr Jacqueline Power

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040107

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Teaching Pattern

Lectures, workshops, seminars and possible site visits.


Written, verbal and visual presentation including the construction of scaled furniture items.

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No textbooks are required however, recommended reading lists will be provided in unit outlines and in class


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