California College of the Arts
Featured School: May 2021
Furniture Design at CCA
Learn the design and craft of furniture, and create works that reflect your unique voice.
Ground your creative practice in Craft. With roots in the Arts in Crafts movement, the Furniture Program views craft and making as fundamental tools of design and production. Embracing both hands-on and digital craft techniques, we prepare students for diverse careers whether they choose a design field or pursue an independent creative practice.
CCA Machine Room
CCA Student Inaki Garat
CCA Student Balqis Indriyani
Learn to set up a studio of your own. While in the Furniture Program, you’ll develop your own design process and learn a range of craft-based techniques to gain independence as a designer and maker. In the Wornick Furniture Studio you’ll explore the creative potential of furniture-making processes, and emerge with knowledge to set up a studio of your own.
Create meaningful designs. Discover your voice through your studies. Learn a sustainable design process that incorporates historical research, material studies, ecology, current critical dialogue all with local and global considerations. Consider the meaning of making in your own work, and practice a craft as an activity and a value system.
CCA Donald Fortescue
CCA Students Kate Greenberg Edward Aye
Immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary environment. Support your professional practices by working closely with faculty on exhibition opportunities and design competitions, and complete your education with a culminating thesis project.
“CCA Furniture studios are a space for creative risk-taking and inquiry into the significance of furniture and crafted objects. We believe that making is thinking, and that craft is design. Our established faculty works across a diverse set of practices, and provides students with technical and conceptual skills to create thoughtful, skillful, provocative works of Furniture.”
Katherine Lam — Chair, CCA Furniture Program
Katherine Lam (Department Chair)
Russell Baldon (Associate Professor)
Donald Fortescue (Professor)
Christopher Loomis (Assistant Professor)
Adrien R. Segal (Adjunct Professor)
Lawrence Labianca (Senior Adjunct Professor)
Sung Kim (Adjunct Professor)
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