Prototypes 4
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Constructed Environments
Department: Product Design
Course Number: PUPD 3221
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Product Design
Prototypes 4 is a hands-on exploration of furniture design construction techniques and process. Using materials such as solid-wood, plywood, particle board, metal, plastic, fabric and/or adapted variations of these, students will work towards developing innovative structural and production strategies and systems. An understanding of how material is sourced, processed, and manipulated into a finished piece of furniture is stressed. Deep exploration into material and technique will facilitate broader understanding of related techniques and manufacturing processes. Skill and knowledge acquired in this course serve to broaden design vocabulary as well as the student's creative approach to problem solving.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Bachelors degree in Product Design majors, juniors only. Pre-requisite(s): Models 3 or Prototypes 3


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.

Open to Product Design students.