PSCE
2045

Upholstery and Soft Goods

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Upholstery and Soft Goods
Fall 2024
Taught By: Elise McMahon
Section: A

CRN: 5839

Credits: 3

This course will introduce the materials, tools and techniques of upholstery and soft-good design and construction within the context of furniture and other useful products. Students will first be introduced to materials and techniques in both historical and emerging contexts, becoming conversant in process terms and concepts. Students will then engage in process-based exercises to grasp technique, before moving on to completion of a project-based deliverable (product) that integrates two or more of the techniques practiced above. Students will work both traditionally and experimentally, within the context the Parsons Making Center, allowing students to optimize the resources at their disposal. Topics covered will include pattern-making, frame construction, foam shaping, springing, sewing, knitting (both analog and digital) weaving (both analog and digital), etc. Relevance will be demonstrated to those from multiple disciplines, including the constructed environment, fashion / wearables, technology, etc.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1020 Space/Materiality or PAID 1030 Drawing Interiors 1: 2D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:14pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024
Upholstery and Soft Goods
Spring 2024
Taught By: Elise McMahon
Section: A

CRN: 13833

Credits: 3

This course will introduce the materials, tools and techniques of upholstery and soft-good design and construction within the context of furniture and other useful products. Students will first be introduced to materials and techniques in both historical and emerging contexts, becoming conversant in process terms and concepts. Students will then engage in process-based exercises to grasp technique, before moving on to completion of a project-based deliverable (product) that integrates two or more of the techniques practiced above. Students will work both traditionally and experimentally, within the context the Parsons Making Center, allowing students to optimize the resources at their disposal. Topics covered will include pattern-making, frame construction, foam shaping, springing, sewing, knitting (both analog and digital) weaving (both analog and digital), etc. Relevance will be demonstrated to those from multiple disciplines, including the constructed environment, fashion / wearables, technology, etc.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1020 Space/Materiality or PAID 1030 Drawing Interiors 1: 2D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:14pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 431
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024