Upholstery and Soft Goods

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Upholstery and Soft Goods

Fall 2021

Taught By: Sarah Templin

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.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 4:27am 9/21/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 205

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021