The course presents an overview of contemporary Industrial Design and Furniture from mid 19th century to the present. The course will refer to the importance of the design of objects during the last century and to their increased and varied presence in interior spaces. The Design and production of furniture, lighting and machinery will be discussed relative to the interior landscapes of household and workplace. During the spring semester the course will look both into craft practices and the industrial production of objects, as they regulate the relationship between form, function and the human body, in light of the continuously evolving material innovation and production techniques, and the pervasive methods of styling, packaging, advertising and consuming objects and lifestyles. Students will undertake a research related to the issues outlined above, through a series of short exercises and a model making assignment.