Geneva Fender talks about studying furniture design at MCAD.

Weld, sandblast, drill, sew. Model your works in 3D. Consider style, comfort, and aesthetic.

Are you interested in the design of objects like tables, chairs, and light fixtures? Did you furnish your room with mid-century modern pieces before it became trendy? Would you like to learn how to design and manufacture your own furniture?

As a Furniture Design Major You Will:

  • Develop your technical and conceptual furniture design skills
  • Hone your traditional craft techniques while also exploring new materials and technology
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in your chosen field

Tell Me More about Furniture Design at MCAD

Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Alex Worre

Alex Worre ’12

“I chose furniture design because it was the most tangible way to express an idea, define space, and innovate. The way people move through space and utilize furniture has always fascinated me. It is a very important component to the furniture we design today.”

Faculty Spotlight

George Mahoney

George Mahoney, Assistant Professor

George Mahoney's work has exhibited across the country and in local venues such as the Minnetonka Center for the Arts and the Soo Visual Arts Center, and his furniture has been featured in Midwest Home, in addition to numerous publications in Europe and Asia.