Geneva Fender talks about studying furniture design at MCAD.

In MCAD’s furniture design major you will get to spend your days welding, sandblasting, drilling, sewing, and more. With access to all of tools and machinery you could ever imagine, create real furniture pieces that consider function, style, and comfort.

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

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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.