(en)Katalog ECTS

Diploma and technical descriptions

(en)Pedagog: dr Michał Kapczyński
(en)Asystent/ci: mgr Jan Kochański

(en)Pole (en)Opis
Course type

Specialist education Workshop to choose from Hours per week - 8 ECTS - 15 Type of credit - ZST
Legend: zal - passed; zst - pass with grade; exam - exam; ekm - commission exam

Didactic methods

Individual project (basic form of classes), lecture, didactic dialogue, didactic discussion, workshop classes, seminar, e-learning.

Language of lecture polski;

Passing all subjects of the 1st year of SSM.

Students who want to pursue a master's diploma project at the First Furniture Design Studio are required to earlier:
- participation in the First Furniture Design Studio for at least two semesters
- participation in classes of any furniture design studio for a minimum of three semesters, including one in the First Furniture Design Studio
- implementation (in the target materials) of a minimum of one piece of furniture, in the case of the planned implementation of a diploma project in a wood model, implementation in carpentry technology is required.

Final requirements

Public presentation (during the diploma examination) of a project task, which is a solution to the project problem formulated by itself. Mastering the skills of the original, own artistic expression; the ability to consciously use a specialized workshop; the ability to creatively search for solutions to obtain individual project realizations that meet the assumed ergonomic, functional, formal and artistic requirements.

The form of passing the course (assesment methods and criteria)

Students completing one-semester assignments receive one grade for a project and a technical study using the full, valid rating scale.

The components of the evaluation:
independence of work -20%
assessment of the degree of involvement -20%
project submission level -15%
plastic and substantive level of the project -20%
correctness and diligence of the documentation - 15%
implementation of the prototype -10%

Teaching goals (program content, subject description)








A year-long task whose goal is to carry out a design task that is a solution to the project problem formulated by itself. Project Work aimed at presenting the mastery of skills: original, own artistic expression; conscious use of a specialist workshop; creative search for solutions to obtain individual project realizations that meet the assumed ergonomic, functional, formal and artistic requirements.

Scope of the task:
- design assumptions of the furniture (scenario)
- conceptual design of furniture (sketches of drawings, visualizations)
- furniture draft models in the reduction scale
- basic design of the furniture in a scale of 1: 5 (rectangular projections + perspective view)
- executive design of the furniture in 1: 1 scale * (working drawing in accordance with the implementation requirements)
- study model of furniture in 1: 1 scale (from substitute materials)
- implementation of a 1: 1 furniture prototype (from target or replacement materials)
- as-built technical documentation of the furniture *
- description of the furniture
- photographic documentation of the completed piece of furniture

The design documentation of the design process (design assumptions, conceptual sketches, pictures of mock-ups, basic design and photo or visualization of the completed piece of furniture) should be presented on a 100 × 50 cm (horizontal) format board.

* Technical documentation, depending on the needs and its purpose and character, can be a set of views and sections on a 1: 1 scale, A4 format notebook, containing assembly and executive drawings of elements in 1: 1 scale, or a set of executive drawings prepared for specific device.

Compulsory literature used during classes

1. Furniture design - Jerzy Smardzewski - PWRiL 2009.
2. Anthropometric Atlas of the adult Polish population for design purposes - IWP
3. Meblarstwo - basic construction and design - Czesław Mętrak - WNT 1992.
4. Furniture constructions - Irena Swaczyna - WSiP 1998.
5. Ergonomics of the flat - Etienne Grandjeane - ARKADY 1978.
6. Ergonomic Design - Edwin Tytyk - PWN 2001.
7. Furniture constructions. Technical drawing - Lesław Giełdowski - WSiP 1995.

Additional literature recommended for the student's self learning

1. Terminological glossary of furniture - J. Grzelak - PWN 1998.
2. Anatomy of wood - Wojciech Kokociński - PRODRUK 2005
3. Wood Atlas - J.D. Godet - MULTICO Publishing House 2008
4. Material science of the wood industry - J. Szczuka, J. Żurowski - WSiP 1999.
5. Stylish furniture - F. Asensio - ARKADY 2004.
6. Stylish furniture - Gyula Kaesz. - Ossolineum 1990
7. Computer-aided design - J. Gis, R. Markiewicz - REA 2008.
8. Computer-integrated furniture production - Jerzy Smardzewski - PWRiL 2007.
9. Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals - Rob Thompson - Thames & Hudson 2007.

Learning outcomes
SkillsKnowledgeSocial competences

Skills - A graduate can:

use your knowledge - formulate and solve complex and unusual problems and innovatively perform tasks in unpredictable conditions by:
- proper selection of sources and information from them, evaluation, critical analysis, synthesis and creative interpretation and presentation of this information,
- selection and application of appropriate methods and tools, including advanced information and communication technologies (ICT)

use a highly developed artistic personality to create, implement and express their own original artistic concepts;

consciously conduct a complex, multi-threaded design process, also of an interdisciplinary nature;

consciously use the skills of the workshop enabling creative and effective carrying out the design process and clear development of the presentation of the project using traditional techniques and computer techniques at a high, professional level;

responsibly approach public appearances related to artistic presentations, including the presentation of their own project work (in written and oral form as well as in the form of a show, exhibition or multimedia presentation), demonstrating the ability to establish contact with the audience.


Knowledge - The graduate knows and understands:

detailed rules regarding the conscious use of plastic means necessary for the development of projects in accordance with the selected specialty; detailed rules regarding the area of art necessary to formulate and solve complex issues in the field of artistic discipline of design art

extended range of issues related to execution techniques, materials science, and other specialist issues relevant to interior design, appropriate for the chosen specialty

detailed issues regarding various techniques for project presentation, including 2D and 3D computer techniques;

issues related to technologies used in the artistic discipline of design art (in the overall approach) and technological development related to the selected specialty.


Social competences - The graduate is ready to:

lifelong learning, inspiring and organizing the learning process of other people, integrating the acquired knowledge independently and taking organized and new activities in an organized manner, also in conditions of limited access to necessary information

effective use of imagination, intuition, emotionality, creative thinking and creative work while solving problems; use flexible thinking, adapt to new and changing circumstances, and control your behavior in conditions related to public presentations;

The graduate is ready to fulfill the social role of a graduate of an artistic university, to reflect on social, scientific and ethical aspects related to his own work and ethos, to communicate effectively and initiate activities in society and to present complicated tasks in an accessible form - using information technology.

Description of the requirements for the studio, workshop or teaching aids

Equipment of the workshop in which the classes are conducted:
The studio is equipped with:
- workstations, enabling a quick rearrangement of the worktop layout, respectively lit, designed to work on concept and technical development, work with mockups (also on a 1: 1 scale)
- instrumentation (computer with internet access, manual power tools, modeling tools, cutter for styrofoam, 3D printer)
- teaching materials in the form of catalogs, samplers and samples related to furniture.

The implementation of the program in terms of technology and technology is based mainly on the possibilities of departmental workshops: carpentry modeling and modeling of different techniques.
In the case where it is not possible to realize prototypes of furniture designs using target materials in departmental model houses, it is permissible to implement in external workshops or to implement models allowing for the character and form of the furniture in substitute materials.

Documentary and presentation projects are created in cooperation with faculty photographic and computer studios (access to computers equipped with graphic and CAD software).

The weekly number of hours of classes or lectures, the number of ECTS points assigned to the subject and information on the form and completion of the subject are included in the study program and Course Cataloque (information is displayed in Akademus system)

(en)Lista studiów

(en)studia status (en)Czas<br>[h] ECTS (en)forma pass
Interior Design s.3 (en)d 450 15 seminar 450h
seminar [pass with grade]

(en)Semestr 2019/20-WS (en)(Z-zimowy,L-letni)
(en)Kod kursu: #38.9788