Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2013

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In


First Advisor

Correia, Monica

First Committee Member

McGuire, Steve

Second Committee Member

Gratama, Ab.

Third Committee Member

Dicharry, Bradley


In my M.F.A. thesis, I am going to talk about the process of revising my

furniture series and designing new furniture in the series, which includes Chair ONE, Table 1⁄2, Bed ONE, and Sofa ONE. I am revising the area that didn't work very well.

In Chair ONE, I have revised the seating area to provide better stability. In Table 1⁄2, I have revised the support structure of the table. As I learned from the current structure, the tabletop start to bend as the tabletop dimension increased, as my table 1⁄2 has three different kinds of tabletop. I have added a second beam across the table legs to increase support to the tabletop.

In Bed ONE, I have added supporting structure for the bed frame. I noticed the plastic beam bent as weight added in a duration of time. A new supporting structure is needed to provide better stability of the structure.

In Sofa ONE, I have increased the dimension of the seating area. The plastic piece on the seating area isn't long enough to support the cushion. It doesn't provide a comfortable seating position for user. The only solution is to extending the seating structure. Also, a supporting structure added to better support for the seating area

Finally, I have designed a dining set for this series, which include a dining table and four chairs. The chair and the table are based on the design of my furniture series, but it will be a completely new set of furniture.


3D Design, Furniture


iv, 11 pages


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