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MFA Furniture Design

Leo Palmer

Xylographic Furniture

The objects we cherish most are the ones that tell a story. This project is an investigation into methods of achieving this quality. I have chosen to approach this by examining the role of ornament in furniture design.

The process of ornamentation that I have developed during this project, is intended to be applied in a holistic way. The pieces shown here are examples of this application and its development. If successful, the process should deliver a piece of furniture which reflects the theme of the print.

To further enhance the narrative idea the print itself relates to the context or function of the object. The result is a unique piece that visually communicates a place or a personal theme. This then elicits an emotional attachment with the furniture.