Chabot College March, 1993 60 - Materials and Resources

Chabot College
March, 1993
Course Outline for Interior Design 60
Catalog Description:
60 - Materials and Resources
3 units
Survey of residential and commercial interior furnishings with attention to product knowledge of
furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass, metals, plastics and composite materials. Skills needed to perform
related activities. Strongly recommended: Interior Design 55. 3 hours.
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. understand trends in the design and manufacture of furnishings and accessories for residential
and commercial interiors;
2. understand the nature of the materials used in the production of furnishings made of wood,
textiles, glass, ceramics, metal, plastics and composite materials;
3. become knowledgeable about resources and suppliers, and their business practices;
4. recognize current trends in materials and their uses in residential and commercial interiors;
5. be familiar with the laws governing the use of textile and other materials in commercial building;
6. determine accurate measurements for window and floor coverings, and upholstery;
7. be familiar with quality materials and construction techniques for furnishings.
Course Content:
1. Survey of materials: how they are produced and used in interiors, including quality indicators and
flammability standards
2. Wood: qualities and use in furniture, flooring, paneling, construction and accessories
3. Textiles: use in window coverings, upholstery and floor coverings, including area rugs and oriental
4. Ceramics: including tiles, earthenware, pottery and their use in installations and accessories
5. Metal: structural and decorative metals and their uses
6. Glass: structural and decorative uses of glass
7. Plastic: decorative and utilitarian uses
8. Composite materials: functional uses
9. Wall finishes including faux finishes
Methods of Presentation:
Lecture; field trips; projects
Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
Assigned projects; research paper; tests; final examination
Textbook(s) (Typical):
Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors, Yeager
Materials and Components of Interior Design, R. Riggs
Special Student Materials:
mk INTDES60.out
1/93; 3/93