About the Project:
This final project was completed for Furniture History II. I chose to design a room in present day for Hatshepsut. By doing this I combined three different design aesthetics. New Kingdom design focused on bold colors, figurative images, registers, and the telling of stories. Modern design has an overall clean, unadorned, and airy feel. Furniture tends to be open and raised off the floor. The floor is often bare with area rugs to aid in the grounding of objects. Wood, teak, linen, leather, molded plywood, plastic, and polished metal are some elements incorporated through modern design. Last, Contemporary design has a definition of “existing, or occuring at the same time.” It tends to be what is popular and used now and therefore is everchanging. Natural elements such as fir, cedar and stone are used. Clean lines are evident to help bring about comfort. The end project, shows a room designed for Hatshepsut. Pieces from Hatshepsut’s reign were studied, and then abstracted into an object that would suite the overall aesthetic of the final product. These objects will be seen through simple sketches.