The beds are equally inspired by the students' personal creativity and structural principles culled from engineering lab work.
The class is designed as a series of material investigations in relation to the human body at rest. Each student designed, built, and critically analyzed a custom bed frame that exploits the inherent properties of a singular material — ash wood — across a spectrum of rigid and flexible structures.
The title "Extraordinary Processes" came from the idea that "extreme amounts of invested time and manual labor are capable of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary," according to a course description.
The video was created by the Lewis Center for the Arts communication office.