Career as Furniture Designer
Furniture manufacturing has evolved from a simple artisan based skilled occupation to a modern industry. The new professionals on the block are the Industrial Product (furniture) Designers who use a variety of new materials and technology to create furniture designs which meet functional and aesthetic standards. They also design unique designer pieces to cater to client's specifications.
- Design furniture which has aesthetic appeal, meets functional requirements and is creative
- Design a range of furniture and utility products for interiors, homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, aircrafts, ships etc.
- Research for innovative concepts and experiment with new ideas, designs and products
- Prepare drafts with computer aided design software according to specifications of clients
- Make presentations to the client to explain their design, materials used and costing
- Prepare prototypes of the design keeping in mind safety issues, practicality, materials for the final product
- Work in close association with design engineers, craftsmen, production department and the marketing team
- Oversee the production process
- Track feedback and marketing outcomes of their designed product
- May specialize in designing furniture for specific use
- Keen perception for practicality of design
- Skill in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Interest in keeping abreast with global trends in interiors and furniture
- Good observation
- Interest in aesthetics and interior designing
- Good sketching and illustration skill
- Understanding of spaces and materials
- Excellent communication skill
- Good business acumen
- Furniture manufacturers
- Passenger ship manufacturers
- Aircraft manufacturers
- Hospital equipment manufacturers
- Craft manufacturers
- Hotels and resorts
- Godrej Interio
- Zuari Furniture
- Usha Lexus Furniture
- Wipro Furniture
How do I get there?
*NID Bachelor of Design
Eligibility : Max.20 yrs relaxable 3 yrs.
XII Any subject
NID Master of Design
Eligibility: Max 30 years (relaxable by three years for reserved category) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4/ Diploma in Design under the 10+2+4 system/ Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3
NID Selection process- Students to all design courses are selected through a two-stage competitive exam which tests knowledge, skills and special abilities of candidates.
Stage1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims is conducted at various test centers across India. DAT Prelims is a 2 part test of 3 hour duration. It tests : Knowledge, Comprehension, Analysis, Creativity, Visualization.
Part I: Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points.
Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to visual and/or written formats. The question paper is in English. All questions are compulsory. There is no negative marking.
Stage 2: Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims appear for DAT Main. The test center is at NID Ahmedabad.
DAT Mains has two parts:
1-Studio Test: which consists of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions etc. (100 marks)
2-Interviews: for each discipline
**Bachelor in Design in Product Design
Where to study?
Prestigious Institutes in India
- Apeejay Institute of Design
- Maeer’s MIT Institute of Design
- National Institute of Design
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