Updated on Nov 21, 2018 03:31 IST

Furniture accentuates the ambience of any space, and it’s an accessory for interiors of any establishment, Furniture Designing is a crafty and creative career option as, it requires one to implement his/her designing skills, engineering, art and fashion (trends) at work. Furniture design course is intended to impart skills and techniques for developing and also innovating high-end household furniture, office/corporate furniture and resorts/hotel furniture.

As per a report by Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) on “Furniture – Market and Opportunities”, the domestic furniture is around 65% of the production value, whereas corporate/office furniture and hotel/resorts furniture are stated to be around 15% each and furniture parts is approximately 5%. The report also stated that according to a World Bank study, ‘the expected growth for furniture industry is around 20% every year where a large share is expected to come from the rapidly growing consumer markets of Asia, implying the significant potential for growth in the Indian furniture sector.’

The furniture retail industry is one with unlimited opportunities for talented and creative minds. The industry has seen players like IKEA, Damro, Durian, etc. in the past for taking over in the market for their best quality products and services. These furniture retailers are popular worldwide for their USPs such as Ready to Assemble Furniture, user-friendly flat packing, a wide range of products, affordable prices, eco-friendly products and recycling to make new products.

Furniture Designing is a subsidiary course to Interior designing, therefore, furniture decoration, conservation, research and innovation are the alternate career options that can be pursued after completing this course if students are not keen on designing and developing the high-end products. The course is briefly based on tools and techniques for hard material designing, therefore a person specializing in this field can pursue a career in research for furniture industry to develop new styles, furniture modernization like 3-dimensional Furniture, space management, etc.

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Required Skill Set for Furniture Design

Furniture designing is directly involved with customer satisfaction, therefore, along with the basic skills such as creativity, product designing, and drawing skills, the person specializing in furniture design also need to have visualization, planning, and cognitive ability as well as product research and innovation skills to understand the needs and wants of the target market. With such skills, a furniture designer can bring a revolution for demands of uptown as well as commercially.

Creative and practical skills

Soft skills including communication, attitude, body language, multitasking etc.

Excellent drawing skills

Quick learning

Computer design software i.e. CAD/AutoCAD/CAM

Presentational skills

Logical and Analytical ability

Ability to visualize and adapt in a dynamic environment

Leadership and Management skills

Client Handling

 

Furniture Design Eligibility Criteria

An undergraduate course in furniture design course is open to all students who have passed their Senior Secondary or Grade 12th examinations irrelevant to the stream of study i.e. Science/Commerce/Arts.  Furniture Design course at the graduation level. However, most popular Design colleges allow candidates to take part in their admission process only if they have completed their schooling from a recognized board. To pursue such a course at the postgraduate level, design graduates are preferred but aspirants from other courses/streams can also apply.

Course curriculum for Furniture Design

Course Name

Syllabus  

Bachelor of Design (B. Des) /Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Interior and Furniture Design

  • Design Overview
  • Design Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design in Colour, Geometry, Materials, Form Space and Structure
  • Fundamentals of Design in 3D Form Space and Structure,
  • Digital Methods, AutoCAD
  • Analysis of space & furniture
  • Furniture Technology i.e. SOM and structures & JOINERIES
  • Design of Outdoor space/furniture, Multifunctional Space, stackable/Modular furniture, foldable furniture
  • Sketching and rendering
  • Furnishing and fittings
  • Freehand design drawing
  • Introduction to design tools

Master of Design (M.Des) /Master of Science (M.Sc.)in Interior and Furniture Design

  • Design Overview
  • Design Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design in Colour, Geometry, Materials, Form Space and Structures
  • Fundamentals of Design in Design of Simple Furniture and Ergonomics
  • Digital Methods, Rhino, coral draw/InDesign, SketchUp
  • Analysis of space & furniture
  • Space and Form Studies in Space Graphics - furniture graphics
  • Furniture Technology i.e. Basic Mechanism SOM and structures & JOINERIES
  • Design of Outdoor space/furniture, Multifunctional Space, stackable/Modular furniture, foldable furniture
  • Estimation costing and specifications
  • Interior expressions and technology
  • Essentials of marketing
  • History of design
  • Building materials and construction studio

Furniture Design Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

Furniture and Crafts Designers – The creative side of furniture designers is at optimum when creating a product. As furniture designers, the individual are required to use their skills for designing hard material products for home furnishing, offices, party lounges. The designers bring together tools & technology, CAD work, wood working, sculptures, drawings/art work, and interior decorating to develop basic furnishing as well as high-end furniture and crafts.

Product Research and Innovator – As a product researcher and innovator, they are responsible for exploring, analyzing and working on redevelopment of high-end home furnishing, official furniture etc. with scientific research and market trends.  

Interior Designer and Decorator – They are responsible for decorating interior spaces in home and workplaces. They work with Interior designers houses or even as freelance interior decorators. They make the interiors of offices, ready-to-occupy buildings, resorts and other commercial establishment look vivacious.

Furniture conservator/restorer – The conservator or restorer of furniture are engaged in safeguard antique/vintage furniture. They implement their updated knowledge, skills and techniques for restoration of furniture. Moreover, they raise awareness about the antique furniture by public education in furniture conservation by sharing their knowledge.

Indian Recruiters

International Recruiters

Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Featherlite

Durian

Millennium Lifestyle

Nilkamal

Style Spa

IKEA

Florence

MAISON

Henredon

Restoration Hardware

 

Popular Furniture Design Colleges in India

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Top 10 in Delhi

1 Course
7.56 L
6 LPA

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Design Applications Open till : 16-May-2022
7 Courses
2.88 L - 6.72 L
3 - 4.66 LPA
33 K
3 L - 9 L

Top 10 in Gujarat

Popular Private Furniture Design Colleges in India

7 Courses
2.88 L - 6.72 L
3 - 4.66 LPA
7 Courses
3.06 L - 9.6 L
2.89 - 3.5 LPA
3 L - 9 L

Top 10 in Gujarat

1 Course
7.56 L
6 LPA

#9 Shiksha Collections

Design Applications Open till : 16-May-2022
1 Course
65 K

Top 10 in Delhi

2 Courses
75 K - 3.6 L

Top 10 in Tamil Nadu

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