Furniture Design for Interior Designers

This four-day course explores the design of freestanding furniture - especially in the context of interior design. You'll learn about the whole process, starting by developing creative ideas and inspiration via sketches and research. We will then encourage you to evolve these ideas into 3D models, working in card...

Taught by: Debbie Blandford.

Description

This four-day course explores the design of freestanding furniture - especially in the context of interior design. You'll learn about the whole process, starting by developing creative ideas and inspiration via sketches and research. We will then encourage you to evolve these ideas into 3D models, working in card. Overall, you will learn about everything from materials and finishes to structure, construction and manufacturing techniques. You'll also think about the practical considerations when designing furniture for existing interiors.

Course Outcomes
You'll come away from the course with an understanding of the process of designing freestanding furniture, as well as its materials, finishes and manufacturing processes. Moreover, you will be able to design simple furniture yourself.


Who Should Attend

Ideal for design professionals eager to add to their skills base, as well as beginners with a keen interest in furniture design. You'll need basic technical drawing skills, with some knowledge of design principles.

Course Level
Beginner




Tutor information

Debbie Blandford has a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art and 28 years experience working as design consultant to architectural practices and individual clients. She has a passion for working collaboratively and globally, resulting in a truly eclectic career. Projects have included hotels, bars and restaurants, aviation design, exhibitions, and high end residential interiors. 

Clients have included the government of Saudi Arabia. Debbie also designs Furniture offering a truly bespoke interior service as well as developing products with Ross Lovegrove.  

Alongside her professional career she has taught part time across all educational levels in both the public and private sectors as well as delivering specialist courses for companies including British Airways, The Foreign Office and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Currently Associate Lecturer at The University of the Arts London & Professor at Syracuse University



Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Sketchbook (no bigger than A3)

  • Technical drawing pencil 0.5 & 2H leads

  • 45 degree set square

  • Flat or triangular scale ruler – showing standard scales 1:50, 1:25, 1:20, 1:10, 1:5

  • Think black drawing pen 0.1

  • Eraser

  • Masking tape (25mm width)

  • Scalpel & 10A blades

  • 12’ steel ruler

  • Interior design / lifestyle magazines to cut up




Details for booking

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