Interior Design - Residential
Interior Design is about spaces and the needs of people who occupy them. Working in three dimensions, interior designers need to consider space allocation, building services, traffic flow, furniture, fixtures and surface finishes. They do not work solely on aesthetic elements, but they have to take into consideration the functional, social, safety and cultural aspects of the environment...
Taught by: Ugo Passin.
Interior Design is about spaces and the needs of people who occupy them. Working in three dimensions, interior designers need to consider space allocation, building services, traffic flow, furniture, fixtures and surface finishes. They do not work solely on aesthetic elements, but they have to take into consideration the functional, social, safety and cultural aspects of the environment.
This intensive and comprehensive course will give you an understanding of the components involved in designing a domestic interior. It puts a strong focus on developing technical drawing skills, three dimensional thinking, space analysis and presentation techniques. You will learn through a practical project supported by a series of lectures, workshops, demonstrations and individual feedback. The maximum number of students on the course is 12, which allows time for one-to-one advice.
Who should take this course?
The course is ideal for both beginners with a keen interest on the subject and those considering further study. It is also suitable for those interested in acquiring skills in order to refurbish their own living space.
Topics covered include:
- design context
- mood/concept boards
- scale, line quality, weight and conventions
- space analyses, bubble and analytical diagrams
- three dimensional thinking and space planning
- historical references and interior development
- kitchen & bathroom design
- use of a technical drawing board and associated tools
- orthographic projection (plan, sections, elevations and axonometrics)
- sketch model preparation and use
- hard & soft furnishing
- materials board
- inking & rendering techniques
This is not an interior styling or decorating course, and therefore it does not focus on current trends or fashions, but seeks to introduce students to a more comprehensive view of interior design.
The course offers an opportunity for students to develop technical drawing skills, learn how to draw from different 2D viewpoints and experiment with their ideas within the constraints of space and brief. You will produce 3D axonometric drawings and a sketch model. By the end of the course you will understand better how to use different materials and the importance of explaining and presenting your work. You will complete a design project from beginning (client) to end (presentation), produce a project for their design folio and be more confident to produce further interior schemes.
Entry requirements: None
The course is taught over 10 weeks. Should the dates not be convenient, you may also be interested in taking our Interior Design - Level 2 course.
After completing this course, if you want to extend your knowledge of the subject, you should consider the CSM Interior Design Commercial.
Ugo Passin is a practicing Interior Designer, Consultant and Lecturer currently researching the relationship between colour and space. His Interior Design folio included domestic and commercial clients. Graduated at Chelsea College of Art & Design, he has taught Interior Modular Courses at the same; Undergraduate and Diploma Courses at London College of Communication where he was able to pass on his passion, experience and knowledge for the subject matter.
Materials for your first day
- Sketch/notebook - preferably size A4 – good quality paper.
- Clutch pencil, HB, size 0,5, will suffice.
- Set square (45°x45°) – preferably one that is adjustable (size 250 x 250 mm)
- Architectural Scale Ruler – 300mm long – preferably single digit triangular (flat will do), showing standard scales of 1:100, 1:50 and 1:20.
- 5 6 Magazines containing pictures that appeal to you and not particularly related to interior or architecture (fashion, nature etc). The main thing is they are full of nice and exciting pictures.
- Scissors/cutting knife.
For the following sessions:
- Colour media: Old colour pencil, dry chalk, pastels, marker pens or watercolours paints will do. Do not buy presently.
- From local paint and decorating shop collect a comfortable number of colour palettes (such as Sanderson, Dulux, Crown and so on) or
- Start looking into, collect/order sample of flooring (tiles, wood, stones, marbles etc), textiles etc. Preferably the real thing or cutting from magazines, a mixture of both.
You may need further materials during the course. These will be discussed with your tutor.
Material provided by us:
- Cartridge paper of different sizes and weight.
- Tracing paper of different sizes and weight.
- Foam board and card board for model making.
- Drawing boards.
- Use of templates, drawing & model making tools.
- Rendering materials.