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SketchUP for Interior Designers

SketchUP for Interior Designers

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Gianfrancesco de Falco


Join SketchUp for Interior Design and learn a fast and efficient way to accurately design and present your ideas in three dimensions. Suitable for both beginners and for interior designers looking to refresh or increase their SketchUP knowledge.

Using an interior space as a working example this course will lead you through the process of importing, modelling, rendering and exporting your work.

This relatively simple software package is a powerful tool providing you and your clients with 3D representations of your proposals.

Topics covered

  • Model set up working units and accuracy
  • Import tools
  • Lines and faces
  • Working view options
  • Modelling tools
  • Geometry creation and manipulation
  • Groups and components
  • Texturing libraries
  • Orientation, lighting and shadows
  • Export options
Course outcomes
Following this course you will be able to use SketchUp to develop your design ideas into presentation ready 3D models and export as both a still visualisations or a simple animation. These skills are valuable to both independent designers or those working within a larger design practice.

Who Sshould attend
The course is suitable for students wishing to design and display their proposals quickly within a three-dimensional environment. Suitable for both beginners and those looking to refresh or increase their SketchUP knowledge.


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]

Tutor Description

Gianfrancesco De Falco holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Naples in Italy and is currently working as an Interior and Product Designer in London.

He grew up professionally between Italy, Spain and England, successfully performing in different roles for the Interior Design industry.

Since he moved to London, he has opened his own Design studio primarily focused on residential projects and Ready Made which focuses on creating furniture, and assembling everyday objects which he likes to manipulate.

His works have been extensively shown in various international exhibitions:

  • Ferrara ( Italy ) - Venice art fair

  • Rimini (Italy ) - Ecomondo

  • Asolo ( Italy ) - Asolo Recycled Art Festival

  • Bari ( Italy ) - Rifiuti in cerca d'autore

  • Salerno (Italy )- Rifiuti in cerca d'autore - Second life

  • Mercato San severivo (Italy) - Rifuiti in cerca d'autore - second life

  • Rmini (Italy) - Rifuiti in cerca d'autore - second life

  • Brescia (Italy) - Ri-creare- Il rifiuto nasce ad arte

  • La Spezia (Italy) -Ecocentrica 2011

  • Rimini (Italy) - Ecomondo


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

  • Notebook and Pen
  • 2GB USB Memory stick, if you have one - this is not an essential item
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates