As a furniture designer, you will be involved in designing, planning and manufacturing of furniture which are for industrial, commercial and domestic uses.
Furniture designers are the experts or skilled person in designing and manufacturing of different furniture according to the customers needs and markets. They design various furniture by bringing innovative ideas and aesthetic sense without losing the functionality. Furniture designers may be work in big industries or cottage industries.
To take up undergraduate studies in design you can choose any stream at +2 level.
You can make use of craft and drawing classes, available at school. You can go for designing workshops and participate in competitions at school level and improve your skills.
You can take up a BDes course of four year duration with specialisation in Furniture and Interior Design which is offered by reputed design institutes in India (NID). Some foreign institutes (The Florence Institute of Design International) offer BA (Hons) in Interior Design ( including furniture design) which is a three year course.
Taking a bachelor’s degree in any discipline will also make you eligible to take up postgraduate studies in furniture design.
The MDes course in Furniture & Interior design in India ( NID) is of 2 ½ yrs duration and can be taken up after BDes or graduation in any discipline. A Master of Furniture Design course of 1 year duration is available abroad (FIDI).
4 year BVoc, 2 year MVoc and 5 year integrated MVoc programs in Hard Material Design (includes Furniture Design) is offered by the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur.
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Furniture designers have to be creative when they design furniture, and practical skills help them to convert design into reality.
Furniture designers need to effectively communicate with different customers to know their expectations about the furniture.
According to the changing trends and needs of people, furniture designers need to adopt new designs or models.
Designers should have the ability to complete work within a period of time for the sake of customers.
Designers may change their plans according to the interests of their customers and have to adopt different ideas or model from anywhere based on their needs.