Online Class: Professional Furniture Design

Online Class: Professional Furniture Design

by Rock Galpin Studio

3,705 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Online Class: Professional Furniture Design

3,705 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Tue, 8 Feb 2022 6:30PM + 7 dates
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Beginner & Intermediate
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to course start with full refund
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Want to discover how to design modern furniture? Get started with this specialist furniture design course - in this 8 day online course, you'll learn the process of how to design and develop your own furniture designs in 3D with industry expert and award-winning furniture designer Rock Galpin.

Throughout the course, you'll produce initial drawings and sketch models, materials experiments, test designs, to produce a 3D model of your design with the help of your instructor and trained workshop technicians.

Your final design and model combined with a production drawing is the perfect way to plan out your furniture design in terms of the user experience, aesthetics, and manufacturer.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those interested in furniture design, students with existing interior design skills who want to expand their knowledge, or for Interior Designers and those wishing to learn how to professionally design a piece of furniture or even their own collection.

Students don't need prior experience but they're helpful to have. It is recommended that you come to the first session with ideas of furniture design(s) in sketch/note form that you would like to develop, considering factors like an idea of who the design is for, where it would be used and a loose sense of the budget.

Highlights of this Professional Furniture Design course:

  • Taught by industry expert & award-winning furniture designer Rock Galpin, who has over 23 years of teaching and mentoring experience and 30 years of industry practice as a furniture designer.
  • The basis for this renowned course was established in 2007 at the University of the Arts, London. It has been running for over 15 years
  • Certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion

After completion of the course:

  • You’ll be taught the skills to practice as a professional furniture designer as you expand your interior design portfolio
  • Design and develop your own furniture, whether for yourself or for your clients. You can expand the skills for your own branded furniture collection or for designing products for a variety of global manufacturer brands or entities

What's the next step?

Students who are interested in having a prototype and a functioning piece of furniture are recommended to sign up for Develop your Furniture Design: 1-on-1 Mentoring with an Industry Expert.

Course Outline:

  • Professional Furniture Design Practice
  • History of The Chair
  • Client Brief
  • Client Decoding
  • Ideation
  • Concept Development in 2D drawing
  • Sketching & Sketch Model Making 3D
  • Exploring Making & Materials
  • Sustainability & Sustainable Materials
  • 2D & 3D Concept Development
  • Ergonomics & Working to Scale
  • Anthropological Templating
  • Orthographic Drawing Intro
  • Manufacturing & Production of Materials
  • Scaled Appearance Modelmaking
  • Client Presentations

What each session entails:

  • Session 1:
    • Professional Furniture Design Practice
    • The History of the Chair
    • The Design Process
    • 2D/3D Development Design Directions
  • Session 2:
    • Workshops Induction
    • Desktop Modelmaking Demo
    • Desktop Model Making Idea Development
    • Materials and Making Experiments
    • Drawing for Furniture Designers
  • Session 3:
    • Project Materials & Processes Assignment 1
    • Sketch Modelmaking Idea Development
  • Session 4:
    • Concept Development
    • Sketch Modelmaking Concept Development
  • Session 5:
    • Ergonomic & Working in Scale
    • Sketch Modelmaking & Concept Development to Scale
    • Anthropological Templating
    • Orthographic Drawing WIP
  • Session 6:
    • Client Concepts Presentation in 3D
    • Appearance Modelmaking to Scale
  • Session 7:
    • 1:1 Ergonomic Testing & Scaled Mock-ups
    • Appearance Modelmaking to Scale
  • Session 8:
    • Client Project Presentation
    • 2D/3D Critique & Appraisal Prior Steps
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Skill Level:

Beginner & Intermediate


  • Standard modelmaking materials will be provided
  • Students need to bring a scalpel, 300mm metal rule (mm), set square, protractor, scissors, pencils (HB to 8B), pens and other recommended materials
  • Students should bring a laptop, layout pad or sketchbook, pencils, pens, set square, protractor, 300mm metal ruler, digital camera
  • Depending on your project idea, specific 3D modelmaking and project materials may be required for use from Session 3 or 4 onwards - the instructor will provide you the required list and purchase recommendations

Cancellation Policy:

48 hours prior to course start with full refund

Age Requirements:

21 - 65 years old

Additional Info:

  • Students are highly recommended to bring An A3 Layout pad, double-sided tape, white folding card, foam boards (foamex), aluminum wire and rod (1-2mm & 4-5mm), expanded aluminum sheet, and hand bendable rod
  • A certificate will be provided after completion


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This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions below:
6:30PM - 8:30PM
15 FEB
6:30PM - 8:30PM
22 FEB
6:30PM - 8:30PM
6:30PM - 8:30PM
6:30PM - 8:30PM
15 MAR
6:30PM - 8:30PM
22 MAR
6:30PM - 8:30PM
29 MAR
6:30PM - 8:30PM
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