Post Graduate Diploma in Furniture Design and Technology

from Bharathiar University

Post Graduate Diploma in Furniture Design and Technology

Post Graduate Diploma in
Furniture Design and Technology

from Bharathiar University

Cindrebay offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Furniture Design and Technology to candidates with a background in Design, Architecture, Engineering, Arts or equivalent streams that qualify. The Programme has been developed to equip students with the thought processes, skill sets and tools that make for an effective Furniture Designer. The curriculum of this programme, curated by experts is supported by projects, case studies and industry interactions.

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The Furniture Designer has a lot to offer in the new age market place. In the last decade, due to the foraying of e-commerce giants into furniture offerings, mass awareness and fascination for the subject has grown exponentially. What was once considered a luxury item now has thoughtfully designed solutions for all categories of projects. Increased competition sees Architects, Interior Designers and Builders choose their indoor and outdoor furniture with greater inquiry. Organisations are investing in creating smart environments with modular furniture combined with refined environments. The time is exciting for Furniture Designers to offer their creativity to the world.

Duration

18 Months

Eligibility

A graduate degree in any discipline

Intake

20 Students per batch

LOCATION Available

Chennai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Nagpur, Kochi, Kozhikode & Trivandrum

Curriculum

The syllabus follows a step by step approach that develops in the students, the empathy, imagination, technical and soft skills as well as confidence, to come up with design solutions for project briefs. Class room sessions or studio sessions are discussion oriented. Learning is via research, experiment and sharing. Mutual feedbacks on project progress and presentations cultivate in the student the ability to showcase ideas, win over an audience and accept feedbacks. Our faculty modulates the programme in a way that students are driven to bring out the best in them at every turn while having fun in the process. Each semester culminates with a design project at the end of it, an opportunity to apply all that is learnt.

  • Basic Design
  • Humanities & Arts
  • Ergonomics
  • Software training 1
  • Sketching
  • Form 1 – Basics of form
  • Materials & technology - 1
  • Project 1 - Simple furniture Design

  • Design Concepts
  • Software training - 2
  • Materials & Technology - 2
  • Form 2 – Nature & form
  • Minor Project - Bamboo / Sustainable Design
  • Modular furniture
  • Project 2 – Furniture Design

  • Form 3 – Form & movement
  • Project 3 – Folding furniture
  • Internship

Career Opportunities

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Tremendous opportunities first sprung up for Furniture Designers in the early 2000s, with the Retail boom that saw heavy investment in modular furniture systems into the designs of branded environments. This was accompanied by growing investment amongst corporations into up scaling their work environments, by setting up ergonomically designed, pleasant workstations and modular storage systems along other with interior design fittings. The Scope for Furniture Design as a career path was only further cemented with the onset of the e-commerce market place. India’s leading business houses and ‘Start-Ups’ brought designed furniture and stories to the homes and screens of the regular consumer. Now, buying designed furniture is not considered a luxury, but a necessity for lifestyle by the middle class as well. What was a trend in the metro cities is now infiltrating tier two cities and towns too. There is a lot of excitement amongst investors and buyers alike, when it comes to picking thoughtfully made furniture, with a story around it.

Following are the leading potential employers and fields of career growth for Furniture Designers -

  • Medium to large Architectural & Interior Design firms
  • Retail Design Firms that undertake design and installations for various types of retail spaces such as large malls, exclusive branded stores, pop up outlets, airports and much more
  • Business Conglomerates that offer office furniture systems under their brands (eg- Wipro)
  • Large and medium sized Furniture Design houses that specialise in offering custom designed modular furniture for mass installations, for hospitality, institutional and corporate environments
  • Designer Furniture brands that offer exclusive designer pieces only
  • E-commerce companies with in-house furniture design teams that put together their offerings
  • Academics – as more courses are including Furniture Design as a stream
  • Entrepreneurship – A career as a reliable Furniture Designer who provides solutions to business houses and individual customers
  • Multi-Disciplinary Designer – A versatile furniture Designer is seen to be flexible enough to undertake design of life style products, lighting, exhibitions, sets, photoshoots, etc.

Methodology

Cindrebay believes in interactive sessions and uses classroom and guest lectures, studio sessions, experimentation, assignments, workshops and live projects to keep the students engaged.

Classroom projects

Classroom projects are done with a significant contribution from real - world industry

Proper attention

Proper attention on developing skills in Computer Aided Designing

Design skills

Design skills and cross-functional abilities like software and presentation skills are put into practice

Course duration

Course duration spans from 12 months (Diploma) to 3 years (Under graduate Degree Programme)

Real life project

Real life project works are a significant portion of the curriculum

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