Programmes

B.Design Interior & Furniture Design

B.Design Interior & Furniture Design

The Bachelors in Interior & Furniture Design programme teaches students to create imaginative spaces and meaningful interior products that meet the needs and enrich the experiences of modern life. Our students explore projects of varied scales such as residential, commercial, hospitality, interior furniture and products, exhibition & retail environments. They engage with live and theoretical design briefs exploring multidisciplinary ideas that allow them to explore both individual ambitions and collective practices.

School of Interior Design
The School of Interior Design is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of interior and furniture design from concept to consumer. It involves an engagement with a full spectrum of design skills which include the making of scale models and prototypes for design briefs and the graphic depiction of interior environments and furniture elements in analogue and digital media. We enable graduates to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the current conversation within the industry.

Why study Interior & Furniture Design at UID?

  • Our curriculum encourages a broad exploration of the design practice with an emphasis on user-centred approach.
  • We enable our students to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the contemporary conversation within the industry.
  • The course is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of interior design from conception to completion.
  • We equip our students with a wide-range of design skills that allow them to articulate their design ideas and thinking.
  • Our exemplary infrastructure and workshops support model making and prototype building for different kinds of design briefs.

Course Structure

  • Design & Cultural Studies-1
  • Communication Skills-1
  • Drawing
  • Basic Design
  • Material Exploration
  • People & Environment
  • Design Criticism & Aesthetics
  • New Age Media
  • Elective-1
  • Form & Space
  • Sound, Image & Time
  • Design Experience
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
  • Theory of Interior and Furniture Design
  • Visualisation & Representation-1-2
  • Interior Technology-1
  • Furniture & Ergonomics
  • Critical Thinking and Design Process
  • Elective-2
    • Interior Styling
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Textiles in Interiors
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-1 (Residential)
  • Psychology and Human Behaviour
  • Visualisation & Represensation-3
  • Interior Technology-2
  • Furniture, Craft, Accessory & Design
  • Interior Services
  • Elective-3
    • Heritage Conservation
    • Interior Landscape
    • Sustainable Environments
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-2 (Commercial)
  • Brand Identity & Design + Graphics
  • Interior Technology-3
  • Simple Furniture Design
  • Elective-4
    • Visual Merchandising
    • Packaging Design
    • Experience Design
  • Elective-5
    • Climatology
    • Light Design
    • Acoustics
  • System Thinking & Services
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-3 (Retail)
  • Professional Practice & Management
  • Portfolio Development
  • Furniture Systems
  • Elective-6
    • Parametric Design
    • Generative Design
    • UI & UX
  • Elective-7
    • Law Practices (IPR + Contracts)
    • Business Practices (Startup basics)
    • Contemporary Marketing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Interior & Furniture Design Studio-4
  • Industry-Internship
  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

– Residential Spaces
– Furniture & Lighting Design
– Retail & System Design
– Hospitality & Service Design
– Space & Experience Design
– Design Futures
– Exhibition & Set Design
– Interior Styling

Career Prospects

The Bachelors in Interior & Furniture Design programme teaches students to create imaginative spaces and meaningful interior products that meet the needs and enrich the experiences of modern life. Our students explore projects of varied scales such as residential, commercial, hospitality, interior furniture and products, exhibition & retail environments. The course of study offers a special focus on encompassing the skill, theory, history and context of furniture design. Students are guided towards creating thoughtful, ergonomic and sustainable elements that fit into multiple spatial contexts. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to develop self-made prototypes in order to test human and functional factors v/s aesthetics and use of materials. Students engage with live and theoretical design briefs exploring multidisciplinary ideas that allow them to explore both individual ambitions and collective practices.

Learning Model of B.Design Interior & Furniture Design

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.

Interior & Furniture Design
(School of Interior Design)

Interior Design

Hariesh K. Sankaran

Associate Director

M.Sc. in Architecture (Urban Landscapes), Milan, Italy M.Des (Industrial Design), Domus Academy + University Of Wales, Milan, Italy B.Arch., Madras University, Chennai

Kishori Dalwadi

Assistant Director – Interior Design Dept.

M.U.P. – Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan; B. Arch. – Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

PhD Guide

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; M.Arch. (Design and Computation), University of California, USA; M.Des. (Visual Communication), Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai; B.Arch. – Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Timcy Mehta

Associate Professor

M. Arch. (Interior Design), Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad; B. Arch., Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad

Kriti Malkani

Assistant Professor

B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Mira Patel

Assistant Professor

Masters in Planning, Bachelors in Architecture & Interior Design

Ruchita Mistry

Assistant Professor

M.U.P., Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan; B.Arch., Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda

Shweta Tiwari

Assistant Professor

B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Zankruti Raval

Assistant Professor

Masters in Interior, Architecture and Design; Bachelors in Architecture

Ankita Trivedi

Adjunct Faculty

M.A., (Narrative Environments) Central Saint Martin's University of the Arts, London; B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Invited Speakers for Master Classes (2020)

Karel Vredenburg
Saumya Aymuas
David Foley
Nehal Bhatt
Nidhi Aggarwal

Invited Speakers for Master Classes (2019)

Marina Puyuelo Cazorla
Bram Rouws
Sonkehoof
Meetu Akali
Niraj Shah
Chirashree Thakkar
Devdutt Pandya
Moksh Thapar
Anand Vishwanathan
Anuj Ambalal
Shweta Balasubramoni
Jenny Andrews
Rishit Shroff
Shailesh Manke
Hemal Shah
Falguni Shah
Nirmit Zaveri
Yatin Pandya
Shantanu Garg
Sameer & Shilpa Balvally
Ayaz Basrai
Megha & Keyur Vadodaria
Lipika Sud
Kavya Sheth
Gerard Rebello
Pavitra Rajaram

The Interior Design department at UID conducts various workshops for students in the campus where they get to explore CNC machines, lathe machine, 3D printer, computer-aided machines, hand drills, table drills, table saw cutter, thermocol modelers, grinding machines. They work with different materials like wood, metal, glass, and hardware in these workshops to come up with interesting elements like furniture and lights. Students thus get to explore their creative ideas and construct them to reality by working hands-on in workshops inside the campus with workshop people.

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