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 at UID views design as a cultural practice that fosters critical thinking and situates it’s pedagogy in relation to contemporary conversation of the profession within the global context. The Interior Design programme, both at the Bachelors and Masters level is focused on promoting a deeper understanding of the potential and actual value of the spaces we inhabit.

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-1
  • Material Exploration
  • People & Environment
  • History of Interior Design
  • Communication Skills-2
  • Aesthetics of Design
  • Visualization & Representation-1
  • Advance Basic Design
  • Advance Material Exploration
  • Theory of Interior Design
  • Interior Styling
  • Visualization & Representation 2: CAD
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 1
  • Interior Design Studio 1
  • Interior Services
  • Elective-1
  • Colour, Material, Light Design
  • Craft Design Studies
  • Design Lab
  • Visualization & Representation 3: CAD
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 2
  • Interior Design Studio 2
  • Visualization & Representation 4: CAD
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 3
  • Interior Design Studio 3
  • Interior Graphic Communication
  • Elective-2
  • Brand & Design Management
  • System Thinking & Human Behaviour
  • Visualization & Representation 5: CAD
  • Interior and Furniture Technology 4
  • Interior Design Studio 4
  • Portfolio Development
  • Design Management
  • Industry-Internship
  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project

Specialisations Offered

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

Career Prospects

The programme works in partnership with organizations, practices and eminent individuals from the design industry who support student learning and mentorship throughout their years at UID. We prepare our graduates not only for the design of future environments but also for a range of creative industries associated with interior products, furniture and interior styling. Our students go on to start their own firms, work in reputed design studios as spatial designers and interior stylists or become entrepreneurs in related fields.

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 Sankaran

Associate Director - School of Interior Design and Associate Professor

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 – School of Interior Design and Associate Professor

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

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

External 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

Saumya Bandyopadhyay - Member at Karnavati University

Saumya Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Director - Foundation

M.F.A., (Creative Sculpture) College of Art, University of Delhi; B.F.A., (Modelling & Sculpture) Govt. College of Art & Craft, University of Calcutta; B. Com(H), (Accountancy), City college of Business Administration, University of Calcutta

Gautam Patel

Associate Professor

PG (Industrial Design), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Timcy Mehta

Associate Professor

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

Ankita Trivedi

Assistant Professor

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

Kriti Malkani

Assistant Professor

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

Mira Patel

Assistant Professor

B.Arch.I.D., Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad

Padmavati Mokaria

Assistant Professor

Adv. PG Diploma, The Energy & Resources Institute University, Delhi; B.Arch., Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Gujarat University, Vasad

Ruchita Mistry

Assistant Professor

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

Samhita Gandhi

Assistant Professor

M.Des., (Interior Architecture), Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland UK; B.I.D., School of Interior Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Shweta Tiwari

Assistant Professor

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

Sushant Suman

Assistant Professor

M.Des. (Furniture & Interior Design), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; B.Tech., IIT, Mumbai

Viraj N Wadia

Assistant Professor

B. Arch., Arvind Patel School of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Industry experts invited last semester

  1. Marina Puyuelo Cazorla
  2. Bram Rouws
  3. Sonkehoof
  4. Meetu Akali
  5. Niraj Shah
  6. Chirashree Thakkar
  7. Devdutt Pandya
  8. Moksh Thapar
  9. Anand Vishwanathan
  10. Anuj Ambalal
  11. Shweta Balasubramoni
  12. Jenny Andrews
  13. Rishit Shroff
  14. Shailesh Manke
  15. Hemal Shah
  16. Falguni Pathak

Industry experts invited this semester

  1. Nirmit Zaveri
  2. Yatin Pandya
  3. Shantanu Garg
  4. Sameer & Shilpa Balvally
  5. Ayaz Basrai
  6. Megha & Keyur Vadodaria
  7. Lipika Sud
  8. Kavya Sheth
  9. Gerard Rebello
  10. 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.