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B.Design (Hons.) Interior & Furniture Design

B.Design (Hons.) 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.

Department 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

KU CORE COURSES
  • Professional Communication
  • Leadership Lab-1
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Art, Design and Culture - 1
  • Visualisation & Representation
  • Material Exploration
  • Digital Tools-1
  • Design Process
  • Basic Design
KU CORE COURSES
  • Thinking skills
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Design Criticism and Aesthetics
  • Form Space and Structure
  • Digital Tools-2
  • Discover Design in India
PROGRAMME SPECIFIC COURSES
  • Communication Practices - 1
  • Story of Furniture
  • Integrated Foundation Project - Interior design
KU CORE COURSE
  • Professional Ethics
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Creative Coding
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 1 (any one)
    1. People and Environment
    2. Spatial Interaction
  • Programme Elective - 2(any one)
    1. Interior Styling
    2. Interior Landscaping
  • KU Open Elective - 1
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Communication Practices 2
  • Interior Services 1
  • Maker Lab 1
  • Simple Furniture Design
  • Social Immersion - Studio: Public Spaces
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Tinkering Studio
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 3(any one)
    1. Heritage Conservation
    2. Urban Environments
  • Programme Elective - 4(any one)
    1. Parametric Design
    2. Crafted by Nature
  • KU Open Elective - 2(any one)
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Psychology & Human Behavior
  • Communication Practices 3
  • Urban Furniture Design
  • Craft & Furniture Workshop
  • Interior Services 2
  • Studio: Urban Spaces
KU CORE COURSE
  • Internatonal language -1 (any one)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French
  • Programme Elective - 6 (any one)
    1. Cloth, Hair & Fur Simulation
    2. Digital Sculpting -II
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective - 5 (any one)
    1. Experience Design
    2. Digital Environments
  • Programme Elective - 6 (any one)
    1. Systems in Motion
    2. Dynamic Mechanisms
  • Programme Open Elective - 1 (any one)
    1. People and Environment
    2. Spatial Interaction
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Communication Practices 3
  • Maker Lab 2
  • Complex Furniture Design
  • Hybrid Studio: Retail Environments
KU CORE COURSE
  • Internatonal language -2 (continuing from sem 5)
    1. German
    2. Italian
    3. Spanish
    4. French
ELECTIVE COURSES
  • Programme Elective -7 (any one)
    1. Bio-inspired Systems
    2. Virtual Environments
  • Programme Elective - 8 (any one)
    1. Robotics & Sensors
    2. Additive Manufacturing
  • Programme Open Elective -2 (any one from below)
    1. Parametric Design
    2. Crafted by Nature
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSES
  • Research Methodology
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Portfolio Design
  • Furniture Systems
  • Fab Lab 1
  • Interdisciplinary Design Project
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Internship
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Management
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Responsive Realities
  • Responsive Environments
  • Fab Lab 2
PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
  • Graduation Project
PROGRAMME COMMON COURSE
  • Design Research

Areas of Mastery

– Furniture Design
– Lighting Design
– Kitchen Design
– Production Design
– Spatial Design
– Exhibition & Set Design
– Computational Design
– Space & Experience Design
– Retail & System Design
– Hospitality & Service 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 (Hons.) 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.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Department of Interior Design - 18

Saumya Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Director

Master of Fine Arts, University of Delhi, College of Art, New Delhi; Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Calcutta, Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta

David Gloster

Professor

M.Sc., History of Technology, London Diploma of the Imperial College, Imperial College London, London

Kishori Aakesh Dalwadi

Assistant Director

Masters in Urban Planning, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan; Bachelors in Architecture, D C Patel School of Architecture, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat

Dr. Bhavesh Shah

PhD Guide

Ph.D. in Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; M. Architecture, University of California,Los Angeles; M. Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Diploma in Interior Designing, Academy of Architecture, Bombay

Mann Singh

Associate Professor

B. Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Freny Khatri

Assistant Professor

Master's in Interior & Living Design (MILD), Domus Academy, Milano, Italy; B.Des in Interior Design, CEPT University Ahmedabad, India

Aakanksha Batra

Assistant Professor

Internal Masters in Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD), CEPT University, Ahmedabad/ HFT, Stuttgart; (B.Arch), College of Architecture SVIT, Gujarat University

Geeta Dixit

Assistant Professor

Master in Interior Design,Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad; Bachelor in Interior Design, Kalaprabodhini's Institute of Design, Kolhapur

Kaustav Kalyan

Assistant Professor

M.Des (Specialization Craft), Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad; B.Arch., Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Pune

Kriti Malkani

Assistant Professor

B.Des Interior Design, Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad

Mira Rajeshbhai Patel

Assistant Professor

Masters in Planning, Swarnnim Startup & Innovation University, Kalol; Bachelors in Architecture & Interior Design, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad

Parthiv Shah

Assistant Professor

Master in Furniture Design, Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad; B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad

Shweta Vivek Tiwari

Assistant Professor

M. Design, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar; B. Design, Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad

Viraj Nilesh Wadia

Assistant Professor

Bachelor in Architecture, D C Patel School of Architecture, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat

Zankruti Raval

Assistant Professor

MA in Interior Architecture and Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Bachelors in Architecture, Institute of Design Environment and Archietecture, Ahmedabad

Deeksha Somaiya

Assistant Professor

International Masters in Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD), CEPT, Ahmedabad; Bachelors in Architecture, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

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.

Testimonials

FAQs

200 - 250 At UID, the B.Design Interior & Furniture Design course empowers students to create meaningful interior products and imaginative spaces that meet the needs of modern life. Aspirants get to explore projects of different industries like residential, hospitality, retail and commercial environments.
200 - 250 Interior designers create ergonomic and thoughtful designs to make indoor spaces functional, beautiful, and safe. The responsibility of an interior designer is to understand client requirements and enhance the interior decor of a building while making it look aesthetically pleasing.
200 - 250 Aspirants should have an eye for detail and creativity. They should be able to identify the recent trends in the industry of interior design and have knowledge of sustainable practices. Sketching abilities, superior communication skills, and computer knowledge are a must.
200 - 250 The core subjects of B.Des Interior & Furniture Design at UID comprise design & cultural studies, communication skills, drawing, basic design, new age media, form & space, interior styling, textiles in interiors, simple furniture design, UI & UX, parametric design, and design research.
200 - 250 It depends on several factors like hands-on experience of the aspirant, performance, location of the job, and skill set. It varies from company to company. Many candidates prefer opening their own interior design firm or work as freelancers. It is a rewarding career option with good salary packages.
200 - 250 We do not offer diploma in accessory interior designing. We offer UG and PG courses in Interior & Furniture Design. Those who are looking to build their career in Interior & Furniture Design can pursue a UG or PG degree in the course. Students from any discipline can opt for the programme.
200 - 250 The duration of UG and PG courses in UID's Interior & Furniture Design is four years and two years respectively. The UG course requires completion of minimum 10+2 with minimum 50% score. For PG course, candidates should be a graduate with a minimum of 50%. Clearance of Design Aptitude Test is must.
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