Introduction to Furniture in Design – Online Short Course

R12500,00

In this course students will learn the importance of furniture selection and design, as well as to understand the role furniture plays within the Interior Design industry.

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PROGRAMME STATS

DURATION

9 Weeks

TIME ALLOCATION

7/8 hours per week

IID CPD POINTS

2

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

None

LANGUAGE

English

COST

R12 500

Starts

19 Jan

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

19 January 2024

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Designing and specifying furniture requires very specific base knowledge and skills, even for the smallest piece. This base knowledge is crucial to the successful sourcing or designing of furniture in an interior or exterior setting.

This 9-week online short course on furniture in design is the ultimate knowledge and skill building resource for those who are just entering the furniture design industry or those who are in the design industry and want a base knowledge to specify or source furniture successfully.

The course starts off by acquainting you with form, function, ergonomics, and balance, and leads on to the history of furniture design and contemporary furniture. The core of the course covers materials, production, and manufacture method, and both free standing and built-in furniture. The course rounds out by discussing industry applications, dealing with contractors and suppliers, and finally sourcing and costing.

If you are passionate about furniture in design have always wanted to know more, then this course will kick-start your journey and open a whole new world to you.

Earn 2.0 category 1 CPD points through The African Institute of Interior Design Professions, enriching your professional profile.

MODULE BREAKDOWN

Welcome and introduction to the course

Furniture overview: Function vs Form (Balance, ergonomics & comfortability)

A brief history of furniture

Contemporary furniture

Materials used for furniture

Furniture Production methods

Freestanding furniture

Built-in or fixed furniture

Industry Application, Sourcing and Costing

Wrap up & conclusion

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

This furniture course caters for those who wish to study online while they are still working or studying. The 9 week format ensures that you get to grips with the carefully curated content week-by-week in an environment where you are guided and supported by industry experts.

The course is aimed at those that wish to know more about the world of furniture in design and get to grips with the in’s and out’s of the grounding knowledge and skills used in the industry. This includes furniture enthusiasts, future furniture designers and current industry members.

If you are seeking a course with flexibility, the amount of hours allocated to each module and the freedom to choose when you review the content, allows you to plan your 9 weeks to suit you and your lifestyle.

The course does not have any entry requirements or requires that you have any prior knowledge about furniture design, so is perfect for beginners, but is in-depth enough to enrich the knowledge of those already in the industry.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

1

Apply knowledge and critical skills learnt on the course to engage creatively with functional, aesthetically pleasing, and culturally resonant furniture.
2

Understand the intricate balance between function and form, master ergonomics and design balance, and trace the evolution of furniture through history.
3

Understand the contemporary impact of cultural and social influences, and learn to evaluate, select and apply materials, furnishings and finishes effectively.
4

Apply industry-relevant skills, such as communication with contractors, professional interaction with suppliers, and efficient sourcing and costing strategies.
5

Apply the principles learned in this course to real-world scenarios.

VISI MASTERCLASS

Join us as we learn from dynamic, special edition masterclasses led by Steve Smith, Editor-in-Chief at the renowned VISI Magazine. In this captivating masterclass, he chats with leading Industry Experts Brent Weldon, Owner of Inova Contracts, and Mia Senekal, founder and owner of murrmurr. As specialists in the Furniture field, you’ll learn the latest in trend forecasting, principles, and elements as well as expert tips and tricks to ensure your future career in furniture is a success.

MEET YOUR LECTURERS

JAIMIE CORBISHLEY

Course coordinator

With a passion for education, Jaimie has her P.G. Dip in Higher Education along with other qualifications including interior design. She has been a lecturer since 2007 and has been in the interior design industry for several years. She enjoys enriching minds and inspiring students and loves seeing the spark in student’s eyes when the penny drops. Her dedication to nurturing students and providing quality education can be seen in the care and attention she gives to each student.

JACO LANDMAN

Lecturer

Jaco enthusiastically runs the the third-year studio for the Diploma in Interior Design full-time programme and lecturers a range of first, second, and third-year modules. His Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Technology qualification has given him a base for his dedication to design. He is a passionate designer with 10 years of experience in the industry and a project portfolio ranging from small renovations, high-end residential, heritage applications to corporate and hospitality. He is excited and confident that his experience and “killer smile” will contribute to the development and professional growth of every student into young professionals ready to conquer the world.

JEREMY VOLKMANN

Lecturer

Jeremy is the managing director at BHC and is an integral part of BHC. He has taught at BHC since 2003 and enjoys being a lecturer on the full-time Interior Design programme. His passion for design can be seen through his engaging lessons with students. Jeremy has his Bachelors of Technology in Interior Design and is a fully registered and practicing Architectural Technologist.

LIEZL VERFUSS

Lecturer

Liezl has been a BHC lecturer since 2013. As a lecturer, Liezl teaches on the full-time Interior Decorating programme, as well as the full-time Interior Design programme. She runs the studios for the first year in both programmes and teaches other modules to the second and third years.
As a professional, Liezl has worked in the industry since 2006 and specialises in renovations, alterations and council submissions, along with wedding layout planning.

BENEFITS & DISCOUNTS

Enroll in this course and receive a 20% discount for the Deckle Edge online store when you purchase the recommended stationary kit.

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