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Furniture Design for 15-17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University

Furniture Design for 15-17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Five days

Price: £440

Run by: Linsey Richards
at Nottingham Trent University

0115 848 2813

Burton Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4BU

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About the Course

This practical course will introduce you to furniture design today.

It’s ideal for anyone who might be considering a future at design college, who has an interest in furniture, interiors or spatial design and who wants to add unique work to their portfolio.

This course will begin with an introduction to the history of modern furniture design.

You’ll learn about designers and the methods and materials they’ve developed, and how pieces have become icons of modernity.

You’ll then quickly move on to practical design projects, where you’ll be encourage to develop your own approach to furniture design combined with ideas about how to present your work in a professional way.

To support your designing you’ll visit our furniture making workshops and see examples of materials being used today.

During this course you will:

learn about concept development and idea generation techniques
use sketching and scale model-making to test your ideas
work with specialist model-making materials
explore scale, colour and texture
solving issues around user experience and ergonomics
consider modern construction processes.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have a sketchbook of ideas and examples of concept development, which will be perfect additions to a portfolio.

You’ll also have a prototype scale model (either completed or in development to continue working on after the course).

You’ll also leave with an understanding of contemporary furniture design and designers, which will be useful should you wish to continue your studies further.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Five days of tuition, from 6 - 10 August 2018 (Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm).

Accommodation on campus can also be booked for students aged 16 or 17.



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Course Start Dates

Monday 6th August 2018

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  • Disabled access
  • Teen friendly

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