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FURNITURE DESIGNER

ICI & ITD Project

Name of tutors :
Ms Ann See Peng
Ms Hasmanira Mokhtar
Ms Ida Marlina Mazlan
Ms Normah Sulaiman
Group members :
Charles Teh
Jack
Tang Fu Hong
Tan Vin Nie
Tay Siew Wen
Zoe Yong

Introduction
to Furniture Designer
Furniture designers produce
designs for items of furniture
and related products. These
designs may then be mass
produced or made in small
batches or as one-off
individual pieces.

FURNITURE DESIGN TIMELINE

Scope
of
Work

Scope of Work
• studying, researching and planning various styles of




furniture design;
finding ways to improve furniture items already
manufactured;
keeping informed about design trends and developments;
selecting suitable materials, which might include wood,
metal, plastic and textiles;
discussing designs with clients for custom ordering or
with manufacturers;
generating sample designs using computer-aided design
(CAD), card models, sketches or hard prototypes;

Qualities
&
Skills

Qualities
&
Skills

• Creative and artistic skills.
• Flexibility to adapt designs to suit clients'
needs.
• An understanding of production
processes.
• An understanding of the different materials
you might use to make furniture products.
• The ability to change ideas into a threedimensional design.
• To work to deadlines and budgets.
• To keep up to date with changes in design
and furniture technology.
• Knowledge of design-related software.

Working
Tasks

Working Tasks
Pricing and contract negotiation
Shop drawings, templates, and working
prototypes
• Fabrication
• Delivery and installation

Pricing and Contract Negotiation

When the designer is not the
fabricator, the most important thing
the designer can do to promote
the eventual success of the
proposed work is to take an active
role in determining the right
fabricator for the job.

Shop drawings, Templates, and
Working Prototypes

Shop drawings might lead to a mockup of a detail or
indicate the need to review and modify the contract
drawings. Shop drawings should always be reviewed and
approved by the designer.

Templates and forms are often made in order to fabricate
a working prototype.

Working prototypes are useful in testing and resolving
aspects of form and structure. They mark the last phase
prior to producing the final work.

Fabrication

Designers spend between
30 and 35 percent of their
total time on this phase of
work. The designer’s role
during this phase is to
observe and monitor the
process, describe the
process to client, and
assist in problem
resolution as issues arise.

Delivery and Installation

Coordination with designer, client, and fabricator for
the delivery, installation, and final approval of the completed
work marks the activities in this phase of work.

A suite of furnishings that includes case goods and
casework can take several days to transport, deliver,
and install.

Delivery and installation is an important phase of work
that needs to be carefully planned and included in the
overall cost of fabricating the work.

Design
Process

Design Process

Sketching

Drawing

Presentation

Computer
Rendering

Sketching
Iterative
Sketch

Esquisse
Sketch

Parti
Sketch

Esquisse Sketch

- the first sketch of picture or model to show their initial ideas

Parti Sketch

- show basic elements and component of a design/ determining the materials

Iterative Sketch

- creating multiple iterations that involve new ideas to make improvement

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Drawing
Function of Drawings

transfer information from the design team to the
construction team and present the information in a
user friendly legible format. 


︎ability to represent your ideas by using effective
visual method such as sketching opens doors for
better communication between designers and clients

Working
Drawing

Computeraided design
drawings
(CADD)

Assembly
Drawings

Computer-aided
Design Drawings
(CADD)
is a computer graphic language that is used to communicate
ideas, furniture drawings, furniture plans and furniture
blueprints from the creative design stage through production

Assembly
Drawings
show how different parts go together, identify those
parts by number, and have a parts list, often referred to
as a bill of materials

Computer Rendering
• is

the process of adding realism to a computer graphics
by adding three-dimensional qualities such as shadows
and variations in color and shade.
• to speed up the
process of
developing ideas
to their customer.

Presentation Drawings

References

References
Book :
• “Furniture Design” by Postell, James Christopher. Hoboken
Website :
• https://cdn.fbsbx.com/hphotos-xap1/v/
t59.2708-21/11192441_870198883023244_1860109993_n.docx/
Furniture-Design-Process.docx?
oh=2c6d4a992298051adb92767e20841c4a&oe=553D8C44&dl=1
• http://antelopedesign.co.uk/what-we-do
• http://www.whitemountdesign.com/FurnitureDesign.htm

Thank
You