Furniture Design | 3D Design Development Level 2

9 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
16 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
23 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
30 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6 Apr 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In5 Design Building, D3, United Arab Emirates

Event Description

Come with a sketch idea for a furniture piece and learn how to develop your unique design using the Design Process, in 2D and then 3D sketch Model Making, testing your design at 1:1, learning about ergonomics, working with materials, sustainability, working in scale, how to use technical drawings to pin down your designs and finally produce a scaled client presentation model of your final design with your industry expert tutor, Rock Galpin and trained workshop technicians.

This course may be taken separately, but follows on naturally from Furniture Design | Theory to 3D course where you will have learnt the Design Process and have the foundations for Professional Furniture Design Practice.

What’s covered in the course

  • Concept Development Process
  • Sketching and Sketch Model Making
  • Exploring Making and Materials
  • 2D and 3D Concept Development
  • Ergonomics, Working to Scale
  • Orthographic drawing intro
  • Understanding Manufacturing
  • Making a Scaled Appearance model of your final design to present

Who is the course suitable for
This course is suitable for Interior Designers, Architects, Designers and students; anyone with a strong interest and enthusiasm to develop their own furniture designs. No previous experience is necessary.

What you’ll come away with
You will complete the course with a project folio of work showing your creative journey in 3D, with sketches, sketch models, concept development in 3D and a scaled presentation Appearance model of your design. With a pro-active approach to this course, putting as much time in as possible outside of class too it’s possible to have a fully resolved concept in scaled form and a set of production drawings ready to have your design professionally prototyped at 1:1 scale! When this course is combined with Furniture Design | Theory to 3D course (LEVEL 1), you will collectively have a solid and complete foundation, with insights, knowledge and 2D and 3D skills learnt to be able to become a practicing professional furniture designer.



You will need to bring to this course a clear idea of a furniture design you’d like to develop in sketch form.

  • No other requirements are necessary other than the enthusiasm to learn and explore your ideas
  • No software skills are required, although if have them they can certainly be used.


  • A stock of standard workshop materials will be provided.
    Note: Specialist model making materials and art equipment are not included.

What you need to bring with you
A camera, or phone camera, a sketch book, a set of pencils HB to 8B. A 300mm ruler, set square, and compass.

ROCK GALPIN | Tutor Profile
Rock has over 30 years industry experience as a practicing, award winning furniture designer, running his own Design Agency in Central London and he has now set up a new office in Dubai. He has also been teaching part time for over 23 years at Central Saint Martins, BA Product Design and MA Industrial Design course, along with running his own online and classroom short courses at Central Saint Martins. More information can be found at

Professional Furniture Design | 3D Modelmaking
Time: All Classes are 9am to 1pm.
Professional Furniture Design | 3D Design Development | in the Prototyping Workshops AED4950 (5x 1/2days)
Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment…last bookings 3 days before the course start date.

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Date / Time:

9 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

16 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

23 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

30 Mar 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6 Apr 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


In5 Design Building, D3



United Arab Emirates