Furniture Design for 15 – 17 Year Olds

Furniture Design 15 - 17s
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 5 August 2019
  • Course duration: One week

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.

The 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.

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 or lifesize 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.

Tutor profile: Becca Sargison-Bowler teaches on the BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design course at NTU.

She's worked in the furniture industry since 2005, designing for large retailers.

Becca is also owner of Bramley & White, an interiors and homeware business that specialises in upholstering forgotten furniture.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will:

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

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £450.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £450.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418