Master in Furniture Design

Manage to create and develop furniture that meets the needs that society has in its domestic environment.

NEW START DATE: 9/10/2020

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Manage to create and develop furniture that meets the needs that society has in its domestic environment.

NEW START DATE: 9/10/2020

Degree

Master’s Degree in Furniture Design, degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

Direction

Ricard Ferrer

ECTS Credits

60

Duration

Oct 2020 to Jul 2021
Mar 2021 to Feb 2022
Tu, We, Fr, from 5:00-9:15 p.m.

Price

€10.000€ (+€450 registration fee)
Financing and grants

Language

Spanish

Access and admission requirements

Degree official university degree or equivalent in Architecture, Engineering or Design Product or Space. Knowledge of 2D or 3D software.
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How can we create furniture able to solve the needs of the home or work environment? In the Master's Degree in Furniture Design you will learn the language and the basic references to innovate.

The Master in Furniture Design develops, specifically, professional practices that configure the profession of "furniture maker" or furniture designer. This discipline has some peculiarities that differentiate it from other design specialties. It requires knowledge of a language and its own references, which are present in each piece of furniture, a code refined over time. This allows us to communicate uses and attitudes, while effectively offering solutions for those objects that shape the relationships in our domestic or work environment.

This immersion in the reality of the furniture, from both the present and the past, opens the doors to the industrial reality of a sector that is today one of the references in the production of avant-garde objects. With its own fashions and trends, new materials and technologies, it allows us to move forward and innovate.

The Master's Degree identifies and connects different professional profiles. The tasks and projects to develop respond to realistic proposals. The teachers responsible for counselling students and monitoring projects are professionals, and the various speakers and scheduled visits respond to this same spirit.

The Master in Furniture Design is structured in two postgraduate courses that allow us to have a comprehensive view of the sector. In the first place, in the "hábitat" part, it is addressed the resolution of the equipment for the domestic space, and, secondly, in "contract", the specific furniture for installations, collectivities and urban elements.

 

Where to study furniture design?

Elisava is one of the most nationally and internationally recognized university schools of design and engineering. Our particular teaching system, based on interdisciplinary knowledge and the practice of real projects, makes possible the training of professionals adapted to the real needs, present and future, that emerge from the sector. Therefore, our school is the ideal place to study furniture design

 

Studying furniture design in Barcelona

Studying furniture design in a city like Barcelona represents a unique opportunity to study this discipline in a unique setting. The city is nowadays an important economic engine, in which important organizations, entities and leading companies in the field of design and innovation coexist. Establishing the necessary synergies to ensure constant contact and collaboration in all types of projects with these agents is one of our main objectives.

Studying furniture design in Barcelona is a clear commitment to the present and the future, as the job market currently demands specialized professionals who provide a curious, creative and strategic vision of furniture design. 

Therefore, if you are a curious, creative and decisive person, a master in furniture design is the postgraduate academic training you are looking for. 

Throughout the furniture design course, students will learn:

  • Enable students to work in a group or in collaboration with technical offices, adapting to new situations and evaluating the specific needs of a client based on the analysis of their catalogue and product.
  • Incorporate the different techniques and methodologies that allow projecting without gaps or mismatches between the conceptual and constructive aspects, developing in turn the specific practices that make up the profession.
  • Acquire expert observation habits to detect past and present attributes, which determine the characteristics of the codes that allow us to identify innovative solutions or objects.
  • Achieve an advanced knowledge of the sector identifying the reference manufacturers and designers, as well as the current lines or trends, anticipating the future scenarios and uses.
  • Know and master the specific formal language of the sector to establish a fluid and coherent dialogue with the user, properly incorporating the desired attributes in the developed projects.
  • Know the processes, technologies and materials, as well as the auxiliary industries involved, to generate real innovation in the industry, providing viable and technically and commercially realistic solutions.
  • Consolidate a Portfolio, with the projects developed in the Master, that shows the competences acquired by working on specific aspects for each student such as the personal brand.
  • Mastery of the product design tools; tools oriented to the furniture industry; conceptual and methodological tools; knowledge tools of techniques of representation, processes and associated production materials; which can be used in:
    • Furniture projects for industrial and manufacturers of domestic furniture.
    • Tailored furniture projects for homes.
    • Industrial furniture projects for collectivities.
    • Urban furniture projects.
    • Upholstered furniture projects.
    • Projects of unique furniture elements which are representative for collectivities.
    • Lighting projects.
       
  • Mastery of the formalization and associated codes in projects applied to different disciplines.
  • Mastery of work phases and professional project planning.
  • Mastery of competences to develop projects in work groups.
  • Use of the necessary resources and codes to communicate with the different agents involved in the process (clients and collaborators).
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