Furniture design is the use of both applied art and science to create functional, aesthetic, contextual and technically sound objects and products to support human activities in interiors and outdoors.
Design is for the people and must be at the centre of work. Close observation helps to understand the problems and sensitize the needs of the people, based on their tradition and customs. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to understand old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination.
The study involves all the aspects to think differently, improve observation, design process, colour, ergonomics, exercises, projects, test models, scale model, presentation techniques and documentation.
Information on different materials and choosing Furniture, Tapestry, Painting, Light fittings, Appliances, Sanitary ware fitting, Flooring, Finishes to decorate the vertical and horizontal surfaces and spaces, will be in the learning process.
Product design is concerned primarily with the relationship between products, systems and those who use them. The product design programme at Terrafirm inculcates user-centric approach and processes. Responsibility and concern towards the social, physical and ecological environments is emphasized in the process of developing innovative ideas. The product design programme assimilates inputs in diverse domains such as human factors, cognitive ergonomics, form studies, studio skills, advanced cad, research methods, design management, materials & manufacturing processes & social sciences. Emphasis is on process centric approach which shapes a student’s education through participation and teamwork.
The course is designed to direct the enquiry towards the subject specialism of furniture design and Product design. It will encourage the learner to develop the ability to focus the practice of the specialisation within critical, theoretical, professional and cultural contexts, enabling to reach high levels of subject specific knowledge and expertise.