Having a clear understanding of contemporary furniture styles and trends, and the characteristics of hard materials will help an interior designer create interiors which meet a client’s preferences and expectations. Hand in hand with this is understanding how to make ethical choices when sourcing furniture and materials for interiors projects.
This one day course will give you the confidence to specify furniture and hard materials in interiors projects, and cover the key issues of sustainability that designers need to consider as the interior design industry moves from one of disposability to responsibility.
The day includes a visit to a furniture showroom and a hands-on workshop putting together a contemporary furniture/accessories board focussed on sustainable sourcing choices.
- Develop an understanding of the style elements of key contemporary furniture styles
- Be introduced to exciting trends in furniture design
- Develop a basic understanding of hard material groups and their properties
- Explore the application and suitable use of hard materials
- Explore the responsibilities of interior designers to source and specify ethically
- Learn the sustainability questions to ask when sourcing interiors products and materials
- Learn the difference between upcycling and recycling and how to apply these in interior design
- Learn how to specify and source from a trade furniture showroom
- Learn how to create an ethically-considered furniture/accessories style sheet.
- How to identify contemporary furniture styles and upcoming trends
- Understanding the responsibilities of an interior designer to source and specify ethical products
- How to specify hard materials
- How to source in furniture trade showrooms
- Creation of an ethical furniture/accessories style sheet.