This 1:1 Private Tuition Course, led by design expert Rock Galpin, is designed to help you develop your furniture ideas in 3D in the Prototyping Workshops at In5 Design with trained technicians. Learn to take your sketch ideas and develop them using modelmaking skills learning about materials, processes, materials composition, aesthetics, design styles, sustainability, ergonomics, feasibility for factory production and Orthographic production drawing to have your design manufactured in a factory

(Workshops Based Short Course)

Timings to suit, based on availability

Location at in5 FAB LAB Prototyping Workshops, Dubai Design District.
(5x 1/2days) Typically 9am – 1pm TBC

Fee 15,500AED

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On this intense course you will learn the process of how to develop your designs in 3D through a series of steps, from initial sketch model making and drawing, material experiments, testing and exploring your designs to finally producing a client presentation appearance model of your design helped by in5 trained workshop technicians, as well as your tutor.
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 of 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 you 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.

    Go to in5 Reception who will direct you to the Prototyping Workshops at In5 Design Building, D3 – Dubai, +9718002465

    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

    TO BOOK 
    Professional Design 3D Modelmaking
    Time: All Classes are typically 9am to 1pm, or based on Prototyping Workshop and Tutor availability

    Course Fee
    Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings are based on the availability of the Prototyping Workshop and myself, so typically after your expression of interest, dates are checked and a proposal of timings made that suit your availability and mine.

    1. PAYMENT
    2. Please make your payment to
      Mr Rock Galpin (Rock Galpin Studio)
      A/C 1015777005801
      IBAN AE820260001015777005801
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      ROCKFD-MODELMAKING(for Furniture Design | Professional Modelmaking Workshop

      Confirm to us that you have paid so that we may email back to confirm your booking and place on the course.

      Rock Galpin
      +971 (0)58 120 8655
      WhatsApp +447956171719

      Terms & Conditions

      No refunds are provided against any bookings. However in the unlikely event where where a tutor is forced to cancel the course a full refund will be provided.
      No liability shall be accepted in the Workshops for any loss, damage or personal injury.
      Generic materials are provided for use on the course, all other materials will be at the attendees own cost.