Professional Furniture Design 02 | Workshops Course

Location at in5 LAB Studio, Dubai Design District.
(5 days) Sun to Thurs, (Oct 3-7), 10am – 5pm
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Sketch Model Making, exploring materials and making, testing designs and producing a 3D Presentation Models
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.
This course may be taken separately, but follows on naturally from Professional Furniture Design 01 | Studio 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.

What this course gives you

This course will help you develop your ideas in 2D and mainly 3D helping you develop your creative thinking and making skills, trained by skilled technicians.

Combined with Furniture Design | 01 course, these two courses will collectively give you a solid foundation, with insights, knowledge and 2D and 3D skills learnt to become a practicing 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 with not be 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 Workshops at In5 Design Building, D3 – Dubai, +9718002465

ROCK GALPIN | Tutor Profile

Rock has over 30 years industry experience as a 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


Professional Furniture Design
Time: All Classes are 10am to 5pm.
Professional Furniture Design 02 | Studio Course AED4900 (5 days)
Professional Furniture Design 01 & 02 AED8000
(9 days @ discounted rate)
Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment…last bookings 5 days before the course start date.


Payment should be made to
Mr Rock Galpin (Rock Galpin Studio)
A/C 1015777005801
IBAN AE820260001015777005801
ROCKFD02 (for Furniture Design 02)
ROCKFD0102 (for Furniture Design 01 & 02)


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

We have a minimum booking number to run the course. In the unlikely event that booked numbers are below minimum numbers, we will have to cancel this course, in which case you will be refunded, in full, within 24 hours of the course confirmation date, which is 3 days before a course is scheduled to start.