Career Spotlight; How To Become A Furniture Designer

All of us have passions and aspirations of what we would like our lives to be like and which career to embark on. Some of us know exactly what we want to do and some of us struggle to choose one path. Whether in school or just finishing, the pressure is on to choose a career and if you have an affinity for design, interior decorating and the innovative furniture that make a house a home and characteristic, then you have had had the thought of becoming a furniture designer. A furniture designer is in charge of both the conceptualization and ideas of a piece of furniture and also the actual making of it, from the structural elements and fabrics. In this interesting and informative article we are going to look at how to become a furniture designer.

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How To Become A Furniture Designer
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How To Become A Furniture Designer

While at school

If you are one of the lucky few that actually know what you would like to do while in school and know you want to get a job as a furniture designer, then there are a few pieces of advice you can follow. Speak to a guidance counselor about the subjects that will help you become an interior furniture designer. Although there are no specific subjects one can take, maths, engineering, graphic design, art and computers can help significantly. Make sure you gain enough credit to go to university where you can broaden your knowledge on the field of furniture design.


University Training

To become a furniture designer, one needs to look at completing a bachelors degree- this is highly advantageous. To become a furniture designer, one should look at a degree that focuses on visual arts or mathematics and could also consider a fine arts or engineering approach. More technical majors for becoming a furniture designer are graphic design or computer programming.

The importance of a portfolio

To get a job as a furniture designer, one needs to have a comprehensive portfolio of all of their work. Your portfolio should consist of all the great work and ideas you have done over the years. This is incredibly important as this will be shown to possible employers and clients.


All the way through university and when you finish your degree, you should be looking at internship jobs as a furniture designer. Internships are vital entities to not only gather in-depth and real life knowledge on your future career as well as skills, but it also looks great on your CV.

Jemma Scott is a freelance writer that looks at interior design concepts such as contemporary furniture and many other topics relating to design.

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This article is contributed by Jemma Scott and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
Rizwan Ahmad
Rizwan Ahmad

Rizwan is an avid mobile geek and a gaming lover. He loves to keep a tab on new tech and loves to share the latest tech news and reviews on Smartphones, Gadgets, Apps, and more.


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