MIT Institute of Design
DISCIPLINES

Interior Space and Furniture Design Courses

Interior Space and Furniture Design discipline focuses on designing and planning of interior spaces for all kinds of human needs. The learners concentrate on designing spaces – interior and exterior - according to their functional hierarchies and interrelationships. Spaces to be more functional and aesthetic require components like furniture, seating, storage, lighting etc, so only Interior Design alone is not sufficient. The interior space design should be integrated with furniture & accessories, and both should have an harmonious interaction .This makes the built space respond like an efficient, well designed system. This approach imparts the learner a unique edge than merely "interior decoration". Of the many Interior Space and Furniture Design Courses the one at MIT ID emphasizes on the holistic learning.

Courses at each semester include a blend of space design as well as Furniture design (lifestyle products). Courses with technological and skill based inputs like Ergonomics, Architectural drawing, Building technology, Prototype making etc enable the learners to look at space in holistic manner and design the interiors and furniture to enhance its functionality. There is also an extensive exposure to digital methods like AutoCAD, RHINO, Google Sketchup and Solid works. The unique aspect of Interior Space and Furniture Design programs at MIT ID as compared to other Interior Space and Furniture Design Courses is the strong foundation that the learners go through.

Faculty
Amit Deshmukh   Prof.Vasudha Karhadkar   Gaurav Sharma
Associate. Prof. Amit
Deshmukh
H.O.D. Interior Space and Furniture
Design
Prof. Vasudha Karhadkar
Interior Space &
Furniture Design
Asst. Prof. Gaurav Sharma
Interior Space & Furniture Design
Course Structure
Under Graduate Programme
Semester 1 Semester 5
Semester 2 Semester 6
Semester 3 Semester 7
Semester 4 Semester 8

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Overview  35
2 Design Drawing 1  140
3 Fundamentals of Design 1 (Colour) 105
4 Fundamentals of Design 2 (Geometry) 70
5 Fundamentals of Design 3 (Materials) 140
6 Fundamentals of Design 4 (Form Space and Structure) 105
7 Digital Methods 1 35
8 Inter Design Studies 1 (Environ Exposure) 70
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 2 105
2 Fundamentals of Design 5 (Colour) 70
3 Fundamentals of Design 6 (Solid Geometry) 70
4 Fundamentals of Design 7 (3D Form Space and Structure) 105
5 Fundamentals of Design 8 (Materials) 140
6 Inter Design Studies 2 (Urban Environ Exposure) 70
7 Problem Solving 105
8 Digital Methods 2 35
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Semester 3


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Drawing 3: Architectural drawing + free hand drawing
(rendering tech + paralline proj)
175
2 Space & form studies 1:  (space composition, space division) 105
3 Material Technology 1:  (Building Materials - market survey) +
Materials & Processes
140
4 Design context 1: Introduction to Ergonomics+ (Workstation Design) 70
5 Design context 1: History of Living spaces - Self study                  
6 Design project 1 : Analysis of space & furniture +  (prototype making) 175
7 Digital Methods 3 - AutoCAD, Basic Rhino 35
8 Inter Design Studies 3 - performing arts- Self study      (35hrs)  
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Furniture Technology 1: (Basic mechanisms) +
(SOM and structures & JOINERIES)
70
2 Design Project 2 : (Lifestyle product Design)+
Space &  Form Studies 2
175
3 Digital Methods 5 (Adv. Rhino, Solid works)  
4 Design Project 3 (Domestic Space Design) 245
5 Design Project 4 (Simple Furniture Design) 210
6 Inter Design Studies 4 (craft documentation in vacation)    (35hrs)  
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Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Space & Form Studies 3 : (Material & Form)  105
2 Design Project 5 (Green Design)  70
3 Design context 3: History of contemporary period Self study   (35hrs)    
4 Design Project 6 (Design of special interiors)  105
5 Design Project 7 ( Design of Outdoor space/furniture)  175
6 Design Project 8 (Design of a Multifunctional Space )  245
7 Industrial Internship (Extended in Vacations :
Credits to be earned in 8th Semester)                             
140
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Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Space & Form Studies 5 (Nature & form) 105
2 Design context 2 : Open Electives 70
3 Design Project 9 (Design of hospitality spaces ) 280
4 Design Project 10 ( stackable/Modular furniture ) 245
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Semester 7

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Space & Form Studies 6:  (Form Kinematics & Form Movement)
+ foldable furniture
140
2 Building Technology 6 (Modes of vertical transport, stairs, lifts, escalators) 35
3 Design Project 12 (System Thinking + System Design) modular
FURNITURE / SPACES
385
4 Design context 3 : Professional Design Practice  + 
Design Case paper  writing
105
5 Pre-Graduation Presentation 35
6 Graduation Project Preparation (Survey)  
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Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Graduation Project 560
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Post Graduate Programme
Semester 1  
Semester 2  
Semester 3  
Semester 4  

Semester 1


Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Design Overview   35
2 Design Drawing 1 : (Freehand, Perspective & visualisation Drawing+Parallelline projections)   140
3 Fundamentals of Design 1 : (Colour)   35
4 Fundamentals of Design 2 : (Geometry)   70
5 Fundamentals of Design 3 : (Materials & Processes )  140
6 Fundamentals of Design 4 :  (Form,Space & Structures)   105
7 Design Project 1: Design Process and Methods (Design of Simple Furniture + Ergonomics )  140
8 Inter Design Studies 1:  (Environment Studies )  35
9 Design context 1: History of Habitat & Design - Self study (35 hrs.)    
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Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Furniture Technology 1 : (Basic Mechanisms, SOM & Structures & joinaries) 105
2  Space & Form Studies 1 : (Design of Surface Finishes)+ (Space Graphics - furniture graphics 105
3 Design Project 2  : (Design of Domestic Spaces) 210
4 Design Project 3 : (Design of stackable /foldable furniture) 175
5 Design context 2: History of Furniture - Self study (35 hrs.)  
6 Design Project 4 : (Design of Special Interiors) 105
7 Digital Methods 1: (Rhino, coral draw/indesign, sketchup)  
8 Inter Design Studies 2 : Craft Documentation (in vacation)- Self study (35 hrs.)  
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Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Space and Form  studies 2 :  (Nature & form) 105
2 Design Project 5 : (Multifunctional spaces ) 210
3 Design Project 6:  (Systems Thinking and System Design) 245
4 Professional Design Practice  +  Design Case paper  writing 105
5 Digital Methods 2 :  (Solid Works) 35
6 Industrial Internship 6-8 weeks (in vacations) 140
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Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Hrs
1 Pre-Graduation Presentation   
2 Graduation Project   560
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Scope

The education at MIT ID has been founded on a philosophy & way learning that can be best described as generalist. All learners spend all their years getting "indoctrinated" with this particular way of learning that they may be later encouraged to select their specialized fields of work.
Taking this thought ahead a passing out graduate of ISED at MITID can choose his area of specialization as a space or a furniture designer.
A learner concentrates on designing interior spaces according to their functional hierarchies and interrelationships.
A learner understands that the user is given the utmost priority & the overall space along with the furniture system satisfies the requirements in all possible ways.
A learner is capable of proposing a space treatment that emphasizes the desired special experience.
A learner is sensitive towards appropriate use of material & exploring it to its maximum capacity.