Kingston University

Course name : Product & Furniture Design BA Hons
Kingston: Product & Furniture Design BA

This course is a unique blend of creative thinking and expert making. It’s delivered by
practicing designers and practice-based academics. We get our hands dirty working with new materials and processes pushing our students to develop new products and services reflecting contemporary design agendas. We work closely with the design community and major industry players on “live” industry projects give students the opportunity to experience of the real design world and all its challenges.

Our projects include new furniture, housewares, and consumer products. Industrial products and new technology concepts run alongside sustainable and social based design solutions.

The action of “Making” is the signature of the course. Skills are nurtured over the
three years and designs are developed and perfected through the construction of models, rigs, prototypes, physical rigs and manufactured designs.

The course is supported by a large 3D workshop when expert technical help and full
prototyping facilities are available to all students. Students are expected to be hands on
developing their own model prototypes and final designs.

Our Industry partners this year have included: Very Good & Proper, Foster & Partners, SCP Furniture, Network Rail, Dulux.

No1 Ranking Design & Craft Guardian University League Tables 2021.
No1: “Product & Furniture Design” course Nationally Guardian League Tables 2021.

Philip Davies Course Director