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Interior design students learn the art of making aesthetically-rich furniture 

Budding designers from Apeejay Institute of Design visit a furniture showroom to gain insights into workflow



Industry visits are invaluable for any student as they provide real-world exposure to the field they aspire to enter. Such visits offer first-hand experiences of the industry’s dynamics, trends, and practices. For interior design students, they are able to witness the application of design principles in actual projects, interact with professionals, and gain insights into workflow and project management. This exposure helps bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical implementation. Moreover, industry visits foster networking opportunities, inspire creativity, and instill a deeper understanding of client requirements. All in all, these enhance  budding designers’ overall learning experience in the respective field.

Thus, with an aim to foster learning experiences of interior design students, Apeejay Institute of Design (AID) organised a field trip to Kirti Nagar Market during which students visited furniture showrooms including Sunny Overseas. They spent the day in understanding the actual procedure of creation of furniture and other items starting from scratch.

Students were made familiar with different types of wood, laminates, veneers, and so on. The carpenters demonstrated how to stick veneers, laminates on ply boards. Following which, students were taken for a tour where they were shown different types of manual and electric machines for giving various shapes to the wooden blocks. Few students even used the manual tools under the carpenter’s guidance.

Next, they were taken to the area where painting and polishing of furniture was done. Both manual and spray gun polishing were demonstrated to the students by the skilled people. They were explained in detail how to distinguish various types of PU, Enamel and Melamine finish. Not only furniture fabrication, students also learnt manufacturing of wall panels and false ceilings. The skilled people present in the showroom also demonstrated how fixing and assembling false ceilings are executed. This visit gave the students a clear idea of transformation of the design from drawing sheets into actual size. At furniture showrooms, finished products were also displayed. This gave an idea to students about the current prices of different types of furniture items and their uses in various spaces. 

In the end, students also engaged in a detailed conversation with the workers and the industry experts to clarify their doubts.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.