Furniture and Object Design for Beginners

A course by Juan Pablo Fuentes
Industrial designer. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 07/03/2018
, Industrial designer

Learn to design a set of furniture and objects from the concept to the model

  • 94% Positive reviews (47)
  • 1364 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Furniture and Object Design for Beginners

Learn to design a set of furniture and objects from the concept to the model

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 94% Positive reviews (47)
  • 1364 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (2h 25m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Design a piece of furniture without knowing how to draw is possible, you just have to follow a dynamic and simple process with the help of a renowned industrial designer like Juan Pablo Fuentes, who with more than 20 years of experience making furniture, knows perfectly how to take the concept to the model your designs, to then be manufactured in real size.

In this introductory course to the design of furniture and objects, you will learn the basics of industrial design, and you will create the concept, the sketch, the plan and the model of a small set of furniture and objects, step by step.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to design
  • U3
    U3. Design has been said!
  • U4
    U4. Two, three dimensions!
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start your course knowing Juan Pablo Fuentes, first as a person and then as a professional passionate about industrial design and creative direction.

It will present its main influences beyond design, as inspiration and knowledge. Next, you will learn what industrial design is and the differences with other design areas.

From the hand of Juan Pablo, you will begin the process to create a solid project of furniture and objects, starting by defining the concept, which, on this occasion, will be the concept and spirit of Domestika.

You will continue to define what furniture you are going to design, focusing on at least three pieces of furniture and objects that coexist together in the same space, such as a table, a shelf and a rug.

You will make a moodboard , you will learn to read it and make correct decisions regarding the spirit of the brand.

You will see that you do not have to be an artist to be a designer. Juan Pablo will show you that everyone can draw, and you will confirm his theory by taking your concept to a preliminary sketch of each piece of furniture.

Once the designs are finished, you will create a reading and presentation plan to communicate measurements, dimensions and technical information in a simple way.

To finish you will go from 2D to 3D, making a model with simple materials and available in any stationery or hardware store. In this way, you can visualize an approach to solve possible doubts and errors before making them come true.

What is this course's project?

You will design a mini set of 3 or 4 pieces of furniture, taking as a concept the spirit, brand and logo of Domestika.

Course student projects

Who is it for?

To anyone interested in designing and developing the model of their own furniture and objects, and then manufacture them with a third party or on their own.

What you need

It is not necessary to have previous knowledge of industrial design or similar. What materials will you need? A computer, printer, letter-type sheets, sheets, pencils, rulers, meter, stickers, scissors and for the final stage, materials for layout according to the designs you make.


1364 Students
47 Reviews
94% Positive ratings

Juan Pablo Fuentes

A course by Juan Pablo Fuentes

Industrial designer

Juan Pablo Fuentes is an industrial designer at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Founder in 1997 of the FUENTES + ASOCIADOS brand developing projects for clients such as: WOOL, CODELCO, MIDEPLAN Government of Chile, COINTER Chile and Spain, VESTO de Arauco, among others.

In 2008 he founded CÓMODO, a pioneer design store focused on generating production, manufacturing and commercialization of Chilean design. She is currently focused on the publishing project Nuevos Creativos Chilenos, publisher of books on the best of the last 10 years of design in their specialties; Products (2015), Costumes (2017) and Graph (2019). 2017 founds END - National Design Space, the first design gallery in Chile, a space for the promotion, dissemination and commercialization of serial and limited design pieces.

In the academic field, he has worked as a professor at several universities in Chile and, from 2010 to 2014, he is Director of the School of Design at the University of the Americas (UDLA). In the same scenario they also highlight their interventions through exhibitions, fairs, conferences and seminars in Chile and abroad (Argentina, Colombia, Spain, England, Italy and Peru). It also highlights the development of a radio program on Chilean design, called Design for All.

Among his most important awards stand out; Avonni Award for Design by Arauco Incremental Cookers (2017), Innovation in Design Award by the Ministry of Culture, Government of Chile (2016), Designer of the year by ED Magazine (2012), Fondart Contest for New Chilean Creative Books (2015-2017) ).


  • U1


    • Who I am?
    • My influences!
  • U2

    Introduction to design

    • What is the industrial design?
    • What is a concept?
    • From concept to collection, one step!
    • To look for references! Let's investigate the market?
  • U3

    Design has been said!

    • What will we design? Unit or collection?
    • Moodboard: development
    • Moodboard: reading and decisions
    • We can all draw ... believe me!
    • We already have our design ... What an illusion!
  • U4

    Two, three dimensions!

    • Do we develop the reading and presentation plans?
    • Let's give volume to our design! A model, the best solution
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design of furniture and objects for beginners

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Furniture and Object Design for Beginners. A Design course by Juan Pablo Fuentes

Furniture and Object Design for Beginners

A course by Juan Pablo Fuentes
Industrial designer. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 07/03/2018
  • 94% Positive reviews (47)
  • 1364 students