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Furniture and Object Design for Beginners

A course by Juan Pablo Fuentes
Industrial Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined July 2018
, Industrial Designer

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

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (320)
  • 9433 students

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

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (320)
  • 9433 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 25m)
  • 22 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Designing a piece of furniture without knowing how to draw is possible. Industrial designer Juan Pablo Fuentes shows you how you can do just that by following a dynamic and simple process. With over 20 years' experience manufacturing furniture, he's fine-tuned how to take designs from concept to model to later be manufactured in real size.

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

What will you learn in this online 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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Start by getting to know Juan Pablo Fuentes both personally and professionally and discover more about his passion for industrial design and creative direction.

Discover his main influences and sources of inspiration and knowledge before learning about what industrial design is and how it differs from other areas of design.

Begin the process of creating a furniture and object design project by defining the concept, using Domestika as a case study.

Decide what items of furniture and objects to design, choosing at least three pieces that can coexist together in the same space, such as a table, a shelf, and a rug.

Create a mood board, learn to interpret it, and make informed decisions regarding the spirit of the brand.

Next, Juan Pablo demonstrates that everyone can draw and that you do not have to be an artist to be a designer. Put his theory into practice by transforming your concept into a preliminary sketch of each piece of furniture.

Once the designs are finished, plot out a visual representation plan to communicate the measurements, dimensions, and technical information in a simple way.

To wrap up, turn your 2D plan into a 3D model using simple materials available at any stationery or hardware store. This allows you to visualize the final products and resolve potential issues before turning them into a reality.

What is this course's project?

Design a mini set of three or four pieces of furniture, using Domestika's spirit, brand, and logo as a concept.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in designing and developing models for furniture and objects to manufacture them with a third party or by themselves

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge of industrial design is required to take this course.

You need a computer, a printer, card stock, sheets of paper, pencils, rulers, a tape measure, adhesive, scissors, and, for the final stage, materials to make models for your designs.


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Juan Pablo Fuentes

A course by Juan Pablo Fuentes

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Industrial Designer

Juan Pablo Fuentes is an industrial designer from Diego Portales University, Santiago de Chile. Founder of the FUENTES+ASOCIADOS brand in 1997, he's developed 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 pioneering design store focused on the production, manufacturing, and marketing of Chilean designs. He currently collaborates on the editorial project Nuevos Creativos Chilenos, which focuses on showcasing the best talent of the last ten years of design in different specialties; Products (2015), Clothing (2017) and Graphic Design (2019). In 2017, he founded END—Espacio Nacional de Diseño—the first design gallery in Chile, a space to promote, share, and market limited design pieces and design series.

Within the academic field, he is a professor at various Chilean universities, and between 2010 and 2014, he was Director of the School of Design at the Universidad de las Américas (UDLA). He has participated in exhibitions, fairs, conferences, and seminars in Chile and abroad (Argentina, Colombia, Spain, England, Italy, and Peru). What's more, he was involved in developing the radio program on Chilean design called Design for All.

Among his most important awards are the Avonni Award for Kitchen Design (2017), the Innovation in Design Award from the Ministry of Culture (2016), the Designer of the Year Award from ED magazine (2012), and the Fondart Book Contest Prize for Nuevos Creativos Chilenos (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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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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

Furniture and Object Design for Beginners

A course by Juan Pablo Fuentes
Industrial Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined July 2018
  • 95% positive reviews (320)
  • 9433 students