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Furniture and context. Furniture design

Basic data


Ricard Ferrer

Duration // Schedule

From July 15th to 19th 2019 (25 hours) // From 4 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.




520 €. Bold members of Elisava Alumni will enjoy a 15% reduction.


Introduction / Intermediate


The course suggests an immersion through the approach to a specific model of production, the one of furniture’s editing, which includes from small editing companies founded by the same designers, in a self-production model, to consolidated companies, which are a referent in the sector’s avant-garde.

Aimed at
Students and professionals, Product Designers, Interior Designers, Architects, Product Engineers.

Previous knowledge 
Basic knowledge of 2D/3D representation.

Necessary material 
Laptop and graphic material to work on the project and its presentation.

BD Barcelona


To understand the editing of furniture as a complete project that introduces a particular narrative in its definition, characteristic of the differential interests of a brand or manufacturer. In this development, the product is yet another element that must be coherent with the made speech, have the ability to go beyond the project to become a tool that communicates its own values and attributes and forms an existing catalogue.

Structure and Contents

During the course, the making of a project for the company BD Barcelona Design and several master classes will be combined. The master classes will be carried out by renowned professionals within the sector and will be about focusing on those key aspects of the project’s development and on introducing the reality of the sector to the students.


Day 1. / 5h

Course’s introduction at the company’s Showroom. / 1h

Project, goals and methodology. / 2h

Master class about manufacturing processes and design basic guidelines in the definition of new products. / 2h

Teaching Staff


He is an industrial designer and director/professor of the Master’s Degree in Furniture Design of the ELISAVA School. Once he finished his studies, he trained in the furniture’s sector with Carles Riart. In 1995 he worked as a freelance designer for companies of different sectors. In 1999 he founded Ricard Ferrer Barcelona, design studio in which he consolidates his initiated career.

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