Commercial Design 1 – The Designers' Studio

Commercial Design 1

Commercial Design 1


Students will be introduced to the world of commercial interior design with a focus on Restaurant and Hotels. Students will learn about the ergonomics and theory’s behind both spaces with a focus on materials and specifications. Students additionally will have a showroom visit in this course.

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What does the course cover?
Topic 1

• Final Project review
• Difference between commercial and residential design
• Contract fabrics
• Contract wallpapers
• Floor coverings

Topic 2

• Restaurant interior design
• Trakhees space requirements
• Basic requirements for restaurant design
• Restaurant ergonomics and standard dimensions
• Hot and cold food display
• Café Design review
• Activity 1: Café Design

Topic 3

• The psychology of restaurant design: colour
• The psychology of restaurant design: scent
• The psychology of restaurant design: lighting
• The psychology of restaurant design: acoustics
• The psychology of restaurant design: architecture
• The restaurant design narrative

Topic 4

• The psychology of hotel design: colour
• The psychology of hotel design: lighting
• The psychology of hotel design: acoustics

Topic 5

• Hotel plan and design case study
• Hotel design comparisons
• Hotel floor plan example
• Typical furniture sizes in a hotel

Topic 6

• Test & Feedback
• Project Presentations
• Hotel Budget Guidelines & Showroom visit


• February 8th – March 1st (every Tuesday) – In Studio 9AM to 1PM


In Studio- 2400 AED
Pre-recorded- 1500AED


Residential 1, 2, AutoCad 1 or/& SketchUp 1 from The Designers’ Studio or equivalent (contact us to check).


Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board

Internship & Work

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student’s aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice.

  • Price :

    AED 2400

  • Start Date : 08-02-2022
  • Duration : 4 Week
  • Max Availability : 12
  • Difficulty : Advanced
  • Location : The Designers' Studio