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SketchUp For Furniture Design

SketchUp For Furniture Design


Anam Clark


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In SketchUp 1, the toolsets provided by SketchUp were utilized. In SketchUp for Furniture Design students can add extensions on to their workspace completely transforming the interface and allowing for complex modeling. Students will learn how to use complex polymodelling and modifiers to create their own bespoke furniture. Students will additionally have 15 mins time 1:1 with their tutor after each lesson. You must have completed SketchUp 1 to qualify for this course. If you have learnt SketchUp from another institute, contact us to see if you are eligible for this course. 


Topic 1

• Adding extensions into Sketch-Up 

• Creating a bookshelf

• Creating a dining table

• Animating a table cloth 

Topic 2

• Creating a sofa

• Adding piping with follow me

• Creating a chandelier  

Topic 3

• Polymodelling to create a tufted headboard

• Animating feather pillows

• Using advanced modifiers to create a duvet 

Topic 4

• Adding straight moldings on to a wall

• Creating complex carvings with open geometry and vertices

• Creating smooth mesh surfaces

• Animating a table cloth


Sketchup 1 or equivalent (inquire to see if you are eligible).


Laptop with 4GB RAM & wheel mouse.

Internship & Work Opportunities

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. 


  • In Studio- 2300 AED
  • Pre-recorded- 2100AED
  • Students are required to purchase an extension (clothworks) for $29- not included in course fees.

Term 3 Dates

The Term 2 dates are listed below:

• No dates until March.

Our Main Teachers

Anam Clarke, founder of The Designers’ Studio, has in excess of 10 years of interior design experience, 9 of those in the Middle East including running her own practice. Born and raised in London, her grandfather and mother were both architects and designers. Her passion for art, architecture and design was rooted in her from the very start. She developed her passion and studied Architectural Interior Design at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. She worked with the royals at David Linley Interiors during her career in London and moved to Dubai 9 years ago. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has won awards for her design work and has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, Better Homes, Gulf News to name but a few. She speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly. Anam is extremely passionate about design, sharing her open minded, out of the box approach to design with her students. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.

Price : 2300 AED

Max Availability : 8

Difficulty : Intermediate

Location : The Designers' Studio