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M.Des Furniture Design

Program Outline

MGMU Leonardo da Vinci furniture design program offers a comprehensive set of features to help students and professionals develop their skills in designing functional and aesthetically appealing furniture pieces.


Passed minimum Three-year Duration Bachelor's Degree in any discipline awarded by any of the Universities recognised by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent (at least 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories, Economically Weaker Section and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only) or its equivalent; Foreign students should have passed an equivalent exam and must have required proficiency in English Language.
Valid score in MGMU-CET


4 Semesters | 2 year

Key Featrures

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Year-wise Program Structure of Postgraduate Program


Year 1

Professional Core(PC)

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

Indian Knowledge System (IKS)

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)

Year 2

Professional Core


Professional Elective(PE)

Research Project (RP)

Graduation Project (GP) Design / Art Collection

Industry Internship (OJT)

SR.NO NAME Organization
1 Dr. Monika Aggarwal Chairperson, Dean Faculty of Design, MGM University, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, Email id: [email protected].
2 Shri Sunil Patil Professor, HOD Architecture department JNEC MGMU Chh. Sambhajinagar
3 Ms. Vijaylaxmi Sonkamble Associate Professor Dept. Mechnical Engineering JNEC MGMU Chh. Sambhajinagar
4 Mr. Atul Kunjar Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts MGM University, MGM University, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar
5 Shri Ajay Dattatryarao Kulkarni Expert in Industry,Architect Designer Chh. Sambhajinagar
6 Mr. Niteen Kumar Sinha Designer, Creative Director & Admin head -FUME DESIGNS -Delhi
7 Ms. Anuja Dhulekar Expert in Academics, Educator/ industrial Designer MITWPU, PUNE
8 Niteen Anant Patil Design Faculty, Design Consultant And founder for ISTITUTO DE DISEGNO
9 Dr. Ganesh S. Jadhav Expert in Research organization, Assistant Professor School of Design MIT WPU PUNE

A Master's degree in Furniture Design equips you with specialized skills and knowledge in designing furniture, interior spaces, and related products. This degree can open up various career opportunities in the field of furniture design, interior design, and related industries. Here are some potential career paths you can consider after completing a Master's in Furniture Design:

Furniture Designer: This is the most direct career path, where you work as a furniture designer, creating unique and innovative furniture pieces. You can work for furniture manufacturers, design studios, or start your own furniture design studio.

Interior Designer: Many furniture designers transition into interior design roles. As an interior designer, you'll work on creating functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces, including selecting and specifying furniture pieces.

Furniture Manufacturer: You can join a furniture manufacturing company as a product designer or manager, overseeing the design, production, and quality control of furniture products.

Custom Furniture Designer/Artisan: If you prefer creating bespoke, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, you can establish yourself as a custom furniture designer or artisan. This often involves working closely with individual clients to create personalized pieces.

Furniture Retailer or Store Owner: You can open your own furniture store or showroom, specializing in selling your own designs or curating furniture collections from various designers and manufacturers.

Furniture Stylist: Furniture stylists specialize in selecting and arranging furniture and decor for photoshoots, interior design projects, or retail displays.

Furniture Trend Analyst: Trend analysts in the furniture industry study emerging design trends, materials, and consumer preferences to inform product development and marketing strategies.

CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Specialist: CAD specialists use design software to create detailed technical drawings and 3D models of furniture pieces. They are crucial for product development and manufacturing.

Sustainable Furniture Designer: Sustainable furniture designers focus on creating eco-friendly and environmentally responsible furniture designs using sustainable materials and production methods.

Furniture Product Developer: Furniture product developers oversee the entire product development process, from concept to production. They work on material selection, manufacturing methods, and quality control.

Furniture Restoration Specialist: Restoration specialists repair and restore antique or damaged furniture to its original condition, preserving its historical and aesthetic value.

Furniture Showroom Manager: In this role, you would manage a showroom or retail space that displays and sells furniture pieces, working with customers and suppliers.

Design Educator: With a Master's degree, you can become an instructor or professor in furniture design or related fields at colleges, universities, or design schools.

Furniture Consultant: Furniture consultants offer expertise in furniture selection, space planning, and interior design to help clients make informed decisions about furniture for their homes or businesses.

Furniture Buyer: Furniture buyers’ source and purchase furniture for retailers, design firms, or interior designers, ensuring that the products meet the needs and preferences of their clients.

Furniture Marketing and Sales Representative: Work for furniture manufacturers or retailers in sales and marketing roles, promoting and selling furniture products to consumers, designers, and businesses.

Networking, internships, and building a strong portfolio showcasing your furniture design work are essential for success in the furniture design field. Additionally, staying updated with industry trends, emerging materials, and manufacturing technologies will help you stay competitive and innovative in this dynamic industry.

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Mr. Atul Kunjar

Ms. Shruti Bumb

Ms. Shweta Mahajan

Amit Ashokrao Deshpande

Abraham Pathrose

Dr. Vijayalaxmi V. Sonkamble

Computer Lab

The Computer lab caters the class of 40 students. List of Design Software accessible to the students:-

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDRAW AutoCAD

(All the computers have 24X7 internet access.)


IFD Total books. 601 volume Total magazine 06 Volume 189

Total journal 03 Volume 30

COFA Total books volume 852 Total magazine 4

Textile Testing Lab

List of equipment’s accessible to the students: -Fibre testing equipment - Microscope

Yarn Testing Equipment - Beesly Balance Twist Tester Wrap Reel Motorized Crease Recovery tester GSM Round Cutter Fabric thickness tester Tearing strength tester

Washable platform for Chemical Testing with a sink at the corner For Mechanical Testing wooden platforms or tables with storage and a centre table for cutting of specimen and demonstration

Weaving Studio

Equipped with table looms so that students can create weave patterns.

Garment Construction Lab

Garment Construction lab is equipped with commercial sewing machines (Juki), drafting tables and white boards

Pattern / Draping Making Studio

The Pattern making studio is equipped with drafting tables, dress forms and white boards.

Display Arches

Exhibition Area to exhibit students, work.