Furniture Design Expert
Minimum Graduate (Any Specialization)
Will be updated
The tasks a Furniture Designer is expected to perform include:
Designing furniture line or individual pieces for manufacture according to knowledge of design trends, offerings or competition, capability of production facilities and characteristics of company's traditional market
Studying market trends and customer needs
Discussing design suggestions with production management and trade channels
Proficient in evaluating proposals and preparing freehand sketches of promising designs
Well-versed with designing committee or company management
Knowledge of originating scale drawing of approved designs, using drawing instruments
Proficient in tracing drawing on tracing cloth, preparatory to production of blue print
Well-versed in preparing or directing preparation of blueprints containing manufacturing specifications such as dimensions, kind of wood and upholstery fabrics to be used in manufacturing furniture line or article
Knowledge of planning modifications for completed furniture to conform to changes in design trends and increase customer acceptance
Good judgement and dexterity
Good hand-eye coordination
Diligent and hardworking
Problem solving skills
Eye for detail
Accuracy in work
It is a desk job
May need to handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
Work from home option is not available
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from workshop to workshop
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and Leg (OAL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous
Health hazards include exposure to wood, wood dust, sharp blades, chemical additives, heavy lifting, working in high decibel noise environment, etc.
Occupational hazards include injuries, cuts, hearing problems, respiratory problems, skin irritants, etc.
For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month
For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 35,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Wood and Carpentry Sector in India
India is a land of wonderful and marvellous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian Furniture Industry in the nation and worldwide.
Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth US$ 7,922 million. Of this, wooden furniture accounts for US$ 1,358 million. The major part of this industry, approximately 85 per cent is in the unorganised sector. Wood accounts for nearly 65 per cent of all furniture made in India. This includes several types of indigenous wood, as well as imported wood.
Furniture produced in India falls into two broad categories, depending on the end user; domestic furniture meant for home use and commercial furniture meant for the office and hospitality sectors. Domestic furniture represents almost two-thirds of the total output. Manufacturers in the domestic sector typically try to differentiate on the basis of design variety and price, while in the commercial space, having a strong and reliable brand is important.
Home furniture is the largest segment in the Indian furniture market, accounting for about 65 per cent of furniture sales. This is followed by, the office furniture segment with a 20 per cent share and the contract segment, accounting for the remaining 15 per cent.
With the steady growth in the Indian economy and the consequent rise in living standards, the demand for furniture is expected to increase in India. The three key drivers that will have a significant impact on the sector are: Changing consumer demographics, Real estate/housing boom and Tourism and hospitality industry growth. The Indian wooden furniture industry is expected to grow by 20 per cent in coming times.
The furniture industry in India currently employs a total of around 300,000 workers and with the growing furniture demand there will be huge employment opportunity in Indian wood and carpentry segment.
Furniture companies across India
Towns and cities across India