Furniture Designer

Designing furniture that stands the test of time


If you are seeking for one of the best career lines, furniture designing can be a great choice for you. A furniture designer is an expert who designs all types of furniture in a creative way while keeping in mind users’ comfort as well as needs. Their responsibility is to make, draw, model and test designed furniture while keeping in mind its comfort level, long-lasting power and function. 

It is such a lucrative career line that if you have any interest in designing then you should go for building a future as a furniture designer. It is a job of designing a particular type of item that each person uses in his/her daily life and has an increasing scope in foreign countries like the USA, Canada, UK, Australia or European Countries in the future.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Humanities from any recognised board. 
  • Students can select either a Bachelor's degree in (Designing, Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Graphic Designing) or a diploma course in visual merchandising. 
  • To get admission some colleges/universities require national level entrance exams like NATA, CEED, AIEED, NID DAT or UCEED. 

For Masters

  • To gain job market knowledge, one can opt for a Master's degree in design. 
  • Seekers need to have expertise in software or design tools such as Illustrator or Photoshop.

Job Roles

The field of furniture designing aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the furniture designing field presents innumerable job profiles:  

  • Furniture Designer
  • Interior Designer & Decorator
  • Furniture Conservator/Reservator
  • Product Researcher 
  • Product Innovator

Employment Sector

  • MNCs
  • Furniture Manufacturing Companies
  • Interior Design Companies

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the furniture designing field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • IKEA
  • Style Spa
  • Durian
  • Florence
  • Henredon
  • Featherlite
  • Nilkamal
  • Millennium Lifestyle
  • Restoration Hardware


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a visual merchandiser is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹6,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹8,00,000 


  • Computer software skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Structural skills
  • Mathematical & Physical expertise
  • Detail-oriented Design
  • Communication skills


When it comes to career scope, the only thing is that this (Furniture) industry can never deplete. It is estimated to go higher and higher in the future. The furniture industry is a kind of industry that flourishes every year but never falls. Each department in this field has its separate identity which fascinates people and lets them achieve their goals in life. 

Similarly, the demand for Furniture designers is all over the world. All you need is to gain knowledge & expertise, then you are enough to open your own brand or work with a recognised brand.


  • Job satisfaction
  • Separate entity in designing world
  • Competitive Salary
  • Positive Results
  • Creativity
  • Innovation


  • Starting salary is low
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • No growth in India in future
  • Competition
  • Challenging
  • Stressful for freshers