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Professional Certificate in Innovative Furniture Design
DE424502C / 90hrs


The programme provides an opportunity to students to understand the background of furniture design, to stimulate creativity, to acquire user-needs and advanced knowledge and skills in the production process. Students will also learn the global trends in furniture design.

(QF Level 4, QR registration No. 14/003626/L4, Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2021)

Lecturer: Eric Tong, Principal Designer of Eravolution
Graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He worked for renowned architects Zaha Hadid and Future Systems before founding Eravolution in 2010. The studio makes "Design-Art", specialising in innovative furniture and products. Its debut collection won the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in 2010 followed shortly by the One Good Chair International Design Competition Grand Prize in 2011. In 2014, he received the Perspective "A&D Trophy" Awards in Best Furniture and Best Green Product. In 2015, he was celebrated as one of the most influential designers of today and tomorrow with the Perspective "40 Under 40" Award. In 2016, he won the "Best Design Educator Award" in the Hong Kong Designer's Association's "Design NextGen Award 2016".

Intake 7 (2017-2018)
M1: PID4007Y – Introduction to Furniture Design (30hrs)      
Date: 2017 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 9, 16

M2: PID4008Y – Creative Approach to Furniture Design (30hrs)      
Date: 2018 Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10

M3: PID4009Y – Furniture Design Project (30hrs)      
Date: 2018 Mar 10, 17, 24, Apr 14, 21, 28

Time: Sat, 2-7pm
Venue: M1 - VTC Tower, Wanchai
            M2 & M3 - HKDI

Course Fees

                   Fee  Early Bird Deadline
Full Fee  Early Bird
 (15% off)
By PC  Full fee $18,400 $15,640 2017 Sep 4
By Single Module  M1 $5,100  -  -
 M2 $5,700  -  -
 M3 $7,600  -  -

Teaching language: English
Minimum attendance requirement of each module: 70%

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Financial Aids
- Students can apply for the CEF reimbursement of 80% of the tuition fee paid (maximum $10,000) upon successful completion of the course.

CEF (Continuing Education Fund) Courses only those marked "Yes" in the table below are CEF Reimbursable Courses.

   M1  M2  M3
 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes

- Students can apply for ENLSloan to pay for the full course fee

Media Coverage
Design Nextgen Awards 2016 + Best Design Educator 2016!   (19 Jul 2016)
Won 2 awards from RIBA’s furniture design competition!   (11 Jan 2016)
都市日報:家具起革命 蝸居變大啲 (30 Sep 2015)


Entry Requirements
1) Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
2) Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
3) Mature Applicants, i.e. those aged 21 or above with at least two years’ relevant working experience, can be admitted. 

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