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Speedy Sketching for Interior Designers

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Sharpen your skills and learn how to communicate your ideas quickly with hand drawn sketches.

So often during a site or presentation meeting the question will be asked ‘but what will it look like?’

A quick and confident sketch from the designer can be the picture that paints a thousand words.


This is a practical workshop to give practicing interior designers confidence in creating simple hand drawn sketches to communicate quickly and easily with clients, colleagues, architects and contractors, about ideas, furniture, details and room scenes.


  • 11.00am - Introduction to the tutor and the course
  • 11.05am - Introduction to technical drawing
  • 11.25am - Introduction to one point perspective
  • 11.40am - Practical assignments 1, 2, 3: drawing a box, chair and room in one point perspective
  • 12.30pm - Coffee break
  • 12.40pm - Practical assignments 4, 5: Drawing a furnished room in one point perspective from a picture and from a floor plan using a grid
  • 1.40pm - Practical assignment 6: Speedy sketch using your own floorplan
  • 2.00pm - End      


Confidence to quickly create free hand sketches to an estimated scale and proportion without the need to employ specialist equipment.


"Initially I was worried that there was too much technical content... but it actually made sense and was incredibly helpful to understand the technique, spatial arrangement etc. Very practical and inspirational!" 

"Huge gratitude to Gianfrancesco - he is a brilliant educator whilst being inspirational and affirming in his approach. This is the best BIID CPD I have attended to date."


Course Level: Participants should have basic technical drawing skills and be familiar with creating floor plans, elevations, and sections.

Materials, please bring:

  • An A4 or A3 sketch book, pens/pencils of their choice and a ruler.
  • A copy of a floorplan to use as the base material for your speedy sketch in practical assignment 6. 

Maximum of 10 participants


Born and raised in Torre Annunziata in south of Italy, Gianfrancesco De Falco attended his hometown Liceo Classico “Benedetto Croce”, a scientific and humanistic school that proposes Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, History and Philosophy as principal subjects. After five years of intense study, he enrolled at the University of Naples, Federico II, where he graduated in Architecture. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Certificate of Accreditation as a Teacher in Design and History of Arts in Higher Education in Italy and the Qualified Teaching Status in UK.

During his time at University, he focused his work on Product Design and in particular, Ready Made, participating with his works in various International exhibitions. He has a unique 25 years background in Interior Architecture and Design on international residential projects and 15 years of Interior Design teaching. He currently lives and work as Interior Architect and Interior Design Teacher in London.



At Arper, we create chairs, tables, and furnishings for community, work and home. We frame everything—our soft, essential design sensibility, our direct and personalized service, our organizational and corporate policies, our global brand identity—in terms of human values. We design to improve relationships between products and spaces, spaces and people, people and their networks. From our showroom in Clerkenwell London, we work closely with interior designers to help complement their work through innovative solutions, flexibility and customisation.

Additional Information

This event is open to BIID designer members and non-members. If you are unsure of your ticket type please contact the office.

If this event is fully booked, please join the waiting list. If you are no longer able to attend, please inform the office so that we can give your spot to someone else.

The advertised price does not include VAT.

If you have any queries, please email the office at or call 020 7628 0255.

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