Bachelor of Design

Department of Furniture Design and Manufacture

Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design-PIFD is the pioneering institute to offer Furniture Design and Manufacture programme in the country. PIFD initiated the department of Furniture Design & Manufacture in 2009 offering a four year degree programme. The programme is firmly based on contemporary design thinking in furniture manufacturing to balance creativity with practicality. The department fosters strong links with industry so students are exposed to practical understanding of the material and processes adopted by small and large furniture manufacturers.

Furniture Design Department builds independent and creative thinking through a series of intense design projects, culminating in the exhibition of students' work. This programme focuses on developing the students’ innovative, analytical and technical skills so that they are aware of different possibilities and the needs of local and international markets. The course title reflects the importance of design linked with the practical processes adopted by furniture manufactures, set within a business context.

Career Path

The programme enables the students to realize and operate within the increasing complexities of the age as solution seeking individuals. The graduates can pursue a career in interior design consultancy, home styling, and furniture designing by working for a brand or under their own label. They can be a part of academia by teaching in national and international institutions. Furniture Design Department ensures a synergy between the designer and the craftsman, without which our local furniture industry cannot flourish.

Bachelor of Design

Department of Furniture Design and Manufacture

Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design-PIFD is the pioneering institute to offer Furniture Design and Manufacture programme in the country. PIFD initiated the department of Furniture Design & Manufacture in 2009 offering a four year degree programme. The programme is firmly based on contemporary design thinking in furniture manufacturing to balance creativity with practicality. The department fosters strong links with industry so students are exposed to practical understanding of the material and processes adopted by small and large furniture manufacturers.

Semester III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-201 English - III (Academic Writing) 2
HOF-202 History of Furniture and Contextual Studies-I 1
TBT-203 Timber Technology 1
DRW-204 Drawing-I 2
DST-205 Design Studio - I 3
FNM-206 Furniture Manufacture-I 3
MAT-207 Materials and Technique-I 3
TDD-208 Technical Drawing - Drafting I 2
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HOF-251 History of Furniture and Contextual Studies- II 1
DRW-252 Drawing-II 2
DST-253 Design Studio - II 3
FNM-254 Furniture Manufacture-II 3
MAT-255 Materials and Technique-II 3
UPH-256 Upholstery 2
TDD-257 Technical Drawing- Drafting II 2
Semester V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-301 English-IV (Technical Writing) 1
HOF-302 History of Furniture and Contextual Studies-III 1
BUS-303 Business Studies (Marketing) 1
DRW-304 Drawing-III 2
DST-305 Design Studio - III 3
FNM-306 Furniture Manufacture-III 3
MAT-307 Material and Technique - III 3
CAD-308 Computer Aided Design - I 3
Semester VI
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-351 English-V (Research Report Writing) 1
DRW-352 Drawing-IV 2
RDP-353 Research & Design - Design Project 3
DPP-354 Development & Production - Design Project 3
MEX-356 Material Exploration-I 2
CAD-357 Computer Aided Design - II 2
FCT-358 Financial Costing 2
PPEP-359 Professional Practice I -Exhibition and Portfolio 1
INT-407 Internship 2
Semester VII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-401 English- VI (Dissertation Research and Writing) 2
DRW-402 Drawing-V 2
FNM-403 Furniture Manufacture-IV 3
RMP-404 Brief, Research & Ideation-Major Project 4
MEX-405 Material Exploration- II 2
CAD-406 Computer Aided Design - III 2
Semester VIII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-451 English VII- Dissertation 2
BPL-452 Business Plan 2
PPEP-453 Professional Practice II -Exhibition and Portfolio 3
DMP-454 Development - Major Project 4
PMP-455 Production - Major Project 4

Ms. Fareeha Sardar

Asst. Professor/Course Coordinator

MS Textiles, Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design), PIFD.
“Accessories Design: Footwear and Handbag Workshop” at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) New York, U.S.A.
The Art of Traditional Shoemaking, FFANY, USA, (Conducted by ARS Sutoria Consultants).
International Competition for Young Fashion Designers, France (With students).
Training in Fashion Design, Ecole de la Chambre Syn¬dicale de la Couture, France.

Mr. Waqas Azeem

Deputy Course Coordinator

BSc. Textile Engineering

MS In Business Administration (Marketing)

Mr. Shoaib Ashraf

Lecturer

Masters in Integrated Product Design
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Mr. Kashif Javed

Lecturer

Masters in Interior Design
National College of Arts - NCA, Lahore

Bachelor in Furniture Design and Manufacture Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design - PIFD

Mr. Waqas Anees

Lecturer

BFA in Visual Arts, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

Mr. Muhammad Asif

Lecturer

Bachelors in Furniture Design and Manufacture PIFD, Lahore

Ms. Naveen Zahra

Visiting Faculty

M.phil in English Language Teaching Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore.

Ms. Beenish Malhi

Visiting Faculty

BSc (Hons.) Accounting and Finance (Double Major) Minnesota State University, USA

Ms. Fatima Saleem

Visiting Faculty

Masters in Interior Design- NCA, Lahore