Furniture design is a specialized field where form and function combine to provide unique design solutions that transform the spaces around us. Furniture then, is one of the most important aspects of an interior space. It not only contributes to the functionality of a space but also adds style and personality.

Furniture has evolved and changed with time; some styles have remained somewhat constant throughout the years, while others have drastically changed or become obsolete. Today, creating new furniture styles is often seen as a type of industrial art form.

A furniture designer is a professional who designs and creates different types of furniture. Each piece of furniture that he conceives and creates must serve a variety of purposes. It must be functional; at the same time it must also be practical, comfortable and attractive. Other factors including how the piece is put together and what materials are used to make it must also be considered.

Most furniture is made from a combination of wood and metal. Some furniture, such as couches and chairs, will also usually be covered with material, which should be soft and comfortable as well as attractive but what is most important is how a designer utilizes his aesthetics in relation to the space and accordingly devises appropriate solutions.

Aims & Objectives

The one year professional diploma in Furniture design introduces students to the field of furniture design. Lectures, class discussions, studio assignments and case studies provide students with an appreciation of the complexities and nuances of the built environment towards a more meaningful and responsible furniture design process.

Students explore traditional and contemporary materials and manufacturing methods unique to the furnishing industry as well as those common in other fields. The objective is to understand the complex process of furniture design and address issues of function, structure, context culture and resolve their design solutions.

Learning Outcome

In this course, students are expected to develop the skills and techniques that will effectively convey design ideas required in the furniture design profession. The course explores both the conceptual and structural issues involved in the design and construction of a project utilizing a range of techniques and commonly used furniture material.

This program will equip the students with the knowledge of the History of Furniture, contemporary furniture trends, Material & Fabrication, conceptual drawing, Auto CAD 3 dimensional drawing ,drafting, along with woodworking, model making classes and business practices. This course will also enhance the presentational skills of students & groom them so that they can compete and survive in the professional world.
Duration: 1 Academic Year
1-Academic Year: 2 Terms
Evening Program: 2:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Days/Week: Monday-Friday
Entry Requirements
F.A/FSc. or any equivalent Certificate with minimum 45% marks.

Admission Criteria
Applicants are advised to bring any related work to the interview.
Theory: 25%
History of Furniture Design
Material and Fabrication
Professional Practice

Practical: 75%
Major Furniture Design (Research, case studies, conceptual drawings, presentation, execution)
Tools and Machinery (wood workshop)
Drafting (plans, sections)
Model Making
Drawing (2D and 3D)
Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri

Programme Director
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore
MA Chelsea College of Arts, London
PhD (Fine Arts), Post Doc. Research Fellow AVA, London
Advanced Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal

Muhammad Shahzad Tanveer

Deputy Registrar (Academics)
B.A, LLB, LLM (Candidate)

Furniture Design

Shahzad Manzur

Faculty Furniture Design:

Samreen Mahmood
Shaheera Aslam
Asma Khan

Lahore Campus Contact

Rawalpindi Campus Contact



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