Pankaj Narain is a Furniture Design Alumnus from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He has also completed a certification programme in Wood Seasoning from The Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. Pankaj specialises in Furniture Design, Wood Joineries, Indigenous Timbers, Crafts and Education. He has been an External Jury member for Product and Furniture Design at a number of renowned National Institutes.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE and PRACTICE Led EDUCATION and RESEARCH
1999 -Design Intern at Gautier, French Furniture, Chennai, India
1999 – Conducted Craft Development workshops at Bamboo work (Meghalaya)
1999 – Conducted Craft Development workshops in wood work at Mysore, Channapatna, Jodhpur, Traivandrum, Shaharanpur
2000- Designer and Assistant Faculty at NID
2001 -Selected as a Wood technology Expert by HHEC at Singapore fair.
2000-05 – Design and Production Manager, Kaaru, (Art for Every day Living). Designer and consultant for INTACH to set up a common Facility centre in Stone working at Jaisalmer.
2003-2004 – Design and execution of interiors with Kaaru at Macarthur Foundation, Development Commissioner Handicrafts, DDA and Ministry Of Finance.
2005 – Wood working and Equipment Consultant Norbulinga Institute , Himachal Pradesh
2005 – Furniture Design Consultant at Neo Style Furniture, Delhi.
2007 – Equipment Procurement consultant for Takshaka Interiors Pvt Ltd. New Delhi.
2005-2014 – Visiting Faculty (Material Exploration) Pearl Academy
2005-14 – Visiting Faculty (Furniture Design ) IILM
2012 – Design and Development works in Willow Wicker, Srinagar
2013 – Visiting Faculty (Material and Exploration) IAM Institute of Apparel Management, Gurgaon.
2013- Exhibitions at India Islamic Center, Australian Embassy, Hotel Grand
2013 – Participated at Dastkar Design Fair at Delhi.
2013 – Design and Implementation of Tableaux showcasing 100 years of Indian Cinema for the Republic Day Parade.
2014- Need Assessment Survey and Design Development at Bihar, in the area of Bamboo Craft.
2015 – Participated at Dastkar Basant Bazaar, Delhi
External Jury member for Product and Furniture Design at IICD Jaipur, SID Rohtak, IIT Delhi,
Lovely Professional University, Susanth School Of Architecture.
Featured in the HINDU Newspaper for the Developing products for the revival of Comb Craft of Bijnour, Uttar Pradesh.