Maria Aslam’s Interior Designs of Pakistan 1, a coffee table book, was launched on yesterday by the Pakistan Institute of Interior Designers at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. The event was attended by giants of Pakistan’s interior design industry, celebrities, and socialites.
A look at the varied body of work by both senior and junior interior designers and architects of Pakistan, with brilliant compositions by Arshad Faruqui, it was no wonder that the book elicited great interest within the architect and designer fraternity.
Speaking on the occasion, Danish Zuby, one of Pakistan’s senior-most interior designers, highlighted the evolution and growth of the industry and mentioned that the book is an excellent archival source for teaching purposes.
Naheed Mashooqullah addressed the guests and talked about design philosophy and how architects of yesteryear affect the designs of today, and the role book would play for future designers. Jahangir Khan Sherpao, the renowned architect/city planner, also expressed his views on design, architecture and the history of the industry on this occasion.
Last but not least, Maria Aslam the creative force behind the book Interior Designs of Pakistan 1 took to the stage and elaborated on the inspiration and hard work that went into creating the book. She also expanded on the fact that the book is ideal not just for interior designers but also for anyone with even a casual interest in architecture and design. The talks by the author and the senior architects and interior designers were illuminating and kept the audience captive.