Nidhi Upadhyaya / March 13, 2018
For the first time ever, nominees of the Park ELLE DECOR Student Contest were invited for an intimate felicitation ceremony at The Park New Delhi on 20th February. The 6th edition of the contest introduced two new categories – Architecture and Interior Design – and will also give the winners an opportunity to work with renowned names in the industry. The finalists were picked by a jury comprising Pramiti Madhavji, Editorial and Content Director of ELLE DECOR India, Priya Paul, Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, product designer Ranjan Bordoloi, also a Park ED Student Contest winner, interior architect Ria Talati and architect Romi Khosla. Here’s a look at all the winning entries…
Interior Design Winner – Hidesign Kiosk by Preeyanka Gandhi, Raffles Design International, Mumbai
The kiosk, imagined for the brand Hidesign, deals in leather accessories. The concept of creating a forest-like path is achieved by using a single free-flowing curve, in the shape of a tree, which forms the display shelves, ceiling, seating and eventually the flooring.
Preeyanka also wins an internship with interior and product designer Ashiesh Shah.
Product Design Winner – The Piece by Shravani Joshi, NID, Ahmedabad
The Piece is an innovative leisure seating inspired by 3D paper origami. Crafted from sheets of foam, it is made up of single modules locked together to form a single entity. The entire structure stands on the strength of the folded and interlocked foam. This technique can be used to create several other forms and can have numerous, different applications.
Shravani also wins an internship with EDIDA Designer of the year 2017, Rooshad Shroff.
Textile Design Winner – I Stand Alone by Amisha Sharma, Banani Das & Ivy Chakma, NID, Ahmedabad
The eco-friendly and biodegradable floor lampshade is made of jute wire material and offers flexibility of form as well as intensity of light emitted. Due to its lightweight character, it can also easily be transformed into a table lamp or a suspended fixture.
Amisha, Banani and Ivy also win an internship with the well-known furnishing brand Sarita Handa.
Architecture Commendation – Salvaging Swadeshi by Danay Kamdar & Parth Rathod, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai
The Swadeshi Market in the Kalbadevi region of Mumbai is a large wholesale cloth market that was the first one to sell only products made in India. The idea of the project was to relook at it with the intention of preserving not just the building, but also its identity. This concept led to redesigning the structure with an existing material palette in order to retain the essence of the original construction.