Mangaluru: The Indian Design School hosted its fourth ‘Design Celebration’ on Saturday,18th January 2020 – a monthly event where it invites award-winning, celebrated architects and interior designers across the country for conducting talks on design, projects and professional practice.

It serves as a platform where exchange of ideas and knowledge takes place to inspire young and creative minds to achieve excellence. The talk is generally followed by the presentation of the event sponsors.

On this event, IDS invited Ar. Namit Tandon, Uttar Pradesh as the guest speaker, with Zed’s Home Fab, Mangaluru as the workshop partner. Ar. Namit Tandon is a well known practicing architect and interior designer in the city of Lucknow, UP. He is the founder and Chief Architect of Axis Archi, Lucknow, an associate of the IIA and a member of COA. A graduate of MAHE, Manipal, he has been practicing from past 15 years with a team of three architects since 2005 and now with around 30 associates– giving him a strong insight into various aspects of project conceptualisation, design development and detailing. In addition, he has been in the field of architectural education by delivering lectures, being a design critic and participating in forums. With his independent practice, he is also a founder of Axis Arch- a learning institute providing students with certificate course in architecture and interior designing. He has a vast experience in designing interiors for hotels, restaurants, schools, jewelry showrooms, commercial and residential buildings, etc.

The theme of the event was “Interiors influenced by Indian Standards”, where Ar. Namit presented some of his best projects and the challenges behind each project to make it as per client requirements, cost-effective, highly functional by local cultural influence and low environmental impact. The talk provided the students with an in-depth understanding on materials, budget and site constraints, cultural influence and construction management. A question-answer session was conducted at the end of the talk which gave the students a further clarity on the finer details of design.

The Talk was followed by a presentation of Zed’s Home Fab, Manguluru by Mr. Zaheer and Mr. Zubair. They spoke about fabric Furnishings and its impact on interior design and also gave information on the various types of soft furnishing products offered by their company to architects and interior designers. Zed’s displayed physical samples of different types of curtain pleat stitching, and explained the blinds/curtain rods mechanisms and the details by means of practical and hands-on approach – the core value of IDS. Later on, the students visited the Zed’s showroom where they were displayed and detailed with different types of fabrics for upholstery, curtains, linen, carpets, blinds, mattresses and provided brochures of their new range of products.

The event concluded with Ar. Namit, Mr. Zaheer and Mr. Zubair being awarded the certificate of appreciation by the Chairman – Ar. Mohammed Nissar and the Principal – Ar. Ramnath Nayak of Indian Design School.

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The Congress's state unit, which was opposing Shah's two-day visit to the state, organised demonstrations in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Atahgarh, among other places.

"Shah is the home minister of the country, he should take moral responsibility for the communal clashes in the national capital and resign," said senior Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das.