Mumbai, Oct 24 (UNI) Godrej Interio and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have jointly instituted an Innovations Award for creating Futuristic Workstations titled ''IIID-Godrej Innovations Award''.
The winners will be announced on October 27 which will be attended by over 300 architects from across the country including luminaries. The jury comprises of eminent Swedish product and interior designer Olle Anderson, noted designer and educator Kumar Vyas, practicing architect and interior designer Ratan Batliboi, GM-Design, Godrej Interio E Venkat and former HOD of IDC, Industrial Design Centre at IIT Ravi Hazra.
Over 50 architects, interior designers, students and furniture designers participated in the event from across the country. The criteria for judging constituted of concept behind the design, the drawings highlighting the design features, specifications including material, colours etc, specialized tooling system if required, 3-D images of the same. Based on their designs, the finalists were chosen and prototypes of the final designs were evaluated.
Speaking to reporters today, Nitin Killlawala, President IIID said, ''The winning design will be taken up for execution. The award not only carries substantial cash prizes amongst design competitions but also offers a royalty for 30 months for the winning design. So, we are looking at a whole lot of firsts being achieved through IIID- Godrej Innovation initiative.'' Speaking on the occasion, Anil S Mathur COO, Interio Division of Godrej&Boyce, said, ''The idea was to involve the interior design fraternity and product designers to develop products which suit the evolving and elated customer needs which could be developed and manufactured in a mass manufacturing set-up.'' ''We believe in bringing all the stake-holders like the architects, interior designers, product designers and manufacturers on a common platform to satisfy the functional and emotional needs of our consumers,'' he added.