New Delhi, October 1, 2018: A tea m of students from World University of Design, me ntored by a faculty member won the ‘Expressions’ art installation competition at Festival of Archite cture and Interior Designing (FOAID) as silver winners. Maintaining its reputation of bringing creative minds from across the country, FOAID provided a common platform for stalwarts and future designers to interact on newer facets of the design fraternity. The theme of the competition was to celebrate 5 years of FOAID by using 5 elements in the installation.
The installation made by WUD tea m was a tribute to the tree which is symbol of know ledge and growth. “The tree of emergence” represents five stages of emergence and process of design through different textures of stainless steel. The five stages of emergence were crafted to represent in t he following way:
Stage 1- Idea which are m ade of past experiences and scattered thoughts is represented by reflective stainless steel.
Stage 2- Stage of Realization is represented through brushed stainless steel. Stage 3- Tools are represen ted by hammered stainless steel.
Stage 4- Execution where idea has started taking shape is represented by embossed stainless steel.
Stage 5- Fruition- the final outcome of design process is represented by laser-cut stainless steel.
Mani Singh, 2nd year student at WUD and team leader for the team said, “We worked really hard on this installation from purchasing material to working with stainless steel, trying out different textures to making each and every joinery detail. The full-fledged workshops of WUD provided u s all the tools and machines that were needed. Our mentor Mrs. Aditi Parikh helped us a lot. It was teamwork and dedication of everyone that we hav e achieved this”.
Speaking about the installation, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design said, “It was astonishing to see the dedication and commitment shown by these budding designers for this competition. Starting from concept generation, material sourcing, working with various tools and techniques, fixing till finishing, everything was done by them with their hand s. With accessto outstanding workshops equipped with all the state-of-the-art machines at our cam pus students were able to bring this beautiful concept a reality.”
About World University of Design
World University of Design (WUD ), located in the education hub of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, Haryana, boasts of highly qualified faculty members who have been educa ted and trained at prestigious institutes such as NIFT , NID, LCF -London, FIT – New York, SPA and D lhi College of Art among others. WUD has consisten tly focussed on student-learning experience. The university is being shaped and mentored by an illustrious Advisory Board comprising of stalwarts from the field of design such as Mr. AG Krishna Menon, Ms. Payal Jain, Mr. Peter D’ascoli, Mr. Amardeep B ehl and Ms. Neha Kirpal. WUD is also a full member of Cumulus, the international association of univer sities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries. This pr ovides the widest possible access to WUD students to interact and engage with international students o n a global scale.