Hey guys! Today I am going to share a Godrej Design Lab (GDL) event that held on February 12th to 14th February, 2016 in Delhi. This was an event which was organised to encourage Indian designers by providing them a platform to interact with design industry leaders and manufacturers. Over 900 entries received nationwide shows the kind of overwhelming response GDL received. GDL has shortlisted 9 designs based on the creativity and originality of the product designed by designers.
All the shortlisted candidates were then mentored by Mr. Navroze Godrej, Executive Director, Strategy & Innovation, Godrej & Boyce & Mr. Hemmant Jha, Chief Design Officer, Godrej & Boyce to create a physical prototype of their ideas by removing the technical flaws in the designs developed by them. So it was these prototypes which were showcased at the India Design ID in Delhi on 12th to 14th February, 2016.
Hemmant Jha was the Chief Design Officer Godrej & Boyce, he has a total experience of 27 years in design and architecture. For Hemmant, design is what makes any product special. He believes that designing does more than just enhance the functional performance of a product and the idea of the design should live in the product. Hemmant is also the founder of Wheelwell, a non-profit organization dedicated for the creation of products and technologies for the people with physical disabilities, where he serves as the organization's executive director. In the past, he has founded company’s industrial design and technology development like think more and think/thing.
The creativity and innovative ideas of the budding designers are very inspiring and is surly worth acknowledging and praising. Have a look at the various designs and you will get to know what we are talking about.
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