HYDERABAD: “With the split in the state and news about the whole new capital, it is an exciting time for architects. Chandigarh was commissioned by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru and there was the birth of talented architects. Similarly, Hyderabad will be guided in the pathway carved by tenacious group like IIID from which rest of the country can learn from. Smart cities mean understanding new material which in turn improves the quality of life, environment and future of material culture and Hyderabad will be a beacon of hope.” This was one among the many points touched upon by internationally acclaimed designer and scenographer Rajeev Sethi in his riveting talk on The Musk Deer - Searching the Contemporary hosted by The Hyderabad chapter of Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace. The presentation traced the journey of Indian Art and Design through four decades. “
At present, extensive challenges lie ahead and people outside the state can’t understand the cultural differences and are thus, looking forward to the development of the two states, ” said Rajeev Sethi. Speaking to City Express, Rajeev Sethi added, “New materials dictate architects. The challenge for the architects and designers is to be able to include crafts and skills that is tangible. Just like how you can’t pluck a flower without disturbing a star, designers must be conscious of their ecological footprint. Designers should look for eco-friendly designs and material and aim for least wastage and understand the sustainable concept of Factor 4 and 10.”
The curtain raiser for the upcoming Insider X Expo, a first of its kind Interior Design exhibition was also unveiled which will be held at Hitex from January 10 to 11, 2015. The exhibition which will comprise of about 100 stalls aims to raise funds for charity and scholarships for the students. With over 150 reputed products, design solutions, talks, seminars and workshops, the event will witness a plethora of creativity and talent.