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WUD students bag Silver at FOAID 2018 ‘Expressions’ art competition

October 3, 2018

A team of students of Sonipat, Haryana based World University of Design, mentored by a faculty member won the ‘Expressions’ art installation competition at Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing (FOAID) 2018 as Silver winners. Keeping with its reputation of bringing creative minds from across the country, FOAID provides a common platform for stalwarts and future designers to interact on newer facets of the design fraternity. This year’s competition celebrated FOAID’s fifth year milestone by using five elements in the installation.

The installation made by WUD team was a tribute to the tree which is symbol of knowledge 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 the following ways:

– Stage 1: Idea which is made of past experiences and scattered thoughts is represented by reflective stainless steel

– Stage 2: Stage of Realisation is represented through brushed stainless steel.

– Stage 3: Tools are represented 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 the design process is represented by laser-cut stainless steel.

Mani Singh, second year student at WUD and team leader of 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 us 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 have 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 hands. With access to outstanding workshops equipped with all the state-of-the-art machines at our campus students were able to bring this beautiful concept a reality.” 

Located in the education hub of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, Haryana, World University of Design is India’s first and only Design university.

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