Looking for chic, eco-friendly and space-saving decor ideas? You can take some cues from Infusio 2022 hosted by the Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Salt Lake, Academy of Interiors. The two-day interior designing exhibition on April 29 and 30 saw over 300 students participating. The theme of the fair was ‘Design: Inside-Outside’.
“Infusio 2022 reflected the constant progress in the world of interior designing as students worked with different materials and had a first-hand experience of working with skilled artisans,” said Arnab Ray, centre manager, INIFD Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Copcare ideated by second-year students — Md. Gulshan Momin, Diksha Rathi, Shanti Kumari, Rupsa Banga, Mausumi Roy Chowdhury, Neha Mondal, Rashi Bhuwalka, Bidisha Hazra, Tiyasha Hazra, Naveen Kr Todi — won in the Best Prototype category. “We created Copcare with an aim to protect the traffic guards. We provided an oxygen parlour, bio-toilet, first-aid facility, emergency video calling with senior officers, and a rest corner for emergencies. It took nearly two weeks to make this project, including 2D plan, 3D views and model making,” Mausumi said.
Second-year students won in the Best Prototype category by designing Copcare to protect the traffic guards. Source: INIFD
Second-year students Arpita Sen and Koushik Roy designed a cask, winning in the Transformable Furniture category. “Transformable furniture refers to a broad category of products and furnishings that have more than one practical function. My furniture was a barrel with a storage shelf and a hidden bar. The barrel can be used as a table for two people. I've reused bottle caps and sealed them with resin on the top of the table. It took eight days to complete the furniture,” said Arpita.
Arpita Sen and Koushik Roy won in the Transformable Furniture category by presenting their bar barrel. Source: INIFD
Dikshant Rajpal, a first-year MSc student, was awarded the Best Home Accessory. She created a teapot set. “I thought of depicting the life of a honey bee through my teapot accessory design. I read about the life cycle and took inspiration from the larva of a honey bee. I interacted with many professionals, which motivated me to focus on concepts,” said Dikshant.