IIID Bangalore Chapter organised a Pot Pourri event at Shaw Contract’s Experience Centre in Bengaluru

It was an evening of insights on interior design, held at the Experience Centre of a company that has been active in India for two decades

Shaw Contract, in association with IIID (Institute of Interior Designers) Bangalore chapter organised a Pot Pourri event at the Shaw Contract Experience Centre in Benglauru recently.  Shaw Contract is the global commercial division of the US-based Shaw Industries Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. The evening hosted two very successful architects – Shivani Gaur, studio director, Gensler, and Sabina Reddy, director, M Moser Associates.

The event commenced with a welcome note by the chairperson, Shyamala Prabhu, followed by Shaw Contract overview presentation by Rakesh Lakhra (regional VP, Shaw Contract). Gunjan Das, the honorary treasurer, was the MC. She introduced Shivani Gaur, whose work spans across deeply subject-oriented spaces to holistically inclusive and experiential-driven design solutions. Her well-researched and detailed presentation focused on retail, commercial and F&B. She took the audience on a step-by-step journey of the complete process of design – starting from pitching for the project and all the way to the post-execution analysis. The presentation gave an insight into how Gensler focuses on design as an experience and as a process to arrive at the Experience Index or EXI.

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Sabina Reddy’s professional experience has endowed her with practical knowledge of how to build and manage teams, and meet client expectations for international design standards in the Indian market. She disclosed that engaging with the client, the design team, the construction team and everyone involved is a collaborative process; and added that one has to integrate all the resources behind a single objective – delivering on the client’s needs. Reddy gave a compelling and crisp presentation that showcased myriad corporate projects. Her focus on innovation and collaboration comes through in all her designs. Ideation, Delegation, Eureka and Focus were the different points on the graph, which dictate the design stories for different projects.

Post these absorbing presentations, a panel discussion was conducted with both speakers discussing the emerging trends in office design. The audience engaged in the discussion with many of them asking insightful questions.

About Shaw Contract: Shaw Contract is the global commercial division of the US-based Shaw Industries Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Shaw Contract has been active in India for two decades and has built two state-of-the-art Experience Centres in Bengaluru and Mumbai, in addition to regional offices at Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai.

Shaw Contract flooring has been installed throughout India in over 3,000 designed environments in a wide range of sectors including corporate, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and education. Shaw Contract believes that the ground beneath our feet should have a positive impact on how we live, learn, work, and play. For more details please visit www.shawcontract.com



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