Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay


   The afternoon of 21st May, 2016 saw the opening of a novel furniture designing concept store by Godrej Interio, the U & Us Design Studio at R City Mall, conveniently located in the heart of the Central Suburbs of Mumbai. An event was organized to celebrate its launch and I along with a few more bloggers got a chance to attend the same.

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay

   The event started with a panel discussion amongst Krsnaa Mehta, founder of India Circus; Ronitaa Italia Dhanu, editor of the GoodHomes Magazine; renowned architect Rooshad Shroff and Esha Gupta, founder of Design Pataki. The topic of discussion was 'Celebrating Craftsmanship with the use of Technology' with the questions revolving around the increasing utility of technology in architecture and home designing, which is something which forms the core of the U & Us Design Studio. The panelists then answered questions from the audience seated. To mark the end of the discussion, each of the panelists were then felicitated with a basket of goodies.

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDayCelebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay
 
Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay

   We were then taken on a tour of the U & Us Design Studio where we were given a firsthand demonstration of how they make home designing consumer friendly, simper, easier and more time effective with use of advanced technology. The three main pillars of U & Us Design Studio consists of: The discussion area, the color visualizer and the material library. Customers can add the layout of their rooms to a large touchscreen monitor and customize the placement of various furnishing items within seconds as per their liking. The next step of the process included choosing of the color palette for each of the components by simply picking up colored blocks and inserting them into a electronic console which reflects the color change on the various components on the screen. The last part consists of deciding upon the materials to be used to create the furnishings from a large range of laminates, handles, wood moldings and much more.

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay

   Next was a small demonstrative workshop by founder of Design Pataki, Esha Gupta, who highlighted a few key points for decorating one's personal spaces as follows:
- Lighting an incense/scented candle or spraying an air freshener to make the room smell nice.
- Multiple cushions and pillows in solid colors to brighten up the room.
- Using crockery in simple and bold whites and other light shades to up the style quotient.
- Adding a touch of nature in the room in form of easy to maintain plants or decorative flowers.
- Personalizing the space with pictures of self, loved ones or things that you adore.

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay
 
Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay

   We then went on to explore the studio's pre-furnished model areas, which had small rooms or corners designed to look like the various rooms in a home: A living room, an adult bedroom, a kitchen, a room for kids and a small corner space conveniently accommodating a small bar. The studio also features a few India Circus pieces elegantly displayed in a shelf.

Celebrating Craftsmanship With The Use Of Technology With U & Us Design Studio #UandUsDesignDay

   We then satiated our hunger and quenched our thirst with food boxes distributed amongst us consisting of delicacies like veg puffs, cheese and chutney sandwiches, a pack of Paper Boat Chilli Guava drink and a lip smacking red velvet cupcake with vanilla frosting to end the event on a sweet and merry note! We were each given a cute little goodie bag containing an India Circus diary and a card holder as we made our way out, having been introduced to just the right people to contact in case we need a quick refurbishing in our homes, the guys from the U & Us Design Studio!

   To know more about U & Us Design Studio, visit http://uandusdesignstudio.com/
 

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