Talk Session by Industry Specialist – Susanth C.S
The Interior Design Department at JD Institute of Fashion Technology work closely with industrial counterparts in delivering application based theory to students. The Department invited Mr.Susanth C.S., who is a faculty at NID, in the Industrial Design discipline with a specialization in Furniture Design. Susanth has worked on many projects in the areas of school furniture, coir composite furniture, bamboo products, and with various craft clusters in different parts of India. He also heads the NID Centre for Bamboo Initiatives. One of his core areas of interest is bamboo and its applications. The talk revolved around bamboo being one of the fastest growing plants and a source of sustainable and renewable raw material. Bamboo can be used for all kinds of applications for day to day uses. Bamboo is also widely used for structural weaving and bamboo silver can also be bent, sliced and coloured. To ensure the durability of bamboo, the bamboo needs to undergo treatment. Most Indian villages engage in bamboo craft for their livelihood. Hence, bamboo is considered sustainable and eco-friendly in interior spaces.