Industrial Visit for the Interior Design Course Students
An educational tour was arranged for 1-year Diploma of Interior Design Students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology to Ayika Sofa Factory. Where, the students were introduced to the various materials (Various kinds of plywoods, foams, elastics and springs) and techniques used in manufacturing sofas of the different price range, different machines to shape the wood for making different furniture’s. Ayika Sofa Factory has 5 factories that are separated depending on the price range and quality of techniques and materials used to manufacture them.
The students visited two of the five factories. One ranging from Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 25,000/- and other factories which manufacture only sofas above Rs. 40,000/-. These kinds of information help the Interior Design Students to plan their work based on the clients and their budgets.
Mr Naman explained the difference between their different price range, about the material specialities (Recycled MDF board made of cow-dung & sugarcane fibre) and their signature sofa legs manufactured in Channapatna. He also accompanied us to a furniture showroom which sells their sofas – MK Furniture (Sofa, Center tables, Dining tables and Beds) which was located very close to the factory.
The factory visit was very informative for the JEDIIIANS and they expressed great enthusiasm and interest for the same. One of the main reason the students are given Industry exposure is to help them to generate Ideas on Innovative, Sustainable and Ethical products to the society, which has been JD Institute’s mission from last three years and years to come.