Site visits provide students with the ability to comprehend and implement practically all that they have learnt during theory classes. The Diploma in Interior Design students from JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Cochin, were given an opportunity to assimilate information and broaden their knowledge about Interior design and décor. To attain a practical learning experience they were taken to one of the most renowned, high end luxury showroom called ABC Emporio at Edapally, Cochin.
ABC Emporio is South India’s first premium ultra luxury showroom. They are known for housing a wide range of brands in the industry and having the largest collection of trend setting decors for floor, wall, and sanitary wares products and building materials by the world’s best production house. This provided the students to even be aware of the current trend setting brands and the quality of the products used. The variety of brands that were housed were; Fantini: A typical example of an Italian design factory, a place with immense creative intensity that manages to combine great craft-handling skill with industrial technology and processes. Another very renowned brand, Tempesta is a range of stone tiles with stunning fusion of leather and other surface finishes. They also housed a 20 year old Italian design manufacturer of luxury bath and kitchen faucets, shower systems and electronically operated taps, Gessi.
As an Interior Designer it is important to be aware of the brands and their credibility in order to satisfy to their customers’ needs. This site visit has indeed been really helpful and knowledgeable for the students with an opportunity to understand brands, and customers’ choices and put their classroom learning into perspective and visually enhance their understanding and be exposed to the industry method of dealing with customers and their needs.