The students of Diploma in Interior Design April 2019 Batch, set up a product display wherein they applied the elements and principles of design to create table settings. The students were divided in two groups and created two table settings each.
The first group named their collection Orchid Road which was derived from Orchard Road, Singapore’s famous one way 2.2.km stretch shopping street. Purple was the colour theme used in the set-up inspired by the orchid flower. In order to give the illusion of a single road, the students kept the tables side by side. The set-up used by the Orchid Road Group was tea table and dinner table set up.
The tea table set-up which comprised of table runner, coasters, napkins, placemats, plates and tea cups with purple streaks. The table was also decorated with orchids and dried flowers in mason jars, which were placed on top of the table runners. The white table runner symbolised the road and was a constant on both the table set-ups. Purple and green embroidery was used on the table runner and napkins. Golden embroidery was also present in the runner on either side. The coasters were made of cork material which had tactile textures. The round placemats were made of plastic, due to its stiffness and the ease of cleaning in case of spillage. The coasters and placemats were hand painted with acrylic paints.
The dinner table set-up had table runner, napkins, plates, bowls, spoons and dried flowers in a mason jar with dried flowers and another with baby’s breath, which were placed on top of the runner. Instead of embroidery, the napkins and runners were hand painted.
The second group of students created two dining sets and took inspiration from red poppy flowers. Hence, the colour theme revolved around red, black, white and brown. The first table had white napkins and placemats, red candle stands, brown table runner, brown coasters, white plates, bowls, water glasses and cutlery. The napkins, coasters, placemats were hand painted with big red poppy flowers. The coasters were made out of MDF wood as they are long lasting, whereas the placemats were made out acrylic sheets.
The second dinner set up had white plates and bowls with tiny red flowers keeping in mind the theme of the collection. The cotton napkins and table runner were in white and red respectively. The table was also decorated with baby’s breath and rose flowers in mason jars which were placed on top of the table runner. The coasters made of cork material and were hand painted with delicate red poppy flowers.
Through this assignment the students were able to understand the design process involved in creating a table set-up, theme and the right decoration to create the mood to bring out the best in a given setting.
Mr. Nealesh Dalal, Managing Trustee – JD Educational Trust, Mr. Zulfi Ali, Academic and Creative Director, Mr. Pramod Adhikari, Mentor JD, Ms. Suma Satish, Academics In-Charge South and Dr. Anusuya K, Head of Fashion were a part of the panel who came to look at the display and provided feedback to the students. However, the panel was impressed with the students work and applauded on the commendable work put up by the students.