The year 2019 draws to a close on a fabulous note for Nitco Ltd., as it partners with Kochi Design Week, starting December 12.
The event, billed as India’s largest annual international festival of its kind seeks to function as a harbinger to the aim of making Kerala a major hub of the world’s design and architecture.
Nitco Ltd., one of the partners of the festival, hosted a session on ‘Surface Creativity’ at its Le Studio in Kochi, on December 13. Led by one of India’s most influential architects – Ar. Lijo Jos and Ar. Reny Lijo of Lijo.Reny architects.
Subrata Basu, VP – Design, Nitco Ltd. said, “This is a great platform for us to come together with architects and interior designers, and exchange amazing design ideas. Our collaboration with Lijo.Reny architects has resulted in some outstanding tile designs that will give designers great freedom to explore their creativity.
Surface Creativity focused on the idea of “Free Hand”, the designs of which are inspired by hand drawn brush strokes, also giving designers a free hand to place these tiles in any interesting manner they want to.
Ar. Lijo Jos of Lijo.Reny architects said, “We are artists first, and then architects. When the organisers at Kochi Design Week gave us this opportunity to collaborate with Nitco, the only idea that came to our mind was “Surface Creativity”. As artists, we have always liked the way a brush moves on a surface, leaving those subtle negative spaces around the edges and in between, giving it a texture. Our designs reflect this on ceramic tiles and I am sure, designers are going to find it most meditating to come up with their own patterns too!