Friday Feature: Faces of India

Where: Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay)
What: IDC is considered to be the best design centre in India for programs in several disciplines of industrial design. As we walked around, we noticed that the students painted the door to their lab, giving it their own signature touch. The building itself was a cheery departure from the staid and the standard. Dappled sunshine bathes the building through one of my favorite trees—which my friend Anita will identify very shortly. Until she wakes up, take a look at some of the Doors of IDC and my favorite tree!













I couldn't think of a better way to say goodbye to 2011 than with these creative Doors of IDC.

I thank you for enriching my life with your discussions and interactions on, through and because of this blog. Have a great time ringing in the New Year! Party hard but please remember to drive safe!

Happy New Year!


5 comments:

Niv Mani said...

Always nostalgic, seeing beautiful images from IITB! looking forward to many many more wonderful posts here at IFR in 2012!

GB said...

Under the gulmohars......what a lovely way to wind up 2011. Hope the new year brings you all you wish for, Manisha!

Anjali said...

I got to know of IDC coz my neighbour from Colaba studied there in the late 70s and now does ergonomic designs for General Motors. IDC also makes them students snobs ;)

Anita said...

What fabulous doors - and they open a world! Love, love that mural - it is awesome!

Dappled shade of the Gulmohur/Flamboyant Tree, yes.

Happy 2012 to you too! To more good times and positive interactions!

sacredfig said...

Here's wishing you and the family a fabulous 2012! Thanks for sharing pics of the doors and the IDC. Its only after I left them behind that I realized how special some physical aspects of design/art schools in India are to me...(that could be a whole blog post on its own, so will just say that your photos capture some of the essence :) )

@Anjali ..yes design school does make you feel very 'different' (and therefore snobby) in the late teens/early 20s, but most of that is remedied with the realization that the rest of the world needs to be wooed as clientele (then most folks just remain closet-snobby!) Kidding!!