Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Annual INDEX Interior Design Student Challenge for the year 2009 was hosted by ISG Al Habtoor, a premier in the Construction and Design Industry at the Interior Design Expo (INDEX), held at Dubai International Convention Center (World Trade Center) from the 14th to the 17th of November 2009.


Display of work at the Convention Center

The Interior Design Department – Manipal Universit Dubai Campus, was invited to display their students’ work for the prestigious event. The main idea of ISG Al Habtoor was to focus a search on young flair and talent, in the students fraternity in UAE.


Display of the work done by the students of the Interior Design Department

The ISG AL Habtoor Interior Design Student Challenge 2009 was primarily aimed at bringing the students of various universities together to work on a series of projects during the course of the four day event. The universities that participated in the esteemed projects are as follows
· Manipal University  Dubai Campus
· Abu Dhabi University
· American University of Sharjah
· Preston University – Ajman
· Ajman University of Science and Technology
· Zayed University

The Bachelor of Arts – Interior Design students participated in the various competitions that were held by ISG Al Habtoor.

Farseena Farook won the 1st place in the Integrated Dining Table and Seating

· Deepa Venkatraman of the 3rd year B.A.I.D program won the 1st place in the Portable Temporary Office Desk category.
· Farseena Farook of the 3rd year B.A.I.D program won the 1st place in the Integrated Dining Table and Seating only from plywood category.
· Priyank Ladhawala of the 3rd year B.A.I.D program won the 1st place in the Relaxation Furniture for an Autistic Child category.

All in all it was a great experience from which the students gained immense knowledge and an exposure to the industry.
Courtesy Dept. of Interior Design

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