The project was an attempt to revive - Koftgiri, a royal craft of inlaying metal on weaponry to make it stand out and add value. This craft is found in the states of Rajasthan and Punjab, the majority of which is in the cities of Jaipur and Udaipur. Nebula had worked with Filigree artisans before and designed a series of Filigree dial gold watches. The dials went through many trial and error processes between the artisans and the manufacturing team to achieve the standards of the brand. The research and development team worked on new additive manufacturing technology for producing gold watch cases. This process saved precious raw materials and reduced the waste generated. The student was asked to design concepts for the cases compatible with the new technique.
Keywords: design for manufacturing, handicraft, process innovation, product design, watches