After the 4th semester, he had more clarity in wanting to do something which he could take forward in his life. He had thought of a sustainable design solution for post covid. This initiative's goal was to use a project to promote bamboo. This study was carried out with the help of NID’s Outreach Program and was sponsored by KONBAC. He made a preliminary trip to Wayanad before the project to research the market's needs, the worth of bamboo, and the availability of raw materials. He began by researching the office furniture already on the market before considering creating high-end furniture specifically for offices. His research helped him identify fundamental principles and design values. Studying bamboo as a material was exciting and challenging. Through this project, he was able to work with bamboo alongside the employees in a hands-on environment.
The field trips, workshops, and conversations he had with bamboo enthusiasts helped him understand and respect the material's adaptability. He gained a thorough awareness of the qualities, potential, and restrictions of bamboo as a material, as well as of the range of species it has with various traits. In terms of his contribution to the project, his designs demonstrated the versatility of a thin, sturdy bamboo chair by utilizing innovative joinery, knockdown construction, and even bamboo's elasticity. He was concentrating on mass producing the prototypes as they were all an outgrowth of his workshop studies. In the end, he learned a lot from the interactions and perceptions he had during workshops, field trips, and interactions with his mentors and peers.
BAMBOO, CHAIR AND TABLE, FURNITURE, JOINERY, OFFICE