The Graduation Project is the final design project a design student from NID has to undertake, with or without external funding or a sponsorship.
My Graduation Project was sponsored by Naman In Store (India) Pvt. Ltd., a retail furniture manufacturing company based in Vasai, Maharashtra. I was entrusted with developing a luxury stainless steel modular kitchen, using high-end hardware and appliances.
This particular project proved to be quite a challenge to me in several ways: I had to adjust to a completely alien culture and town within a very short period of time, and I had to design something I had never worked on before, and using a material I had no experience using. Since the subject matter was almost completely alien to me, I referred extensively to various research literature including books, magazines, articles and websites. My end goal was to make purchasing a stainless steel kitchen an attractive proposition for any prospective buyer.
Throughout my project, I received extensive guidance from both my guide, as well as the Chairman of Naman In Store, Mr. Raju Paleja, which enriched my knowledge and heightened the learning experience.
Besides allowing me to experience a design project in a professional setting, I believe that this project helped me see how life could be after NID. My experiences have been rich and varied, and helped me understand and learn more about the commercial design world. Through the many obstacles, hardships and teething problems, I think that I have become a better student of design, and a better young designer. Working on this project has helped me broaden my horizons, meet new people and understand concepts that are extremely valuable in the real world.
Modular Kitchen, Industrial Design, Stainless Steel, Furniture Design, Minimalist