The First Edition of The Designers’ Talk by Hafele, a platform that encourages interactions among industry professionals was organised by Hafele India Pvt. Ltd and co-hosted by renowned Architect Karan Grover at the Oberoi Trident Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai on March 31, 2017. This was the third and final chapter of the traveling Designers’ Talk after the pilot runs in Bangalore and Delhi last year.
The event unfolded with a presentation made by Jürgen Wolf, MD, Hafele South Asia on ‘Design and Functionality’. Through his presentation, Wolf reinstated the importance of Functionality in every design possibility. He said, “While aesthetics and design play an integral role in uplifting any interior space; it is really functionality that enables good aesthetics and designs. Hafele is only known as a supplier of Interior fittings what often goes unnoticed is that we are really complete solution providers and have the competence to engage with Architects and Designers right from the very start of any Interior project, thereby providing the right consultation and solutions to enable every imaginable interior design.”
Grover took a more serious and introspective route through his thought-provoking presentation on ‘The Power of Change’. He brought some harsh realities before the audience that are majorly being overlooked amidst the haste and aggression of infrastructural developments. “We are often so selfish and ambitious about infrastructural development that we don’t realise the impact of our actions on our surroundings,” says Grover by citing examples of such conscious architects and designers who are now actively taking sustainability into account while developing their projects across the globe.
The Designers’ Talk presented itself as the ideal platform that addressed such issues and instigated the right change among the Industry peers.