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Kansai Nerolac to launch 'Nerolac Style Icon Awards' – For Excellence in Architecture and Interior Designing

Published on 2007-09-10. Author : SpecialChem

Mumbai -- Kansai Nerolac, the country's second largest paint company, will initiate the Nerolac Style Icon Awards to celebrate the work and design of architects and interior designers across the Nation. This is one of the kind attempt at acknowledging professional and budding architects and interior designers in India through the competition. The finale will be held in Mumbai at Hotel Taj Lands End on 13th October, 2007.

Through this event, Kansai Nerolac wants to recognize excellence amongst Architecture students and professionals. Interested candidates can send in their entries from across the country to Mumbai by 20th September, 2007. The way forward after registration is:

  • 12 of the best student artworks from three zones, namely Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore will be selected and 36 students will be invited face the judges
  • Similarly, eight of the best professional designs will be chosen from the three zones and 24 architects will be chosen to represent their work before the judges on October 7th at Taj Lands End
  • Contenders will also have a one-on-one interaction with the judges so that they have a thorough idea that the contestant's work is genuine and foolproof
  • The winners will be declared on the Grand Finale at the Style Icon Awards.
  • Ernst & Young will be the official Auditors for the Award process

The two major categories at the Style Icon Awards are for

  • Amateurs or the budding architects of India with no prior experience
  • Architects with an existing body of work.

Kansai Nerolac has tied up with associations like IIA (Indian Institute of Architecture) and IIIA (Indian Institute of Interior Designing) to judge the entries. The winner will be felicitated with a life size version of the winning model that would be unraveled using hydraulic technology. Kansai Nerolac will also sponsor Exhibitions across the country for the winner and the Highly Recommended Entries.

Commenting on this, H. M. Bharuka stated, "Kansai Nerolac has been a major player in the industry of Paints and the Style Icon Awards is our way of giving back to the industry. We intend on encouraging architecture and interior designing students and professional to participate in this competition and give shape to the future of the Architecture and Interior Designing industry with their talent and passion."

About Kansai Nerolac:

Kansai Nerolac Paints has been at the forefront of paint manufacturing for more than 86 years pioneering a wide spectrum of quality paints. Kansai Nerolac is the second largest paint company in India and undisputed leader in Industrial segment, having a turnover of Rs1484 crores. The company has five strategically located manufacturing units all over India and a strong dealer network of over 11000 dealers across the country. The company manufactures a diversified range of products ranging from architectural coatings for homes, offices, hospitals and hotels to sophisticated industrial coatings for most of the industries.

Source: Kansai Nerolac Paints

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