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Elixir: Workshop 1
Slow Living: Workshop 2
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Lab 16 Feb 2017

Elixir and Slow Living: Diving into ColourNext17 hands-on

ColourNext17’s trend predictions will unravel through the year as our moods and surroundings crest and trough. Using colour palettes, textures, patterns and an assortment of materials, these trends seep into our everyday spaces, defining them for the year to come.

Visualizing the Elixir

Stemming from the juxtaposition of arid and submerging landscapes across the globe, Elixir reflects the requirement for creative activism. Colours borrowing from the duality of water come to the forefront. While shades like Botanica and Vintage Rose shoot out of its fragility and seamlessness, Teal Magic and Igneous Rock bring in the ocean mood, a combination of endurance and fluidity. Materials like Oak wood directly contrast Cotton Velvet and yet form a harmonious composition. Merging delicate tones like Butter Rum with powerful hues like Slow Thunder, the palette fuses swirly lines from Candece Olsen Dream On with splashes from The Earth Series, to mirror the Elixir.

Elixir: Workshop 1

As threats of scarcity of water continue to build, it becomes critical to engage with it multi-dimensionally. Asian Paints hopes to achieve this interaction using workshops to efficiently articulate vulnerabilities. In collaboration with Design Fabric, ‘Visualize Water’ is an installation workshop that will create the space to explore the endless possibilities of making art with water. Participants will be guided by Ayaz Basrai to observe samples of water from various water bodies, eventually culminating these samples and their comprehensive observations into art. Basrai dabbles in a variety of projects from hospitality and installation art to heritage conservation and 3D printing, and will be bringing his eclectic experience to lead the participants. Apart from stirring one’s conscience, the workshop will lead the participants into learning about water-crystal photography and give them a chance to experiment with laser cutting to build light installations.

Sign up: With limited fast filling selects, interested participants can apply here. The workshop will be conducted on February 17, 2017 between 11am and 4pm at Trends Pavilion, India Design ID, NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi. 

The poetry of Slow Living

In a time when we breathe pixels, it is becoming increasingly difficult to slow down. We’re caught up in the next status update, biggest headline and viral post that we forget to stop, stare and take it all in. With Slow Living, the idea is to compose a palette that inspires us to cherish moments and take the time to find ourselves again. With colours like Lilac Dash, Dusty Trail and Grazing Land, the palette evokes nourishment and reflection. Layered but not dense, naturally imperfect textures like Burma Teak, Leather and Ceramic symphonize with geometric patterns like Sponge and Grass Cloth to create a space that allows us to immerse ourselves in the joys of daily living. Hues like Timber Land and Rose Blush combine pastel tones with earthy shades to celebrate balance and stillness, inviting the process of Slow Living into our lives everyday.

Slow Living: Workshop 2

As we embark on a year full of cherished moments, Asian Paints ColourNext intends to initiate the process with an immersive workshop that will help participants delve into the process of Eco Printing and Slow Dyeing. Learning a new way to visually express through printing and dyeing, ‘Hands-on Poetry of Slow Colours and Eco Prints’ will also trigger engagement with sustainability. An important part of unwinding and slow living is the transition from typing on screens to introducing our hands to different textures. Getting their hands into a colourful mess, participants guided by The Colour Workshop, will also gather ways to extract colour from everyday objects. Working hands-on with a range of surfaces will ensure that participants pause to pay attention to the little details during the process of creation.

Sign up:  Seats are filling up quickly; interested participants can book passes here. The workshop will be conducted on February 16, 2017 and February 18, 2017 between 11am and 1pm at Trends Pavilion, India Design ID 2017, NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.