Away from the hustle and bustle of the main city lies a design community on the outskirts of Delhi, displaying new artwork and entrepreneurs from time to time. Aya Nagar, an urban village, has experienced varied transformation over the years. As more and more designers set up their base there, living and working out of the area, there came to be the Windmill Design Festival, now in its fourth edition.
'The Windmill Design Festival is all about connecting people and sharing resources while maintaining the spirit of the festival. New designers are always welcome,' says Aditi Prakash of Pure Ghee Designs. Design is a way of life and we continue to pursue it at a contemporary level to push culture and share it with other like-minded people,' she adds.
The festival is a platform for young designers and entrepreneurs to share their work with others. It all started when the Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates set up their studio in Aya Nagar and united with Windmill Furniture to give rise to a festival of this kind. Four years ago, the first edition started off with inviting only immediate friends and neighbours but the festival of good vibes has grown over the years. This year, some prominent artists, designers, entrepreneurs and even NGOs are all set to display their work. Some of the displays include progressive furniture, hand-block printed home and personal accessories, customised stone tooling, hand cast metal objects and studio pottery, among other design exhibits and experiments. The event will also feature various activity-based workshops for the design-oriented. Installations by artist-in-residence Mario D'souza will also be on display.
The fourth edition of the Windmill Design Festival will be held on the 27th and 28th February, 2016 at 1 Windmill Place, Aya Nagar, New Delhi.
Text Shriya Pant
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