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On display:A travelling exhibition of the select entries of the IIID-Anchor Awards 2011 in Coimbatore on Saturday. —Photo: K. Ananthan
On display:A travelling exhibition of the select entries of the IIID-Anchor Awards 2011 in Coimbatore on Saturday. —Photo: K. Ananthan

Buildings are more than brick and mortar. The interiors can get richer in look; blend with the environment around, and become comfortable depending on the creativity of the designer.

Rows of glass bangles can add to the aesthetics of a building as much as a suspended staircase. An exhibition of select projects that had won recognition at the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID)- Anchor Awards for excellence in interior design last year is on at the Stanes Hall till Sunday.

Hotels, retail outlets, individual houses, multi-storeyed residential units, work places and weekend houses are some of the projects that have found a place at the expo.

The displays include monsoon theme for the interiors of a hotel and rows of glass bangles as part of the interiors; a theme-based restaurant in Bangalore inspired from streets of India that has chai glasses, goli soda bottles and cycle spokes as elements to create partitions and a barber’s shop, cloth shop and chai shop as part of the setting at the restaurant; a 2,300 sq.ft. retail space in Mumbai that has captured European heritage and has a suspended staircase; customised furniture for houses; remodelled 150-year-old house in the lower Himalayas; and use of glass technology and dissected paintings in a 15,000 sq.ft. healthcare centre by Sonan Trehan.

According to a release from the Institute of Indian Interior Designers, the institute and Anchor by Panasonic have invited applications for the 16th edition of IIID-Anchor Awards for excellence in interior design.

Projects completed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012, can be submitted for the award that has 16 categories.

The last date for receipt of entries is January 15. In an effort to create awareness on the awards, an exhibition of project details of select entries for the 2011 awards is on display. About 40 project details are on display. Coimbatore is yet to enter the competition. Even non-members of the institute can submit applications.

The exhibition is open to the public too from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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