A first-of- its-kind initiative that promotes knowledge sharing in the field of design & architecture
Pune,23rd January 2017: Jaquar Group, India’s leading complete bathroom and lighting solutions company launches Design Confab, a unique platform that brings together leading architects, builders and architects to celebrate the spirit of design.
The topic for the first Jaquar Group Design Confab is ‘Best Practices for Smart, High-performance Indian Buildings’.In recognition of the excellence and effective best practices in this domain, Jaquar Group has invited some of the leading creative and structural minds of this industry, to share their thoughts, ideation process and vision.
The interactive session in Pune will begin with the key note address by Dikshu Kukreja, MD & Principal Architect, C P Kukreja Associates. Followed by a panel discussion with leading architects and designers from across India sharing their design philosophy such as Pratap Jadhav, Pratap Jadhav & Associates, Prashant Sutaria, Prashant Sutaria Architecture, Sanjay Patil, Environ Planners and Ketan Jawdekar, Studio K7. The session will be moderated by Kalhan Matoo of Planet3 Studios.
The highlight of the event will be a presentation on the Jaquar Group net zero building by architect Sudhir from GNA (Architects Gayathri Shetty & Namith Varma). Jaquar Group will also take this opportunity to announce the LEED Platinum Certified rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) received by the Jaquar Group headquarters. This is the highest level of green building certification awarded to a building. USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. It is a first of its kind, environment friendly office in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Mehra, Promoter and Director, Jaquar Group said, “We are delighted to launch Design Confab in Pune, an initiative that is very close to our hearts. The idea was to create a first-of- its-kind knowledge forum for decision makers from the architectural and interior design fraternity to deliberate on best practices, emerging business opportunities and the changing dynamics of design in India. We will be taking Design Confab to multiple location across India within the next one year and globally as well.”
“With increasing pressure to lower operating costs, making existing structures more efficient is a default mandate and therefore we have chosen ‘Best Practices for Smart, High-performance Indian Buildings’ as our inaugural theme for Design Confab”, concluded Mr. Mehra.
The Group is present in over 40+ countries globally and has taken the concept of orientation centres to the next level by launching ‘Jaquar World’, a one-stop- shop for all bathroom needs in 15 locations including Singapore, Dubai, London, Italy among others. Jaquar World offers everything one could dream of in the bathroom space through two of its most respected global brands – the premium Jaquar and luxury Artize.
Research and development plays a key role in Jaquar Group’s design ethos. Functional innovation, practical designs and manufacturing excellence aimed towards indigenization is what makes Jaquar a leader. Our products are a perfect symphony of global designs, with manufacturing in view of tough Indian water conditions and roughed usage.
The product designs from Jaquar Group meet global parameters on ergonomics, finish, material, safety standards, environmental impact and functionality. Jaquar’s eco-friendly design ethos conserves water and the incredibly superior water-saving advantage can be experienced in the products like faucets, air-showers, sensor taps, efficient flushing systems etc. To add to this, Jaquar’s eco-friendly and pollution-free (zero wastage) manufacturing plants promote a conscious and responsible usage of water