In it’s 5th lap, Surge 2019 changes up the game a little. Shilpa Alva, Executive Director & Founder of Surge, spoke to us about how this year’s criteria has been modified to accommodate more options. “We’ve left the choice of form and function of the products completely to the designers, so we’re hoping that we’ll end up with an eclectic mix of chairs, tables, lighting, bookshelves and functional decorative items”.
The event will also see a number of new entrants competing alongside some of the stalwarts of the competition. With the initial designs done and submitted, participants are in preparation for the upcoming workshop to help in building their designs. “It’s been really exciting to see how energized all the participants are about the theme,” says Shilpa, when asked about the entrees this year. “The concepts that have been coming in are on point, and given how talented the designers are — every concept is quite an innovative take on the theme”.