Save the date | Surfaces 2022: Trends, Wellness, Designs & Demand | May 31, 2022 @ 5:30 PM | Bengaluru | SURFACES REPORTER Event

Surfaces 2022: Trends, Wellness, Designs & Demand | May 31, 2022 @ 5:30 PM | Bengaluru | SURFACES REPORTER Event

SURFACES REPORTER (SR), in association with ILMA (Indian Laminate Manufacturers Association) is organizing a Panel discussion on Surfaces 2022: Trends, Wellness, Designs & Demand. Organized as a part of the 7th International Conference on Laminates, the panel discussion will see some eminent names discussing their thoughts on the subject. The notable panelists include

Swapnil Valvatkar, Founder Partner, COLLAGE- architecture studio

Swapnil Valvatkar is the founder partner and Studio head of COLLAGE – architecture studio. Born  in 1979 in Goa , he completed his B.Arch from GCA-Goa University in 2001. Having experience of working with some renowned names in the industry including Chandavarkar and Thacker Architects Pvt. Ltd, Mindspace architects with Ar. Sanjay Mohe etc., he founded COLLAGE in 2008 along with Arun Kumar TD and Adwitha Suvarna. He has also won the best interior residential award at the Archi-design Award 2007.


Chandrakant S Kanthigavi, Principal Architect, 4SITE Architects 

Graduated with honours from BVBCET, Hubli in 2004, his thesis project awarded a First Prize by State Technical Board of Karnataka. As a founder and Principal architect, CK always insisted not just on great design at the drawing board but the flawless execution of the project. With 16 years of experience, all his projects have a vision of creating spaces that are more than shelters and they shape the clients behaviour and life style. He is Part of IIID and IIA Karnataka and was one of Core committee member to Host IIAPL 2020 in March 2020.

Amirah Ahamed, Principal Architect, Bodhi Design Studio

Ar Amirah Ahamed started Bodhi Design Studio in 2017 after moving to Bengaluru and having worked with firms like Sankalp Design Studio in Hyderabad and Total Environment Pvt Ltd in Bengaluru. In Bodhi, they design keeping in mind that their design creates a culture which in turn creates value that determine future. Since its inception seven years ago, Bodhi Design Studio has successfully completed 90 residential and commercial interior projects. It was the finalist for IIA National Architecture Excellence Awards 2020 for the Residential Interiors Category. Also awarded the 'Most Promising Interior Design Firm of the Year 2019' Karnataka Award.

Vikrant Chandragiri, Associate Partner, Office of Cognitive Design (OCD)

Office of Cognitive Design (OCD), Bangalore is a collective and collaborative design practice offering integrated design solutions, including Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design and construction services, individually or as a turnkey project. With Ar Raja Arjun at its helm, Ar Vikrant Chandragiri and Kshitija Venkatesh are the Associated Partners. Vikrant, a graduate of RV College, brings on board his experience of large scale developments and Corporate Campuses, having worked extensively at RSP Design Consultants prior to joining OCD in 2021. 

Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-in-Chief, SURFACES REPORTER (Moderator)

Vertica Dvivedi is the Editor-in-Chief of SURFACES REPORTER (SR) and Founder of WADe Asia (Women Architects and Designers Awards), Asia's largest platform for Women in design. Vertica is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, and ASIA BOOK OF RECORD holder, passionate about Water-awareness and helping startups & female-owned businesses to rise.  

Date: 31st May 2022

Time: 5:30 pm

Indian Laminate Manufacturers Association

Founded on September 28, 1988, Indian Laminate Manufacturer's Association is a registered, non-profit organisation having presence across various regions of the country . It is also the only registered association for laminate manufacturers in India having more than 115+ members from the laminate industry.


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