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Demystifying Corrugated

An interactive and hands-on workshop 

This is an immersive two-day design workshop where creativity takes shape, quite literally, with corrugated boards as our medium of exploration. This workshop is a unique opportunity to dive into the world of design, unlocking the potential of corrugated boards and discovering the boundless possibilities they offer.
Jayna Packaging Pvt. Ltd. 
Jayant House, Beside RK hotel Opp Anupam Villa, Kajupada, Kale Marg, Kurla West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070 
SAT. 9 March and SUN. 10 March, 2024
10:00 am to 5:30 pm  (time may extend due to queries and discussions)

About the workshop

This is an immersive two-day design workshop where creativity takes shape, quite literally, with corrugated boards as our medium of exploration. This workshop is a unique opportunity to dive into the world of design, unlocking the potential of corrugated boards and discovering the boundless possibilities they offer.

Over two days, participants will embark on a hands-on journey, learning the art of design through the lens of sustainability and innovation. Corrugated boards, with their versatile and eco-friendly nature, will be the focal point of our creative endeavours. From understanding the fundamentals of working with this material to exploring advanced design techniques, this workshop is crafted to cater to all levels of expertise.

Whether you're a seasoned designer seeking fresh inspiration or a newcomer eager to explore the world of design, this workshop is designed to be an enriching and transformative experience. Join us for two days of hands-on creativity, collaborative exploration, and the exciting challenge of designing with corrugated boards. Get ready to push the boundaries of conventional design thinking and unlock the full potential of this versatile and sustainable material. 
Corrugated Horse

Two day workshop

Day 1 - Inspiration

Introduction to the material
- Corrugated boards and sustainability
- Scope of the material (Going beyond boxes)
- Types of corrugated boards
- Making process (Factory tour)

Familiarizing with material
- Hands-on exercise for material exploration
- Demonstration on measuring, drawing, cutting and creasing the boards

Exploring design possibilities
- Brainstorming session to explore new opportunities
- Explore new ideas
- End the day with the design assignment to think overnight 

Day 2 - Creation

Design detailing for corrugated boards
- Learning to detail a design through examples
- Learn about cuts and folds and flaps and locks

Creating your design
- Learning by doing (building paper prototype)
- Crystalize your design idea (manifest in corrugated)

Certificate distribution 
- You will receive a participation certificate from IIT Bombay 

Design Instructors

Mandar Rane
Prof. Mandar Rane
Communication Design
Faculty, IDC, IIT Bombay
Prof. Purba Joshi
Product Designer 
Faculty, IDC, IIT Bombay
Haresh Mehta
Managing Director,
Jayna Packaging Pvt. Ltd.
Prof. Mandar Rane

Professor – IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay
Prof. Mandar Rane is a faculty of Communication Design with more than 20 years of experience in creating effective communication and designing brand identities. 

Prof. Purba Joshi

Professor – IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay
Dr. Purba Joshi is a faculty of Product Design with 18 years of experience in product and packaging design.

Mr. Haresh Mehta

Managing Director – Jayna Packaging Pvt. Ltd.
He is a brand display retail solutions and Innovative sustainable packaging specialist. He has pioneered collapsible sustainable cardboard furniture in India. He is also known as the corrugation man of INDIA

Spatial visualisation quiz

Spatial visualization ability or visual-spatial ability is the ability to mentally manipulate (rotate, flip 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures. - Source: Wiki. Give it a try.

Q1. Which shape could you make by folding the given pattern on the dashed lines?

Participant Toolkit

Making of the toolkit
Haresh Mehta and Prof. Purba Joshi, Planning the toolkit for the participant's at Jayna Packaging Pvt Ltd.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions

Workshop related

I am not a designer, I am confused whether I can attend the workshop?

Yes, you can attend the workshop. Your background does not restrict you from getting exposure to the world of design. 

Who should attend the workshop? 

The workshop is open to individuals above 15 years of age who have a keen interest in exploring corrugated sheet as a material for their projects. Whether you're an amateur or an experienced designer, if you're intrigued by the possibilities of designing products with corrugated material, this workshop is for you. Additionally, if you enjoy challenging spatial visualization tasks and want to expand your skills in this area, attending this workshop will provide valuable insights and hands-on experience. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or professional, if you meet these criteria, you'll find the workshop both engaging and beneficial to your creative pursuits.

Why the workshop is not held at IIT Bombay campus? 

This is a hands-on workshop to be held at Jayna Packaging Pvt Ltd. factory premises. The participants should be exposed to all the materials and processes, so it is not held at the IIT Bombay Campus.

Is this working related to packaging? 

The workshop is not about packaging. It is about exploring paper and corrugated sheets as materials and improving your application and understanding of design. 

Why the workshop has limited number of seats?

The workshop is not a passive lecture session, it is a consciously designed lively conversation between participants, professors and design practitioners by exposing them to everyday observations to generate curiosity and enquiry. Therefore, to achieve mindful participation and conduct meaningful interactions with each one of you the number is restricted.

Can you add one extra seat, I missed registration for the current workshop.

The workshop is conducted frequently, please register for the next one before the seats are full. We strictly limit our intake of participants for the improved learning experience.

Registration related

Explain me the registration process in steps

The registration process is done at the IIT Bombay secure portal.
1. Create an account on the portal.
2. Register for the course by uploading a valid Photo ID
3. Your registration will be forwarded for approval to the course faculty
4. If registration is approved by the Faculty, then go ahead with the payment.
5. After confirmation of payment, your seat will be secured
6. Plan your travel and accommodation.

I am not from Mumbai, is there a hotel near the venue of the workshop? 

Yes, there is a hotel just adjacent to the workshop venue. Please visit the link given below. https://www.fabhotels.com/hotels-in-mumbai/fabhotel-rk-international-i.html

How far is the venue of the workshop from Airport? I want to plan my return flight from Mumbai on the last day of the workshop.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai has two terminals, T1 (Certain Domestic flights) and T2 ( International + certain domestic flights ). Please check which terminal you are arriving at or flying from. Travel time to both terminals is 25-30 minutes to reach the venue.