Designing of wall panel using sola wood inspired by different motif

Kulshrestha, Divya and Rastogi, Shivi

“Design of wall panel using sola wood inspired by different motifs.” This study will be beneficial for development of tribal art and for popularizing sola wood at mass level. Various designs of different category were collected and scrutinized to prepare the design sheet. Sheets were designed inspiring from the different motifs and techniques. 100 respondents evaluate the wall panel on the basis of motif, color combination, aesthetic appearance, uniqueness, overall appearance and price acceptability. Consumer preferences were found to be excellent to very good and consumer accepted the actual price suggested by the researcher. 

Keywords: Sola Wood | Wall panels

A Wall Panel is single piece of material usually flat and cut into a rectangular shape that serves as the visible and exposed covering for a wall. Wall panels used for  as well as decorative, providing insulation &soundproofing purpose combined with uniformity of appearance ,along with some measure of durability or ease of replace ability. Practical size for wall panels has been suggested to be 24 feet by 8 feet.
Sola woodwork has a history of over 300 years Sola is a weightless wood found in West Bengal, Bangladesh Mysore Here is an opportunity to learn the popular art of West Bengal — sola woodwork. Having a history of over 300 years both men and women in the families engaged in this art are carrying on the tradition of Sola work religiously. First they draw the designs on a paper and cut the wood accordingly. Models of Goddess Durga, Lord Ganesh and Goddess Kali are prepared more and they also decorate it with colours and artificial jewels. These models were shown to the participants to explain the intricacy of the work. Other items like ship, peacock, Taj Mahal, horse cartmetc are also prepared from the wood. (Shankar Bennur, 2007)
Sola Wood is a naturally obtained material derived from the tapioca plant tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root. Sola wood is a weight less wood. Different type of shape have been made with  the help of sola wood like peacock hoarse, flower and leaves but now we create different type of design using sola wood and selected various motif were categorized for making designs on wall panels.
The Design council Design in Business week concluded that making things better for people. It emphasizes that design activity is focused first and foremost on human behaviour and quality of life not factors like distributor preference. But nurses or road sweepers could say they   to make things better for people Richard et al. (2002). Eco friendly 3D wall panel made out of the fibrous residue of sugarcane. This fibers of crushed sugarcane stalks remaining after raw sugar is extracted from the juice of the sugarcane by shredding it is now the raw material called bagasse that forms the base of this easily installed eco friendly product. The raw material used for this 3D wall panel is 100% recycled compostable and is therefore 100% biodegradable (Arthur M. Usmani 1982). Insulated metal wall panels are popular because they can be a simple and economic strategy for cladding a building. Because the insulation is integral to the cladding and is sandwiched between two metal skins the cladding support structure does not act as a thermal bridge. However, we observed that the joints between the panels become critical to maintaining thermal integrity for the system Thermal Bridging Research (2015). Due to different approaches to the joints a large discrepancy was observed in the thermal images between the different options with some at 60-70% less than the baseline R-value and others at only about 3% thermal degradation. In designing motifs are just starting point, they can be duplicate, re- interpreted in different colors or experimented with in many other ways (Kenneth D. King, 2006).  Design is a solution to a problem or designing is the process of solving a problem”, but before we can think about the solution the first thing that needs to be explored is “The problem that you will have to solve in the designing stage (Hemant Jha, 2008).

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