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October 4, 2014 Comments (0) Views: 2122 Design, Product

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47_201405_AbhijitBansod00Abhijit Bansod of Bangalore-based Studio ABD tells POOL about the ‘Bat of Honor’, an installation he recently designed to celebrate cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

The Network 18 group wanted to pay a tribute to retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and they commissioned an installation in the form of a large steel bat, explains Abhijit. The core idea behind the concept was to make it timeless and iconic like Sachin. The ‘Bat of Honor’ has been installed on the Carter Road Promenade in Mumbai – close to Tendulkar’s residence.

Sachin Tendulkar in front of the 'Bat of Honor'

Sachin Tendulkar in front of the ‘Bat of Honor’

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What are the specifications of the ‘Bat of Honor’?

AB: The ‘Bat of Honor’ is the largest steel bat in the world – it weighs about 2 tons and reaches a height of 22 feet. We chose the tough yet beautiful stainless steel because of its strength and flawless finish. It took a proficient team of eight members 21 days to realize this installation from design conceptualization, graphics, to specifications and detailing for manufacturability.

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What was Studio ABD’s design vision for the installation?

AB: Studio ABD aims to celebrate esthetics, laud creativity and share the joy of design with society by integrating public spaces with inspiring stories of our lives. The goal of the initiative is to seamlessly construct and cultivate esthetic and functional spaces without disturbing the environment. The ‘Bat of Honour’ is our way of lauding creativity and enhancing the very concept of public spaces.

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Read more about ‘Bat of Honor’ project in POOL 47.

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