Natural Fractals- Designed by nature, Imitated by Ceramics

Natural Fractals- Designed by nature, Imitated by Ceramics

About the speaker
  • Shamanna Kelamangalam
    Shamanna Kelamangalam
    Director Architectural Sales and Technical Support at Holten Impex International
    Shamanna is passionate about ceramics and has been promoting ceramic tiles to architects and designers for over 20 years in the Canadian building industry. His product knowledge has helped ceramics be applied in a variety of design concepts in prestigious and landmark projects globally. Understanding the design intent and the purpose of the space, he has been able to advise on the appropriate product that satisfies function and aesthetics. His exposure to the World of accessibility started with providing tactile flooring to transit systems. A brief course at the Ryerson School of Disability Studies helped him understand the needs of the disabled population. He has not only been able to propose appropriate products that address this very need but also source products that comply with the stringent requirements of accessibility. Shamanna is proud to be working with some of the leading ceramic tile manufacturers from Europe who are focused on sustainability. The manufacturers carry sustainable labels like Cradle to Cradle (Gold & Silver) and Floor Score. His extensive knowledge of sustainability has helped him work on projects that are focused on sustainability. Many projects he has worked on have earned LEED Gold and Platinum certifications. His WELL AP designation that he earned in 2021 has got him to focus on occupant wellness and advise architects and designers on products that address not only sustainability but also occupant wellness.

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