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National Design Centre

National Design Centre is a public service corporation established under National Craft Council and Consolidated Company’s Act No 35 of 1982 and commenced its activities in 1983.

Our Vision.

A better standard of living through creativity.

Our Mission

Promote & Sponsor advanced design and technology development training programmes  and provision of other assistance and vocational education programmes to improve skills to improve skills in designs in order to develop handicrafts designs in keeping with local and export market trends.

Objectives

  • Upgrade existing products of handicraft producers and develop and introduce new design concepts targeting the current market trends in the local and export market.
  • Conduct research programmes with scientific and technical institutions to introduce appropriate technology to improve quality standards and production capacity.
  • Provide advanced skills development, technical   and design development training to uplift the handicraft  sector by enhancing the income.
  • Provide common facility services to craftsmen and small scale entrepreneurs by facilitating them in using appropriate technology.
  • Provide information and market promotional assistance to craftsmen, traders and others in the handicraft sector.
  • Provide design consultancy services to public and private sector institutions.
  • Conduct design education programmes to produce design professionals.

Thrust Areas

  • Market oriented Designs and Product Development
  • Training and Capacity Development   of Craftsmen and Developing   Creative Skills
  • Information, Research and Development
  • Consultancy Services
  • Market Promotion of New Designs


New Designs of National Design Center


New Designs of National Design Center


Important services of National Design Centre

 

 

  • Design development

Introducing novel creations concepts and prototypes for local handicraft industrialists and small scale industrialists.

Application Procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa or submitting an application obtained from the above address.                     

Duty assigned staff officers

Deputy Director(Design) 011-2607814

  • Market Promotion

Organizing necessary information, services, publication, buyers sellers meetings and exhibitions with a view of introducing new markets for handicraft industrialists and small scale industrialists.

Application Procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa or submitting an application obtained from the above address.                     

Duty assigned staff officers

Assistant Director(Marketing &Information) - 011- 2607814

  • Common Facility Service

Providing facilities by offering opportunities to use personally unbearable tools instruments at the workshops on Nattarampotha project office and Moratuwa Head office.

Application Procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa or submitting an application obtained from the above address.                     

Fees payable for the service : Fees vary according to the services anticipated

Duty assigned staff officers

Technical Development Engineer  011-2607814

  • Training Programmes  on Design Education

Organizing Diploma level Educational Programmes as a step to evade the prevailing great scarcity of designers in the island. Organizing informal type of courses for those lacked the University Education but qualified in Advanced Level as well those interested.

College of Design

Higher Diploma in Design 

Duration 02 Years - Week days Classes will be conducted

Download Application for Higher Diploma Course in Design

 

Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration

Duration 02 Years - Weekends Classes will be conducted

Download Application for Diploma in interior Design

Main Subjects

  • Interior Design ,Graphic & Visual Communication, Furniture Design, Product Design

Eligibility

  • Should have passed G.C.E (A/L) with a distinction pass in an art Subject or 3 Subjects with a credit pass.
  • Those who have passed G.C.E (A/L) and anticipate obtaining higher education in this field and those who have special skill in the field of Design are also eligible to apply to this course.
  • Should have passed G.C.E (O/L) in not more than two sittings with 06 subjects. Acceptable evidence on the ability of skill should be submitted.

Application Procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa or submitting an application obtained from the above address.                     

Necessary documental proof

Educational,Skill Certificates and National Identity Card.

Duty assigned staff officers

Assistant Director ( Design Education and Training) - 011-2607814

  • Skill Training

Organizing Training courses for industrialist in co-operation with government and non government organizations which work in collaboration with National Craft Council, Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board and National Design Centre.

Application Procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa or submitting an application obtained from the above address.                     

Fees payable for the service :

Fees will be charged based on the cost of  raw materials, travelling expenses  and technical advise required in organizing a training course. ( Fees will vary according to the nature of the training course)

Duty assigned staff officers

Deputy Director (Design)  011-2607814

  • Research and Development Technical Service

Engaging in continuous research in seeking substitutes for raw materials and the result of them will be published as publication of developing skills. Collective effort with the Universities of the island and other research institutes are anticipated in this connection. Technical assistance are provided to handicraftsmen for the problems arise during their production processes.

Application Procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa or submitting an application obtained from the above address.                     

Duty assigned staff officers

Deputy Director(Research and Development) 011-2607814

  • Design Consultancy Service to Government and Private Institutions

Advisory service is provided in the course of creative activities as per the requisition made by the government and other relevant institutions.

  • Design/construction of Exhibition floats, Exhibition stalls and stage backdrops.
  • Design/construction of theme structures, Exhibition decorative entrances and name board etc.
  • Design/production of Plaque, Medals, and Badges etc.
  • Design/printing of Visual Combinational aids such as Banners, Flags, Pathaka, Posters, Invitations, Logos, Letterheads and greeting cards etc.
  • Design/construction of Monuments
  • Design and decoration of Interior and Exteriors.

Application procedure

Services can be obtained by making a request in writing to, The Director, National Design Centre, No:10, De Mel Road, Katubedda, Moratuwa.

Fees payable for the services : According to the services anticipated.

Director 011- 2626345


Contact Numbers - National Design Centre

 

Head Office, Design Studio & Workshop

National Design Centre,No( 10,De Mel Road,Katubedda,Moratuwa.

Chairmen                     ( 011 2607114

Director                       ( 011 2626345

Tel. General                 ( 011 2607814

Fax                              ( 011 2607111

e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Naththarampotha Project Office

Kalapuraya, Naththarampotha,Kandy

Tel/ Fax ( 081 2420038


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