Category: India Design
CLICK ON FULLSCREEN ICON TO READ THE MAGAZINE EDITOR’S NOTE To say that we have a new improved version of the magazine would sound a bit like a detergent advertisement, but essentially, in our endeavour to bring you a better magazine we have brought in some changes that we hope would make for an enhanced experience. [...]
New-age sculptor Hemant Sonawane’s work is unique because despite its perfectly sculpted lifelessness, it still conveys deep meanings and emotions. He is hailed by high profile artists, heads of state and connoisseurs of art as a genius. You can never walk past one of his sculptures without stopping to gaze in astonishment. Sharon Colaco D’Souza [...]
Neha Gandhi represents a new breed of entrepreneurs surging ahead in ventures that seek to redefine traditional structures and breathe life into rural India. Motivated by a desire to change and renew. She talks to us about Matsya, and how she endeavours to promote handicrafts and bring hope to the Indian artisan. Tell us about [...]
Vineeta Nair shares her journey – from the world of advertising and art direction, to design blogging and creative craft. Narrating the story of Art n Light, and more recently, her passion for photography. I discovered design blogging when I was working in advertising and was so hooked that within months I was thirsting for [...]
Aarohi Singh is an artist based in Bangalore. She is well-known for her line of art on products, which she started in 2008 at a time when desi kitsch was a little known concept. A self-taught artist, she has pioneered an entire trend in the design world. Here, she talks about her journey as an [...]
Adarshila Vatika is a school designed with an emphasis on visual education, enabling young children to learn by analysis and observation, encouraging a process where they learn with fun. An existing structure was redesigned to maintain functional requirements. Playschool interior design The elevation was kept largely intact and the original structure formed the core of [...]
Furniture Store Pune My mother, Sonali Pingale, and I, started Sanskriti Lifestyle in 1995, and subsequently built it up to this scale. It is really a lifestyle concept now- “store” seems inadequate. All the colonial bungalows you see- each a retail space for furniture, home decor, even jewellery, clothes and accessories- are designed by my [...]
“Since our designs are Indian memories re-contextualised along contemporary lines, the foreign audience can easily relate to them. Therefore, we had a great response and are in conversation with stores and companies to cater to international markets.” In 2006, things changed for Sahil and Sarthak. The Italian Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to both of [...]
Furniture designer Delhi With a focus is on young creative India and the international design arena, a feature on a interior design firm in Delhi that has achieved accolades on both fronts seemed appropriate. Sahil and Sarthak have just returned to India after a well-received exhibition at Salone del Mobile in Milan, as part of [...]
Considering that more than sixty percent of India’s population is below the age of 35, there is a dearth of product design that caters to this segment, especially in home living and accessories. There is also a lack of fun and trendy design available in this sector. Rajat and Rahul set about to change that. The Happily Unmarried engine took them along dirt tracks and shiny malls and brought young India a new kind of product. Using humour as a tool for design in a very Indian context.
Rohina Anand is the creative force behind AA Living. She believes herself to be the epitome of the creative Gemini. She is always dabbling in different dimensions of the creative arts, whether it is designing the AA living website, the store’s new shopping bags and marketing material, experimenting in creative product photography, dedicating her time to visual merchandising and then, of course, designing and creating textiles. She loves to write and her works have been published as part of several anthologies.
Sonia Sareen : Her infectious joie de vivre coupled with a restless passion that fuels her creative gene; leave an indelible impression on your imagination. You want to know more as she urges you to discover your own creative faculties.
Bobby Aggarwal created the Portside Café brand a few years ago. For inspiration he delved into his own life and drew from Islamic architecture he saw in Bhopal, the havelis of Old Delhi and the vibrancy and colour of Bollywood culture.
Sumeet Nath has been running Studio US independently since 1999. In 2000, they seemed to have found their found their true calling — specialising in the field of hospitality.
Sasi Menon : It was definitely a conscious decision to work across the sectors; education gives me fresh energy and landscaping gives me satisfaction of the soul.My love of natural stone led me to landscape design.
Asad Firdosy aspires to be a sculptor of furniture rather than a manufacturer and to further that end, he has delved deeper into the creative aspects in recent years. He hopes that in years to come Asad Firdosy will be a recognisable brand that will have a distinct style statement, while continuing the glorious tradition of Firdosy Furnishers.