The Richness Of Handmade
Amit Vijaya and Richard Pandav are committed to bringing together many hands and hearts through their clothing label ‘amrich’
The perfect balance
Aniruddh Mehta is as much graphic designer as visual artist, and he tries to do justice to both through his work at Studio Bigfat
The Nature of Light
Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth of Klove Studio combine the delicacy of hand blown glass with the sturdiness of metals to create a breathtaking range of lighting options.
The Creative curve
As partners at GCD Studios, graphic designers Shahana Jain and Devshree Sahai contribute enthusiastically to the ‘creation of ideas without boundaries’.
All ABOUT SCALE
A well known industrialist, Dr. Naushad Forbes is Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall, India's leading steam engineering and control instrumentation company. He is on the Board of several educational institutions and public companies and was recently listed in the Indian Express list of the 100 most influential Indians. His is also a familiar name in Indian design circles. As former Chairman Governing Council National Institute of Design (NID), and Chairman India Design Council (IDC), Dr. Forbes has been able to work at bridging the still large gap between industry and design in the country.
NO NEED TO HIDE
By encouraging traditional leather artisans to explore recycled rubber and other material, Sudheer Rajbhar is giving them the opportunity to keep their skills alive
A NATURAL INSTINCT
Nibha Sikander’s 3D figures of birds and insects are intended to draw attention to the wonders of nature. She tells Sonalee Tomar of ‘The Indian Curator’ how she was drawn to the art of paper-cutting.
A moving experience
Amrish Patel and Darshan Soni came together to share a common vision that has since come alive through striking explorations of kinetic art
Giving New Dimension To Space
Over a 20-year career, Shobhana Hadap has effectively managed to combine her graphic design skills with her love for space design. She tells POOL how she and the team at Pune-based Studio Mars create memorable multidimensional brand experiences for a variety of clients.
Function As Much As Form
Communication designer Varun Panesar’s idea to use better layouts to improve physical products took a surprising turn when he designed his first wallet
Blurring The Lives
Co-founders of soft-geometry, furniture designers Utharaa Zacharias and Palaash Chaudhary are working towards a gentle blend of handmade techniques with modern manufacturing processes
The Playful Side Of Clay
Astha Malu’s ceramic journey reflects a gradual transition from non-functional artworks to user-friendly utility products
Creating Meaningful Design
After two decades in the field, Ankur Choksi, Design Principal at Studio Lotus, has mastered the art of using conscious design to empower the environment and all the stakeholders involved in the process
Designing For Diversity
Swapnil Chaudhari became an industrial designer to escape the restrictions of a career in engineering – and found his true métier!
Adding Life To Walls
Multimedia artist Shivani Kohli enjoys transforming spaces with her eye-catching murals and wall art.
The Art Of Preservation
Though her heritage interpretation and design consultancy, Sarita Sundar is working at keeping memories alive…in the process satisfying both the researcher and designer in her
As Senior Designer with Renault Groupe in Mumbai, Ramandeep Singh finds an exciting platform to express his childhood passion for automobiles
Shaped By Emotion
Ceramic artist Rekha Goyal is as passionate about making her craft accessible to people as she is about creating her own works of art
Block By Block
Keen on creating ‘global clothing with an Indian connect’, Ishanee Mukherjee and Anirudh Chawla teamed up three years ago to launch Poochki Designs
A Way With Words
IT professional Sachin Shah has a flair for writing that reflects in his stunning calligraphic creations
Making A Play For Clay
Ceramic sculptor Shayonti Salvi gave up a career in interior design to pursue the lure of clay and discovered the freedom of creating exactly what she wants!
Applying Science To Life
Over the last 30 years since it entered India, 3M Company has worked to improve lives across the country through its innovative solutions, says Eric Quint, Vice President and Chief Design Officer
Visual artist Sahaya Sharma is hoping to ‘make a lot of art that makes humans think and feel’. She seems to be heading in the right direction…
Designing For Impact
Effecting social change is what moves Nirmala Nair, and she uses her training as a designer to reach the widest possible audience
Whether through photographs or films, Arjun Kamath has stories to tell and he does them with élan
When Clay Comes Into Play
Vinod Daroz’s striking ceramic sculptures are the result of a mysterious dialogue between his hands and the clay
Making A Difference
While public health design is a professional passion, Siddhartha Joshi is equally keen on pursuing his love for travel writing and photography
Making Leather Lifestyle
Gautam Sinha’s passion for accessory design manifests through Nappa Dori, his tribute to the versatility of Indian leather
Keeping Learning In Fashion
As a committed slow fashion designer and much respected researcher and educationist, Dr. Vaibbhavi Pruthviraj Ranavaade straddles both ends of the fashion industry
Geetanjali Gondhale’s fascination for nature and tribal arts and crafts compelled her to turn her back on advertising and plunge into jewelry design five years ago.