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
The Richness Of Handmade
Amit Vijaya and Richard Pandav are committed to bringing together many hands and hearts through their clothing label ‘amrich’
Bringing Ideas To Life
Creative Director at her eponymous design studio, Sharon Nayak picked up the camera to bridge the gap between her creative vision and its photographic execution
The Striking Right Note
Johnny Ganta might have made a career in music if he hadn’t chosen to work at being a master visual storyteller instead
The Playful Side Of Clay
Astha Malu’s ceramic journey reflects a gradual transition from non-functional artworks to user-friendly utility products
Retelling Stories From The Past
Wajahat Rather started Raffughar as a tribute to the traditional darners of Kashmir. He uses his label to contemporize the ancient craft techniques of his home state.
The Doshis, Manish and Malini, and more recently their son Malay, are all architects from CEPT, Ahmedabad. Through Studio Saransh, they bring to life a combination of evolving ideas.
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
Nothing Is Permanent, Finished Or Perfect
Ashiesh Shah believes that nothing is permanent, finished or perfect - a philosophy he brings to his architecture and interior design practice with great success
The Alternate Path
If he could he would only design main titles! Till then, award-winning art director and designer Harshit Desai is making a clear mark in the world of motion design.
Weaving Strands Of Success
As Principal Designer of one of India’s most well known design studios, Mahesh Borse has revolutionized the home décor industry. Decades of experience and a flair for looking beyond textiles to a complete business strategy help him make Mahesh Borse Designs a name to reckon with.
Though co-founder and creative director of an advertising and design agency in Mumbai, it is his parallel roles as digital visionary artist and landscape photographer that allow Aashit Singh to get in touch with his true nature
More Cream, Please!
Malai, created by Zuzana Gombosova and Susmith CS, is a sustainable alternative to leather that will delight environmentally conscious manufacturers and consumers alike
Doodling With Purpose
Freelance illustrator and cartoonist Mounica Tata enjoys creating illustrations that make people think
A Himalayan Effort
At Atelier Lãlmitti, his studio in the mountains, ceramic artist and teacher Reyaz Badaruddin uses red clay to give form to his imagination
A Cut Above The Rest
It takes more than a steady hand to create the delicate and intricate artwork that Parth Kothekar does with such skill
Wed To Woodworking
Through Solli Concepts, Sohel Contractor and Zahabia Abid offer hand-crafted furniture that makes the best, and often unusual, use of different varieties of wood
Travel Tales On Textiles
Storytelling is at the heart of Safomasi, an award-winning design studio and brand set up by Sarah Fotheringham and Maninder Singh
The Art Of Ageing
Kritika Soni’s handcrafted ceramics reflect her philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection
Freelance animator and design consultant, Shashank Nimkar hopes not only to give new life to ceramic waste, but to encourage others to do so as well
Going Beyond The Myths
Rithika Merchant’s thought-provoking and striking work is an exploration of the common thread that runs through different cultures and religions
A Talent For Crafting Spaces
Through Baaya Design, Shibani Jain combines her considerable experience in the craft sector with an innate understanding of interiors to help customers create their own little nest