Concrete Reasons To Design
Aditi Sharma is as good at dressing up spaces as she is people! The interior designer is also a talented jewelry artist who creates statement pieces out of concrete.
Young Berlin-based communication designer Khyati Trehan has already been pointed out as a talent to watch out for
Far From Minimal
Interior designer Minnie Bhatt’s eye for detail is what gives her designs striking character
Making Leather Lifestyle
Gautam Sinha’s passion for accessory design manifests through Nappa Dori, his tribute to the versatility of Indian leather
From Guitars Glaze
In a studio in a little village in Goa, Mayank Jain makes inspired creations out of clay and teaches hopefuls how to throw a pot!
An Inventor Speaks
Taking ideas through to prototype and manufacturing stage is what thrills the inventor in Sanandan Sudhir. As Founder & President of INVENT GROUP, a global product design and development firm, he is very well placed to do just that!
When Clay Comes Into Play
Vinod Daroz’s striking ceramic sculptures are the result of a mysterious dialogue between his hands and the clay
Whether through photographs or films, Arjun Kamath has stories to tell and he does them with élan
While Varun Sathe’s Pune-based studio is equipped to handle multi-genre photography, shooting cars and bikes is what gets his adrenalin revving
In the world of automotive design, Dilip Chhabria’s name is synonymous with luxury and the ability to blend eye catching esthetics with superb engineering. From his early days designing automotive accessories for the mass market to his evolution as a truly avantgarde designer, he has always been ahead of the pack!
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
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
Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia, founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture, believe that architecture can transform communities. Katherine tells POOL how they manage to do that across the United States and India.
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…
Scads Of Talent
Chaaya Prabhat finds that working independently allows her to make best use of her distinct illustrative style
Putting Earth On The Map
Three young architects from India - Shruthi Ramakrishna, Agnimitra Bachi, and Ajinkya Unhale – and one urban systems engineer from France, Jeremie Gaudin, give expression to their passion for working with natural materials through the Bangalore based Made In Earth Collective
Kanika Jain’s namesake brand ‘Kanelle’ is an apt reflection of her enduring passion for fashion
Two For One
When Hazel Karkaria and Somesh Kumar realized they had much more in common than an ‘unparalleled love for tea’, the result was By Two Design!
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!
Designing To Delight
As Global Head of Design, GCPL Design Lab, Darshan Gandhi leads an award-winning team of inter-disciplinary designers in their quest to transform brands and create delightful experiences for consumers in a rapidly evolving market
Into The Light
At 27, André J. Fanthome was the youngest photographer to receive the National Academy Award for Visual Art from the National Lalitkala Academy. A decade later, he is certainly not resting on his past laurels.
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
A Way With Words
IT professional Sachin Shah has a flair for writing that reflects in his stunning calligraphic creations
Seeking Aha Moments!
Shanoo Bhatia and Harkiran Singh (Gary) Grewal have been working together to create diverse and innovative design solutions for over two decades. Their expertise ranges from branding to furniture design and they bring to the table experience as much as moments of dazzling inspiration.
Spaces For The Senses
As Creative Head at Project 810, Vritima Wadhwa helps reinterpret traditional design principles in the modern vernacular.
The Art Of Continuity
Brinda Somaya heads a multi-award winning, multi-disciplinary architecture and design practice in Mumbai. In the four decades since Somaya & Kalappa Consultants (SNK) was first set up in a garden shed, it has built up a hugely diverse portfolio and a formidable client list. As an Architect and Urban Conservationist of much experience, she has very definite views on the role of architecture in India, some of which she shares with POOL.
The Art Of Letter Writing
Creating a blissful experience for her audience is what moves calligraphy artist Pooja Bhagwat to put ink to paper.
Not Just Playing Safe
Aditi Agrawal and Anjali Menon go beyond conventional swings and slides to create customized playgrounds that are fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate.
Moneet Chitroda is one of the youngest automotive designers at Renault to see a design proposal all the way through to production.
Rema Chaudhary uses an interesting play of light and shade to draw the viewer in.