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Highly Prized

The Design Intelligence Award (DIA) is much coveted not only in its home country of China but increasingly across the world. As international media partner, POOL had a ringside seat of the recently held celebrations…

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The Luxury Of Handwoven

As a designer working in the craft sector, Margaret Zinyu is helping to resurrect the traditional art of loin loom weaving in her home state of Nagaland.

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Style Maketh The Man

Creative director, stylist, design and visual communication consultant, Nikhil D. wears his many hats with much élan!

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​​​​​​​Drawn To Figures

Janine Shroff enjoys juggling the clean and functional aspect of her graphic design work with the fun and color of her personal illustrations.

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Stretching The Imagination

Childhood friends Nirali Mehta and Jeenie Madan got together to start an eco-friendly activewear line that helps fashion meet fitness.

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Multiple Identities

Currently Director of GLS Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Anil Sinha has not turned his back on the practice of design. In fact, his long years in academia have given him a unique perspective and a refreshing approach to his other roles as design practitioner and researcher.

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Play Of Light

Installation artist and designer Vibhor Sogani illuminates spaces with his striking creations.

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Glass Act

India’s first studio glass blower, Srila Mookherjee has evolved into an artist whose work reflects both delicacy and dexterity.

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Top Honors

Balkrishna Doshi receives the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first ever Indian to be honored with architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

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Beyond The Lines

Anand Radhakrishnan has a knack for storytelling that comes to life through his illustrations.

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Auto Focus

Whether it’s automobiles or animals in the frame, the eye behind Gaurav Thombre’s camera is trained to capture the most stunning images.

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Urging Re Imagination

Challenging and upsetting the status quo is what drives Jinan K.B. in his roles as educator and design researcher, and in his work with rural artisan communities

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The 'And' Factor

Dr. Naushad Forbes makes a strong case for giving greater priority to design in Indian industry. Excerpts from his inaugural talk at the recently held CII-NID India Design Summit in Hyderabad.

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Less Is More

While Shweta Kapur’s designs tend to lean towards minimalism, a lot of attention is paid to tiny details

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Winning Post

Hari Nallan, Co-Founder & CEO, ThinkDesign, was a Jury at the iF Design Awards 2018. He shares with POOL what it meant to be part of the judging process in Hamburg recently…

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No Room For Lies

Sunil Padwal draws on the interplay of opposites to create the strikingly honest works that have made him a visual artist of repute

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Making Space For Innovation

As Executive Vice President, Godrej Properties Limited, Anubhav Gupta wears multiple hats. Design thinker, innovator and architect, he moved home after a decade abroad to ‘Design Think and Design Do in India’. The GPL Design Studio, which he helped set up, gives him a platform to do just that!

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The Lure Of Letters

Rukminee Guha Thakurta has made an indelible mark for herself in the world of publication design

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No Sleeping On The Job!

As Lead Interior Designer at Bentley Motors Limited, Rajesh Kutty seems to have found his niche, even while he sometimes sacrifices sleep to work on other design projects

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Art In His DNA

As Creative Director of Forty Six and Two Designs, Sajid Wajid Shaikh gives full expression to his illustration and other artistic talents

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The Guiding Hand

After an exciting career with some of India’s leading start-ups, Sunit Singh Sehgal has now slipped into an advisory role where his experience truly counts

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In Touch With The Future

Takbir Fatima is an architect with a highly developed social conscience, a trait that reflects in the kind of work she tends to gravitate to

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Seeking Movement In Clay

Seeking Movement In Clay

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Drawing On Life

Visual artist Taarika John gave up a career in advertising to chart a freelance path where she’s inspired by all that’s happening around her!

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The Human Touch

When Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty teamed up to launch ready-to-wear label, HUEMN, they were attempting to fill a gap in the market with clothing that reflected their sensibilities 

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The Game Changer

For almost five decades Uday Athavankar has balanced design teaching, consultancy and research with ease. Though he trained as an architect, it is in design that he has found his métier. He shares with POOL some of his pioneering ideas on design methods and processes...

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Hearing Their Call

As CEO of Sohum Innovation Lab, Nitin Sisodia drives his team towards innovation that meets unmet clinical needs in resource-constrained countries like India

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Fun With Fashion

While Teresa Liasom and Utsav Pradhan are complete opposites in terms of personality, when it comes to their quirkily named label, munkee.see.munkee.doo, they seem to have settled on a happy compromise.

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Unusual Framework

Dayanita Singh has combined her training in design with an eye for the extraordinary to create striking book-objects that create a whole new architecture for photography. One of India’s finest photographers, she shares with Pool her journey from mother’s muse to visual archivist… 

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Figures Of A Different Kind

Illustrator and artist Abhimanyu Ghimiray discovered his calling only after acquiring a degree in business studies

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