Q. What was the concept behind your office space?
A. The thought behind my work area is simple, I believe in the concept of ‘nothing is waste’, and I follow it to a T. I have used materials that most people might consider a waste, but to me, I have created a space that gives me inspiration to design wonders. It’s a great reminder that nothing in this world is useless.
Q. What is your favourite thing about your workstation?
A. My hand-made, shoe-shaped calendar keeps me upto-date and I love it. I am also fond of my dad’s old office chair which I now use. It keeps the inspiration flowing and I believe it’s my good luck charm.
Q. Three tips on creating an inviting workspace...
A. Let your workstation be a reflection of who you are. A place where you feel comfortable working and if you are in the creative field, it’s important for ideas to flow consistently. At the end of the day, it does not matter whether it appeals to others or not, it has to help build a creative and relaxing atmosphere and work for you.
Q. What personal touches have you added that make it uniquely you?
A. Almost everything in this office has been created by me. I hand-crafted the shelves all over my office and my desk without the help of a carpenter, and I added a bit of a feminine, artsy touch with spray painting on the walls. I call it ‘the Swati touch’.
Top, Manish Arora; pencil skirt, Marks & Spencer; blazer, Forever 21; necklace, Accessorize; ring, Forever New