AARTI AGGARWAL, 41
Founder and Creative Director Knock On Wood, Chandigarh and Delhi www.knockonwood.in
Aarti Aggarwal’s furniture brand, Knock On Wood was born in her parents’ garage in the early 2000s with a few essential tools and two workmen. Since then, Aggarwal has designed, drawn, cut, sawed and chiselled her way to success. She celebrates the raw essence of wood through her timeless designs. Specialising in chair design from Danish Skole of Design, Copenhagen, Aggarwal’s strong sensibility is a by-product of her international exposure and love for Indian art and culture.
SMOOTH SAILING It took Aggarwal nine months to create Ketch, a bench from the Forest Collection made from reused teak, oak and ash wood. The best part about this piece is all the different wooden pieces fit together flawlessly like a jigsaw puzzle. It has an interesting boat-like shape which adds to its rustic quality. As sparsely decorated furniture is what Aggarwal loves, she says, “This Diwali try to pick at least one timeless piece.” PRICE `2 lakh onwards