Founder, De­sign Clinic In­dia, Delhi­sign­clin­icin­

India Today - - COVER STORY / PEOPLE - By Ridhi Kale

Aflower with­out its sweet scent is a lot like a home with­out colour. Bring­ing the right hues into peo­ple’s in­te­ri­ors is fur­ni­ture de­signer Parth Parikh. A post grad­u­ate in prod­uct de­sign from Do­mus Academy, Mi­lan, he started De­sign Clinic In­dia in De­cem­ber 2015. Since In­dia plays the muse for his cre­ations, lo­cal cul­ture, tra­di­tions and craft find their way in his de­signs. So, there are rge Phool Mandi pouffes in­spired by the flo­ral bas­kets in In­dia’s flower mar­kets, Safa Stools that take cues from Ra­jasthani tur­bans, the Nawab Chair uses cane weav­ing to cre­ate a mini char­poy with a bol­ster (like the roy­als dur­ing the Mughal area), and the Kutch Chair up­hol­stered in vel­vet with patch­work in­spired by the weav­ing tra­di­tions by the women of the re­gion.

IN­DIA MODERN “One of our re­cent col­lec­tion uses the Chan­na­p­atna tech­nique to cre­ate con­tem­po­rary, lac­quered wood din­ing ta­bles and lights,” says Parikh high­light­ing the craft from the Mughal pe­riod that was used to make toys. “Not every piece uses craft tech­niques, but what ties them to­gether is the story be­hind them,” he adds. PRICE `5,000 on­wards

Pho­to­graph by CHANDRADEE­P KU­MAR

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