PARTH PARIKH, 29
Founder, Design Clinic India, Delhi www.designclinicindia.com
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