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Profile of the Week: Ishrat Sahgal

Ishrat Sahgal

Mishcat Co, Design House Following a degree in interior architecture, when Ishrat Sahgal returned to Indian shores from The States, it

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Akanksha Sharma

Akanksha Sharma

Product Designer The turning point in Akanksha’s career in design came when textile designer Martin Bergstrom popped up at NIFT Delhi

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The Visitor

The Visitor

Upasana Mehndiratta, Illustrator ‘Is it a bug? Is it an alien? Where did it come from? What does it want? And

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Kadak

Kadak

Design Collective When eight women living across the world came together to question through their art what it means to be

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Tiger among men

Agnese Taurina

Latvian illustrator Agnese Taurina’s work is bold, sensual and richly layered. Filtering and reflecting multifaceted influences from cultural undercurrents to

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Profile of the Week: Raj Dhunna

Raj Dhunna

Raj Dhunna’s illustrative work is at once striking and engaging. Punctuated by solid brush strokes and a bold, graphic aesthetic,

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Iqrup and Ritz

Kick-started by mother-daughter duo, Iqrup + Ritz is a furniture and decor label. Their furniture is slick and comfortable. Their

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Profile of the Week: Suhani Parekh

Suhani Parekh

Misho, Accessory Label For a while now, the fashion industry has been ablaze with graphic twists of metal looped around necks,

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Naushad Ali | Autumn Winter 16/17

Design x Design

If there is something that helps the landscape of human civilisation evolve, it is Design. Charting out the roadmap in

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Profile of the Week: Ankita Shinde

Ankita Shinde

Visual Designer Ankita's love for art can be traced right back to her childhood. She began sketching when she was three

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Profile of the Week: Tania Khosla

Tania Khosla

Tania is versatile and inexhaustively creative in her experiments. The founder and creative director of tsk sees design as a holistic discipline. Her

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Masala Library

Saheba Singh

Interior Designer Being born to a family of designers had a lot to do with Saheba’s career. Growing up around drafting

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Discipline by Pavithra Dikshit

Pavithra Dikshit

Graphic Designer Pavithra is a Co-Founder of Postcard People, which set out with the aim to revive the tradition of sending

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Alejandro Aravena | Photography: Andrea Avezzu | Courtesy: LaBiennale di Venezia

Alejandro Aravena

The Architect of Now Alejandro Aravena is one of the most important architects, thinkers and doers today. He is socially conscious,

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Vauxhall Bridge | Thukral & Tagra

The Illuminated River

The Illuminated River is a design project which conceived the idea to create installations that would light up Central London's

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Bijoy Jain

Bijoy Jain

MPavilion MPavilion 2016, designed by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, has opened in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Initiated and

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Alok Shetty

Alok Shetty

Architect Alok Shetty has the amazing quality to hide the tremendous thought, engineering and design effort he has put into something

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Gucci 4 Rooms

Gucci 4 Rooms

Since Alessandro Michele has taken over Gucci, the once conservative brand has become eclectic, artsy, very cool and nonchalant. They

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Sonal Malhotra

Interactive Designer An alumnus of NIFT, Delhi and NID, Ahmedabad, Sonal Malhotra is an innovator. She is driven towards creating high-quality,

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Manu Ambady

Illustrator Manu Ambady’s work is inspired by realism and figuration. He has a penchant for sketching people he sees around

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Profile of the Week: Sonali and Manit Rastogi

Sonali and Manit Rastogi

Morphogenesis How would you sum up the last 20 years of your practice? We started Morphogenesis in 1996 as a two-person practice

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Vaidehi Thakkar

Product Designer: With home in the scenic town of Alleppey in Kerala, Vaidehi Thakkar spent her initial years exploring the backwaters, seashores

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Dhvani Behl

‘It all starts with a drawing. You begin with a line drawing and it can become a million other things,’

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#IWearHandloom

Laila Tyabji: Laila Tyabji, the founder of Dastkar, is almost as well-known for her personal collection of saris as she is

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Kritika Trehan

Illustrator: Kritika’s romance with art and design didn’t begin young as does for most; she gradually journeyed into art, realised her

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Nikhil Paul - Product Design

Nikhil Paul

When Nikhil Paul moved into a new studio space in Delhi, he couldn’t find the sort of utilitarian yet elegant

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Tania Fadte

Fashion Designer Growing up amid dressmakers, Tania’s love affair with design bloomed in her hometown Goa. ‘All the women in my

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Nikheel Aphale

Nikheel Aphale

Calligrapher: Nikheel Aphale was interested in art and lettering since childhood. His teachers at school were all united in affirming that

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Jasjyot Singh Hans

Jasjyot Singh Hans’s Tumblr page comes alive in candy pop hues, and his captivating GIFs are almost hypnotic. Combining his

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Indu Harikumar

Mumbai based Indu Harikumar finds drawing therapeutic, engaging and very entertaining. Her job at Chandamama [a classic Indian monthly magazine

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The Creative Indians

The Creative Indians

Manil & Rohit The creative duo are taking to explore exclusive creative processes of artists and designers; live in action in

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Pixel art

Saksham Verma

Saksham Verma is an art enthusiast. He is finishing his final year from Srishrti School of Art and Design. An

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Aakriti Kumar

Growing up in a family with a taste for the creative, inspiration was never hard to come by for Aakriti

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Dharavi Design Museum

Design for a Cause: ‘Not everyone can be a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere,’ words rightly

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Kaveri Gopalakrishnan

Illustrator: Travelling from a very tender age, Kaveri concocted mystical tales of forests and animals, finding comfort in her imagination. With

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Pepe Heykoop and Laurien Menter

Nestled in a corner of Foras Road in the bustling city of Mumbai—home to more than 20 million people—lives a

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Nicobar

From the family that created Good Earth, comes another label, a community you would want to be a part of.

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Olie

Designer, Amrita Nambiar: In her head, Amrita belongs to a whimsical land where people have the time to dream, just sip on

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Photography by Steve Double

Dame Extraordinaire

Zaha Hadid: Platform had the privilege of featuring on our cover one of the most important and greatest architects the world has

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Ink Bucket

The Ink Bucket was born when Vidhi Khandelwal realized that she could not stay away rom her diaries and drawing

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Akaliko

Accesory Label: When two childhood friends cruise around an island city, conversations can be very random. One such evening gave birth

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Pratap Chalke

'Eat, sleep, draw, repeat is the motto I live by,' says Pratap Chalke, a rising illustrator. Growing up in a

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Windmill Design Festival

Away from the hustle and bustle of the main city lies a design community on the outskirts of Delhi, displaying

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Alina Vadera

Interior Designer: Alina Vadera’s story is inspiring for all the right reasons. Surrounded by art and design as a child, Alina

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Usha Prajapati

Designer and Changemaker: Usha Prajapati is a woman of meaning, a woman of positive influence and power. She is young, talented

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The Gaysi Zine cover, illustrated by Ojoswi Sur

The Gaysi Zine - Queer Graphic Anthology

Just when the world is stepping out to explore the many facets of sexuality and gender and questioning everything we know about it,

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The Connector for the Future

Smriti Nagpal: Weren’t you lost when you were 23? When you just got out of university and it was mandatory to

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Taxi Fabric

Design Campaign: Home to more than 20 million people, 88 per cent of who travel by public transport, taxi cabs in

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A pill can keep everyone together.

30 Days of Summer

Avinash Jai Singh finds his muse in the simplest of things in life; a passing thought, a chance conversation, something

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Life on your table

Ameeta Sharma Menon, architect: When Ameeta Sharma Menon started exploring terrarium design, a unique idea—and a need of the hour—was conceived.

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Aeflie Oudghiri

Product Designer: Brooklyn-based designer, Alefie Oudghiri was born in New York and has lived in Italy, Morocco and Hungary. She spent

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Upasana Makati

Founder, White Print Magazine:  Sometimes, when you read about people and their stories, you learn how one nascent idea can catapult into great

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Prague Illustration

Sumedha Sah

Illustrator: Sumedha was born and raised in the beautiful hill station of Nainital. Growing up amid the surreal environs made a deep impact on her, and

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The Grafiosi

We got in touch with the accidental graphic designer, Pushkar Thakur, better known as The Grafiosi, who believes in creating

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Katyayani Singh

With no background in design, a 19-year-old student is charming many with her unconventional illustrations. Katyayani Singh is a self-taught

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Manuja Waldia

Graphic Designer: Manuja Waldia’s life revolves around design. Who needs sleep when they can run on design?’ She asks. The creatively enriching

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Kunal Sen

Landing on illustrator and animator Kunal Sen’s website has you comfortably lost for a few hours, thanks to the captivating

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Handcrafted Dinnerware by Airphish

Smriti Choudhary

Product Designer: Airphish was founded by Smriti Choudhary for the love of ‘art, nature and for the love of beautiful things.’

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The Postcard Project

The designer:  Born and raised in Delhi, Vidhi khandelwal was a doodler since her childhood days. She spent countless hours in

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Flux chair

Flux

Designer duo, Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten are the creative minds behind Flux—a furniture label that houses eclectic products, with

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