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DESIGN FABRIC x HDFC LIFE DREAMS THAT COME TRUE

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All I remember of myself from childhood is a kid who never stopped drawing. I don’t think I ever had one particular dream, but I knew I loved to draw. I think the progression of my interest from initially drawing to now designing has been quite linear. With Kalakaari Haath, I’m trying to explore how to formally translate my aesthetic sense into intent and design language…

 

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PLATFORM MAG

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In my final year, I decided to research the building craft of India. The culture of building is a co-ordinated system of knowledge, rules, procedures and habits that surrounds the building process in a given place and time. Within a building culture, construction is rarely a solitary act, isolated from the material, social and aesthetic world around it. Realising that the architect didn’t originally exist in traditional building culture, the study shifted into understanding this role of the architect vs the craftsmen. As a method of documentation, I hand illustrated a series of postcards for it. These in turn, inspired kalakaarihaath…

 

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ASIAN PAINTS : COLOUR QUOTIENT

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Traditional craftsmen are principal carriers of the body of skills and knowledge required to use traditional materials and technologies.In a context of today, where individual scopes are so well defined in building cultures, the craftsmen are often looked at as an execution team, completely independent of design.We’re constantly trying to reconfigure the role of the architect and the craftsmen in every project…

 

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TIMES OF INDIA, CHENNAI

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Working with in-house designers, she plans to bring on board artisans. “If we have to promote folk art we have to personalise it,“ says Sahiba, who feels the challenge is not about acceptance but the lack of knowledge of such a concept…

 

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HOME REVIEW MAGAZINE : SEPTEMBER 2017

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designed with ergonomic sensitivity, this furniture piece accommodates your favourite read accompanying the perfect cup of coffee..

 

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BETTER INTERIORS : OCTOBER 2017

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artworks which showcase a contemporary take on Indian art forms, patterns…

 

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IDEAL HOMES AND GARDEN

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Beautiful wall artwork can be so captivating in your house!…

 

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LBB, MUMBAI

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This design studio combines traditional and modern techniques to make unique things for your home – anything from absolutely gorgeous wallpapers made from canvas, wall paintings, offbeat furniture such as suspended sofa swings {called ‘the oonjal’}, traditional haveli doors or a uniquely shaped reading table.

 

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SO CITY, DELHI

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Kalakaarihaath or the artwork of hands, is your-one-stop brand for exploring architecture, design and illustrations! The designs and handicrafts are inspired by traditional handicrafts of India.

 

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MISS STYLE FIESTA

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I always find it intriguing to learn about the process of why a certain piece of creativity found its way together and what the story was behind it. I got Sahiba from Kalakaari Haath to elaborate on how we worked together, to bring alive these quirky invites filled with little elements of Shailoom…

 

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DESIGN SPECTRUM

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Traditional methods of crafting and design expression influence almost all of their work, right from its conceptualisation to execution.

 

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PATTERNS IN CHAOS

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Wall papers are a great idea to grab attention on the focal wall. Recently I discovered these amazing set of wall papers, customized by Kalakaarihaath that has a story embedded in each design. I am sure this is a design narrative I would want to use in my next site to give it a touch of the exclusive. It can be dynamically used in residential as well as commercial spaces.

 

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