Bombay | Shanghai | Chicago
My practice explores the idea of curating spaces, engaging the senses and playing with perception by challenging material possibilities. My work is driven by the idea of articulating surface and designing ornamentation to create ephemeral affects that have experiential qualities.
The aesthetic and sensual capacities of ornamentation reveal something about a space that goes beyond the merely visual, shaping experience by creating an architectural affect in a manner that reaches beyond the relatively limited operations of icon and symbol. Ornamentation functions as a system in my design: a means of relating form, structure, screen and surface.
Ornamentation holds the possibility of becoming an active part of a designed environment and curates circulation and movement within spaces. It is a way of sensing and communicating with a space as it serves as a mechanism to connect to culture.
My cultural experiences and background are sources of inspiration for the ornamental motifs seen in my design. I believe learning the history and traditions of material allow me to re-imagine how ornament and surface design can shape environments and develop a practice that always finds new possibilities in the complex dynamics of site, culture, and program.
Jurassic Studio | Architecture Intern
Researched the urban and built environment related to upcoming exhibit topic: architecture of dissent, ideas of citizenship and changing public opinion of architecture in conversation with the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.
Helped conceptualize, design and prototype models for the exhibit. Worked in collaboration with Jennifer Park and Norman Teague to conceptualize, design and build the exhibit displayed at the School of the Art Institute as part of the AIADO at 10 alumni event.
Crucial Detail | Product design Intern
Researched packaging options for tableware, studied marketing trends and budgeted production costs for new packaging for Crucial Detail.
Designed new packaging elements to create a thoughtful, intuitive, unexpected experience.
Talati and Panthaky Associated | Interior Design intern
Developed floor plan layouts for dormitories of a rural military school in Shirpur, India. Sourced and budgeted furniture for the project based on required design specifications.
Proficient in Autocad, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office.
Experience with model making, slip casting, mold making, woodworking, laser cutting and 3D printing.
Conversant in Hindi and Mandarin.