Design Fabric’s ‘WIP Sessions’ is a monthly event, where Designers and Artists talk about their unfinished, latest and upcoming projects.
For the first time ever we are taking WIP Sessions to the Capital in collaboration with Asian Paints Colour Next. We’re pitching our tent at NSIC Ground, Okhla in Delhi on the 23rd of February. For the seventh edition of the monthly event, we have invited Architect Ayaz Basrai, Fashion Designer Suket Dhir, Visual Artist Archan Nair and Graphic Designer Pavithra Dikshit.
Ayaz Basrai studied industrial design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and after a short stint of working in Dubai moved back to Mumbai to set up The Busride Design Studio with his brother, an architect from CEPT/MIT. Currently dabbling in a constellation of eclectic projects from Hospitality (like Social, Blue Frog etc.) to Installation Art, from Institutional Architecture to Heritage Conservation around his home in Bandra, and from Illustration to 3D Printing projects, he juggles the many schizophrenic projects the city tosses up, in a desperate attempt to make sense of it all.
At the session, Ayaz will be exploring the concept of Symbiosis and why it's a great tool to create progressive change, and work in harmony with our given contexts. The idea is to stress a methodology that is universally applicable, for adaptation into various disciplines.
Suket Dhir heads an indo-centric, eco-chic, contemporary menswear brand that combines artisanal techniques and luxurious fabrics in classic silhouettes that are styled with subtle intricate detailing and a hint of quirk. After graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in 2005, Suket launched his eponymous label in 2010. Staunch believers in the ‘Less is More’ philosophy, their old school tailoring & finishing processes lend luxury to every creation. The label propounds slow fashion - celebrating comfort, the aesthetic evolution with wear and the charm of ageing beautifully.
Their commitment to luxury reflects through unflinching quality, delivering a great product and attention to immaculate handcrafting and use of natural materials.
Archan Nair is a self-taught visual artist, illustrator and digital artist, specialising in mixed media, illustration, and digital art. His visual expressions are part of a journey which is influenced by the mysteries of our existence and how every action, emotion, and our interconnectedness in a universal scale sets off a chain of reactions, which we experience from the micro to the macro scale.
Formerly a fashion major and entrepreneur, Archan started painting in 2006 at the age of 24 and made the shift to being an independent artist in 2007. He has been featured in various publications and has achieved recognition from music artists like Kanye West along with collaborations with Chris Brown and Lindsay Lohan. Archan's passion and love for the creative process and expressing himself has opened a whole new journey, where he is exploring the beautiful essence of life.
Pavithra Dikshit is a typographer, designer and artist, presently working at Landor Mumbai. She is one-third of Postcard People – an avenue to revive sending out postcards – and one-eighth of Kadak – a collective of South Asian women that works with graphic storytelling of different kinds. Her love for letterforms and words also makes her a part of the global Type Camp community. Explorations at the cross-sections of life and design, within the Indian context, outline a major part of her practice as a designer.
5:00pm | Gates Open
6:00pm | Ayaz Basrai
6:30pm | Pavithra Dikshit
7:00pm | Suket Dhir
7:30pm | Archan Nair
8:00pm | Networking Drinks
9:00pm | Session Ends