Pecha Kucha Night Delhi #27 – The first 4 Makers

DikshaMehta (1)Diksha Mehta’s exposure to the world of design started at a young age, within her family business of Garment and Accessory Exports for the European market. Her flair for design took her to study at NIFT Delhi and the Domus Academy, Milan, and work on design projects with companies such as Tod’s, Angelo Figus and Daniella Puppa. Diksha runs a boutique graphic design studio that offers custom invitation design services for life’s big events. The personalised and bespoke invitation and stationery suites often end up being a jumping-off point for the event décor and styling choices of the clients. Diksha’s work is driven by an “out-of-the-box” approach to the very personal and intimate stories, personalities, interests and favorite colours of her clients.

 

VrindaMathurVrinda Mathur is an Accessory Design graduate from NIFT, New Delhi. After a stint in the luxury lighting design industry with Swarovski, she took a leap into furniture design with Studio Wood, a manufacturing setup run by parents Ramesh & Venu Mathur, running successfully over the last 15 years. Vrinda is now dedicated to re-launching Studio Wood as the Studio Wood Collective, a collaboration between design enthusiasts, Gazal Bawa, Navya Aggarwal and Sahej Bhatia, coming from varied fields to design contemporary furniture on the principles of re-purposing old furniture samples, wooden pieces and boards. #SWC will serve as a one-stop retail design studio designing chairs, shelves, tables, lights and accessories.

MarkMark Medom from Kohima, Nagaland, was born in Calcutta in 1986. He completed his BFA in Sculpture from the Delhi College of Art, in 2010, and went on to do a MFA in Sculpture in 2012. He has been a designer for theatre festivals, a participant at Innovation Station and a creative facilitator at Made to Create. Mark will be speaking about DIY home improvement.

OrayaSayeedOraya Sayeed is 16 years old and loves to bake. She took to baking in a big way when she fell ill in 2011. Since she could not go out and play or hang out with her friends she would get bored alone at home with her maid or mother. They’d often spend a lot of time in the kitchen making her delicious meals, one day she decided to do so as well! Being afraid of fire, she decided to bake. She began with premixes from grocery stores and gradually brought recipe books and started trying different recipes from scratch. Once the cakes started tasting good, she started to decorate them. She went onto YouTube and saw videos and over a period of time became pretty good at it! When she bakes, she is in her own little world, where the kitchen becomes her comfort place, to whip something up and enjoy eating it later on!

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