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Contents TWINe Colours, materials and finishes Basic materials Pug A-Symmetry Greek Resto Bar

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A Branch Elements of Form Photography Mineral Pradesh | Branding 36 Days of Type

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TWINe Nov 2017 TWINe is a coffee table designed to fit the need of a center table, coffee table as well as a stool. It comprises of three pieces - two stools and a table top. When not in use, the table top can be removed and stools serve as side tables and sittings.

The brief of this project was to design a furniture piece which would be multi-functional and multi-purpose. The intention was to apply the learnings of anthropometrics, ergonomics, materials and properties, construction drawing and detailing, CMF.

Materials used: Ash wood & Mild Steel flats



1. Concept


2. Scaled Prototype

3. Full Scale Prototype test


4. Production

5. Assembling

6. User Testing


The stool sits on a 6-leg structure made of Mild Steel Flats The twist adds to the overall structural strength and the language of the furniture. The wooden surface holds the structure together and doesn’t let it collapse.

Colours, Materials & Finishes Oct 2017 The aim of the one-week workshop was to brief about importance and usage of colours, materials and finishes in our products and interiors. The image on the left embodies the attribute Softness. Various materials with colour/ material/ finish depicting softness are arranged.

One of the major learnings were the ability to relate attributes to materials and finishes and exposure to know how to metaphorically transform facets of individuals into materials.

Basic Materials March 2017 Wood as an elective was chosen to be explored as a basic materials along with a combination of other materials. Other materials explored were : Linear material like rope with techniques like Macrame Aluminium Rivets Mild Steel Rod The major learning was to learn how to come up with a functional joinery within the expected time frame.

The elemental design was based on the functioning of a traditional folk dance instrument known as Sapp.

This exploration’s challenge was to achieve reinforcement of a plane. The reinforcement can be achieved with a slider. In a concertina, one of the arms in the cross sits behind the other.

In order to create a slider, a joinery was deviced where it could be replicated on all similar positions. Once fixed, it helps the arms to extend & slide irrespective of their planes.


P UPUG G Ruler RULER ( S(Stationery t a t i o n e/ Office r y ) Supplies)

Even before the standardization of scales, man measured using his body parts which were the basic units of measurement. One would take alternative steps to measure inifinite distances with his foot steps, known as ‘foot’. Taking the tradition forward in the post-modern era, the PUG ruler comes with a sliding mechanism, where one can break the boudaries of measuring a finite length - that let’s one measure to infinity. The word PUG means ‘Foot’ in Hindi, by which the product is inspired. It is space-saving and easy-to-carry.


scale, successfully helping avoid even a 1 mm error 45

The Red Dot is pivoted inside the slider. Red colour creates emphasis to make the user feel more alert.

The ruler consists of 3 elements Track | Slider | Red Dot




170 mm



Cross section of the ruler depicts the Tongue and Grove joint between the Track and Slider. The tongue consists of a wider section at the end to allow movement of the sliding element only along a single axis.


RULER (Stationery / Office Supplies)

The word PUG means ‘Foot’ in Hindi, by which the product is inspired. It is space-saving and easy-to-carry.

The Red Dot is an indicator of the position of the slider









The 0 coincides with the 15 of the first scale, successfully helping avoid even a 1 mm error 45

The ruler consists of 3 elements Track | Slider | Red Dot

The Red Dot is pivoted inside the slider. Red colour creates emphasis to make the user feel more alert. 17

A-Symmetry July 2018 A-Symmetry is a bamboo mobile sculptures inspired from Alexander Calder’s work. I experimented with motion through air and explored various forms through a variety of cuts on hollow bamboo. Bamboo was chamfered, splitted, bent, filleted to explore various possibilites. These 7 forms were then suspended at various levels counter balancing each other by shifting the fulcrum. Because it is balanced, the breeze makes it move. The whole composition seems to be in a state of equilibrium, it gives a sense of symmetry while being asymmetric.

Alexander Calder’s mobile scuplture based on counter-balance



Greek Resto Bar

April 2018 Greek Resto-Bar was a real-site project for a site based in Ahmedabad, India. I was inspired by the Greek Cycladic architecture and wanted to create a theme-based resto-bar. Tools used : SketchUp with V-Ray

A Branch

4 days, Feb 2018 ‘A Branch’ is an installation comprising of 6 pieces of furniture, forming a hexagon when arranged together. The negative area in the centre of the installation represents the

trunk and furniture’s profile is an abstraction of branches and roots of a tree. This furniture was created under the guidance of Matali Crasset, a French designer.

Materials used: Birch ply and pinewood ‘The Branch’ can be used in both orientations horizontally and vertically.

Elements of Form

2 weeks, March 2018 Understanding forms using linear, planar and volumetric materials. The pictures to the left are the elevation and plan of a rotatable form sculpted out of a volumetric material. Volumetric rotatable forms are in general, symmetrical. I was able to understand and realize the subjectivity of forms. A person perceives form based on their experiences. The real challenge for a designer is to be able to address the subjectivity of various users, yet compel them to relate to the form in the same manner.

Rotatable form sculpted from a volumetric material

Linear Wire forms exploration - representation of rotatable forms inspired from hurricanes and a ballet dancer

From Linear to Form


Feb 2018 A series of travel photography. Photographs were taken at the Fort of Diu, a union territory in India.

Framing the unframed story

The uninviting cold

Long exposure Shot at midnight in the city of Ahmedabad

Long exposure experimental shot of a boat in river with buildings


M P S t a t e b e y o n d To u r i s m Aug 2018 MINERAL PRADESH | MP State beyond Tourism Madhya Pradesh, also known as MP is state which promotes itself mainly through Tourism. The brief of this project was to look at MP state for alternative business opportunities through secondary research and re-brand it accordingly.



The Land of Opportunities It is a ‘Hub of Mineral Production’ It ranks 3rd in terms of Mineral Production in India It has the only active diamone mine in Asia We took this direction to promote Mineral Pradesh (similar to Madhya Pradesh) and have a direct comparison the the new and existing identity of the state.



Visualisation We listed down Target Audiences and Channels One of these visualisations was about a flexible Mineral Exposition which would invite various stakeholders into the state. The list included various other channels like Travelling Exhibitions and Tie-Ups with various NGOs.


The exposition would contain installations with elements they would relate to the minerals and a Slot-machine to vend Minerals as souveniors.



We kept estab


B r a n d Po s i t i o n i n g

What is is v/s what it can be

the logo form similar to the present one keeping in mind the blishing time of the new identity in the stakeholder’s mind.

A TVC was made as a part of advertisement strategy. Click on the icon to watch the video.


3 6 D a y s o f Ty p e March & April 2018 A personal project, I participated in ‘36 Days of Type’, a project where graphic designers and illustrators come together for 36 days and create custom typefaces. The motive was to give it a twist - create tangible typefaces. The Type was made by the material which had the same initial alphabet in it’s name. A was made with Acrylic, B with Brass and so on. The typeface reflected the materiality of the material it is made with. The outcome of the project was based on the balance between art and design.

While making a mould for kilncasting of Glass - using Pâte de verre


Wax after being taken out from it’s mould. The surface finish depicts the kind of mould used

Hand Carving of Quartz stone.

Lighting and documentation played a major role in depicting the materiality


The giant P made with Plywood, the type and mould in the frame

Lathe work for O Chunk of Oak wood turned into a torus

Water-jet cut pieces of marble in the stone market of Ahmedabad

Acrylic Brass Cork Dung Epoxy Resin Foam (memory) Glass Hay Iron Jute Khadi Lycra Marble Nickel Oak Wood Plywood Quartz Rubber bands Sugar glass Terracotta uPVC Velvet Wax Xray film Yarn ZINK Paper







Thank You! For giving me an opportunity to showcase my work. Looking forward to hear from you.

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