I believe design in itself encompasses luxury. Our creations are primarily intended to make our lives easier and design is a part of this process, it is also the parameter which defines and reflects the inherent creativity besides adding a dose of glamour to the end product.
When it comes to furniture design it’s a perfect amalgamation of form and design which garners attention, beyond this paradigm it serves as a unique experience for the patron. From a young age I had a zest for creative work rather than academics and this led me to opt for Interior design; I took up Interior design, after getting rejected in fashion, fine arts, commercial arts and sculpture so initially it felt alien to me and I was not able to connect to it in a satisfying way.
Product Design dawned on me when I was 22 and I took up Bachelors in Product Design from Raffles Design School, Singapore. Craving for extensive knowledge and experience helped me develop a keen eye for honesty and simplicity in design. This enthusiasm expanded my horizons of design which soon would etch itself in the products I designed.
The concept of Rocking Lounge was influenced and inspired by the very need of human body to find a place a corner to relax. Cane was put to use instead of metal since it is tensile and durable to with stand all types of climatic changes. The Rocking Lounge was selected among the best top 12 designs in The Prix Émile Hermès 2014 design competition among 54 countries and 750 participants.
The Whimsical Fox Head mirror, features a remarkable mosaic of a Fox head, complete with pointed ears and sloping eyes of mirrored glass seeming to hover like a benediction with light behind over a slightly narrower busted oval. These mirrors, with such attention to detail and impressive size, could become the centrepiece of any room it’s in.
While attending design seminars in Singapore, I came across Mr. Christopher Guy Harrison, an internationally acclaimed furniture and lifestyle designer in Singapore. After few meetings with him he absorbed me in his firm as a design assistant.
While working with his firm, I developed skills which were necessary to work as a designer for a truly international furniture brand. I soon started working with distributors from Russia, Middle East and US to assist their clients in planning multiple rooms for their villas and penthouses.
By 2012 at the age of 29 I decided to set up my own design studio, Yasanche. (Yas, which is my initial and also means ‘To Strive’ in Sanskrit, whereas the suffix Anche, is a derivation from Marathi language which connotes ‘belong to the person’)
Perspective is one of the first projects I undertook as an entrepreneur, an executive desk with 2 bronze mirrors and ziricote veneer with mop inlay on top ups the ante of this customised desk designed for a client in Mumbai. Currently I am designing outdoor furniture collection named Linnaea.
Besides Linnaea a few other furniture pieces I have designed include Surreal TV unit and slice sideboard; Framed in beautiful walnut inlay door the Surreal TV unit consists of a flip down compartment in the middle finished in gloss white paint job.
Whereas the slice sideboard is a modern sideboard, framed in beautiful walnut doors and drawer fronts, it is also available in varied exterior finishes and offers ample storage. At the moment I have not ventured into the green arena. In future I have plans to come up with a collection using 100% reused and eco-friendly materials and techniques.