Deep in the English countryside, there`s a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual adventure in furniture design.
Designing board games and toys sounds like a fun job, but the various aspects that need to be looked into while developing them, can leave the designer scrambling for ideas. Patricia Mascarenhas lays out the skills and career scope of this niche industry.
India-born designer Bibhu Mohapatra says he is "honoured" and "humbled" by US First Lady Michelle Obama wearing his creation on her trip to India and hopes he will get an opportunity to design for Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon.
Western dresses are swiftly changing Indian lifestyle. But people still prefer to don the traditional garb on a special occasion. Designer Pooja Sabharwal is giving a new look to the ethnic dress to appeal to the young generation