Dialogues

3 Minutes with Nimish Shah

Marika Baptista

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3 Minutes with Nimish Shah

What/Who inspired you to pursue design, particularly fashion? ​Fashion Imagery & luxury retail - the art with what they sell unique designs. I have loved brands like Patagonia, Stella McCartney, Acne, APC, V&A Museum - the way they communicate design as a holistic lifestyle and not just a product. How did your international work experience in fashion influence your design philosophy? ​It streamlined thought process, allowed me to edit better and evoke modestly in design & design practice.​Was it a conscious decision to veer towards ethical fashion and sustainability in design? How challenging has it been to consistently champion this...


3 Minutes with Xerxes Baria

Marika Baptista

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3 Minutes with Xerxes Baria

What do you do for a living and is this your primary vocation?I live for a living (Which is the easiest and most difficult part). I'm also a Creative Director (art) in advertising and design communication.Why do you feel you got attracted towards graphic design compared to other sub-sects of design? To answer the first part of your question:I was always attracted to graphics. For example, I was inexplicably drawn to an image of Anne Bancroft's bare leg stopping Dustin Hoffman in his path on the album cover of The Graduate. I must have been 3 years old. I was too...


3 minutes with Pinakin Patel

Marika Baptista

3 minutes with Pinakin Patel

What sparked your interest in design (particularly architecture), considering you had chosen to acquire a degree in Chemistry?I had a creative bent of mind but I couldn't articulate it. Also Chemistry seemed more macho! But within a couple of years I gave up my Chemical Business and began making things that I needed in my own home. A small shop followed. The arrangement of accessories around furniture got me interior offers. In a span of five years from the shift I was also made an architect when we had to add some space to an existing interior assignment. People have...


3 Minutes with Tillotama Shome

Marika Baptista

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3 Minutes with Tillotama Shome

What do you do for a living and is this your primary vocation? Even after all these years I hesitate to say I act for a living, because truly acting allows me to live and that it pays my bills is just a bonus! It is the only profession, I think I am suitable for as of now, but who knows it may change. I take diversions every decade.Considering your educational background in English literature and teaching, did acting happen by chance or was it something you were always inclined to? I grew up with a stammer and lived most...


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Marika Baptista

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We find it inspiring to see the growing number of independent artists in India carve a niche for themselves in their chosen fields of work, individuals who have followed their heart and built a career out of something that they are not just good at but deeply passionate about. Our philosophy at tachi has always been to create minimalistic yet functional products and to promote Indian craftsmanship. In a country currently obsessed with fast fashion, we decided to pause and instead focus on keeping our designs meaningful, simple and honest where each product is painstakingly handcrafted, carrying forward the story...