Where was your favorite place to live?
Jaipur, India—any day!!
What are your sources of inspiration?
Moments of inner peace—and these come unannounced.
What’s your favorite possession?
What one item do you wish you owned?
A potter’s wheel… and the time to use it!!
What was/is your biggest indulgence?
The Spanish chair by Børge Mogensen.
What is your personal decorating style?
Spare, appropriate and easy.
Form vs. function?
Form and function—both complement each other an neither exist without each other… now good design, would be like a great marriage of the two.
In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?
Who are your design icons?
Gandhi, Charles Eames, Hans J Wegner.
What are your interests outside of design?
Architecture and cultures.
Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
White. Colour things white, it is modern and light, or charcoal, to dramatize the space.
What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
To do what I feel right about—and to do it really well—which is the same that I give… for work, as in life.
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