20 September, 2020

Raseel Gujral

The creative director of design house Casa Paradox talks about being part of the Maison et Objet exhibition in Paris, and how she fuses the uber and the Victorian in her work

Raseel Gujral

You once said you have art in your pores!

After dabbling with architecture and interior design for over 25 years, I realised I could take art beyond the rarified into everyday life. Graphic art for me is usable art, reachable and fun.

What was distinctive about your Neophile and Illustrati collections at Maison et Objet?

Neophile is the new Indian palace creation—regal and Victorian, but also distils the uber aspects. And Illustrati is humorous and vibrant. The two seemed like a Versailles form in Disney colours.

How did people respond to your versatile designs in Paris?

They were gobsmacked. My collection didn’t showcase an India of the villages or of splendid heritage, but India as we Indians live it.

What was the turnover like?

I could say I’ve done more business in Paris than I would have done in India in two years. 

You’ll be launching your Neophile collection in India this November. Are you...



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