Komal Sharma
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Komal Sharma

Art, design, culture writer. Currently with Mint, Lounge, Mumbai. Previously, contributor to Herman Miller, Metropolis Magazine, New York, and Architectural Digest and Vogue, India. Write to me at komal2610@gmail.com


Golconde: The First Modernist Building in India

The first concrete reinforced construction in India was designed by Antony Raymond and George Nakashima. Golconde in Pondicherry is home to the disciples of Sri Aurobindo.

Metropolis / February 2017

Parallax by Shahzia Sikander

Pakistani born artist Shahzia Sikander abstracts from the traditional miniature painting and draws new assiciations

Maharam Stories / March 2016

Carmic Journey

The re-design of New Delhi's iconic fashion boutique, Carma focusses on the aesthetic experience of shopping

Mint, Lounge / November 2016

Back to the Future

India plays muse to these international design brands

Vogue, Casa / October 2015 / [Pdf , 864 KB]

Urban Nomad

Interiors: Graphic Designer Rymm Massand's SoHo apartment is home to romance--of a city, of wanderlust, of love and marriage

Architectural Digest, Conde Nast India / October 2014 / [Pdf , 2.04 MB]

West Coast Disruptions

A new book by designer and CalArts faculty, Louise Sandhaus, documents design's decades-long love affair with California.

Metropolis Magazine / December 2014

Revisiting Alexander Girard

Exhibit: Herman Miller and Maharam collaborate to present a retrospective of 'folk modernist' designer, Alexander Girard, at New York Design Week

Metropolis Magazine / May 2014

House of dreams

Take a tour around the world with Casa Vogue, as we look at seven iconic architects of the 20th century through the visionary homes they built.

Casa Vogue / August 2015 / [Pdf , 869 KB]

Kon Wajiro, and the Objects of Everyday Life

Exhibit: Design and Disaster: Japanese architect/designer Kon Wajiro captures life after a disaster in sketches and photographs of every objects and rituals

Metropolis Magazine / March 2014

The Cottage Emporium

A short history and nostalgic re-look at the Cottage Emporium in New Delhi, India's pioneering crafts development center

Maharam Stories / February 2017

The Mind and Matter of Spiritual Aesthetics

An exhibition at Ahmedabad’s National Institute of Design pays homage to George Nakashima, one of the most memorable designer-architects of the last century

Mint / November 2016

Authoring Design

Examining mid-century modern designer George Nelson’s writing reveals the key to creating timeless design. Hint: it’s all about people.

WHY digital magazine, Herman Miller / March 2016

Architect of Light

In conversation with Japanese architect, Tadao Ando

Casa Vogue / August 2016 / [Pdf , 619 KB]

The High Life

Loft designed by New York based architect Shamir Shah captures both the functional and artistic needs of its inhabitants

Architectural Digest India / February 2016 / [Pdf , 791 KB]

Doshi Levien's Rabari Rugs Play with Tradition

Textiles: UK based design studio Doshi Levien collaborates with Spanish rug maker Nani Marquina to design flatweave rugs inspired by the Rabari tradition of Western India

Metropolis Magazine / April 2014

Houses without windows

Architecture: Houses without windows, are they meditative respites or architectural straightjackets?

Metropolis Magazine / February 2014

Bamboo Boom

Product Design: Designers take the vernacular Bamboo and turn it into the material of the future

Mint, Hindustan Times / August 2012

Art in a junkyard

Product design: Eco-chic may not really save the planet but its a step closer to good design and fair practices

Mint Hindustan Times / December 2012 / [Pdf , 9.1 MB]

Project One: Art across the subcontinent

On its ninth anniversary, Vogue along with JSW, invites three sculptors from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka each to create an artwork representative of the restorative potential of art

Vogue, Conde nast, India / October 2016 / [Pdf , 717 KB]

The age of the tactile

Trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort calls us out on our increasing material love, and proposes more of it, in India and around the world

Vogue Casa India / August 2015 / [Pdf , 309 KB]

Into the Woods

Danish wood-flooring company Dinesen’s new showroom in Copenhagen exhibits the versatility of its chosen material.

Metropolis / November 2015

True Blue

Fashion: Siyahi, a new collection by home and fashion store Good Earth, contemporizes Ajrak, a traditional block-printing technique

Mint Hindustan Times / January 2013

Everyday Art

Art: Sculptural, artistic or utilitarian--studio pottery is fast becoming an aspirational art form

Mint Hindustan Times / March 2013 / [Pdf , 8.84 MB]

Behind every successful man..

Fashion: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla trace their journey and their interactions with the first ladies of Bollywood and business

Mint Hindustan Times / August 2012

Vintage Verve

Fashion: A walk through the closet of Bollywood stylist Pernia Qureshi

Mint Hindustan Times / May 2012

'Modern but not Western'

Exhibit: Singapore based design gallery, Madder Moon, to showcase Indian contemporary art and design

Mint Hindustan Times / November 2012

Start-up Spaces

Entrepreneurship and design: Through three new Delhi based workspaces we find out what guides the design choices of fledgling businesses

Mint Hindustan Times / February 2013

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