Aarti Aggarwal, 34, Furniture Designer, Shahpur Jat
University of Arts, London
By default: http://www.houseofdesign.co.in/
Politically Correct Bed-time Stories
Why so serious?
Music you enjoy:
Country, folk, pop
Sandals or sneakers:
Tan leather espandrilles
Beer or Wine:
Wine to go with cheese and olives.
Why furniture design?
Because I am really good at it
Who inspires you?
Cliched but true...my family
Your last regret purchase:
An Audi A4 (I should have bought a Q5)
Best thing that has ever been gifted to you:
An American Express credit card
Delhi summer or winter?
winters....cooler the better
One Bollywood song you don’t mind humming:
Gunja sa hai ek tara
Education for children
Favourite spot in Delhi:
Ravi Bajaj cafe
One memorable moment of your life:
Seeing my first piece of finished work - my niece’s cot
Would love to have dinner with:
George Clooney in a yatch at Lake Como
Money in your wallet at the moment:
Who does your hair?
What? It’s all natural!
Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
My lips are sealed, I have a reputation to protect
The place in the world with most innovative furniture design:
Your work that you like the most:
A four poster bed in teak which is 10 feet high
The one thing you can’t live without:
Who are your music icons:
Lobo, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, A R Rahman and Kenny G
Really long list
Listening to music or playing music:
Listening to music and making music with my furniture
Contemporary rock or classical rock:
A bit of both
Favourite food item:
Dieting or work out:
Both...maybe starting tomorrow or day after or maybe...
Favourite place to shop in Delhi:
GK N block market
Rainy or sunny days:
Sun to keep the spirits up in winters and rain to take the boredom away with pakodas and chai
Chair or a couch:
The couch and the potatoes (french fries) to follow
The most well designed house you have ever seen:
A Bachelor in Arts (Integrated) Economics and Computer Applications graduate from Lady Shri Ram College of Delhi University, Aarti took to furniture design because of her love for décor and interiors. She has extensively studied the art of furniture design.
In 2002, she studied Danish Furniture Design from Danish design Skole in Copenhagen. She has also studied Space Design and Management from Furniture Design London Institute and holds a diploma in Interior Design from Jenson & Nicholson Ltd in New Delhi.
Aarti’s store - House of Design - opens this month at the CRC Building, Sultanpur Crossing, 2 MG Road.