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People in the city: Aarti Aggarwal

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.

art and culture Updated: Jul 05, 2011 00:42 IST
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Aarti Aggarwal

Aarti Aggarwal, 34, Furniture Designer, Shahpur Jat

Hometown:
Chandigarh

College:
University of Arts, London

Occupation:
Furniture designer

Favourite website:
By default: http://www.houseofdesign.co.in/

Favourite book:
Politically Correct Bed-time Stories

Favourite quote:
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

Pet cause:
Education for children

Pet peeve:
Child labour

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:
Rs. 8,000

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:
Italy

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:
My paperbacks

Who are your music icons:
Lobo, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, A R Rahman and Kenny G

Facebook friends:
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:
Vada Pav

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:
Buckingham Palace.

About her
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.