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The Design Pataki Podcast

A show that deconstructs the Indian and international design world with leading industry experts. We aim to promote thoughtful and incisive conversations on design, art, and architecture.  Hosted by Esha Gupta, founder of Design Pataki.  http://www.designpataki.com 

The Design Pataki Podcast

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Architect Nuru Karim is the Founder of Nudes, a Mumbai-based firm that operates within the realm of architecture, art, and computational design. He received his Masters in Architecture and Urban-ism from the Architectural Association in London in 2006. Prior to helming his own architectural practice, he had worked for Zaha Hadid Architects on a host of institutional projects. Nuru Karim has achieved global critical recognition for his work, as well as several design awards including a nomination for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Nuru Karim is also a TEDx speaker and has presented his work and research on national and international platforms.

Here are a few things we discuss with him - 
Does parametric design break the conventional rules of architecture?
Can sustainability and parametric design go hand in hand?
Has traditional Indian design influenced parametricism in the country? 

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 
The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41. 






Pallavi Dean is the founder and creative director of interior design studio Roar. Born in India, raised in Dubai, and working in London for years has lent a unique multicultural influence to Pallavi’s designs. A trained architect and sustainability specialist, Pallavi has won multiple awards across a range of sectors. In 2013, Pallavi launched Pallavi Dean Interiors, which was rebranded as Roar in 2018. Pallavi has been recognised by Global Media as an emerging designer to watch out for, and her work has been profiled in some of the world’s leading international publications. 

Here are a few things we discuss with her -
From a cultural perspective, what are the subtle differences between interior design xstyles across countries? 
What are some common barriers that designers face when taking on international projects, and how can they overcome them? 
What should designers and architects keep in mind when sourcing for international projects?

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 
The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41. 






One of the most influential women in the editorial design landscape, Cindy Allen is the female Editor-In-Chief at Interior Design Magazine, helming the American publication for 20 years now. She has established herself as a force in elevating the design professions importance and exposure, acting as an ambassador and fervent supporter of architects and designers. A self-proclaimed design junkie, she brings an unbridled passion for design that is manifested in 17 print issues each year and a digital platform reaching a global audience of over 8 million. With her direction, Interior Design Magazine is constantly evolving to best celebrate designers and their process.
Gita is the founder of her namesake public relations firm, GITAPR. Known for her understanding of the evolving media landscape and digital platform, she has masterfully executed international programs in the fields of luxury, business, design, fashion, hospitality, travel, real estate and philanthropy.

Here are a few things we discuss with them - 
How has the editorial design world changed over the last twenty years?
How can a designer strike a balance between staying true to their roots and appealing to global sensibilities? 
What is the importance of PR when it comes to getting noticed globally? 

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com 
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 

The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41.






Vinita Chaitanya is one of the most prominent women on the current Indian interior design scene. She describes her xstyle as 'contemporary xlcassic' – a euphoric blend of sumptuous silks, traditional paisleys, exquisite Indian artefacts and modern Western covetables. She delights in layering different cultures and periods. This divine mixology is her USP. Vinita’s design firm, Prism, has been going strong since 1988 and is a regular in design publications. Her belief in the heritage of India drives her to promote and showcase it in her work. Combined with a thorough mastery of her craft, Vinita creates livable art.

Here are a few things we discuss with her - 
What are some of the pressing ethical dilemmas in the interior design industry?
What are some red and green flags when working with a new client?
How does one strike a balance between personal xstyle and a client’s preferences?

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com 
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 
The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41






Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. He has written books on South Asian ritual sculpture as well as on modern architecture. As of February 2021, his latest exhibition at the MOMA titled Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America will be the first exhibition to highlight the work of African American and African diasporic architects, co-organized with Mabel O Wilson. 
Gita is the founder of her namesake public relations firm, GITAPR. Known for her understanding of the evolving media landscape and digital platform, she has masterfully executed international programs in the fields of luxury, business, design, fashion, hospitality, travel, real estate and philanthropy.

Here are a few things we discuss with them - 
Can architecture be considered art, and consequently, can an architect be viewed as an artist? 
Where do installations and structures with distinct sculptural significances, like the Hudson Yards Vessel fall on the spectrum? 
Does PR play a role in shaping the narrative around certain projects?

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 
The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41. 






Saskia Fernando belongs to one of Sri Lanka’s leading design families. 
With the goal of introducing an international audience to Sri Lankan contemporary art, she established Saskia Fernando Gallery in 2009. This Colombo-based gallery is the largest contemporary art gallery on the island, housing two exhibition spaces and a private viewing gallery of over 300 works. Saskia makes sure to represent both leading and emerging artists and intends to create a sustainable future for the Sri Lankan art industry. A passionate patron of culture, Saskia is playing an instrumental role in putting the island-nation’s art on the map. 

Here are a few things we discuss with her -
What are some of the common barriers of entry which discourage young people from collecting art?
Without as many art fairs how can millennials find new art, and what should be kept in mind while buying art online? 
What are millennial buyers looking for when they buy art, and what are their buying habits?

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 
The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41






Dr. Miniya Chatterji is a scholar of sustainability and has been its active torchbearer. She is the founder and CEO of Sustain Labs Paris, a sustainability incubator that transforms large organisations into becoming social entrepreneurs. 
Up until 2017, she was the Chief Sustainability Officer at Jindal Steel and Power, one of India’s leading business conglomerates, making her one of the youngest top businesswomen in India at the time.
Here are a few things we discuss with her - 
  • What are some of the common misconceptions around sustainability? 
  • How can one distinguish between the myriad of terms like ‘green’, ‘fair trade’, ‘ethically sourced’, ‘LEED-certified’, etc which are often used interchangeably by brands?
  • What are the common challenges faced by smaller firms looking to go sustainable? 

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected] 

The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41






Bill Bensley is changing the landscape of hospitality design in Southeast Asia. The trailblazing architect has his signature xstyle splashed across more than 200 iconic hotels and resorts in 30 countries - ranging from The Four Seasons to Hilton. Bill is a pioneer of the luxury eco-tourism industry, and a passionate philanthropist.

Here are a few things we discuss with him:

  • How can we merge both luxury and sustainability in the hospitality industry?
  • How do we educate the hotel owners and developers on the benefits of luxury ecotourism? 
  • How can consumers and travelers be a part of the change?

The Design Pataki Podcast is brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design. For our top editorial stories on art, architecture and interiors, head to www.designpataki.com
To contact Design Pataki, please email [email protected]

The Design Pataki Podcast is produced in collaboration with Studio41.






Welcome to the Design Pataki Podcast, brought to you by Design Pataki, one of India’s foremost digital magazines on luxury design.

We bring to you a compelling mix of current trends and extraordinary findings across interior design, lifexstyle, art and architecture. Since inception, our focus has been simple - to fill the void of information and streamline the conversation around design in India. 

From interviews with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry to features on inspiring spaces, our editorial approach centres on a thoughtful combination of Indian and international sensibilities. Through intelligent storytelling and unique perspectives, our talented editorial team is committed to establishing a connection between the reader and the world of design.

Know more at www.designpataki.com