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Behind the glass facade

Post Time:Oct 12,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:287

Pallavi Foley (35) Jewellery designer For Pallavi Foley, owner of Pallavi Foley Boutique Jewels, a minimalist workspace fosters creativity. Her glass cubicle is part of her 1,200 sq ft high-end store at the Leela Galleria, but is removed from the noise of the store. "Most of my designing happens here, on this glass table," she says, displaying her designing gateway sheets. To her left, on the wall that faces the door of the cubicle, are nine large frame photographs from the recent India International Jewellery Week 2013, held in August at Mumbai. Every photograph has a model displaying the Shezmin (jasmine in Persian) collection and Foley's designing details. "I always feature my recent show on the wall. It feels nice to see your work."


Just below, along the same wall is a white rectangular low book-shelf. "I read a lot. But it's predominantly flower books that I keep around for quick browsing," says the designer featured as one of the top entrepreneurs from Bangalore in the Coffee Table book Trailblazers of Bengaluru. Behind her chair is a large 2ftX6ft white board with calculations and sketches. "I cannot do without certain essentials — Staedtler pigment marker, gateway sheets, product design sheets, laptop, colour pencils and sometimes a Vernier Caliper too."


The biggest draw though is the glass table that occupies the centre. "It lights up from below. It was designed by my designer husband Neil. He specifically created this cuboid table that lights up from below because back lighting is essential to my work," she says. There's a reason Foley's workspace is all glass. "Inspiration can come from anywhere and I can't cut myself off from people. Energy flow was essential and glass does not block these vibes." —

Source: http://www.bangaloremirror.com/columns/work/BehindAuthor: shangyi

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