When panel discussions start with real life experiences around design that made a difference, or being the reason that connects two hearts for marriage, or witnessing the medical emergency when our former PM was assassinated, you can expect a dynamic session to follow. At the launch of Monica Khosla Bhargava’s design studio, we witnessed a panel discussion that inspired and taught us how everything is ultimately design. Whether you design a strategy, a business proposal, idea or even your vision. Whatever goes through your mind is designed by you.
(Monica Khosla Bhargava herself hosting the panel discussion)
At the unveiling of the new studio at 40/7 Ballygunge Circular Road, an esteemed selection of panelists were invited - Dr Sneh Bhargava (Padmashri) Former Director AIIMS, Dr Anuradha Das - Educationist, Sonali Chatterjee - Sales Director South Asia CNN International, G.M Kapur - Conservationist and Convenor INTACH, Agnimitra Paul - Fashion Designer, Sanjay Gehlot - CCM Eastern Railways, Jimmy Tangree Head Friends FM. Their stories of touching lives and making a difference at a level we can't even imagine left us inspired and energised.
(L-R) G.M Kapur, Dr Sneh Bhargava, Dr Anuradha Das, Sonali Chatterjee, Agnimitra Paul.
The founder and principal architect of KHAM Consultants, Monica Khosla Bhargava is in practice now for over 25 years, having designed many noteworthy buildings like Terramin, Skylight House, Seven Villas, JWT to name a few and her work has been extensively featured in various national and international design magazines like Mondo Arc, Inside Outside, Better Interiors, Insite, Society Interiors and Sananda.
(In conversation with Jimmy Tangree (L) and Sanjay Gehlot (R)).
Kham Consultants embarked on its design story 25 years back. It derives its name from the Sanskrit word Kham which implies the root sound of space, both mental and physical. Space is experienced not just without but also within us. The design approach at Kham is strongly driven by ideas and theoretical insights, particularly about the city, habitat, time and detail.
(The new Ballygunge studio's exteriors)
Over the years the firm has been bestowed with several national as well as international awards and featured in various magazines, newspaper columns and television shows. It is also associated with several social projects aiming at development of culture, society and the city. They are known to fuse the natural with the man made and their global active participation in floral architecture has further strengthened our bond with nature. It has provided an opportunity to display co-existence of the urban and eco-sensitive environments.
(Monica's daughter Komal presenting a bouquet to Agnimitra Paul)