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The renowned French designer Matali Crasset

My moveable art installation of choice at the India Art Fair (IAF) 2018 was the renowned French designer Matali Crasset. The 52-year-old industrial designer easily caught my attention even in the swish crowd at IAF with her flaming orange factory overalls beneath a classic black trench coat. She is seldom seen without her signature frames, and this time too her geometric white frames accentuated her short crop. Crasset was in India to conduct a workshop at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, for students of product and furniture design as part of ‘Bonjour India Campus Art’.

(This is the first of a weekly portrait column by Rohit Chawla)