Sugandh Makwana Studio

Sugandh Makwana Studio

Sugandh looks through the lens of unconscious biases, biases that one obtains through culture without realizing. Her design practice is guided by an underlying intention to modernize Indian jewellery through innovation in form.

She does that in her project 'Euphonious Seasonality' through the language that we all speak regardless of what culture, class or religion that we belong to - that is through the language of food. She experiments with the various forms of Rice, a food staple all across Asia and brings in the delicacy of rice and blends it with the harmony and fluidity of an Indian classical dance - Kathak that she learned as a young child.

Both the dance and food that influenced her life in more ways that she could imagine in, led her to take cues from the boldness of dance & introduce the grains of rice and reinterpret the regular irregularities in all creations. This unforeseen narration serves as reminders of her home country, India, through the hand-crafted gold-plated creations in sterling silver that entail carved warm-toned precious gemstones, which metaphorically signify the warmth dance holds in her life.

Each creation brought to life reinterprets the delicacy and expresses it through bold designs, prompting the wearer to embrace their individuality and use it as a superpower.