This piece was designed by Tanya Goel for the Gyaan Project:
When Rohit Shroff decided to launch his non-profit initiative, he knew he had to bring together the two disciplines. Almost two years in the making, The Gyaan Project is a collaboration of his eponymous design studio with Citta Foundation, to benefit the construction of a girls’ education centre, The Rajkumari Ratnavati School in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Headed by Michael Daube, the Foundation works in poverty-stricken areas around India and Nepal. While the majority of the funds come from New York, Shroff is determined to raise funds domestically by incorporating what he does best.
Shroff took his signature combination of contemporary design and traditional craft, which has been an integral part of design practice for over eight years, as the inspiration for the project. The Gyaan Project invited 12 renowned creatives across various industries (designers, artists and architects) to submit designs for a decorative marble inlay plate. Shroff then translated their prints on round marble plates of a standard 18-inch diameter, or square-shaped versions that were 18 inches long in length and breadth. “The idea was to see how different designers, architects and artists interpret the same craft, and in turn create employment for the craftspersons,” says Shroff.
This description has been sourced from Vogue.
Tanya Goel was born in New Delhi in 1985 and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, before completing her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Yale University in 2010. She has had one solo show with Nature Morte in New Delhi (2017) and two with Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke in Mumbai (2011 and 2015). Her works are in the collections of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada; and the UBS Bank, Zurich. She was a participating artist in both the Sydney and Gwangju Biennales in 2018.
This artist bio has been sourced from Nature Morte