Radhi Parekh's Artisans' gallery in Mumbai turns vintage Indian crafts into coveted modern luxury
It had been over two decades since Radhi Parekh first left India in search of a job. The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, graduate had hopped across three continents and dabbled in illustrating children’s books and game design before finally settling into her role as manager of a small team designing consumer experiences at the online payment portal PayPal in the US. Long commutes between her San Francisco home and the Silicon Valley office led to Parekh questioning her next career move. The real clincher, and a move back to Mumbai, came when her father began contemplating the sale of the family’s heritage building in Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda.