WHO AM I?

ANJANA BHARDWAJ WAS BORN IN BOMBAY, INDIA. 

BORN TO AN ARCHITECT FATHER AND GROWING UP IN A CULTURE RICH IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF ART, SHE DEVELOPED A CURIOSITY FOR ART AND DESIGN EARLY ON.

SHE DEVELOPED HER INTEREST IN DESIGN FURTHER WITH A DEGREE IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND WORKED WITH SOME GREAT ARCHITECTS IN BOMBAY. 

AFTER MOVING TO TURKEY IN 2010 AND TAKING SOME TIME TO ADJUST TO A NEW COUNTRY, LANGUAGE, AND LIFE, SHE FELT THE NEED TO GET BACK TO DOING SOMETHING DESIGN-RELATED. A MASTERS IN YACHT DESIGN LATER, SHE STILL FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS MISSING.

WORKING WITH WOOD HAD ALWAYS HELD A SPECIAL APPEAL TO HER SO SHE BOUGHT HER FIRST LASER CNC MACHINE - ABSOLUTELY BASIC & HANDMADE BUT IT WAS SOMETHING! - AND STARTED EXPERIMENTING. IT TOOK A FEW YEARS OF EXPERIMENTING UNTIL SHE FINALLY FOUND HER WAY TO DOING SOMETHING SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVES - CREATING UNIQUE PIECES OF ART WITH WOOD. 

WHY WOOD? BECAUSE WOOD IS ORGANIC, IT’S ALIVE, IT TAKES YOUR ENERGY AND GIVES YOU BACK ITS OWN. IT TEACHES YOU THAT IMPERFECTIONS ARE PERFECT AND FORCES YOU TO LEARN TO LET GO OF YOUR RIGIDNESS, YOUR NEED TO CONTROL. INSTEAD, YOU ADAPT AND CHANGE YOUR DESIGNS. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU MAKE, A PAINTING, FURNITURE, COASTERS, THEY ARE ALL LIVING BREATHING PIECES OF ART.

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