I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh -
A city that never sleeps and is always dreaming.
The city of dreams. If there’s any city in India that can lay claim to this title without any contention, it’s Mumbai. It’s the city where people come with dreams tucked away in their hearts and a steel resolve in their minds to realize them.
It is this side of Mumbai that inspired our latest designer Parvati Pillai to create 'Dream Machine' for Taxi Fabric.
Speaking of her design Parvati says, “Mumbai is the city of dreams, and what better way to interpret it than by depicting a fantasy dream machine. It is the reason why we love Bollywood, long conversations in the rain and people that are determined to build beautiful lives for themselves. I hope that everyone who steps into this taxi feels the same emotions.”
Parvati started her career as an animator but later realized that her love for illustration was far greater. She feels the biggest challenge she faces as a designer is to not get complacent.
“Complacency stems from the fact that I end up pursuing a certain form of illustration which best suits the project and forget to experiment which is fundamental to my design journey“, she elaborates.
Parvati feels that design in India is still in its nascent stages. However, she adds that design is fast being recognised as a profession and not perceived as a mere hobby.
She believes Taxi Fabric is making ‘moving spaces of art’ out of taxis and is empowering designers to put their art on something that is more than just a canvas.
She also secretly hopes that a picture of her design would someday show up on her Instagram feed. So, if you ever happen to hop into Parvati’s taxi, you know what to do.