Brains behind the beautiful spaces: Madhu Chandrika, Founder director and designer, Earthen Symphony

They’re a strong force behind truly unique, exquisite living spaces working hard to make your world a better place to live in. RITZ MAGAZINE speaks to some of Bengaluru’s top-notch architects and interior designers who are doing their bit, to not just beautify and enhance the wondrous world around you, but to help you sit back and relax.

BY NAMITA GUPTA

Student life: I studied art at college of fine arts Chitrakala Parishat, Bengaluru.

Design highpoints: The 90ft high installation on the facade of Manipal Hospital in Delhi (youtube.com/watch?v=rt9Kkl-XXvQ) and an installation at the popular Bahubali Gommateshwara Statue site located at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. My work has been transforming corporate, institutional, business and private spaces and her art installations inspire awe through scale and form.

Awards and recognitions: Goldman Sachs & Fortune Global Women Leaders Award 2012,

Fortune most powerful women summit 2012, Los Angeles, Aspen Institute woman Entrepreneur Award 2013, Emerge Woman Achiever Award 2016, Best business plan Award 2009, ISB (Indian school of business, Hyderabad) Award, Awarded in the World Leadership Congress, Mumbai.

Signature style: My strength lies in creating works of customised art that embody the essence of the space. I like to stay abreast of the latest developments in materials and techniques, to conceptualise innovative artwork for each project. I have completed several prestigious projects for reputed institutions across the country such as ISB- Mohali, Land T – Bangalore, UPES – Dehradun, Manipal Hospitals Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi and Mangalore. At Earthen Symphony one can find an exclusive range of decorative art, designed with as much passion as the signature line.

Current trends: In the residential spaces – There is subtle sophistication and use of metallics in hues of gold, bronze and copper. In the corporate and institutional sectors – people are excited about the idea of telling a story through art! Large installations are trending. I’m also exploring Kinetic art in a big way.