The Grafiosi is a New Delhi based award-winning multidisciplinary studio of art and design, specializing in identity creation and evolution
The powerful energy of retro funky dining, the psychedelic tech-edge of a nightclub or contemporary chic of a luxury hotel; the understated flamboyance of couture or the neo-classic statement of retail; innovating with the already established or experimenting with new age start-ups—The Grafiosi is versatile, rad and exclusive.
Constructing, creating and communicating your brand through aesthetically empowered and functional design is the focus. We work with industries, brands and individuals building specific, unique and global design vocabularies for each. Since 2005, we have provoked the conventional to foster a global design sensibility for India; The Grafiosi is in constant creation.
Pushkar Thakur is obsessed with all things design and art; be it graphic, space, furniture, web, product or photography, installations, digital art and illustrations. A multidisciplinarian design professional and artist he set up The Grafiosi in 2005.
His work has won awards from the Association for Retail Environments, American Design Awards, Creativity International Awards, Design And Design and received an Honourable Mention from Harvard Law School. He has been featured in design books, documentaries and journals from Argentina, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, UK and USA.
His digital art moves from the abstract and fantastical to the figurative; while his installations are observational and use a variety of media from print and paint, to analogue and technology. Through street and travel photography he captures multi-layered narratives examining the plurality of locations and identities. His art has been exhibited in Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kolkata, Mumbai, New York and New Delhi.
Established in 2014, INVENTORY is a label that combines his sheer love for design with trite commentary to create a range of self-initiated projects ranging from furniture, lamps and conceptual books to everything miscellaneous.
His downtime sees him as cyclist, yogi, traveller, dog-lover and hoarder of the strange and wonderful.