Varana invites you to a celebratory evening for the launch of the flagship store.
Please join us at the opening on Wednesday 19th May 2017. 6 – 9 p.m.
About Sujata Keshavan (Creative Director, Varana) :
Sujata Keshavan after graduating from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, was the first Indian woman to obtain a post graduate degree in Design. She graduated from Yale University with a Master of Fine Arts degree specializing in Graphic Design in 1987.
At Yale, she was the student of Paul Rand, the legendary designer of brand identity. She won the Shickle Collingwood Prize for the most outstanding work in the School of Art and Architecture.
Sujata is regarded as a pioneer in developing the design industry in South Asia. She has worked with industry leaders across sectors, from technology to banking, infrastructure to consumer products, hospitality to retail and lifestyle.
She has played a pivotal role in enabling Indian industry to create vibrant brands that can compete in the global business environment.
Sujata has been named one of India’s 30 most powerful women by India Today and recognized as the Outstanding Woman Professional of the Year by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in 2007. She has been ranked No 18 on Fortune India’s list of the most powerful women in business.
Sujata has served on Yale University’s global Economic Forum’s Global Council on Design and Innovation.
Date and time: Wednesday 19th May 2017. 6 – 9 p.m.
Place: 14 Dover Street, Mayfair, London WIS 4LW
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