Lekha Washington Studio

Begun a decade ago, Lekha Washington Studio was founded with one central mission – to create products and experiences that had never been done before.

The very core of this Studio is sustainable innovation- one great idea seeding another and so on. This is important because it allows concept driven products to find the time and space to be prototyped to perfection and then finally produced.

At Lekha Washington Studio, quality production meets a great “What if”. Several patents, magazine covers and awards to its credit, entirely on the strength of the idea, this studio hopes to be an oasis for creative thinkers – a place where one is willing to try something out and see it through. Having shown from New York to Germany, Lekha Washington Studio would like to focus on bringing its unique brand of original, functional art to the global market creating the space for experiences that snap one out of the everyday. We believe that it is art that will quite literally heal.

About Lekha Washington

An Actor, poet, sculptor and product designer, Lekha Washington has always been the odd one out.

Lekha had her first solo art show at an early age of eighteen, followed by her debut lead performance in theater. Since then, she has been working consistently towards pushing the bar in the fields of art, product design and performance.

Armed with a dual degree of lifestyle product design and Film direction, Lekha graduated from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Keenly interested in being on the other side of camera, Lekha’s acting career took off soon after, with lead roles in several languages.

Her passions were two-fold and continued to evolve as she created several pieces of art and design parallel to her busy acting schedule. Lekha Washington founded “Ajji- The Odd Product Company” in 2011 to constantly support innovation and original design. This has since evolved to be called “Lekha Washington Studio”.

With accolades in varied fields, Lekha has been keen on working collaboratively with multiple disciplines to create experiences that allow for a moment of magic.

DRISHTI HARIA

Head of Design and Operations.

(Recipient of Taubman Master of Science Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2017)

With a keen eye for detail and design thinking, Drishti delivers highly productive outputs executed at multiple scales with utmost efficiency. Her diverse background, multi-skilled and curious mind enables her to take on each project with a comprehensive approach. She is the backbone of our studio handling various roles at hand.

Completing her formal education as an Architect from NMIMS, Mumbai she went onto pursue her Masters specializing in Material systems and Technologies from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.


DEBANSHU BHAUMIK

Debanshu Bhaumik is a new media practitioner, technologist and a designer. His works dominantly revolve around emerging technologies and his interests lie in thinking critically about new media and its implications on the society.

Professionally, he collaborates as an exhibition designer and technologist with artists, art collections, archives and museums. Recently one of his exhibition designs won the Red Dot Award 2020 and Interaction Awards 2021.

He is a graduate of National Institute of Design, India and currently he works out of Bangalore.