Design: Saif Faisal. I’m an ‘ESSENTIALIST’; my focus is on beautiful, sensitive, thoughtful and meaningful design with sustainable aesthetics. I would like to surprise myself from time to time exploring some new dimension. Working in different typologies and scales keeps things interesting and adventurous. I’m quite intrigued by anything that could be interesting and creates a curiosity, be it a necessity, an interesting process, a beautiful material or a social concern. I have vested interest in philosophy, cultural anthropology and sociology, which plays a huge role in my understanding of a project beyond the corporeal aspects. Good design is something that is not just functional and addresses a practical need, but one that goes beyond the physical and material sense, it is poetic. Design has the potential to shape us as a culture, so it is a social responsibility.