Preksha Baid

Director, Y-Walls Designs

An alumnus of NIFT and Central Saint Martins, UK, Preksha founded Y-Walls in 2009 as a creative place to explore the potential of using traditional Indian crafts into modern contemporary spaces. Preksha’s work has been internationally published and exhibited. Her work has been exhibited at international shows like 100% Design and Milan Design Week. She was short-listed as the ‘Best Newcomer’ for the Hidden Art awards, London in 2006. Her textile walls are part of the permanent collection at CSM. She received the Elle Décor International Design Award, EDIDA for her work ‘Apply-Ply’ in 2009. In 2010 She received ‘Young Creative Design Entrepreneur Award’, YCE by British Council. She was also chosen as a design ambassador to attend the Dutch design week in 2010 on invitation by the Dutch government. In 2011, Preksha was invited to work with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to create commissioned public art installations in Delhi. Today Y-walls is working on range of space design projects using craft and technology with co-creation as a centric approach.