With a new wave of creatives hitting Thailand, Hive Life speaks to Architect Harisadhi Leelayuwapan about her freehand architectural sketches that are incredibly detailed.
Born into a family who runs the first company in Thailand to create synthetic rattan furniture, it’s hard not to see how her interest in interior design began. Trained as an Interior Designer, Harisadhi Co-Founded PHTAA Living Design in 2016 with Ponwit Ratanatanatevilai and Thanawat Patchimasiri.
You wouldn’t know it from looking at her work for PHTAA Living Design, but Harisadhi started freehand drawing in 2012. “I was sitting at a restaurant in Italy when I was studying Interior Design at Domus Academy. At that time, I wanted to capture the scenes I saw. It was out of pleasure so I didn’t plan to draw perfect sketches. Most people think they have no gift for the arts, but to be honest, I started from not knowing anything as well. So, the point is to keep doing it and to not give up,” explains Harisadhi on how it all began.
For the young designer, every messy line is an opportunity to draw something unexpected. The mind leads her to creativity as she erases the cliche attitude of how beautiful drawings should look like.
“When I make a mistake, I like to improvise my lines into something unexpected like adding a plant or a rock in it. I try not to focus on what’s right or wrong, what’s good or bad. The challenge is whether you can find your style or not and the ability to maintain it along the way.”
Yet she is not only a great interior designer, her fine-detailed drawings have caught the attention from industry greats like Elle Magazine where you can find her illustrations and her most recent collaboration with fashion label Shaka Wear.