Head - Furniture and Product Designer
Jaymin is a furniture designer, graduated from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
Jaymin’s passion for design and objects with history comes from his childhood who from an early age instilled in him the value of handwork and unique objects. After graduating from his studies, Jaymin has specialized in the design of furniture and products for home and office, although he is a multidisciplinary designer, as in his years of professional activity, he has also explored other areas of design such as 3D printing or product photography. In addition to his own studio, Jaymin has done some internships and freelance design work, as well as collaborations with companies in India and China that have served as a stimulus and motivation to improve himself day by day and be better at his job.
Jaymin’s love for gastronomy keeps him busy equally at the kitchen as on his workstation. His passion for Design and space travel is just below Mr. Musk
Director - Senior Architect
Abhay is a practicing architect and director at Fifth Column. Born in the family of carpenters he grew up around hammers, nails and machines that molded the wood to timber, very often his Sundays were spent at his father’s wood workshop if not on the cricket field. This shaped him up to understand the process and know-how of making and lead him to study Architecture at the renowned School of Architecture CEPT university in Ahmedabad. He was chosen for the 2009 Ermanno Piano Scholarship, Jury’s Award of Kshitij Jain Award 2010.
In the course of his working career Abhay interned at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop at Paris which molded his sense of design and attention to details. During his practice he has attended the workshop with the Masters students at Dessau International Architecture Graduate school. His keen interest in practicing in all the spectrum of scales keeps him involved in all the projects in the office.
An avid traveler, sports lover Abhay enjoys his hands-on character in his father’s workshop along with keen interest in motorbikes and building cycles.
Ashna is an architect, academician and director at Fifth Column. Excelling in multiple directions in her schooling days, Ashna chose Architecture as her core profession. She holds an undergraduate degree from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and a postgraduate degree in International Architectural Regeneration and Development from Oxford Brookes University.
During her postgraduate programme in 2016 Ashna was awarded the Santander Student Project Grant to present regeneration proposals for the World Heritage City of Évora, Portugal and the Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship for research in Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2018. She currently practices at Fifth column on various Urban – Tourism projects and simultaneously teaches in the Masters program in Conservation and Regeneration at CEPT University and at the School of Environmental Design and Architecture at Navrachana University, Vadodara. Her research interests include approaches to urban regeneration, particularly, tourism and culture led regeneration, heritage conservation and reinterpretation of traditional architecture in contemporary design.
Ashna is devoted yoga practitioner and a part-time faculty and volunteer with the Art of Living foundation since 2012. She enjoys travelling, reading and music. Her interest in the profession, academics and spirituality helps her strike a much-needed balance in life.