Abhishek Ruikar, a Research Assistant, is associated with Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre since May 2017. He is a part of the project ‘Vernacular Furniture of North- West India’. He has been a part of the field visits in Rajasthan, and has conducted visits in Punjab and Haryana. Having an inclination towards details, he has been involved in making detailed 2D and 3D furniture drawings. Abhishek, being an architect by education, has an immense interest in understanding natural materials and their construction techniques, working with them hands-on. His interest took him to Ladakh in 2016 to work with Roots Collective for six months, building a guest house. There, he learned carpentry as an apprentice under an artisan from Hunnarshala and ladakhi construction techniques from the local masons. He also designed a mud equipped flushing system for dry toilets in the project. In 2018, he worked with Farside Collective in Leh as an architect - furniture designer for a month. He also has interests in photography and is currently exploring his interests in details by designing and making mechanical puzzles.