Lalita Chant
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Lalita Chant

Designer and Founder of Gaia & TerraLondon, United Kingdom
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Lalita Chant
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Lalita Chant

Designer and Founder of Gaia & TerraLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born in Thailand to a Thai mother and a British father, I was raised in Bangkok until the age of 14 when I moved to England to complete my higher education. After graduating in BA Hons Fashion at Kingston University, London, I worked as a visual merchandiser at the White Company, then landed a unique role as a sales marketing executive at Gourmet House Caviar. Working as far afield as New York, Brussels and China, I represented the company at international trade shows, negotiated sales with leading restaurants and fine food companies and built strong relationships with clients. I coordinated the launch of the company’s new brand identity and wrote copies for the product catalogue and the new website. I also planned and executed online marketing campaigns and managed the social media profiles. The pivotal moment in my professional life was building Gaia & Terra; a demi-fine jewellery brand of my own designs with an emphasis on sustainability and ethical practice, inspired by art forms in nature. This experience gave me a solid understanding of all aspects of brand development; design, sourcing, production, creative direction, management, e-commerce, client services, marketing and logistics. My designs were featured in several publications including Vogue, Marie Claire, The Cut and The Evening Standard. In early 2020, I founded I Chant Gallery, an online contemporary art gallery featuring original and unique artworks by emerging artists. Created with the desire to federate young emerging artists underrepresented in the contemporary art scene, I Chant Gallery currently represents over 10 artists from all backgrounds, ethnicity and gender. In my spare time, I am designing jewellery and currently developing a collection using upcycled materials. I also enjoy drawing natural landscapes, recreating scenes of my most precious moments in nature. In addition, I am taking a French language course to fulfil my goal to be multilingual. Currently living between London and Paris, I am open to new opportunities in the UK or across Europe.
Projects
  • In Conversation: Delphine Bereski
    In Conversation: Delphine BereskiI CHANT Gallery presents Delphine Bereski, a self proclaim shaman/Dr Frankenstein. From her home and studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, the French artist and performer shares a story about her artistic journey from Paris to Warsaw and shares an insight into the inspirations behind her practice.
  • In Conversation: Nicolás Olivares
    In Conversation: Nicolás OlivaresI Chant Gallery presents a short film about Nicolás Oliveres, a Chilean artist based in Paris. The series of paintings he presents with I CHANT are "imaginary landscapes", born from a combination of memories of his hometown Quilpué, and screenshots of the city via Google street view. With this dichotomy gathered on the canvases between his memory and a removed reality, he creates a third landscape made of the antagonistic conjunction of the two. Existing and not existing at the same time, it is
  • The Art of Idleness
    The Art of IdlenessAn article I wrote about idleness, based on an observation of a series of oil portraits by a Chilean artist; Nicolás Olivares.
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Work history
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    Customer Accounts ExecutiveCudoni
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I CHANT Gallery logo
    I CHANT Gallery logo
    Founder & CuratorI CHANT Gallery
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    ichantgallery.com
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Skills
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Branding
  • Digital Marketing
  • SEO Copywriting
  • Web Content
  • Web Design
  • Visual Branding
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Art Curation
Education
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    BA (Hons) FashionKingston University
     - London, United Kingdom