Through her project at Urban Ladder, a furniture design and retail company, Dikshita explored how textile could transform spaces with regards to the human psychology of colors. While the objective was to create a new image for the brand, the challenge was to sustain and use screen print methods for developing surfaces in the booming digital print market. Research was conducted for creating designs for a series of tufted rugs and hand woven dhurries.
Dikshita developed two print collections which were centered around development of screen printed yardages for soft furnishings and upholstery, inspired by botanical prints. The color ways and handwoven techniques applied were a transition between traditional motifs and modern graphics. Inspired by botanical motifs, the range had an old-world charm. Research on plant species ensured an ornate fusion of subtle art with a hint of the wilderness. The process involved surface explorations, print trials and developing stitching specifications for product development.