Payal Uttam

Payal Uttam is a freelance journalist who has been covering art and design across the globe for close to a decade. Her work has appeared in publications including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, Forbes, The Art Newspaper and Women’s Wear Daily among others. She currently divides her time between Hong Kong and Paris.
Payal Uttam
Payal Uttam is a freelance journalist who has been covering art and design across the globe for close to a decade. Her work has appeared in publications including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, Forbes, The Art Newspaper and Women’s Wear Daily among others. She currently divides her time between Hong Kong and Paris.

Latest from Payal Uttam

Studio MVW fills gap in China market for unusual furniture

Husband and wife team started out designing pieces for their own home before word got out

11 Jan 2018 - 4:49PM

Husband and wife team started out designing pieces for their own home before word got out

Studio MVW fills gap in China market for unusual furniture
Young Taiwanese trio come together to keep traditional crafts alive

Designers Yunn Fann Chang and Shane Liu, and curator Tipus Hafay, who belongs to the Makuta’ay tribe in Hualien county, launched their accessories brand Kamaro’an in 2015

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Designers Yunn Fann Chang and Shane Liu, and curator Tipus Hafay, who belongs to the Makuta’ay tribe in Hualien county, launched their accessories brand Kamaro’an in 2015

Young Taiwanese trio come together to keep traditional crafts alive
How sculptor went from making knuckledusters for Filipino gangs to fantastical metal furniture and art

Jinggoy Buensuceso to showcase his Beta line of outlandish, nature-inspired creations in new Manila retail space

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Jinggoy Buensuceso to showcase his Beta line of outlandish, nature-inspired creations in new Manila retail space

How sculptor went from making knuckledusters for Filipino gangs to fantastical metal furniture and art
Rising star Thai design couple on their unique furniture pieces and how Swedish training influences their work
Lifestyle brand WOHAbeing launches, its luxury hotel furniture can now be yours

If you have ever stayed at Singapore’s Park Royal hotel or Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and thought ‘I fancy those chairs’, you might be pleased to know that the designers have started their own lifestyle line, WOHAbeing

12 Sep 2017 - 8:41PM

If you have ever stayed at Singapore’s Park Royal hotel or Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and thought ‘I fancy those chairs’, you might be pleased to know that the designers have started their own lifestyle line, WOHAbeing

Lifestyle brand WOHAbeing launches, its luxury hotel furniture can now be yours
Falling for Costa Rica: how a motorbike accident sparked a love affair with the country

A minor motorcycle accident puts an adventurous couple on collision course with the real Costa Rica

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A minor motorcycle accident puts an adventurous couple on collision course with the real Costa Rica

Falling for Costa Rica: how a motorbike accident sparked a love affair with the country
Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi presents a ‘moving tapestry’ in Hong Kong – call it ants for art’s sake

Yukinori Yanagi uses ants to tunnel through images of flags and money made of sand, as a critique of borders and the symbols of power that separate us

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Yukinori Yanagi uses ants to tunnel through images of flags and money made of sand, as a critique of borders and the symbols of power that separate us

Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi presents a ‘moving tapestry’ in Hong Kong – call it ants for art’s sake
South African artist William Kentridge on his Beijing retrospective

The artist tells Payal Uttam his work has always married the political and the personal.

15 Aug 2015 - 11:55PM

The artist tells Payal Uttam his work has always married the political and the personal.

South African artist William Kentridge on his Beijing retrospective
Pakistani miniatures artist gets the bigger picture
Modern love

Art is a tricky investment. You can start with the most collectable names - Payal Uttam presents the top five.

22 Apr 2013 - 11:22PM

Art is a tricky investment. You can start with the most collectable names - Payal Uttam presents the top five.

Modern love
Bargaining: the tactics of talk
Extreme home entertaining
19 Nov 2012 - 1:27AM
Extreme home entertaining
Behind the label: Thu Thu
25 May 2013 - 10:31PM
Behind the label: Thu Thu
Behind the label: Edge of Ember
Behind the label: The Sway
8 Jun 2013 - 11:10PM
Behind the label: The Sway
Welcome to Yogyakarta, a hive of alternative art spaces

"I don't know what I'm doing and why I keep doing it." Carved into moss-covered tiles on the ground, these are the words that greet me when I arrive at the artist-run space Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta.

5 May 2013 - 4:05PM

"I don't know what I'm doing and why I keep doing it." Carved into moss-covered tiles on the ground, these are the words that greet me when I arrive at the artist-run space Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta.

Welcome to Yogyakarta, a hive of alternative art spaces
Stonelove

There was plenty of drama at Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, which raked in just over HK$640.5 million from about 290 lots including signed pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels.

3 Jun 2013 - 9:57AM

There was plenty of drama at Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, which raked in just over HK$640.5 million from about 290 lots including signed pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Stonelove