HIGH BACK CHAIR
Sahil & Sarthak, IND, 2010
The product is crafted from colourful rope wound around a metal framework. The rope is made from waste fabric discarded by export houses or textile mills, which is collected and sold at market.
Katran High Back Chair, 2010
Chair structure made in mild steel, powder coated, woven with recycled handspun georgette fabric ropes
H 120 x W 66 x D 101 cm
ABOUT THE DESIGNERS
Sahil Bagga & Sarthak Sengupta
Sahil Bagga und Sarthak Sengupta are designers with diverse design backgrounds who have mastered the art of synchronizing their skills to create objects that are reflective yet contemporary. Their partnership began in Milan while they were pursuing their master’s in design. In 2009 they set up their design studio in Delhi, with the strong belief that ethics, ethnicity and ecology can be interwoven with contemporary culture. They transformed their ideas into a successful range of products that are beautiful, functional and “as sustainable as possible”. Their expertise lies in reinterpreting Indian craftsmanship and materials to create contemporary objects. In recognition of their innovative business model they were awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award by the British Council India. Their work has been showcased at various design platforms such as the Milan Design Museum and the V&A London. They have received numerous awards such as the EDIDA–Elle Deco International Design Award and the Asia Talents Award.
In 2009, he left his life as a devoted “upwardly mobile executive” to think a little more about himself and to give his professional activities and his life a more human, responsible and sustainable sense. The first step was an ethical trade initiative with players in the social and solidarity economy, then the sale of their products in France. Very quickly, he became unsatisfied with this simple exchange, and he began to think about design and the environment.
Studies: Accessory Design at N.I.F.T. Delhi, “Product Service System Design”, at Politecnico di Milano
Studies: Applied Art at the College of Art, Delhi, “Product Service System Design”, at Politecnico di Milano
Studio: Sarthak Sahil Design Co since 2009
Philosophy: The strong belief that Ethic, Ethnic and Ecology can be interwoven with our contemporary lifestyle.
Exhibitions: SouthBank Centre, London; Zona Tortona, Milan; Manchester Craft & Design Centre; At Cappellini C/o Design Village Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro; India Design, Dehli; IFFS Singapore
Lives/works: Dehli, India