The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture”. – Gaylord Nelson
This World Environment Day, we introduce you to a designer Sahil and Sarthak, who with the sustainable design innovations are not just creating beautiful home accessories, but also doing their bit for mother earth.
Sarthak Sahil Design Co was founded in 2009 by two designers Sahil Bagga & Sarthak Sengupta, with the strong belief that Ethic, Ethnic and Ecology can be interwoven with our contemporary lifestyle. Since then, the studio has designed products and interiors that are gorgeous, functional and ASAP “As Sustainable as Possible”.
We have handpicked some of our absolute favourites from their collection -
Barrel Cactus Lamp: Lamp Shade with Pink Flowers (Table Lamp by Sahil & Sarthak)
1. This aesthetically pleasing lamp draws its design inspiration from the cactus plant. The beauty of the cactus is visualised in the fine details, edge cuts and thrones of the plant.
The simplification for the forms of the cactus plant is done in flow lines and circles with rivets attached to give the aesthetic feel of the real plant. This brass lamp indeed is a great blend of nature interaction in design aesthetics.
Pelican Chair California Sunset (Furniture by Sahil & Sarthak)
2. Developed as part of the 'Zero Kilometer Design' concept, The Katran Collection has been an effort by the designer duo to weave ethics, ethnicity and ecology with the contemporary culture. Katran in Hindi means small pieces of left over colourful cloth which is the by-product of cloth mills. These same colorful cloth pieces are spun into ropes and woven into chairs of various colors.
They have used the same vibrant material in an innovative way to create a collection of contemporary furniture and lights that are sustainable and beautiful, having a Glocal (Global + Local) appeal. This completely handmade chair is brought to life by the ethical interactions between various actors in the system.
Katran Hexagonal Frame Mirror (Looking Mirror By Sahil & Sarthak)
3. The vibrance of this Katran wall mirror is hard to miss. Embroidered by an inspiring women's self-help group, Katran mirror is made with completely sustainable materials.
4. Choori in Hindi means Glass Bangle. This lamp is inspired from Indian women using clothes hanger for hanging their glass bangles, a light that creates atmospheres with colors and shadows. The colors appeal to mood and the soft clinging sound to senses. It can be used as a single unit or can be an ensemble of many creating an installation of colored lights. It's an evening light for parties, social gatherings and also for solitude.
Let’s say no to plastic!