On World Environment Day, keeping in mind the three most important Rs of the moment — reuse, recycle and recreate — we bring you 15 stylish furniture, accessories and artwork either upcycled or crafted from sustainable resources and recycled materials.
Anchored by: Deepa Nair and Diksha Jawle
Photographs: Courtesy the brands
Handcrafted from coconut shells with gentle sparking paint, the Tidbit Nut Bowl set is perfect for serving nibbles or can also pose as a decor item for your table.
Declutter and organise just about anything with the Tjena line of big and small storage boxes, magazine files and desk organisers. They are made from 80 per cent recycled paper.
Rs 169 to Rs 799
This terracotta creation, adorned with woven cane around it, can be used as a plant pot or a utility container.
Sarthak Sahil Design Co
These Katran-styled painting, which is hand-embroidered in cotton fabric, evoke the concern of climate change. The Chinnar Deforestation painting seen here shows a dense forest in the autumn with a serpentine river weaving through the landscape.
The Second Wind
This wooden crib has found a new lease on life as a vibrant yellow bookshelf.
Its uneven ripples gives the elegant Fluid Bench style and character. It is made from corrugated fibre board.
Handcrafted in pure mango wood, the multi-purpose salad bowl and tossers add a touch of bare elegance and natural style to the dining table.
The Vanna wooden coasters are handcrafted from acacia wood and finished with food-safe beeswax — a natural polish that enhances the quality of wood. The form of the wood is unaltered, making each coaster unique in its shape, finish and grain structure.
Rs 250 to Rs 660
The Maahi Kool earthenware bottles are made of fired clay which cools water naturally. The hand-thrown terracotta base is mounted with a turned sheesham wood spin-top. Available in two finishes: Reduction Fired Black and Oxidised Natural.
This corrugated board sofa set, which includes cute little chairs and a sturdy centre table, is aesthetically designed and engineered to carry weight and last for long.
Organic shapes have been created on these table lamps through layering and carving on plywood, reclaimed pine and teak. Fitted with Edison bulbs, the lamps create a delicate ambient light setting for quiet evenings.
Rs 13,000 (each)
The Romeo sideboard is crafted from mango wood and showcases a natural finish. The highlight of this furniture is the series of colourful circular insertions made from rubber.
These intriguing pendant lights are handmade from leftover or discarded cardboard. The fixture that holds the pendant holder is made from old and discarded vinyl records (LP records).
Rs 1,650 to Rs 1,950
The Purple Turtles
The Viva Lanterns are made of cane which gives them a simple and rustic charm. Their neutral colours have been retained to showcase the material and form without distractions.
Rs 1,540 onward
The Mori carpet, crafted from hand-knotted upcycled wool infused with sari silk, comes with pops of fuchsia and blue, and marine patterns on a slate blue base.
Rs 43,200 onward