Eco Elegance

Earth-friendly home decor soothes not only the eyes, but also the soul. Take inspiration from our carefully curated spread of furniture, furnishings, and accessories made from eco-friendly or upcycled materials and take a step towards living a green life in tandem with the environment around you.

Anchored by: Alifiya Mehamdabadwala and Deepa Nair
Photographs: Courtesy the brands

Spacio
Sea Grass woven baskets (available in varied sizes) and trays from Dome Deco come in natural tones, making each product a unique one.
Rs 19,999

In Living
The Lithium wall divider has been crafted from leftover pieces of mango and sheesham wood. The artwork on the divider is set against strips of wood in a combination of finishes.
Rs 19,999

Jaipur Rugs
Handtufted in wool and viscose, the Ciyaroo rug in denim blue is inspired by simple geometric patterns crafted in a playful and contemporary style.
Rs 35,000

Fanusta
These handmade paper frames are made from recycled waste paper and fabrics. They showcase Rajasthani miniature paintings which are intricately crafted on
ivory sheets.
Rs 500 onward

Carniture
The one-of-a-kind Mercedes Sofa has been created from the back of a genuine Mercedes and mounted on its own pistons. The original headrest has been retained and the upholstery is in a premium leather finish.
Rs 1,85,000

Iota
Nuts, bolts, screws, washers, lug nuts, nails and other pieces of metal have been repurposed and used to create this ultra-modern industrial sculpture of a giraffe.
Rs 94,850

The REtyrement Plan
Having been made from woven ropes of textile scrap, these vibrant cane pouffes are a fine example of the perks of upcycling.
Rs 6,000 onward

Shades of India
This gorgeous turquoise chandelier has been crafted from leftover wooden balls and covered in scrap fabric to make a striking eco-friendly statement.
Rs 80,000

CuroCarte
The Tenmoku form of pottery making which goes back to China’s Tang Dynasty is reflected beautifully in these ensemble of vases, platters, mugs and masks from the Soulful Creations range.
Price on request

Cane Boutique
It’s impossible not to pause and admire these sculptures when you walk into a room. Retaining their natural beauty and texture, the sculptures are made from driftwood and come with a metal base.
Rs 75,000 each

Elephant PooPaper
Add some quirk to your home decor with this round wall clock that showcases a graphic of an elephant in the various asanas of the Surya Namaskar. Interestingly, it is made of paper created from elephant dung.
Rs 625

Wicker World
Ergonomically designed for complete relaxation, the Cool Chair is handmade with natural translucent white willow wicker fibre woven in an intricate checkered pattern.
Rs 23,500

ST Unicom
Elegant and subtle, the handmade clay vases and platters in red from Rina Menardi would make a striking statement wherever it is displayed.
Price on request

Peeli Dori
The design of the meditative Tantra Fold Table Lamp is influenced by the Tantra painting which features motifs from Indian mythology. It has been crafted in wood and brass.
Rs 6,999

Kala Drishti
Titled ‘Next Generation’, this guitar has been assembled using e-waste. The idea behind the concept is to throw light on how man is dependent on machinery.
Rs 4,500

The House of Things
Hand-woven from thick strands of natural fibre, hemp, and recycled denim, the Diamond Rug has a textural appeal and a soft feel underfoot. Available in three colours: red, green and blue.
Rs 5,990

Loom Crafts
Enjoy a cuppa or an interesting novel sitting on this armchair. It has a powder coated aluminium frame and a hand-woven fibre back.
Rs 30,000

The Purple Turtles
These wooden hooks with carved floral motifs look like you would find them in your grandma’s ancestral home. They have been created from reclaimed teak wood.
Rs 252 (each)

Carniture
Kitsch at its best, the Humara Bajaj chair is made from the front section of the iconic scooter of middle class India. The scooter has been cut in half, upholstered with black and red leather and attached to the base of a revolving office chair. All original lights and fixtures were incorporated to give it an authentic look.
Rs 38,500

World Bazaar
From the house of Capi Europe, a Holland-based brand that creates unusual planters, comes this lovely pot from the Nature series. It features narrow, wavy lines and is lightweight, fracture-resistant, and recyclable.
Rs 4,000 onward

Handikart
Made from bamboo and cane, the Big Pagoda Table Lamp would make for a thoughtful eco-conscious gift for one’s home.
Rs 940

Jaipur Rugs
Kaju Katli, the traditional Indian sweet was the inspiration for this handcrafted Zoet rug. Made from wood and viscose, the rug comes in a cocoa brown hue.
Rs 35,000

Cocoon Fine Rugs
The Sari Exotica collection of rugs is inspired by an eclectic mix of styles, from contemporary decorative patterns to interpretations of traditional patterns from yesteryear. These rugs have been created from yarn that has been spun from remnants of very fine silk saris and then given a signature special wash for a wonderful sheen.
Rs 3,65,000 (size 8’x10’)

The House of Things
Inspired by delicate Mughal jewellery, the Noor Spire Jar is handcrafted in silver-plated brass, recycled teak, and borosilicate glass. An elegant solution to store food or jewellery, this jar can sit well on a counter alone or as a set.
Rs 1,880 each

The Whiteteak Company
The Papyrus Hanging Light comprises a stunning circular design with an intricate laser-cut pattern on the drum of the body. It is made of sturdy, recycled industrial grade paper.
Rs 11,950

CuroCarte
Originally emerged in China under the Shang dynasty, the uniqueness of the Celadon art of pottery-making is its celadon colour which is classically produced by firing a glaze containing a little iron oxide at a high temperature in a reducing kiln. Its best represented in this beautiful tea service set.
Price on request

Peeli Dori
The uneven surfaces of these hand-knitted cotton yarn cushion covers impart a shabby-chic beauty that can only come from the handmade.
Rs 1,999 each

Ratan Jaipur
Snuggle up for a cosy nap with the Polka Dots Turquoise bedcover set and quilt. They are made from 100 per cent cotton and 100 per cent cotton voile, respectively, with hand-blown cotton making up the filling of the quilt.
Rs 4,490 (quilt) Rs 2,480 (bedcover set)

I’m Centre of Applied Arts
Made from reclaimed wood, this beautiful cabinet comes with cleverly designed drawers and shutters to be admired from all sides. The cracks and knots in the piece have been enhanced by using techniques like burning and darkening.
Price on request

Idus
Scott is a modern centre table with a stylish design. It is made of coco twigs in a natural finish.
Rs 1,04,000

Vaishnavipratima
Carved out of wood, these vintage Jharokha windows are a testament to the exquisite skill of Rajasthani craftsmen. Adorned with beautiful traditional patterns, the windows would make for some stunning wall art.
Rs 6,900 each

The House of Things
The characterful Soho Table by AKFD Storey is a statement in repurposing great materials — it has a teak top and cast aluminum legs, both recycled.
Rs 68,270