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Project Name: Lakshman Sagar Resort, Rajasthan
Interior & Product Design Group: Sahil & Sarthak
Client Name: Erisko Resorts Pvt. Ltd.
Principal Designers: Sarthak Sengupta & Sahil Bagga
Project Location: 
Raipur, Rajasthan-India
Project Year (Duration): 
2010
Project Type: 
Hospitality,  Boutique Resort
Image Courtesy: Sahil & Sarthak
Text: Sahil & Sarthak

Lakshman Sagar resort is perched at the banks of the picturesque Lakshman Sagar lake, near the quintessential Rajasthani village of Raipur. Although Raipur is primarily an agricultural community, due to the existence of the traditional “Jajmani” system, the village is quiet self-sufficient and has a number of skilled artisans who make a living by crafting everyday objects, farming tools and household utensils.

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While designing the property we wanted to create a connect between the life style inside the resort with the unique local experiences of the life outside its walls.

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As our core concept, we introduced the Zero Kilometer design concept. The main objective under this approach was to identify and source various skills, crafts and materials around Raipur region which then could be improvised and reinterpreted to suite the core concept of the project.

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Thus, making Raipur the epicentre, a thorough research was conducted in neighbouring cities and towns. This network stretched from Jodhpur to Jaitaran, Pali to Pushkar, Biawer to Ajmer.

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The success of this project largely depended on the synchronization of various actors, who would otherwise be working in isolation depending on their individual interests.

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Regarding the choice of materials, an effort was made to use materials as local as possible and as sustainable as possible. Local materials already are best suited to the conditions of the region. Similarly the true essence of any craft is the story behind it, which has been used as inspirations by the designers, to design products that would narrate the similar stories but for a contemporary audience.

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Hence the entire series of furniture, products and experiences were developed for Lakshman Sagar resort imbibes the true sense of design, tradition, ecology, ethics and a contemporary culture.

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Sahil & Sarthak Designs has been awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award (Finalist) 2010, for applying the Zero Kilometre Design Philosophy for the Lakshman Sagar Project.

Sarthak Sahil Design Co was founded in 2009 by two young designers Sahil Bagga & Sarthak Sengupta, with the strong belief that  Ethic, Ethnic and Ecology can be interwoven with our contemporary lifestyle. Ever since, the studio has designed productsand interiors that are beautiful, functional and ASAP “As Sustainable As Possible”.