Project Name: Katran Collection
Product Design Group: Sahil & Sarthak
Principal Designers: Sarthak Sengupta & Sahil Bagga
Project Type: Furniture Design
Image Courtesy: Sahil & Sarthak
Text: Sahil & Sarthak
The “Zero Kilometer®” Design concepts is born out of the belief that designing beautiful and functional products and projects should be combined with the efforts to involve and preserve local traditions and local craftsmanship specific to that locality.
Developed as part of the ‘Zero Kilometer Design’ concept, “The Katran Collection” has been our effort to weave ethics, ethnic 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 cloth pieces are collected by farmers during their off seasons and spun into ropes and sold for the purpose of weaving traditional Indian day beds (Khatiyas).
The production of this chair is completely handmade and brought to life by the ethical interactions between various actors in the system, from the village to the city.
The Katran Collection is available in various textures and colours which has been carefully catalogued by us and gives our customers the possibility to customize according to their taste and requirements.
In fact none of the katran furniture are absolutely alike due to their innate diversity of colours and textures, making each of them exclusive pieces.
The Katran Collection has been published and showcased nationally and internationally.
In 2011, Sahil & Sarthak were awarded the Elle Décor International Design Awards (Young Talent Category) for this collection and the collection was showcased at the Ambiente Fair, Frankfurt 2012. Pieces from this collection are currently being showcased at the Trienalle Design Museum Milan and will be a part of the India Now Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum London.