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Prod­uct de­signer Gun­jan Gupta al­ways takes in­spi­ra­tion from the past but her de­signs come with a most com­pelling stamp of mod­ern out­look. The Delhi-based mav­er­ick be­hind Stu­dio Wrap draws ideas from ev­ery­day life and treats them as the guid­ing light when work­ing on her In­dia-in­spired line of home prod­ucts. That she lives in de­tails and knows how to give a mun­dane-look­ing ma­te­rial a dif­fer­ent spin is ev­i­dent from the way she uses items such as bar­tans, gad­das, boris, matkas and pipes to make util­i­tar­ian fur­ni­ture. The case in point is the Pipe Bar (see be­low) which in­tel­li­gently in­ter­prets the para­dox­i­cal ma­te­rial and craft cul­ture of In­dia. Part of her re­cently in­tro­duced ‘Past Mod­ern 2014’ collection, it is made out of MS pipes stacked to­gether and gives a new lease of life to the raw ma­te­rial. Us­ing her ex­per­tise and know-how, the de­signer has added a ta­ble to the drink­ing sta­tion where you can mix drinks and serve them and can also stock up all your liquor in­side the pipes them­selves.

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