Architecture + Design

HARSHITA JHAMTANI

Harshita Jhamtani always knew she wanted to be an architect. So she planned her life around her ambition to make it happen.

- Founder, Harshita Jhamtani Design

AS A STUDIO, WE BELIEVE THAT THE MOST SUSTAINABL­E PRACTICE FOR A DESIGNER TO ADAPT, IS TO CREATE PRODUCTS THAT THEIR PATRONS CAN CHERISH FOR A LONG TIME. WE BRING THIS VERY DREAM TO LIFE BY CREATING LONG-LASTING UNIQUE PIECES THAT SHALL TAKE A SMALL STEP TOWARDS ACCELERATI­NG THE LOW CARBON ECONOMY.”

Her eponymous studio Harshita Jhamtani Designs is just a year old. But in a rather short span of time, the young architect-turned-designer has added to repertoire an extensive range of products. Her choice of materials, her exploratio­ns with forms, her commitment to sustainabi­lity, Jhamtani’s clarity of thought reflects in her designs. “As a studio, we believe that the most sustainabl­e practice for a designer to adapt, is to create products that their patrons can buy once and cherish for a long time. We bring this very dream to life by creating long-lasting unique pieces that shall take a small step towards accelerati­ng the low carbon economy,” says the designer. She stormed into the decor scene with the Earth Collection – a series of handmade table lamps in clay inspired by the organic forms of nature.

She credits this collection to the lockdown during which she taught herself to use a potter’s wheel. “That’s when I began to explore ceramics,” says the designer who studied architectu­re in Mumbai but moved on to pursue a course in furniture design from the Florence Institute of Design Internatio­nal. “I like to work with materials that can be worked on by hand. I believe every product should be unique. I am not one for mass manufactur­ing. So, we end up working with materials like clay and terrazzo which is stone based and not cement based. Sustainabi­lity also plays a huge role in our material selection,” says the designer who’s currently experiment­ing with clay, terrazzo and recycled plastic.

“WE CREATE PRODUCTS BY BLENDING SUSTAINABL­E MATERIALS WITH MINIMALIST DESIGNS THAT HAVE STRONG SILHOUETTE­S AND ARE FUNCTIONAL AT THEIR CORE. OUR STYLE FOCUSES ON MAKING TIMELESS PIECES THAT HAVE A SOUL.”

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Clay Table Lamp
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Stone Collection Table lamps
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Totem Clay Lamp
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Cactus Clay Sidetable

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