There are lighting solutions and then there is Klove; a single look at the collection designed by the studio and there is perhaps only one way to describe it all… simply awesome!
A boutique luxury studio, Klove Studio specialises in custom lighting solutions, incepted and run by duo Gautam Seth and Prateek Jain. The products you see are not a result of any formal training that they have received in India or abroad (as such is the case with many other designers) but their inherent creativity, which speaks for itself.
Located in Green Park, Klove Studio is perhaps a space where you will be spoilt for choice. The products in the offing are not just lighting solutions but experiments and experiences with glass which are ready to adorn your living and office spaces.
And if you thought a customised version would be more appealing then there is scope for that too. The timeline for the delivery of the end product is 4-6 weeks.
Klove was incepted in 2005, by Gautam Seth and Prateek Jain. The creative duo was always interested in doing something that would help people beautify their homes, and it was their first collection that led them to become lighting solution experts.
The first collection titled “Transparent, Translucent and Opaque” was an exploration of different forms and materials like glass, metal and mesh.
In this collection the same form was designed using different materials and its response to light and space were studied. “In this entire experimentation,” says Prateek, “we found that interaction between glass and the play of light was far more intriguing than anything else. This in turn focused our thinking towards glass and light and led us to devise more and more products using these two parameters.”
The lighting solutions devised by Gautam and Prateek encompass installations, chandeliers, lamps, pendant lights and outdoor lamps. These are developed by highly trained karigars at the Klove workshop based at Delhi Karnal highway.
Gautam explains, “We hire trained people who know glass blowing since it’s a process which almost all our products use. It also gives me a lot of satisfaction to add that our small team of karigars have become so adept at work that once we explain the requisite design using detailed sketches, the end product gets designed as per the requirements cited.”
The products offered by Klove are truly glocal, locally made for a global audience; a strong Indian aesthetic with a global touch. A testimony to the fact is the appreciation they received at Maison and Objet Paris, an international trade fair for lifestyle fashion and trends.
Prateek says, “After showcasing our work at the international fair, we are consolidating our presence in the Indian market; having said that we are also open to doing business internationally and will be showcasing our work in Dubai, Milan and Frankfurt.”
Having exhibited their creative streak abroad Gautam and Prateek never miss an opportunity to impart their contemporary design skills in the Indian projects they execute.
Of the various themes the duo has worked on, they designed the lighting solutions for a restaurant whose interiors were based on the theme of a roadside dhaba. “As lighting solution providers,” adds Prateek, “we too had to think differently and devise solutions which would adhere to the look of the space and yet look good. Using cutting glass and tyres we devised the end products, the solution was different from what we do otherwise but it did fit the bill and seamlessly integrated with the overall ambience of the space.”
Klove Studio also offers its products online and through other well-known decor stores like Apartment 9 and BoConcept. From hi-end restaurants to the Mumbai International Airport, Klove has a number of milestones in its design journey and your house could be next!
Text By Vikas Bhadra