“Eco-friendly and green design solutions are making a splash, changing the way people think about art and decor. One of the big trends catching up fast in the Indian interior decor ecosystem is ‘upcycling’,” says Ritika Varshney, founder, Baatli Co.
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste material, useless and unwanted products into new material or products. The aim clearly is to keep objects away from the ever growing dump-yards at the end of their use.
Started in May 2015, by Ritika Varshney, a self-taught artist, Baatli Co. has been making one of a kind bottle-lamps, centre-pieces and vases from discarded alcohol bottles.
What began as an experiment has been growing at a rapid pace, catching the fancy of youth across the country. Today, Baatli Co. has already upcycled over a 100 glass bottles and turned them into these beautiful must-have lamps which are all hand-painted and customisable.