Sylvn Studio is a Mumbai based design firm specialising in the manufacture of eco-friendly, handcrafted lamps and furniture.
Ms. Bandana Jain who is the founder and design head of Sylvn Studio is an alumnus of the J J School of Arts. Her interest lies in not only creating environment friendly designs but also empowering women in the process.
In her design studio she has been successful in providing employment opportunities to the under privileged community of rural Maharashtra. She has designed an appealing range of ceiling, table and floor lamps apart from wall mountings and furniture.
Sylvn Studio is a design label that combines both its love for art and its love for Earth. It does this by making beautiful products out of used and re-cycled materials.
Talking about their products Bandana Jain says, “We are passionate about the planet we live upon and hence all our creations contribute towards restoring its beauty.”
The products we make are made from imported corrugated cardboard, burlap and other recycled materials.
“We have an eye for visualising trash in a serendipitous way and turning what is rubbish for others into functional and eclectic products. We design hand crafted home decor products by using very high quality, handpicked recycled corrugated cardboard which is literally as strong as wood,” says the team from Sylvn Studio.
The name Sylvn has been derived from Sylvanus, the God of the forest as per Roman mythology. He was in charge of protecting the jungle and the living beings staying in and around it. The literal meaning of Sylvanus is the one who loves the forest. Sylvn Studio has three mottos: Conserve the environment. Generate employment. Contribute to the society.
“When you buy from us, you don’t just take home a product. You take home a work of art and in your own little way, contribute to beautifying the earth,” says Jain.
Here are a few of their products. The Tripod Beacon has a gorgeous design and is composed of a real teak wood tripod and corrugated cardboard. Basilisk on the other hand is inspired by the legendary snake.
The Superpower table lamp is constructed out of up-cycled corrugated cardboard and designed to resemble the symbol of the US dollar. It is further enhanced with a cute ‘smiley’ illustration. The Empower table lamp is beautifully decorated with crushed stone which is well balanced with an exposed bulb.
The Stony Barrel Tripod is a stylishly designed with aqua stone. Corrugated cardboard and stone is an unusual combination, which gives it a very classy look. Sylvn Studio’s hanging lamps come with single or multiple luminaires. Being made out of corrugated cardboard their exteriors are lattice like and allow light to pass through.
These are mesmerising artistic sculptures that can elevate the class and ambience of any place. It’s extremely difficult to take your eyes off the enchanting light that disperses from these lamps and casts beautiful patterns of light and shade all across the space they hang in.
About their furniture line, Jain shares, “We use recycled and treated cardboard to make furniture. The paper undergoes a process to become more strong and durable. The result is astonishing as the paper becomes as sturdy as wood. You need to feel it to believe it. No wonder our customers drop their jaws the minute they touch our products.”
Text Compiled By Mala Bajaj