Baaya Design, the retail store and design studio in Mumbai, started by Shibani Jain, aims to showcase the natural beauty and workmanship of Indian Folk Art through unique aesthetic products. They combine the best artisan skills with vibrant colours and forms reflecting an urban yet natural sensibility.
Baaya deals with a wide range of products, including the likes of brass dokra artefacts, stone artefacts, customized brass jaalis, wrought iron designs, black pottery and Jaipur blue pottery. They also have ceramic products, art furniture, folk art paintings including Pattachitra, Kalamkaari, Tanjore and Warli.
Here one may also come across wall murals, customised wall paintings by Indian artists and small furniture items like mirrors and shelves. The brand is a home for Indian tribal and traditional art from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and many other states.
The products are crafted with with myriad materials ranging from wood, glass, terracotta, papier mache, copper and leather to name a few. Some of the products are manufactured in-house while the others are sourced from Indian artisans.
The design inspiration that motivates the outstanding hues, patterns, textures that go on to create the amazing products from the brand are guided by the latest trends in the world of art and design. Moreover, they are also inspired by customized themes based upon the requirement of the customer.
The best selling products are customized brass jaali, Gond Tree of Life, hand paintings for walls, brass Tree of Life sculpture and Lippai work. The wooden home décor range is also immensely popular among customers. Named after the weaver bird Baaya, the brand indeed weaves creative inspirations.
The products of Baaya are essentially rooted with the endeavour to curate art to generate income for the artisans of India.
In the near future, the brand looks upon itself as the largest supplier of art and artefacts for designer spaces. The team of Baaya has taken it upon themselves to further the artists linked with Indian heritage visualizing themselves as a pioneer in this space.
Baaya hopes to embark on creating products that can give the customers an opportunity to choose the finest artwork and home décor ideas inspired by design and cotemporariness besides the charm of Indian essence. Baaya is a one stop shop for art enthusiasts and lovers of aesthetics.
By Shibani Jain