An inter-disciplinary Industrial design studio, working across architecture, furniture, product design, lighting, motorcycle design, automotive racing, craft and even jewellery design, Saif Faisal Design Workshop synthesizes design as craft with technology.
As a design firm, the main focus of the studio has been on design consultation to different manufacturers. The self-initiated designs that were made into prototypes, were acknowledged and people got really interested in buying them. Initially, manufacturing began on a small scale. Eventually things really changed when Saif Faisal, Owner, Saif Faisal Design Workshop, pursued Bidriware after an enlightening conversation with Patricia Urquiola. The studio developed some interesting and innovative techniques in the almost stagnant 700 year old craft to create accessories, jewellery and a series of tables – ‘Qaiser series’.
Saif Faisal is an ‘Essentialist’; with his focus on beautiful, sensitive, thoughtful and meaningful design with sustainable aesthetics; design that doesn’t follow any fads or fashions. In his words, “I would like to surprise myself from time to time exploring some new dimension. Working in different typologies and scales keeps things interesting and adventurous. I’m quite intrigued by anything that could be interesting and creates a curiosity, be it a necessity, an interesting process, a beautiful material or a social concern. I have vested interest in philosophy, cultural anthropology and sociology, which plays a huge role in my understanding of a project beyond the corporeal aspects”.
Saif always had a deep admiration and fascination for Japanese and Scandinavian design sensibilities and Italian passion, paired with the frustration and dissatisfaction with the local “design”, which inspired him to pursue design in a meaningful and poetic way.
Currently, the brand is extensively engaging with self-manufacturing its pieces whilst handling small scale batch production, besides looking at full-fledged mass production. The team of Saif Faisal Design Workshop has been working on several designs they wish to develop and put in production and also some projects in collaboration with international manufacturers.
Recently, the brand has launched a product with ground-breaking home ware company, Othr from US and couple of others are in development. These remarkable products are 3D printed and made in New York. Another recent innovation is a collection with the Danish Brand, Bolia. Additionally, the team is working on a series of kitchenware for a new brand from the US and a wrist watch for a brand from UK.
The most admired and best-selling products from the brand are its lights, especially the Poise lamp and the Counterpoise lamp. These lights are interactive, playful and poetic. Moreover, the uniquely crafted Bidriware pieces are also extremely popular.
The way in which Saif Faisal Design Studio approaches design is unusual when compared to popular stuff around which puts this brand in a unique place. According to Saif, “Good design is something that is not just functional and addresses a practical need, but one that goes beyond the physical and material, it is poetic. Design has the potential to shape us as a culture, so it is a social responsibility”.
Saif Faisal Design Workshop
Address : #202, 6th Cross,
J.P Nagar Post.
Near Kadrenahalli Cross,
Bangalore – 560111, Karnataka, India.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 7829820809