PomPom Series: discarded silk Sarees turn into furniture by Studio Avni – upcycleDZINE
There have not been many upcycle designs featured here on upcycleDZINE that make use of fabrics. As far as I can tell just once, LazyBeanbag by Lazy Jack. Well it’s time to change that and to add another design that uses fabrics.
Today I want to show you the ‘PomPom Stool and Pouf Series‘ by Studio Avni based in Mumbai, India. Headed by architect and designer Avni Sejpal, Studio Avni is a multidisciplinary design studio offering custom 3D textiles, furniture, lights and conceptual products.

PomPom Series: discarded silk Sarees turn into furniture by Studio Avni – upcycleDZINE
“The studio explores design innovations through research and tactile manipulation of organic and geometric shapes and re-contextualizing traditional and unconventional materials, exploiting their inherent qualities.”

Upcycle furniture that shows the vivid colors of India

When I think of India the first thing that comes to my mind is vivid colors and beautiful fabrics. And thats exactly what Studio Avni used in their PomPom Stool and Pouf Series. “The Pompom Stool Series is yet another whimsical textural take inspired from the various traditional garments and accessories worn across many regions using manipulating different indigenous techniques. The result is a a vibrant 3D tactile series that livens up any indoor space.”

PomPom Series: discarded silk Sarees turn into furniture by Studio Avni – upcycleDZINE
Studio Avni presented the series at the Milan Design Week. They showed an upcycled and sustainable collection of textile poufs, converting old and discarded silk Sarees. A Saree is a strip of unstitched cloth, worn by women, ranging from four to nine yards in length that is draped over the body in various styles worn across India. Studio Avni upcycles these Sarees into poufs, ottomans, stools, benches, chairs and various accessories.

Design by Studio Avni

 

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