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On Srijaya: Mel pants (white), Perona
After a degree in architecture from the University of Mumbai, a course in furniture design from the Florence International Design Institute and a stint with the steel furniture brand of JSW Forma, Harshita Jhamtani founded her eponymous design studio. in 2019 as a playground to experiment with various materials such as terrazzo made from stone and sandstone clay. At the start of the lockdown, she learned to use a potter’s wheel on her own, that’s when she began to explore ceramics. His first collection of lamps soon followed, which referred to organic shapes inspired by nature. Using locally available materials, Jhamtani prefers to work with his hands – avoiding molds – to create a range of objects in which no two pieces are exactly the same.
On Harshita: Narwhal pantsuit (lilac), Little Things Studio
Since starting urban farming in Mumbai almost 12 years ago, Adrienne Thadani has co-founded an agricultural consultancy firm called Thrive, led the team that developed The Table Farm at Alibag and built a community farm on the city skyline, called Flyover Farm. Working with architects such as Case Design and a series of restaurants, she has spent years studying native species landscaping, permaculture, regenerative farming practices and setting up farm-to-table systems for grow delicious and abundant produce, all without the use of pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers. Since the lockdown, Thadani has been busy helping homeowners transform outdoor spaces and rooftop terraces into carefully landscaped gardens, while leading three initiatives dedicated to improving farmers’ livelihoods and building better ones. food systems that value interconnectivity and keep people and the planet first.
Food Stylist: Priyanka Shah
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