Elemental By Nanya

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About The Studio

My creations are experiments with movement and materials, in an attempt to make everyday things that wed urban life with nature, resulting in a rustic-chic vibe. My current favorites are concrete and wood, after all, the concrete jungle (pun intended) is home, but the hills are my heart! Our latest collection includes some quirky concrete planters, lamps and decor pieces, we up-cycle and recycle single use plastic including plastic food containers, bubble wrap and tetra-packs in our making process, creating pieces that are loved for their quirk, earth-friendliness, zero or low maintenance, minimalism and industrial style, each of these pieces is handcrafted over a few days and is designed to mark a relationship with the person who goes on to make it theirs!

About The Artist

Hi there! Here's my story- Born in Shimla – known as the queen of the hills - I have always felt an innate love for and connection with nature. Growing up in a world full of animals and plants growing all the way up to the walls of our then house (mother loves gardening), I had my fair share of ‘Jungle Book’ experiences. In this world, our parents taught us not to be wasteful of anything and treat the planet and all its people with respect. This was a lesson that was reinforced to both my siblings too and we’ve ended up as lifelong animal and nature lovers, with my sister starting up a business that prioritizes dog nutrition and health and I, after 10+ years of 9-5, with an earth-friendly handcrafted decor products brand with an eye for aesthetics and particular fondness for the rustic-chic vibe. I like experimenting with various mediums and materials, my current favorites are concrete and wood, after all, the concrete jungle (pun intended) is home, but the hills are my heart! I am also a firm believer of 'small moves by each one of us is how we bring about big changes' and my bit in this giant collaborative effort to rid the world of boredom, superficiality and the military-industrial complex is embodied in my work. We up-cycle and recycle single use plastic including plastic food containers, bubble wrap and tetra-packs in our making process, handcrafting pieces that are loved for their quirk, earth-friendliness, zero or low maintenance, minimalism and industrial style. Life, food and habits are different in a city. I was used to mom growing some of our veggies like cucumbers, coriander, strawberries, kiwis, pumpkins and what not. This made sure we ate fresh and tasty - no bite of cucumber tastes the same as when it is garden-to-plate. Only once I’d left the anthropomorphic world of my childhood and enrolled in the 9-5 of Bangalore, did I realize how much I missed being in touch with our planet and how satisfactory that way of life was. And so while I am here, along with gardening I live as the Monica of my people while trying everyday to not be wasteful of food, water, electricity or anything else that we, the ones with easy access to it, usually take for granted. It pains me that so many of us are apathetic to the needs of this planet (which is all our race has ever known in the entire universe, at least for now!) and the generations yet to come. Each one of us is more ambitious than ever before, however I believe that seeking satisfaction while taking nature out of the equation is unviable from a long term perspective. As I have a ‘pahadi’ heart, my own happiness is highly correlated to my bond with the nature and that is why I decide to be responsible and to care, every single day. Sometimes it involves a little bit of effort, sure, but it’s super worth it! I believe our first step can just be as simple and small as choosing to be less irresponsible as that's where I started! To conclude, let's all try to remember Mahatma Gandhi’s famous words - "The World has enough for everyone’s need but not for everyone’s greed."

Products From The Artist

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  • Bottle of Vine- Concrete Planter

    Bottle of Vine- Concrete Planter
    ElementalbyNanya Bangalore, India
    1442
  • Lanka - Concrete Planter

    Lanka - Concrete Planter
    ElementalbyNanya Bangalore, India
    450
  • Tea Light Pillows -Concrete Candle Holder

    Tea Light Pillows -Concrete Candle Holder
    ElementalbyNanya Bangalore, India
    630
  • Folia - Concrete tray

    Folia - Concrete tray
    ElementalbyNanya Bangalore, India
    1150