Series of Workshops with Bamboo Craft Communities, Tripura, 2009-12

Over the past three years workshops have been conducted with over 100 craftspeople who work with bamboo, central to their existence, in this remote and much ignored part of India.

The range of utilitarian products designed and created at the workshops so far include: furniture, accessories, containers and lights, such as the one on the left.

Some of the products have been displayed at 100% Design 2009, London, by the British Council and featured in Monocle magazine, UK, in 2010 as one of the 30 products to buy from across the world.

Left: Bottle holders made in Tripura and designed by me while conducting a craft workshop there.