Ayush Kasliwal

Ayush Kasliwal is a furniture design graduate from National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, the premier design institute in India. Ayush's design studio AKFD is committed to development of ideas using local crafts that have evolved over centuries. His work represents a fusion of unique creativity and uncompromising integrity rare to find in the highly competitive world market. Strategically based in Jaipur the company has a large variety of crafts to play with be it beaten brass, stone carving or mango wood. Ayush's products reflect a detailed understanding of processes and materials simultaneously paying homage to the tradition of crafts. He works with crafts people and artisans mainly from Rajasthan. In order to revive ancient crafts and provide consistent livelihood to them, he has developed ideas to produce relevant objects that are utilitarian beautiful and fun. Ayush explains: �Products have their own eco-system. They carry with them their history - as in how and where they are made, and their future - as in where they will go to. Mater is one of the few to recognize this, and to engage, in a positive manner with these eco systems"