Everything in this collection is made out of locally harvested sustainable wood. No new trees have been felled for this. Or upcycled discarded FSI certified wood from the industrial cut pieces have been used and given a new life in the hands of craftsmen trained by Atul Johri, who has made Channapatna his home, and the people there, his responsibility. The old forgotten art of wood work that once had Channapatna famous for its lacquer wooden toys and artifacts, now lies by the wayside, in the threat of Made-in- China machine-made replicates. Atul Johri trains and works with his artists to fuse the old wood art with avant-garde designs to bring out exquisite pieces of art and utility that have found their way into the most elite of places.
An Arts graduate from Lucknow Christian College, Atul braved the ire of his family to go into design, because he knew it was where he belonged. His minimalist style of design is so distinct in all his works, whether it is his collection of hand crafted paper lamps, lacquer ware or designing interior spaces and exhibitions.Having worked on projects like Khajuraho millennium, World Expo Hanover 2000 and associated with UNDP-KVIC India project on paper to name a few.All his signature products are of truly global standard that has helped him to reach out to the clients across the globe.Atul Johri’s pieces do not sit still. They laugh out loud, they demand attention, they criticise compromise, they giggle, they scream.
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