When a global consulting firm decided to revamp their offices in Mumbai and Chennai, they wanted sustainability to be at the heart of everything. As art partners for the spaces, it was a wonderful opportunity for us to explore the possibilities of taking discarded materials and transforming them into works of art.
Keep scrolling to see how it all turned out! :)
For the Mumbai office, we blended the themes of sustainability and localisation to create a map of the city using only keys from discarded keyboards. With an undulating surface representing the relief of the city, the installation was filled with delightful easter eggs in the form of letters spelling out the city’s iconic landmarks at their exact locations.
For the Chennai office, it was textile artist Shirali Tyabji who drew inspiration from the cityscape and used discarded textile to transform a wall to stunning effect.
"We live in times when the idea of sustainability demands to be at the core of everything we do. Because at stake is everything - our health, our habitats, our rivers, our forests, our seas, and every other thing that makes this planet our home. This artwork, inspired by the city’s beautiful seascape, has been created using only discarded fabric sourced from tailors and wholesale markets. More than a work of art, this piece is meant to serve as a sincere appeal. That a beautiful planet with a bright future is indeed possible if we all opt for the sustainable way.", says Shirali.