Headed by architect and designer Avni Sejpal, Studio Avni is a multidisciplinary design studio offering bespoke 3D textiles, furniture, lights and conceptual products. The studio explores design innovations through research and tactile manipulation of organic and geometric shapes and
re-contextualizing traditional and unconventional materials, exploiting their inherent qualities.
Avni Sejpal is a trained architect and a passionate designer, hailing from a textile family and educated at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London with an MA in Environmental Design (Furniture, Graphics and Public Art). Since then she has worked in multiple design fields on projects that span from interiors, furniture, fashion and graphic design. Exposure to textile Industry at an early age, she has been able to hone her skills for textures and colors.
With over eight years of experience domestically and internationally, she returned to Mumbai, India to open her own studio in 2011.
Avni works in an intuitive way with a variety of materials in different mediums and finds it very inspiring to experiment how they can influence each other. Bold and vivid use of color, patterns and structural integrity is a constant feature in all her works, invoking moods and memories to complement tactile qualities. She is also curious with the idea of role reversal of materials, wherein soft fabric has a structure and form and hard materials have a fluid like ephemeral quality. This is achieved by exploring and combining local crafts skill with modern manufacturing processes.
Avni uses her collective experience from various design fields to create striking artworks for public spaces, corporate environments, exhibitions and private homes using unusual materials. Whether the product is a single piece of sculptural light or a complex textile screen, these can be commissioned directly from the studio.
Studio Avni welcomes collaboration with architects, interior designers and other creative practitioners to create custom pieces and installations such as screens, panels, textile installations, space dividers and illuminated fabric structure etc. for commercial or conceptual sphere.
Clients are welcome to visit the Studio by appointment for a meeting.
Avni received A Design Award 2013 for the Faceted Tactile Light Collection. The lights were also voted one of the best products from London Design Festival 2013 in partnership with CultureLabel.com – Faceted Tactile Light Collection Design25 Winner- LDF 2013.