Founded in 2009 by Dr. Rebecca Reubens, Rhizome is India’s first multidisciplinary sustainability design studio. Rhizome works at the intersection of craft, design, and sustainability. The team strives to imbibe the properties of a rhizome and collaboratively design products and systems that are holistically sustainable and people- and planet-centric. Rhizome offers bespoke design services and a wide product range that includes furniture, lighting, parametric installations, and lifestyle products such as hangers and mannequins. The products reflect a contemporary Indian design language while rearticulating traditional crafts for the modern world.
For over two decades, the design team and the highly skilled artisans at the studio have been working together with non-mainstream materials like bamboo and recycled textiles to create sustainable, slow-designed, contemporary, and ethically crafted furniture. The entire team works mindfully toward producing handcrafted and artisanal products. To ensure high quality, their products go through rigorous quality checks. In order to further explore sustainable alternatives to mainstream materials, Rhizome has expanded its material palette to include repurposed teak wood, brass, aluminum, paper-mâché, and so much more. Check out their website and Instagram to see their stunning articulation of non-mainstream material possibilities and design for sustainability.