Today sustainable lifestyle accessory design has gradually evolved to address the entire spectrum of accessories and lifestyle products, precious, semi precious and costume jewellery, leather goods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, silverware, crystal ware, office furniture, consumer interface design and retail environment design.
We at TNT spoke to upcoming designer , Rinki Roy, who is conceptualizing and creating lifestyle accessories and systems using different materials, processes and technologies.
TNT- Please tell us about your childhood , growing up years and your interest in craftsmaking.
I was born in Jogighopa, a village at the end of Bongaigaon district of Assam. In my early years of my childhood , traveled a lot as my father served in Air Force. After completing 12th, I joined cotton college as BA in anthropology but also appeared for NIFT entrance without the consent of my parents. When I got through , the news was quite surprising to my parents since they had a very vague idea of the design industry and it’s potential. I joined NIFT in the year 2009 specializing in lifestyle Accessory design.
TNT – You have been an alumni of National Institute of Fashion and Technology, Chennai. How has it helped you?
TNT – You started off the “Bonoowa luxury” , a lifestyle brand. What inspired you to come up with this?
Bonoowa started in the year 2015 when I was in Delhi . The concept was simple to make or design products with hand denoting luxury & simplicity.
TNT – Please give us an idea of the products you design.
The most unique thing about our products is you can customise it according to the needs of our consumers. We focus more on the quality and the authenticity of the product. Our notebooks are quite unique because we use handmade papers and artworks which we do in the cover is original and also hand bound in the studio .
TNT – How has been the market response as of now? Do you project it grow over the years? What are your plans down the line?