Prof. R. Sandesh
Industrial Design Centre
Sankheda is a wood craft in Gujarat which is renowned for its wooden lacquer furniture with distinctive patterns and vibrant colors. This craft is losing its market potential due to advancement of new processes & modernized furniture companies in the market.
The current requirement is of repositioning the wooden craft in alignment with various urban furniture companies by developing a craft cluster which will cater as subsidiary unit for big furniture giants. This will develop a bigger scope for the craftsmen which will orient them to new market opportunities and latest technologies for mass production.
Industrial Design center (IDC) of IIT Bombay was involved with artisans from village Sankheda in Gujarat, working on this craft.