Conceptualized and established back in 1998, Vanitas Collections was Rishab's dream to offer ethnic, nomadic, organic textiles from and around the bordering territories of India. Rishab sourced hand woven textiles from Manipur, Sikkim, Pochampalli,Bhutan, Meghalaya etc.
Vanitas Collections is now an independent, creative, forward thinking design studio with an irregular twist, aiming to push the boundaries of ethical, sustainable design by using reclaimed materials, mostly waste.
It is a design solution to an environmental problem and aims to reduce the environmental impact of waste, by taking corporate social responsibility seriously. The venture is a creative approach to domestic waste that requires creativity without any industrial intervention and it is an innovative, design-led and inherently environmentally friendly solution .
Note from the Artist:
Today’s art and design industry is increasingly overproducing products. Whatever is being thrown away, disowned, old, worn out, is often beautiful for me. I can approach such materials in a creative way.
I consider most disowned objects as unique. For me, every piece has its own, every object deserves to be considered for its liberty. Wood, Bone, Metal ,Textile, China etc., my expressions take many forms. Your need may require one or many. I take the time to consider your space and needs and craft an innovative bespoke design that is all you.
ABOUT SHOP OWNER
Rishab Manocha has in the past worked in the capacity of a Course Leader of the BA Fashion Design Program at Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur, where he also took ‘Design’ subjects pertaining to the Fashion Industry especially in the European and American Continents. In 2005 Rishab graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, with a BA(Hons) Degree specializing in Women’s wear. In 2008 Rishab pursued a Post-graduate Diploma in Information Technology, from the British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce, London. He further gained vital industry experience of the British Retail Apparel MARKET for over 4 years working at Marks and Spencer (Per Una Dept.)and an export housed based in London. Simultaneously Mr. Manocha joined the British Council Social Services in providing art education to adults with learning disabilities such as Autism and ADHD(Advanced Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).
All wall plates will take up to a week to ship as they need to be hand painted especially when an order is placed. Hand painting is a painstaking task and needs time. ***BUYERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO WIPE PLATES WITH A WET CLOTH OR WASH THEM. ALL PLATES SHOULD ONLY BE LIGHTLY DUSTED
Since each piece will be created specially for you after the order is placed, artwork once sold will not be returned. Please reach out to me within 36 hours of receipt in case you have concerns for me to review and I shall be happy to help. We could offer a replacement where the product shall be picked up from the buyer (buyers requested to pack well in the original [packaging), and their choice of replacement of similar value sent to them at no additional cost. In case of extenuating circumstances wherein a refund has to be made to an unsatisfied buyer, the same shall be made on the total amount of the plate alone. NOTE:Shipping charges are not refundable ***BUYERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO WIPE PLATES WITH A WET CLOTH OR WASH THEM. ALL PLATES SHOULD ONLY BE LIGHTLY DUSTED.
For all the wall plates, organic paint has been used to colour them. These colours have a matt texture, and may bleed if they come in contact with liquid. HENCE, BUYERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO WIPE PLATES WITH A WET CLOTH OR WASH THEM.ALL PLATES SHOULD ONLY BE LIGHTLY DUSTED .These should not be used to serve food, they are to be hung on walls for purely decorative purpose only. All plates are wall hanging and come with an attached fixture at the back. Although all efforts are made to create identical plates to that of the images published on the website, there could be minor shade/pattern differences, as all plates are individually hand crafted and painted when an order is placed.Please remember that these plates are not digitally printed or machine made and are made by human hands, usually by different artists, which is why minor variations can occur.
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