It all started with a design competition in 2009 while designing a building with a Zero Carbon Footprint, which got awarded from Indian Green Building Council, we realized the true potential of Bamboo. Later we designed a bamboo bicycle and prototyped several bamboo-based furniture and accessories. With a Bachelors in Architecture from SPA Delhi and Masters in Industrial Designing from IIT Bombay and a drive to build green products, established MIANZI to revolutionize the way bamboo is seen and used by bringing eco-friendly yet inventive and aesthetic bamboo-built options. The challenge is to manufacture products which are not only sustainable or aesthetic but economically viable. The sustainability, being associated with “going without” is always belittled, so we came up with products which attain both competitive edges for similar wood or plastic-based products whilst reaping benefits for the environment.