As one of Indias hippest designers, Ayush Kasliwal has cobbled together a style that marries contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship. Kasliwal developed his aesthetics while studying at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. Inspired by both Rajasthan artisans and ancient crafts, Kasliwal uses stone carvings, marble, bird cages, beaten brass and mirror when making his "artefacts". His main goal is to produce objects that are as utilitarian, as they are fun. A quick browse through his products reveal his funky take on everyday items such as tables made from wires and candlesticks created out of stones. Kasliwal has mastered the unique ability of applying modern visual sensibilities to traditional fabrication methods and creating objects that highlight Indias hip design scene.