craft is irrelevant without function and context.

insitu by kalakaarihaath, an interior and space design practice founded by architect Sahiba Madan thriving on the age old idea of crafting in place. 

a  bombay based studio taking on projects related to interior design, architecture, exhibition, furniture and objects tailor made for the user, function and context.  

Traditional craftsmen are principal carriers of the body of skills and knowledge required to use traditional materials and technologies. In a context of today, where individual scopes are so well defined in building cultures, the craftsmen are often looked at as an execution team, completely independent of design. Through our practice we are constantly trying to reconfigure the role of the architect and the craftsmen in every project.

Sahiba Madan completed her Bachelors in Architecture in 2012 from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai. After which she worked for nearly three years at Studio LAB and Abraham John Architects. She is the founding partner at Kalakaari Haath. Inc (2015) a design studio focussed on wall features and art impacting space.

Sahiba is also a visiting design faculty at ISDI Parsons, Mumbai.

Sahiba received a citation at the gold medal jury for her final year design dissertation, 'hidden hands : refiguring roles of the architect and craftsmen' 



Interior Design : Commercial | Residential 

Landscape Design 

Space Planning


Product | Furniture | Objects

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