By Hand From The Heart: One Show, Many Stories!

By Hand From The Heart is a curated makers market event in Chennai, South India. UPCOMING EVENT: 24th – 25th, AUGUST, CROWNE PLAZA, CHENNAI

Meet The Maker: Organik Krishnan


Tell us a bit about yourself.

Ecologist. Graphic designer. Photographer. Carpenter. Flute maker. Student of Nature.

How do you describe your work to people who aren’t quite aware about your works? 

Everything that I work with is centered around Nature. To be able to live along with Nature peacefully, to nurture what is around you; from learning to eat from Nature, to work with materials from Nature and coat it with one’s own creativity is what I try to do.

Why is making important to you?

It is the Nature of the soul. It is meditation for me. Working with your hands also keeps your mind calm and collected.


What was the first thing you remember making?

A badly finished dining table.

What have you made that you are most proud of?

A twig chair for my daughter and a fine flute for my teacher.

Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?

Recreate ideas of old furniture for modern application.

You have been working on sustainable designs, how did this start?

Sustainability is my second breath.  Sustainability is the future. It has been natural for me to get attracted towards working with natural material. I would attribute this attitude to constant engagement with Nature even as a kid.

Tell us about your recent works and your proposed showcase at the By Hand, From The Heart.

My recent work has been a Burma teak dining table with 6 seat arrangement. I’m planning to exhibit hand-crafted flutes, a stool / center table base made from a base of a tree and a garden low bench made from red cider wood.

What is currently inspiring you?

Space saving furniture and convertibles.


What is life away from your work like?

I’m fortunate enough to have all my passion, work, fun and learning – all in one basket. It is so interspersed that without these, there is no life!

Chennai – your association with this city. 

Chennai – where I was born and brought up. The sea, sunsets, markets and the working class are a mark of my Chennai.

What’s up next for you?

Furniture design for schools


Bansuriwala Flutes, furniture (crude wood based & upscaled wood furniture) by Organik Krishnan will be presented at the By Hand, From The Heart Makers Market event in Chennai
Exhibiting Dates 5th & 6th February, 2016
Timings 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m

At, Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Ground Floor Gallery, 4, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 006, India.
Event Page:
Artists & Makers Market will also feature a Art Group Show
on 1st – 3rd February 2016 . Same venue & timings.  

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