Vilaasita is a design brand in the furniture and home décor space where traditional techniques meet contemporary style. Co-founded by sisters Sayali and Manasi Agaskar, Vilaasita is a brand that curates a collection of beautiful and functional designs rather than mass produced products. “At Vilaasita, we research and identify interesting artisan clusters, reach out to handicraftsmen in these clusters, spend a lot of time understanding their techniques – the possibilities and limitations – and then work with them through the design process to create our first prototypes. We strongly believe in involving the artisans from the design to the execution stage as that helps them feel involved and allows us to develop a superior product by incorporating the very best of their tools and techniques,” says Sayali.