About

LiGHT-FiSH is an emerging Product Design studio focused on the minimalistic beauty of natural materials. Sustainable materials are carefully chosen and crafted into visionary and intelligently designed products. Many custom and limited edition designs are prototyped, tested and refined, each time telling a unique story. Much like the stages of growth of a plant, from seed to tree, LiGHT-FiSH chooses a design process that is organic and systematic ⇝

  • Our story, or how it all began...

    Born in Auroville, India, Samvit Blass got his Bachelor degree in Industrial Design at the Massachusett college of Art in the United States. After working six years for some of the leading design companies in the country, Samvit moved abroad to teach Design at Raffles University, first in Shanghai and after in Mumbai for three years before launching his own company. Samvit and his brother Rishi, together with a handful of former students started LiGHT-FiSH in 2009 in Mumbai.

    In 2010 LiGHT-FiSH moved to Auroville where their competencies in design and development brought on bigger and more challenging projects. "With more space to work, we purchased hi-tech machinery and developed skills in working with glass, metal, wood, resins and plastics."

    Our Vision is to lead Sustainable Design in India.

  • Regenerative Design – working with Kamataru Forest project...

    We believe in sustainable resources. Rishi, the founder of Kamataru Forest project, selects for LiGHT-FISH wood coming only from naturally fallen trees. LiGHT-FiSH is actively involved in preserving the environment.

    LiGHT-FiSH products are manufactured with great care in Auroville, an international community with a vision to bridge the past to a brighter, more sustainable future. We, at LiGHT-FiSH, virtually outsource nothing and ensure that nothing goes to waste. When the saw dust is returned to Kamataru to get transformed into mulch and compost for the forest and the vegetable garden, the same biomass is returned to the land from which it was extracted and a full ecological cycle is completed.

    “Our products are designed to have a positive impact on society and the environment. New technology is embraced to create products that are long lasting and efficient.”

  • We enjoyed teaching along the way...

     
  • Work with Vyom...

    A leading furniture company in Bangalore, was started by Deepak Johhari, a strong believer in original and local design. Designers are invited to spend the time needed at the factory with a team at their disposal to ensure the best manufacturing of their products. LiGHT-FiSH and Vyom partnership results in designs crafted into exquisite furniture.

     
  • Working with Auro Design...

    A toy company started by Dev Nagar in Auroville is partner with LiGHT-FiSH to create a beautiful range of wooden toys.

     
  • We are from Auroville...

    LiGHT FiSH is a unit of Auroville

    Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.

Photo credits: Fabio Battistetti