Thoughtful products handcrafted from sustainable materials

Oorjaa is a design studio that handcrafts sustainable materials into lamps for retail and custom lighting solutions for commissioned spaces and projects. Our roots lie in Bangalore’s first handmade paper studio established in 1998 by Jenny Pinto. Today, in partnership with Radeesh Shetty of The Purple Turtles, we continue to be led by the idea of combining waste and natural fibre to create beautiful lights and are committed to our ethos of living lightly.

By hand, with heart

As one of the first artisanal paper studios in the country, we have learnt our craft through a journey of discovery. Along the way, we have been joined by people who share our curiosity of material and passion to create not just lamps, but spaces that glow from within. From just two people and excited forays into paper making, we have grown into a family of 35 artisans and 3 designers today, lighting up homes, hotels, art installations and more.

We make with our hands and hearts in one of  bangalore’s first green buildings, with a commitment to save more energy than we use. It all began with a desire to work with our hands. Twenty years since the first mud block was laid to build our sun-soaked studio, that desire still lights up our day — and we hope, yours too, in a quiet, considered way.