Designers in Mumbai Show Off their Work Using the Inside of City Cabs as Their Canvas
Taxis in India, particularly in Mumbai, are not only the most convenient form of transport but have also become an iconic piece of culture. Although much attention is given to each taxi by its driver, very little thought is given to the fabric used on the seats. The designs that cover the taxi seats are often functional and forgettable and with the outstanding design talent Mumbai has to offer, this shouldn’t be the case. Designer Sanket Avlani, put two and two together and created "Taxi Fabric", a project that connects designers with taxi drivers and the public, by upholstering the interiors of the city's taxis with their designs. Avlani has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise money so she can continue to help emerging designers in Mumbai to showcase their work.