Meet the Maker: Harsh Kant Srivastava and Harshna Srivastava – April Design

Harsh Srivastava talks to us about his young, fun loving and innovative home decor brand April Design, that he co-founded with his sister Harshna.

“We didn’t choose the work the work chose us, having made some prototypes for our house last year we thought to make it to sell and see what response we get.” – Harsh Srivastava, Co-Founder, April Design

 

April Design is a young and fun-loving experiment in unique home decor. It is a startup based out of Lucknow. It comprises Harsh Kant Srivastava and Harshna Srivastava. Both of whom are only in their 20s. We spoke to Harsh to get to know April Design better. You are cordially invited to the conversation. 

Harsh Kant Srivastava and Harshna Srivastava

Founders – Harsh Kant Srivastava and Harshna Srivastava

Why did you choose to do what you do?

“We didn’t choose the work the work chose us, having made some prototypes for our house last year we thought to make it to sell and see what response we get.

We are fascinated by names. What’s the story behind your brand name?

Oh, the names are very basic. I always feel that small and short names that are familiar get noted in the subconscious forever.

Which are your best selling products?

Apart from the orders received at Engrave, the best seller this Diwali has been DODA. Due to its unique shape it has got people’s attention.

 

What kind of people do you create your products for?

We believe that everyone has an urge to decorate their homes. Our products try to tap into this desire and cater to many by being pocket-friendly. It’s the reason that we have priced our products in such a way that it enables many more to own a piece of art for their homes.


What are the challenges you face in connection with achieving your goals?

My sister and I started this project in January, 2018. We know that we have a good product. What we need next is to get more people to become aware of what we have in store for them.


Where do you see your brand three years from now?

We see ourselves experimenting with different materials and designing & manufacturing furniture products that are not just cost effective but long lasting.

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

Continue designing buildings and other architectural services.

Visit the April Design Shop on Engrave.in

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.

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    Abhinav December 06, 2018

    April Design’s got a good deal of potential… keep it up guys…🙂👍👍

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