ABOUT US

 

OUR STORY

Vilaasita is a design brand in the furniture and home décor space. Our collection offers aesthetically designed, sustainably produced and handcrafted products at great value.

Innovatively combining age-old technique with contemporary style, our designs are a celebration of all things beautiful. We believe in creating a curated collection of beautiful and functional designs rather than a large selection of unimpressive run-of-the mill products. Our artisans, some of them third generation furniture makers transform our designs and create eternal pieces that add a touch of elegance to any space. Time-tested crafting techniques and strict quality control at every stage be it in the selection of the finest teak wood or exquisite fabrics, ensures that we bring you the best products available in the market.

Vilaasita is co-founded by Sayali and Manasi Agaskar with a background in technology and strategy consulting, and passion for design. We also have on board, advisors with experience in Interior design, furniture manufacturing and logistics. Our passion for aesthetics, quality craftsmanship and sustainable products fuels everything we do at Vilaasita. The inspiration for the brand comes from the huge gap we saw in the Indian market. It’s a challenge to find furniture that is artistically crafted and fairly priced. This, especially when our craftsman and artisans are losing their jobs to low quality, factory made furniture. Every time you a buy a piece from Vilaasita you're doing your bit to keep the skill and tradition of handcrafting alive.

In addition to our in-house furniture collection, we also partner with artisans and socially conscious brands to create and curate rare and beautiful home decor products, handcrafted in developing communities across India.

Our partners empower these communities by creating jobs and providing training, as well financial coaching and business mentorships. To take this further, we are also giving back 1% of our revenues to the Artisan Community. 
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OUR FOUNDERS 


Sayali Agaskar Vilaasita Co-Founder
Sayali, is a Computer Science graduate from Vellore Institute of Technology. Prior to co-founding Vilaasita, she worked at Ericsson R&D and is keenly interested in the use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for development. Her childhood passion for design and her strong belief in the potential of technology to make markets accessible to informal artisan communities inspired her to launch Vilaasita.
 
 
  
 
 

Manasi Agaskar Vilaasita Co-Founder
Manasi is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to co-founding Vilaasita, Manasi worked as a strategy consultant at Intellecap, a pioneering social sector advisory firm working closely in the social enterprise and impact investment space in India and Africa. Her passion for design and belief in the power of business to make a change motivated her to launch Vilaasita.