Create. Transform. Inspire.

A limited-edition handcrafted design performance. Rise Design Art is a sustainable design practice combining specialized engineering and artisanal craft that achieves zero wastage of the non-medical grade cane to create limited edition art. This is a unit of Rise Design Lab making high quality cost effective prosthetic legs from cane.

The Founder

Arun Cherian’s training traverses Mechanical Engineering, Bio-inspired Robotics, Human Engineering developing Exo-skeletal suits at Columbia, Berkeley and Purdue. In India traditional cane furniture prevalent in South India seemed to him as flexible as well as strong. After mechanical testing the cane, he prototyped a pair of prosthetic legs for a 19 yr old boy who went on to train for the TCS 10K run.  Rise Design Lab was born. Making high quality cost effective prosthetic legs, that is inherently light weight and flexible, costing a fraction of those in the market. Excelling at the Cybathalon in Zurich, Rise has ventured further to develop a ‘low resource specific digital fabrication technique’ able to digitally scan and fabricate a prosthetic leg in 1 hr in a highly quantitative manner. Now Rise is developing limited edition art pieces at Rise Design Art with the leftover cane from the Lab, supporting an artist, and using this revenue to subsidize the prosthetic legs.

The Artist

Sanjay Kumar was born in Jamshedpur, Bihar in 1986. Was inspired early by commercial art. Studied BFA from Benaras Hindu University in Sculpture. He always felt a deep need to connect to people through his art and design for impact. He then studied Lifestyle Accessory Design from National Institute of Design. He then spent the next few years in Ahmedabad working on design teams of product brands like VIP luggage and on the team of Vibhor Sogani. But he wanted to work for sustainable design and innovation for impact. Met Arun Cherian and teamed up with him to create Rise Design Art. He has a natural flair for scale and trusts his creative energy to serve humanity.