Light is elemental. It sets the mood, changes the atmosphere, and has the power to make or break the ambience. The designers and artisans at 29 June know that. That’s why you will find that our lighting solutions are creative yet functional and innovative yet practical. 29 June was born out of a vision to make contemporary lighting solutions accessible to everyone, everywhere. We believe that great design and perfect lighting can create magic in your living spaces. Try us out and see for yourself.
Why 29 June?
June signals the beginning of the monsoon season in India; a time of free-spirited dancing, joyous festivals, and elaborate feasting. Every year, June 29th is when the monsoon officially begins in North India, where we are situated, and it is a day of much gaiety. Our artful light sculptures crafted out of paper aim to bring the joy of the monsoon to your rooms from the moment you flip that switch. Let every day be 29 June, wherever you are.
Natural patterns meet traditional curves meet contemporary lines. 29 June blends these key elements to form sculptures of light that are gorgeous, yet functional and have the fluidity to fit into any space. Be it your home, your workplace, or your wedding, our handmade lanterns, string lights, and other accessories are designed to aesthetically please. You will find that 29 June uses white predominantly, a colour that allows light to shine bright at all times. Pure white means pure light.
Our lights are crafted by talented artisans. They are rigorously trained by our designers to bring intricate patterns to life. Artisans pleat, crease, and fold paper, moulding them to beautiful, three-dimensional pieces. They can also be conveniently folded flat when not in use. But we don’t see that happening much.
Respecting the Environment
We believe in leading a sustainable and environment-friendly life as much as possible. This translates to our work as well. We use normal paper but also use a lot of handmade paper manufactured from cotton rags. Our workspaces are designed to let in maximum natural light whenever possible. We harness the abundant Indian sunshine for solar energy. We harvest rainwater and we recycle diligently. We do all this and more. Because nature is inseparable from our art.
29 June is all about people. We take special care of not just our customers but our craftspeople too. We have highly skilled artisans from small villages all over India, many of whom are women. We enable all our artisans to have a better quality of life through financial and social support. Happy employees. Happy us.
And that includes me, Varun Sharma, the Founder of 29 June. I had been in the lighting industry for a few years before I started 29 June. In that time, I attended many international trade shows and spoke to numerous consumers across the world. I began to see a pattern. Almost everyone I spoke to was looking for three things - great quality, small quantity, reasonable prices. That’s how 29 June began.
We hope you enjoyed reading about us!
We, at 29 June, are a passionate lot. We love our craft, and nothing but perfection is good enough. We think the devil is indeed in the details, and can spend hours getting that fold just right. Our logo is a reflection of who we are and what we do. Notice the smooth lines that curve ever so slightly? That’s the confluence of form and balance; a blend of geometrical precision and free-flowing edges. Exactly like our products that are contemporary classics. The emblem above the name of our organization is designed to look like a decorative pool of light within a space, signifying our range of products. The text is based on the “Gurmukhi” script, native to North India. Minimalistic, elegant, and chic. That’s us.
29 June is synonymous with excellence. Our products look and feel the way they do because our extensive quality controls begin right at the source. We source our paper from global manufacturers. Our designers, who are graduates from prestigious design schools in India, conceptualize and produce designs using advanced graphic design software. They then meet with artisans to make the illustrations come to life. Artisans undergo rigorous training for six to twelve months before they officially work on products. Once the design is finalized, the artisans use die cutting tools to mould paper. Every fold and crease is carefully shaped by the artisans themselves using their hands. Lastly, they paste the edges and corners together with glue to hold the shape. Detailed checks and follow-ups ensure perfection every step of the way. Select from our wide range of products. That’s easier said than done.
Are your products completely handmade?
Yes, all products are completely handmade by skilled artisans at 29 June. Please see "Our Process" to read more on how they do it.
What kind of quality controls do you have in place?
We have quality control checks at every step of the way beginning with the raw materials. Every stage of product manufacturing is monitored and the final piece is not readied for sale until it meets our standards.
Do you have a minimum order quantity?
No, we don’t.
Do you have volume based discounts?
Yes, 29June gives good discounts based on the volume, since the cost of shipping is included in the price. Higher the order, higher the discount, as you can see below:
Order $10,001 and above
Do you charge shipping fees?
Prices are inclusive of shipping costs. However, for orders below US$100 we charge a flat shipping fee of US$50.
Where do you ship from?
All our products are shipped from India via Fedex or DHL.
How long will my order take to reach me?
Orders are shipped within 7-10 days of the placement of the order. Transit time for orders sent by FedEx and DHL is 3-5 days. We will provide you with airway bill reference numbers on dispatch to help you track your order.
What should I do if the tracking number doesn’t work?
Please check your order tracking status 24 hours after we inform you about your tracking number. Courier companies update records every few hours after they receive shipments for dispatch. If it still doesn’t work please get in touch with us at email@example.com and we will help you out.
Do you provide bulbs with the lamps?
No, we do not.
Do you provide electric cords with the lamps?
We do not provide them as a default but you can place a separate order through our Accessories section. We stock CE approved European cords and UL approved US and Canadian cords.
What’s the maximum wattage that can be used for my lights?
Four watts LED bulb is the maximum that can be used.
Are there any special instructions for caring for my lights?
Using a soft, dry cloth for gentle dusting would be sufficient to keep your lights in good condition.
Are the lights water resistant or waterproof? Can I use them outside?
No, they are strictly for indoor use.
Can I personalize my lights?
Unfortunately, that’s not possible for small orders as of now. However, we can consider it if the order is in bulk
What are your cancellation, return, replacement, and refund policies?
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will resolve any issue you have with our products.
What happens if there are damages to lights when the package arrives?
We will be happy to replace the product with a new one.
Do you have gift cards?
No, we do not have gift cards. But you can place an order as a gift.
What payment methods do you accept?
We use PayPal, which accepts all major credit and debit cards.
Where do you ship to?
We ship to most countries in Europe, North America, and South East Asia, and to Australia and New Zealand. If you face any trouble while placing your order with regard to your location, please contact us at email@example.com and we will help you with your order.
Where can I get in touch with 29June?
You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at +91 8588822004 between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM(GMT+5.5).