“Ever since I’ve got the Taxi Fabric, all my friends want one and the passengers can’t stop asking me about it,” said driver Dashrath Sawant, pictured here with “City of Objects,” designed by Sam Kulavoor. (Photo: Taxi Fabric)
If you’re in Mumbai and you happen to hail the right taxi, get ready to be enveloped in a swirl of carefully crafted colors and images. These original seat covers are the brainchild of Taxi Fabric, a collaboration founded in April 2015. So far, Taxi Fabric has outfitted 12 Mumbai taxis, with the fabric designs extending all along the doors and ceilings, and wrapping the entire interior. It’s almost like sitting inside a mural.