Amidst a frenzy of endless products from a number of brands, there are a handful of exceptional pieces that often go unnoticed. So, make note of these brands that should definitely be on your shopping list…
Started in 2012, Ira Studio’s sole purpose was to hand-craft exclusive interior products using traditional Indian craft practices that are often underrated. The brand is a complete reflection of founder Manasa Prithvi’s design ethos that talk of understated elegance, restrained luxury, underlying functionality and her passion for her Indian roots. Collaborating directly with highly skilled craftsmen, the studio designs products by using the skill sets and techniques mastered over generations. The end result being limited edition products that showcase timeless elegance with contemporary design sensibilities.
Showcasing the innate beaut y and integrity of wood forms the essence of the exclusive interior products from Solli Concepts, started by Sohel Contractor. Their products showcase the character of wood in a manner that complements your aesthetic sensibilities, while ensuring that the product is functional. Thus, design and functionality are given equal weightage. They also take into consideration the impact their products have on the environment and strive to use recycled and sustainably sourced wood, and other natural materials. Every hand-crafted piece draws inspiration from traditional woodworking techniques across the globe, particularly from Asian joinery tradition.Square Barrel
With a name as funky as their products, Square Barrel, founded by husband-wife duo Pratik and Shikha Barasia, creates furniture pieces for a range of home settings. The collection features psychedelic colours, unusual designs or stylised art forms that draw inspiration from tribal, pop to modern art or even everyday things. Each piece is a conversation starter. The offbeat pieces by this superlative brand will make even the most mundane spaces come alive.
Objectry was established under the expertise of Aanchal Goel and Sugandh Kumar in 2015, with a shared passion to experiment with form and material, while exploring different techniques. The brand introduced their very first collection – Experiment 1, which attempts to make the basics interesting, while exploring the properties of wood. This collection asserted the fact that handmade need not necessarily mean irregular as the final products showcased clean lines, crisp curves and edges. Currently working with clay, metal and stone, the young and talented duo eventually plan to foray into furniture, lighting and spatial design.