Design values are dynamic and ever-evolving, intricately intertwined with the zeitgeist. In this contemporary era, marked by a strong emphasis on individual expression, we witness a resurgence of a revitalized postmodernism. Today's generation is embracing a profound shift towards personalization, infusing their spaces with unique aesthetics that challenge established norms and reject epistemic certainty. This movement has given rise to a fresh design vernacular, one that treats spaces as extensions of personal identity, akin to the way fashion or musical preferences are used to communicate individuality. Reflecting this shift, we've curated a selection of homegrown design studios that are at the forefront of shaping a new design language, one that echoes the free-spirited ethos of our times.
Guided by Aman Bhayana and Sugandhi Mehrotra, Stem is a modern design studio that infuses a tactile dimension into its creations. The studio's focus lies in making designs that hold cultural and societal significance while also questioning an object's role in a space. Stem's designs stem from this conscious approach, resulting in functional pieces or sources of inspiration. The studio closely collaborates with Indian artisans, reimagining traditional craftsmanship and sustainable materials to convey their perspective. Each item is meticulously handcrafted, showcasing intricate detail and a unique character. Stem's products are built to endure a lifetime, aging gracefully over time.
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One O One Studios
One O One stands as a contemporary furniture and product design firm, offering distinctive statement pieces that infuse character and vitality into any room. Inspired by design pioneers and fueled by passion, One O One veers away from conventional, mass-produced design trends to deliver unique, urban, and India-made styles suitable for various spaces. Founded by Yasha Mehta and Hiren Ganatra, One O One transforms global furniture and product design concepts into tangible creations. Rooted in life-inspired ideas and tailored for diverse lifestyles the studio operates on the belief that subtle nuances hold immense power in shaping a space – whether it's the sophistication of a curl lounger or the vibrancy of a sculptural chair.
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Harshita Jhamtani Designs
Harshita Jhamtani Designs is a youthful design studio that combines modern and minimalistic aesthetics with eco-friendly materials to produce premium furniture and lighting. The brand is dedicated to crafting enduring creations that transcend fleeting trends. Established by Harshita Jhamtani, a graduate of the Florence Institute for Design International with a specialization in Furniture Design, each item is meticulously conceptualized and crafted within India, contributing to a greener economy. Jhamtani's primary goal is to create pieces with compelling forms that are deeply practical at their essence.
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