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Craftsmanship

Arjun Rathi's new glass-blowing studio is nurturing young Indian craftsmen

The lighting designer is focusing on the future of glass-making in India as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of Arjun Rathi Designs.

Swapnaa Tamhane reimagines Le Corbusier’s Mill Owners’ Association Building with textiles

The Mobile Palace installation forms the highlight of her first institutional show at Toronto’s Royal Museum of Ontario.

3 emerging Indian textile artists you need to know

In search of Kala cotton, seduced by indigo dyes, or sewing away portraits to express oneself, AD spotlights artists united by the shared possibilities of thread.

Mayank Mansingh Kaul gives an in-depth account of Monika Correa’s textiles

For AD's textile issue, the designer traces Monika Correa's journey with textiles, which simultaneously reveals key moments in the cultural history of India.

Monisha Ahmed shares a glimpse of her private collection of Ladakhi textiles

The collector and author takes AD to the Ladakh Arts and Media Organization (LAMO) in Leh and walks us through its history, its indigenous architecture and her own private collection of Ladakhi textiles. 

Remembering the late Shyam Ahuja, the man who took India's iconic dhurries to the world

AD pays tribute to Shyam Ahuja—who passed away last year—the man who introduced the world to India’s distinct flat-woven dhurrie and its artisanal charm.

How to apply: AD x JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship 2022 is now open

The application window for the AD x JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship 2022 is open. Here’s the must-knows before you email us your entry

Everything you need to know about the AD x JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship

This year the AD x JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship is back with a fresh, all-star jury

Shonan Purie Trehan's new range of blue pottery tables revive a fading artform

Christened ‘Blu Pot Table’, this range integrates the history and artistic migration of blue pottery, which we can now display in our homes.

Hermès's new home collection is centred on colour-blocked textiles that are light as air

Launched at Salone del Mobile this year, for the first time, textiles are the central theme of the entire home collection: six creations made in cashmere, one of the maison's favourite materials.

Asian Paints' new collection of wall coverings celebrates the luxury of Indian craftsmanship

The series has been designed in collaboration with AD's contributing editor and founder of design studio Les Ateliers 2M, Maximiliano Modesti

How a highly invasive weed was tamed and crafted into lamps

Designer Jenny Pinto's sustainable decor brand Oorjaa has crafted durable and stunning lamps out of lantana, a highly destructive weed

How Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri harnessed India’s ‘Shakti’

The tapestries which decorated Dior’s latest show at the gardens of the Musée Rodin were the works of Madhvi and Manu Parekh, rendered in embroidery by Mumbai’s Chanakya School of Craft

Ashiesh Shah’s capsule collection for West Elm is an ode to wabi-sabi

The architect and designer’s first international collaboration takes him back to the roots of his creative practice

Meet the international design company wearing the ‘Made in India’ label with pride

The delightful wares of Thomas Fuchs Creative are made in ateliers across India, from Agra to Ahmedabad

Meet the homegrown decor brand that is elevating everyday objects

With an heirloom-worthy collection of everyday objects and furniture, Kolkata-based Tula champions Indian craftsmanship and the joys of slow living

Meet Bengaluru’s secret carpet collector with an enviable collection and knowledge of rugs

Danny Mehra has travelled the world to curate a sumptuous collection of carpets whose histories are as fascinating as their designs

A lime kiln inspired this new line of oil diffusers by Casegoods

Lime base, terracotta pink, copper basin, fragrant oil: what’s not to love about the new Chulha oil diffuser?

A fashion line by architects brings together Indian technique and Persian motifs

Indian materials, local artisanship and Persian abstractions come together in the new garment line by AnanTaya

Sarita Handa pays tribute to her mentor and friend, the late Shyam Ahuja

Shyam Ahuja, the man who introduced the world to India’s distinct flat-woven dhurrie and its artisanal charm, passed away last month in his New York home. Here, Sarita Handa, another pioneer and Ahuja’s friend, remembers the icon

Kam Ce Kam and The Wicker Story come together to create a sculptural collection of rattan furniture

The handcrafted furniture was constructed using a waste-free manufacturing process

Jaipur Rugs’ handwoven carpets find a home in Milan

The brand's flagship store in the city has been designed by Matteo Cibic

Meet the Indian jewellery designer who has caught the attention of Nicki Minaj

 Ananya Malhotra crafts both seduction and spirituality in her fine jewels

Cocoon Fine Rugs X reD Architects' new handmade rugs marry structure with playfulness

The collection, titled ‘.DWG Dossier’, pays tribute to the beauty of drawing, and its power of transforming imagination into reality

A Jaipur pottery studio is giving ancient illustrations a modern Indian spin

Khanoom offers handcrafted tableware that’s not just stylish but also socially conscious

The extraordinary 500-year-old legacy of Ladakh’s surviving copper craftsmen

The Chiling Sumda village is home to copper artisans who are gracefully keeping their rich family history alive

Ranjit Ahuja’s fine, artisanal hand-embroidered fabrics decorate the homes of global bigwigs 

Ahuja's clientele includes names such as Thierry Despont, Peter Marino, Robert Stern, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Elton John, Valentino and more

Laila Tyabji writes a personal tribute to Gira Sarabhai

A fountainhead of a woman, Gira Sarabhai set the path and proved inspirational to an entire generation. Sarabhai passed away earlier this week

XTANT, a new crafts festival, aims to recontextualise heritage textiles as contemporary art

The five-day heritage textile festival was held this June on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Founder-trustee of the Craft Revival Trust, Ritu Sethi traces the history of copperware in Pune from the age of the Peshwas to modern day

Sethi also spotlights Studio Coppre, who are working with the local Tambat metal working community on its resurgence