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Chandelier | Jan 12, 2017
Indian Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek Jain
Indian Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek Jain

Hello! Prateek Jain, from Klove company, an Indian lighting design company brought the importance of local skilled craftsmen to the interior design industry.

Indian-Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek Jain

“It’s the biggest job of a designer to make sure that they work with handicrafts people,” says Prateek. ”

Indian Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek Jain

Whether it’s a fashion designer who works with an embroiderer or whether it’s us working with wood carvers or stone cutters.”

It’s a mutual benefit if designers learn with craft producers, says Jain. “It’s very important to apply a more contemporary design aesthetic to these handicraft [skills]” he says.

Indian-Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek JainKlove participated in the ‘Made In… India Samskara exhibition’. Curated by Fashion Design Council of India president Sunil Sethi and creative think tank BE OPEN. This show celebrates collaboration between contemporary Indian designers and skilled Indian craftsmen.

This show celebrates collaboration between contemporary Indian designers and skilled Indian craftsmen.Indian-Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek Jain

“We knew that [the curators] wanted to represent India in a modern way. Instantly the idea of a peacock came into our head because it’s the national bird. The great part about being in this country is that you have great access to a great resource of talent. You have craftsmen who have been doing this work for many centuries” says Jain.

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Indian-Craftsmen, Keep Handcrafting Skills Alive, by Prateek Jain

Now, we leave you with a beautiful video of an even more beautiful project this time in the heart of Portugal: the Covet House!

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