R&D / Prototyping
We set up a dedicated R&D unit in 2020 to work on innovation in craft techniques, materials and processes across all our departments - carpentry, upholstery, wood finishing, cane weaving, and packaging.
Our workshop also doubles up as a laboratory to constantly come up with new ideas and conduct experiments. These experiments range across a variety of areas - joineries, wood finishes, weaving techniques, unexplored crafts, jigs and fixtures for efficient production, new tools and technologies, fabrics, materials, etc.
While prototyping and new product development have always been a fundamental part of what we do, we set up a dedicated R&D unit in 2020 to focus on building a repository of knowledge and craft documentation that we can offer to our design collaborators. Apart from an in-house team of designers and craft practitioners, we work with external experts from India and abroad to dive deep into our areas of research.