Ikai Asai empowers one’s instinct to create by building a community for craftsmen, designers, and the artist within to thrive. From ceramics and tableware to furniture, lighting and floor coverings, Ikai Asai champions distinctive everyday and decorative objects that make the experience of living an art. Humane and conscious, Ikai Asai is immersed in a language that revisits India’s diversity by looking within. Knowledge, sustainability and spirituality preserved over centuries are renewed as motifs, symbols and sensibilities that can travel today and touch people around the world.
With India as a vantage point, their curations and co-creations reveal the novel and exquisite, made by nimble hands and a rigour that is largely unseen. Ikai Asai’s offering of soulful handmade objects bridges stories of the past and present, unearthing that which connects the legacy of craft, its maker and the consumer. It centres around the table, a place to gather, break bread and share in the harvest of ideas. Ikai Asai believes creative expression is most powerful when forces interact: indigenous materials and techniques with a designer’s inventive bursts, customary rituals with evolutions in lifestyle. The brand’s vision is to be realized as a global community and movement towards contemporary artisanal living.