LOHA, which in Sanskrit broadly translates as ‘of iron’, is a bowl and lid set spun from copper sheets. Inspired by the typical Indian stainless steel bowls with lids that double up as plates, our version is finished with natural beeswax and totally food-safe. We recommend using it as a serving or baking bowl as acidic foods or curries will curdle if left in the bowl too long. Loha will develop a rich dark patina* over time.
* This process can be reversed naturally with the help of a slice of lemon and some salt. Cut a lemon in half, add salt to the cut side and rub the item gently.
AYASA, which in Sanskrit means ‘of metal’, was our first collection and embodies what we set out to do as an Indian design studio. Our idea then – and now – was to celebrate the quiet but considered functionality of Indian household objects that are often not considered design pieces, but absolutely should be. In Indian and the subcontinent materials such as copper and brass are used for eating and drinking rather than just decoration. This collection celebrates the idea that beauty and utility can be in balance.