The world we inhabit - fantastic and unfathomable - echoes the yearnings of our human soul.
Often we find ourselves between desire and decision, nature and nur ture, order and chaos. Anchored in the belief that dualities exist within all of us, Ikai Asai channels the creativity that spills from these spaces between. Seeking harmony in their union, we believe that passion find rhythm when the authenticity of craftsmanship meets artistic vision
Ikai Asai empowers one's instinct to create by building a community for craftsmen, designers and the artist within to thrive. With India as our privileged vantage point, our curations and co-creations reveal the novel and exquisite, made by nimble hans and a rigour that is largely unseen. To discover our offering of soulful handmade objects is to bridge stories of past and present, unearthing that which connects the legacy of craft, its maker and you.
Our handcrafted offering centres around the table, a place to gather, break bread and share in the harvest of ideas.
A setting that transforms from intimate to generous, we lay our tables habitually, to reflect over a meal in solitude and, on occasion, to celebrate with family and friends. Hosting memorable experiences is an art, one that kindles individual and collective identities.
We believe creative expression is most powerful when forces interact: indigenous materials and techniques with a designer's inventive bursts, customary rituals with evolutions in lifestyle.Beginning with spaces that feel personal to us, our vision sees Ikai Asai realized as a global community and movement towards contemporary artisanal living.
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. United by a desire to be alive to our times, paradoxical pairings establish emotional depth and dualities become whole.
Our wildly imaginative spirit is rooted in respect for India's legacy of craftsmanship and what triggers the human mind.
Through the process of co-creation, each handcrafted piece emerges from a wish for our lives to revolve around all that feeds, exhilarates and lets us dream. From ceramics and tableware to furniture, lighting and floor coverings, we champion distinctive everyday and decorative objects that make the experience of living an art. Eventually everything connects in an aesthetic that evolves from the relationships we nourish: with artisans, designers and collaborators in the present and our culture inherited from narratives of the past.