Working across disciplines and industries, Nipa and Jonathan will present a selection of their projects. Focusing on the very beginning of projects, their process of working together they will talk about how they arrive at ideas and develop them. Through the masterclass they will show it is possible to succeed internationally with a design approach that is plural, one that celebrates the hybrid and explores the coming together of cultures, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship.
About Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien
Doshi Levien is an internationally acclaimed design studio founded by designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. Nipa grew up in India and studied design at the National Institute of Design, founded on the manifesto by Charles and Ray Eames. Jonathan trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. They met at the Royal College of Art and have been working together for over 10 years in their London studio.
Nipa and Jonathan bring together many worlds in their work. Nipa’s approach is rooted in her plural upbringing and astute eye for colour, textiles and visual culture. Jonathan’s approach is rooted in industrial precision, combined with the sensuality of a makers hand and deep understanding of materials. Working across disciplines and industries, Doshi Levien’s work celebrates the hybrid and explores the coming together of cultures, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship. They have created work for industry leaders Kvadrat, B&B Italia, Hay, Moroso, Cappellini, Camper, Swarovski, Galerie Kreo, museums and cultural institutions.
Doshi Levien were the international Designers of the Year of EDIDA 2015.