The Bold Move—India’s top-notch contemporary design brand Nappa Dori forays into home decor, furniture and tableware with Dori Living
JAN 19, 2022 | By Kashish Kaushal
With great (bag)gage comes great responsibilities—popular across the globe for its leather bags, Nappa Dori has evolved as one of India’s foremost contemporary design brands. With founder and creative director Gautam Sinha at its forefront, the brand effortlessly melds conventional Indian sensibilities with contemporary interpretations in design, material and craftsmanship.
From an expansive range of luggage and bags to minimally designed stationery and accessories, the Delhi-based design house opened its flagship store in Covent Garden, London and also set foot into home decor, furniture and tableware with Dori Living.
Revealing the initial conversations that led to the inception of Dori Living, Sinha spills the beans, “Dori Living was in the making for a while, Nappa Dori has always had a strong DNA in terms of how we project the brand with its clean lines and modern minimal design sensibilities, which reflect in every aspect of what we do, especially in the design of our stores and interiors. We wanted to bring that to life by offering our home decor extension to our patrons, focused on modern living and sustainable use of materials.”
Sinha also reflects on the idea of minimalism at Dori Living through the sustained focus on ethical craftsmanship and clean design. “The collections integrate tableware, kitchenware, home accents and personal care that is well-made and inspires mindful living. The production focus remains on small-batch supply chains with products such as sustainable rugs, each crafted with yarns made of 400 recycled PET bottles, ethically sourced hand-woven fabric created in azo-free dyes, along with ageless material such as Jute, wood, ceramic and leather,” he shares.
Clean, minimal and sustainable—Dori Living endeavours to celebrate design in its pristine form and embrace timeless craftsmanship. Detached from thoughtless consumerism, the brand gravitates towards immaculate designs that cherish utility and longevity.
Catering to tableware, home accents, kitchenware and personal care, their products are fused with mid-century modern aesthetics, bringing durability to even everyday products. What sets Dori Living apart from the others is their intent to give back to the environment. They strive to produce ageless products in small batches, which as a result reduces environmental footprint and ensures that each piece is crafted with the utmost attention.
Moreover, their love for jute, wood, ceramic, leather, and other natural materials resonates with their philosophy to churn out quality and handcrafted products. Dori Living is a glorious example of everlasting and classic workmanship. By channelising mindfulness into everyday objects, it aspires to give a new meaning to the lucidity of design and human relationship between form and function.
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