#kitchen furniture

3 years ago · 7 min read
Hand-made from start to finish – crafting the Hector stool.

Copper is still one of the most lusted-after metallics around. From side and console tables to drawer fronts and stools, introducing copper cladding to a design can be transformative. Go behind the scenes at the workshop where we craft the Hector stool and see how it’s done.

3 years ago · 7 min read
Suresh, 34 – finisher.

“I could’ve lived anywhere with my work but my heart is in Jaipur. I like to ride my motorcycle into work every morning.”

3 years ago · 7 min read
Prem – joiner.

Prem studied geography for his degree. He graduated from Barmer in 2012 but decided academia wasn’t for him so moved to Jaipur to be closer to his two brothers. He started working at the workshop two years ago.

3 years ago · 7 min read
Sushil, 33 – sander.

“I believe at least four hours of every day should be devoted to gossip. I don’t always try to separate work and play; laughter should be a part of every workplace. That’s what chai breaks are for.”

4 years ago · 7 min read
Guddu, 22 – carpenter.

“People assume I’m cheeky because I laugh a lot. I guess I am, but I have a lot of insights to share and I think a fair bit of wisdom for my years.”

4 years ago · 7 min read
Dinesh, 45 – carpenter.

“Carpentry has been in my family for generations. I’ve been around it from a very early age, picking up skills as I got older. It’s more than a job for me. I even have my own band saw at home.”

4 years ago · 7 min read
Ramcharan, 49 – helper.

We asked Ramcharan what he thought about traditional craft and the younger generation. It somehow turned into an extraordinary tale of pregnancy, elephants, snakes, camels, attracting a mate, and whether the summer was a good time to have babies. We didn’t quite understand how we got there.

4 years ago · 7 min read
Harivansh, 31 – welder.

“I love history and I love travel. I grew up in Uttar Pradesh, but then travelled with a group of friends. We came to Jaipur a few years ago to explore its history. The fort and the palace are my favourite places here.” We asked him where his favourite place is in the world, but […]

4 years ago · 7 min read
Sumer, 28 – painter.

I moved from my home in Mandawa when I’d just turned twenty. It’s a place of strong community, so it makes the distance easy to cope with. My childhood friends are still my friends. Phones help too, but it can be hard to end a call sometimes. 15 minutes later and I’m still there.”