As one of the oldest handicrafts with a rich heritage spanning ancient Mohenjo Daro to contemporary India, pottery has always been a part of our homes. Moving beyond our grandmother’s pickle jars, today’s design evolutions ensure the staple has transformed into a trendy must have. We brought you the hottest trends from Maison et Objet this year where ceramics were the go-to rage with quirky functional objects and homeware showcased by design houses across the globe. What are you waiting for? Pay homage to tradition and be on trend in one neat package with our picks from India and beyond:
Rain & Peacock
A collection of home essentials curated from around the world, Rain & Peacock is a Delhi based e-commerce platform that brings us these delightful Ms Evita Plates. Taking its cue from the iconic musical, these decorative hand painted plates make an unmistakable statement. Hang them on the wall or use them as appetizer or dessert plates.
Artist Aman Khanna’s Claymen is a one-stop destination for unique anthropomorphic designed pieces, incorporating the artist’s vision of the dialogue between man and object. We love his Holler Kettle crafted to look like a person screaming, well, hollering! Watch mesmerised as the spout lets off steam, figuratively and literally!
Pune based Rayden Studio has won multiple awards for design and we can see why. Featuring a pared down Scandinavian aesthetic and palette, their collections speak to a restrained elegance. We especially like their ‘Basik’ range of bowls and plates, which showcase a local design sensibility that isn’t rooted in kitsch or pop.
The serene atmosphere of Auroville seems to have inspired the range at Mandala Pottery, with pieces featuring motifs from the coast in an earthy palette of greens, blues and browns. Their Ocean’s Eye Plate is a seemingly mysterious structure, its colour and sheen reflecting a murky ocean in all its glory. A gorgeous platter for cheese and crackers or a centrepiece that draws everyone’s eye, this is a versatile number that works in any space.
This Japanese brand is a platform for artisanal homeware crafted by local artists. Japanese aesthetics are world renowned for marrying a wabi-sabi philosophy with ingenious design, and Analogue Life curates the best. Bring sophistication to your home with these sublime pieces - we wish we could buy them all!
An Italian platform for handmade home decor, Artemest offers exceptional quality and luxury designs to suit a wide range of temperaments and requirements. Shop their collection of dinner sets with a gorgeous range in white and hand painted motifs.