Main guest of arena DESIGN 2017 - Doshi Levien!

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien will be the main guest of arena DESIGN 2017. EDIDA awarded them in 2015 with the title "Designer of the year".

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 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 Moroso, Kvadrat, B&B italia, Cappellini, Camper, Swarovski, Galerie Kreo, museums and cultural institutions.

- We are very excited to be a part of arena DESIGN as we see Poland especially Poznan as a very important centre of high end design manufacturing in Europe where there is a perfect balance of human skill and technology. We imagine ourselves collaborating with the leading brands of Poland and we have this great opportunity to present our studio’s work at arena DESIGN 2017 - said the designers.

Fot. Kristofer Johnsson