The second edition of Raw Collaborative, held recently in Ahmedabad, successfully celebrated India through Indian designs
Ahmedabad’s design aficionados were recently treated to the second edition of Raw Collaborative, an innovative and comprehensive design show held from 30th November to 2nd December at the legendary Mill Owners’ Association Building. The event saw the meticulous curation of over 60 talented designers and innovative concepts from all over India. A perfect union of vernacular and contemporary design, all the products originated from a beautiful narrative, fusing fine decor, art and craftsmanship.
Raw Collaborative was conceived as a platform to showcase the works of designers bound by the philosophy of creating products that are inherently Indian in their expression, process and outcome. The idea was to blend craftsmanship, design, experimentation and technology. The first edition in 2017 tried to address the huge gap between the exclusive product creators and their discerning audience. The intent and efforts were hugely appreciated by the design fraternity and applauded nationally and internationally. Over the past year Raw Collaborative continued to pursue its set path, discovering and exhibiting talent that focuses on creating in India with homegrown crafts and techniques.
Tanvi Karia, Conceptualizer & Founder of Raw Collaborative says, “Raw Collaborative is the culmination of my design journey over the last 18 years. During that time I’ve had some exceptional eureka moments of finding the right product for my projects and clients, as well as some heartbreaking moments of not being able to find the right piece for a particular space, or products that required to be authentic, raw, organic, and unadulterated in nature.”