The strength of hand craft is its personal, hand made quality. Design Craft offers more. Design Craft guarantees that the artisan is also the designer, in the way of traditional art.

Design Craft marries outstanding contemporary design with excellent technical quality. It celebrates the individual's unique creativity. Design education is the basis of contemporary Design Craft. Through a year of hard work and incredible creativity, each Design Craft artisan has found his or her own voice and contributed to the diversification and flourishing craft traditions.

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Buy Design Craft

Through Somaiya Kala Vidya's sister company, Design Craft, we offer a juried selection of the best of artisan designed and created textiles. We also represent and promote artisan designers who have created as well as operate their own labels.

Design Craft's vision is win, win, win.
» We make it easy to find the best in contemporary Design Craft.
» We provide artisan designers with a great opportunity to present their individual brands to the world, and
» We use the profits to fund design as well as business education for additional traditional artisans.

Find Artisan Designers

SKV facilitates direct contact between world markets and Artisan Designers we represent. Browse profiles of Design Craft members. Connect with them online. Or meet these amazing individuals and see first-hand their creative efforts — the future of traditional craft.

Use the map below to locate Design Craft artisans. A work of art itself, the map is available from SKV. Proceeds support our students.

Design Craft's flagship shop is at:

Somaiya Bhavan
45-47, MG Road
Above Kitab Khana
Post Box No 384
Fort, Mumbai 400 001

P: +91 22 61702100 
E: contact

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Design Craft Logo

Design Craft's logo was created by If the Art Café. It began with the hand, the common link to all crafts. To insure an Indian identity, the hand was rotated, then simplified… and it became an elephant! The detailing is derived from weaving, block print, bandhani, and embroidery, representing the textile artisan collective of Design Craft.

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