What We Do
We work with socially-conscious organisations that share our vision and use design to create products that are meaningful and responsible. Our approach begins with respect: for raw materials and resources, for skilled artisan-makers, and for the planet.
We consult with clients across various stages from concept to production, including conceptualisation, design and product development, technical advisory as well as artisan skills training. We are always on the lookout for interesting projects. We'd love to hear from you about how we can work together.
Emergency Design Council, India
An educational design challenge held in the midst of the raging second wave of the pandemic in India, The Emergency Design Council was conceived as a program that works with students to come up with solutions for social issues highlighted at this time.
Institutes include: Rhode Island School Of Design; Providence- USA, National Institute of Design; Ahmedabad- India and IDC- Industrial Design Centre, IIT; Mumbai- India
Freedom Tree, India
Team lead, design strategy and art direction.
Creative Dignity, India
Worked as a part of the core governance team to develop ideas and strategies to execute for relief and rehabilitation of the artisan community that was badly affected by the covid -19 pandemic. Our work involved strategy on campaigns and front end communication. Conceptualisation on projects such as Karuna, an endeavor to employ the most vulnerable artisan communities impacted by the pandemic.
Asian Heritage Foundation, New Delhi, India
The Jiyo project led by Rajeev Sethi and funded by World Bank spanned 6 Indian states in the red corridor. Malvika travelled to 3 of these – Bihar, Orissa and MP, working on-ground as the Design Lead. She conducted workshops to train artisans -focusing on 4 crafts, sabai, sikki, dokra and beadwork; put budgets and systems in place to manage production clusters; oversaw international marketing. She also led Jiyo’s presence at Maison&Objet Paris, an international trade show, while assisting with overall organisational and event-based projects at the foundation.
Tiny Miracles, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Mumbai, India
Product development and skills training through workshops to promote entrepreneurship among marginalised communities.
Ley Mettz, Mumbai, India
Consulting on ideation, research, design and visual merchandising for the upcoming jewelry brand.
Indian School of Design & Innovation, Mumbai, India
Visiting faculty for Industrial Design at the ISDI.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
Organisation and installation of two Art+Design exhibits – one in Mumbai, and another in New Delhi in parallel with India Art Fair –to showcase outstanding work produced by RISD India alumni.
Core team member for alumni fundraiser, 'Help Us, Help India' to raise money to support different causes during the Covid-19 pandemic.