MAKING A MARK
Made in India brands that are creating design waves globally
SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU
look at an object, you marvel at the thought that has gone into making it look the way it is; that’s what design is all about and if you can evoke emotion and provoke a reaction, your designs are clearly making their mark. While the Made in India tag has made its way to global runways and Indian top chefs have crossed over successfully, design-heavy brands have not quite made that leap of faith, perhaps because they are risk averse or because their brands don’t fulfill the global ask. Our cover story though, focusses on four brands helmed by people who have dared to take their ideas to a wider audience. Isharya, Nappa Dori, Ikkis by Gunjan Gupta, and Nicobar, are all brands that have a story to tell through their design and they are doing so successfully in markets outside India.