AnanTaya is the globally recognized interdisciplinary lifestyle design studio of Ayush (designer) and Geetanjali (architect) Kasliwal based in Jaipur, India. AnanTaya is committed to the development of innovative ideas through understanding the importance of preserving traditional crafts.AnanTaya creates home accessories, gifts, lighting, furniture, textiles, tableware and more. Rooted in ancient craft practices, our collection is infused with Indian culture and a sense of place while being designed for a contemporary international lifestyle. Our products appeal to both the discerning eye and the human heart. Through passionate business practices, working with skilled artisans, AnanTaya redefines existing local craft traditions and artisan communities by providing design, technology, capital, and creative collaboration. AnanTaya products received the UNESCO seal of excellence for both 2007 and 2008.At AnanTaya, we believe that crafts should be a part of our everyday life, and that crafts, like any other industry, should be a source of meaningful employment. We practice fair trade, promote the empowerment of women and support artisans’ livelihoods through innovative designs and processes.
VISION...To use artisan made products as a way of life, a tool for global connectivity and cultural integration and achieving it by creating a profitable business with, at its core, master artisans collaborating with designers.CORE VALUES...Integrity, Innovation, Quality, Excellence, PassionWE ARE... thoughtful creators’ intent on having a social impact through luxury products, which tell stories of Indian culture with a contemporary perspective.MISSION ...Directly and indirectly, with passion and profitability, improve the lives of one million artisans in an honorable and sustainable manner.
AKFD Storey: Design - Make - Install. is a globally recognized design and manufacturing brand using local, sustainable and re-purposed materials in an inventive combination of ancient techniques with high-tech modeling.A catalogue of contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories introduces this venture of design for tomorrow combined with the skill of the artisan’s hand in the making. AKFD is building an International Indian Design Brand with enduring designs crafted from India’s diverse culture. Using local, sustainable woods and metals, re-purposed common materials (including seat belt webbing, twine, and industrial leather belts); AKFD Storey offers a comprehensive range of products.Extensive project experience including the VIP lounges and the ‘Mudra’ installation at the T3 Delhi International Airport, Boutique Hotels like Narendra Bhawan, Retail spaces and Restaurants are an invitation for new collaborations with Architects, Builders and Planners.We provide meaningful employment, practice fair trade and support artisans’ livelihoods through innovative design, production and business practice. Believing that the ‘future of India is handmade’, furniture with the versatility to grace a living room, hotel lobby or corporate setting is teamed with dynamic lighting to transform interiors and exteriors into ‘meaningful spaces.’The guiding force of AKFD Storey, Ayush Kasliwal, a NID alumnus, is one of India’s leading design thinkers, practitioners and advocates for artisans. He, with his wife, Architect, Geetanjali Kasliwal, founded AKFD Storey focused on Furniture, Lighting and Accessory Product Design, AnanTaya Décor retail Artisanal Craft and Culture space and MELA an R & D platform for Artisans.
Nominated amongst 100 most Influential Design firms in the Indian Subcontinent 2018 by Architectural Digest and finalist of CII design award 2015, they were awarded POOL Best Furniture Design Studio of India 2016 and Interior Lifestyle Award 2015 by Messe Frankfurt. Named as the EDIDA India Designer of the Year 2013, and recipient of three UNESCO Awards of Excellence; Ayush and Geetanjali aspire to improve the lives of a million artisans.
- Home Decor / Lighting / Furniture
- Service areas
B -6 / A-1, Prithviraj Road, Jaipur`