More than a decade ago Studio Coppre started working with the metal artisans of the Western state of Maharashtra. We saw the powerhouse of artisanal skill and knowhow – on the verge of redundancy. From our design eye, we could also see the transformative power of design. How it could reinvent traditional forms and contours to suit contemporary homes and living.
Over the last five years, our work has positively impacted artisans, empowered them with new perspectives, paradigms, skills and reinstated the pride of handcrafting. Some of their revenues have increased five times over.
Studio Coppre have created a paradigm shift in the way the craft has been perceived by consumers and others in the design fraternity who now see a potential in artisanal metal.