Exhibition in India works with local stone cutters to preserve crafts

Creative think tank BE OPEN will be displaying Indian handcrafts and contemporary design in a space built b y local stone cutters at an exhibition in New Delhi on 10 February.

Launched with the Samskara exhibition, the BE OPEN Made In… India programme creates a global search for handmade goods and ideas with the aim to preserve and ensure the survival of handicraft.

Located at the Indira Ghandi National Centre for the Arts, the programme will be held at a bespoke space designed by architect Anupama Kundoo.


Kundoo worked with stonecutters at a granite quarry in Tamil Nadu who carve and finish each piece of stone by hand.

The exhibition will include furniture, products, textiles and lighting, all handmade using traditional crafts in a contemporary style made by local designers.

BE OPEN are also holding two competitions: “Create the ultimate Indian object for our future” for Indian students and “India Through My Eyes” calling for global entries that respond to individual perceptions of India.

You can find out more about the exhibition on BE OPEN website. 

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