Established in 2013 as a design studio and producer based between Bangalore and London, TIIPOI presents design and artisanal ingenuity through a modern lens. Our name comes from teapoy – a 3-legged stool that was appropriated across the western world during the reign of the British Raj.
Across the Indian subcontinent are hundreds of functional and well-designed products hiding in plain sight around homes, offices, workshops, train stations and street corners. From stainless steel thalis and terracotta pots to the ubiquitous chai glass, historical craftsmanship and agile manufacturing processes are part of Indian daily life.
With our own range of homewares, decorative objects and textiles, we have established rigorous production systems that have been scaled locally and are ethically sustainable. The provenance of material and responsible manufacture is an essential aspect of each design story. We collaborate with crafts clusters across India with a focus on black pottery, metal spinning, wood turning, glass blowing and textile weaving.
Every single one of our products – designed with utility in mind and made for enduring service – speaks of a highly developed and ever-changing modern India.