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Candle Holders

Diya Cast Brass Candleholders 

$65

‘Diya’ is our tribute to the small palm-sized terracotta oil lamps you can find all over India, but it also references the heaviness and elegance of South Indian brass oil lamps. These stackable candle-holders are made out of brass using a sand casting process and feel pleasingly heavy and smooth to the touch. Sold as a set of two. Flip the piece to use it a tea-light holder.

Cone of Stone Stone Candleholder 

$32

Cone of Stone is double-sided candle-holder for tea lights and candles. A simple cone shape carved out of soapstone, it has an opening to hold a candle on one side and another one suitable for a tea-light on the other. Use individually or pair with the Cone of Stone candleholder to create a playful geometrical scene.

Ball of Stone Stone Candleholder 

$32

Ball of Stone is a double-sided candle-holder for tea lights and candles. A simple sphere shape turned out of soapstone, it has an opening to hold a candle on one side and another one suitable for a tea-light on the other. This piece is roughly the size of a cricket ball. Use individually or pair with the Cone of Stone candleholder to create a playful geometrical scene.

PLANTERS

Water Tower 1 Mini-Planter 

$90

As we started creating typologies of the water towers we came across in India, we found no two to be the same. Our response was to come up with three styles – which we called Watertower 1, 2 and 3 – that broadly reflected the forms or functions of the structures we came across most frequently. The functional and architectural features of these towers, such as the ladders, windows and stairs, have been turned into miniaturised decorative elements. Each design was 3D-printed, the moulds made out of silicone and the pieces cast in concrete.

Water Tower 2 Mini-Planter 

$90

As we started creating typologies of the water towers we came across in India, we found no two to be the same. Our response was to come up with three styles – which we called Watertower 1, 2 and 3 – that broadly reflected the forms or functions of the structures we came across most frequently. The functional and architectural features of these towers, such as the ladders, windows and stairs, have been turned into miniaturised decorative elements. Each design was 3D-printed, the moulds made out of silicone and the pieces cast in concrete.

Water Tower 3 Mini-Planter 

$90

As we started creating typologies of the water towers we came across in India, we found no two to be the same. Our response was to come up with three styles – which we called Watertower 1, 2 and 3 – that broadly reflected the forms or functions of the structures we came across most frequently. The functional and architectural features of these towers, such as the ladders, windows and stairs, have been turned into miniaturised decorative elements. Each design was 3D-printed, the moulds made out of silicone and the pieces cast in concrete.

SCENTED CANDLES

Uttara Scented Soy Candle 

$85

We created a pair of fragrances called ‘Uttara’ and ‘Dakshin’ that translates from Kannada as ‘north’ and ‘south’. The inspiration behind these fragrances was capturing the strong contrasts that exist across India in terms of landscape, food, culture and social mores. Uttara represents a metaphorical ‘north’ and we made it fresh, light and citrusy, with notes of assam tea, pomelo and amber. The Uttara candle is set in a gold anodized spun metal container with an alabaster stone lid.

Dakshin Scented Soy Candle 

$85

We created a pair of fragrances called ‘Uttara’ and ‘Dakshin’ that translates from Kannada as ‘north’ and ‘south’. The inspiration behind these fragrances was capturing the strong contrasts that exist across India in terms of landscape, food, culture and much more. Dakshin represents a metaphorical ‘south’ and has a musky and deep scent, with notes of patchouli, oakmoss and tar. The Dakshin candle is set in a black anodized spun metal container with a grey soapstone stone lid.

VASES

Flyover Vase Vase 

$103

Flyover vase was inspired by one of the many flyover pillars and other pieces of concrete infrastructure in Bangalore that have dominated the city’s landscape since the late 90s. We miniaturised the functional and architectural features of these structures, in this case the geometric ridges found on its sides, rendering them as decorative patterns and tactile elements. Each design was 3D-printed, moulds were then made out of silicone and the pieces were cast in concrete. Our Flyover Vase won a Wallpaper Design Award in 2019.

Metro Vase Vase 

$103

Siment is a collection of concrete vases and planters inspired by urban infrastructure in present-day India. It’s also about how,…

We are a product design studio based between Bangalore and London.

India fascinates and inspires us. We think that there is more to Indian design than just sticking an elephant on it, and that Indian craft has more to offer than simply repeating the past.

India can seem a pretty chaotic place. But sitting there, quietly are some really incredible, super functional designs. The “designers” of these objects if they can be found at all, aren’t celebrated in the same way as they are in other countries. Instead design is seen as a bi-product of living. This unassuming approach, with an emphasis on a quiet functionality, is what inspires and drives our creative process.

At Tiipoi, we tell positive and insightful stories of a real India, that is changing and shifting all the time. We don’t want to tell nostalgic stories of its past. We prefer to look at what is happening right now, and highlight India’s role in contemporary design.