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PANS

Karipan Longpi Cookware 

$77

The Karipan can be pre-ordered here. This unique product is made in small batches, and as a result lead time is approx. 8-10 weeks.

The pan can be used widely on a range of heat sources, from the hob – both gas and electric – to the oven. The collection celebrates oven to table style eating, and is ideal for slow cooking, and oven roasting.

The natural properties of the materials – stone and clay enhance the cooking experience, while preserving the ingredients’ oils and flavours. The burnishing process makes the cooking surface naturally non-stick. Once cooked, the an also stays warmer for longer when on the table.

At each stage of the manufacturing process, we have created interventions that highlight the handmade aspect, while reducing the production time for the artisans. For example, introducing 3D printed moulds has allowed for greater detailing, sharper lines and precise forms.

Best hand washed with a hard brush.

POTS

Karipot Small Longpi Cookware 

$77

The Karipot can be pre-ordered here. This unique product is made in small batches, and as a result lead time is approx. 8-10 weeks.

The pot can be used widely on a range of heat sources, from the hob – both gas and electric – to the oven. The collection celebrates oven to table style eating, and is perfect for one-pot dishes. Ideal for slow cooking, but also for everyday meals.

The natural properties of the materials – stone and clay enhance the cooking experience, while preserving the ingredients’ oils and flavours. The burnishing process makes the cooking surface naturally non-stick. Once cooked, the pot also stays warmer for longer when on the table.

At each stage of the manufacturing process, we have created interventions that highlight the handmade aspect, while reducing the production time for the artisans. For example, introducing 3D printed moulds has allowed for greater detailing, sharper lines and precise forms. The contoured underside of the lid allows for excellent moisture retention and self-basting properties.

Best hand washed with a hard brush.

Karipot Large Longpi Cookware 

$103

The Karipot can be pre-ordered here. This unique product is made in small batches, and as a result lead time is approx. 8-10 weeks.

The pot can be used widely on a range of heat sources, from the hob – both gas and electric – to the oven. The collection celebrates oven to table style eating, and is perfect for one-pot dishes. Ideal for slow cooking, but also for everyday meals.

The natural properties of the materials – stone and clay enhance the cooking experience, while preserving the ingredients’ oils and flavours. The burnishing process makes the cooking surface naturally non-stick. Once cooked, the pot also stays warmer for longer when on the table.

At each stage of the manufacturing process, we have created interventions that highlight the handmade aspect, while reducing the production time for the artisans. For example, introducing 3D printed moulds has allowed for greater detailing, sharper lines and precise forms. The contoured underside of the lid allows for excellent moisture retention and self-basting properties.

Best hand washed with a hard brush.

TEAPOT

Tiipot drip-free teapot 

$90

Our stainless steel teapot is inspired by the durable, no-frills, stainless steel tableware seen in Indian kitchens and cafes across the country. With a drip-free spout, a locking lid, a heat-resistant bakelite handle and an inbuilt filter, the tall, tapered shape of the teapot brews up to 6 cups of tea (1.2L) and makes it easy to pour.

BOWLS

Loha Copper Bowl and Lid 

$124 $90

LOHA, which in Sanskrit broadly translates as ‘of iron’, is a bowl and lid set spun from copper sheets. Inspired by the typical Indian stainless steel bowls with lids that double up as plates, our version is finished with natural beeswax and totally food-safe. We recommend using it as a serving or baking bowl as acidic foods or curries will curdle if left in the bowl too long. Loha will develop a rich dark patina* over time.

* This process can be reversed naturally with the help of a slice of lemon and some salt. Cut a lemon in half, add salt to the cut side and rub the item gently.

Seva Wooden Bowls and Platter Set 

$190

SEVA, which in Sanskrit means ‘to serve’, is a set of wooden bowls featuring a circular lid that doubles up as a tray or platter. Made out of Sheesham, an indigenous and sustainably-sourced Indian hardwood, SEVA is hand-turned on a lathe. Our starting point for this design was the Indian ‘masala dabba’ or Indian spice box. Use the three small bowls, large bowl and circular tray separately or together as a set. Each item is finished with natural beeswax and food-safe.

JARS

Ayasa Colour storage jar with wooden lid 

$39

Once we had designed these jars, we struggled to find a craftsperson capable of doing the metal spinning by hand. Traditional methods aren’t being practiced widely anymore and many machines are now CNC-operated. We searched extensively and eventually found Venkatesh Chinappa, a man with over 25 years’ experience spinning metal on a manual machine.

variations

0.5l, 0.75l

Ayasa Colour storage jar 

$32

Our AYASA Colour storage jars are hardwearing, multi-purpose jars made out of aluminium. In India, aluminium is widely used for…

variations

0.5l, 0.75l

Ayasa Brass storage jar 

$52

The AYASA brass storage jar was one the first products we ever designed. It is made out of brass on…

variations

0.5l, 0.75l

Ayasa Copper storage jar 

$52

The AYASA copper storage jar was one of the first products we ever designed! It is made out of copper…

variations

0.5l, 0.75l

Kosa glass jar 

$52$26

Our inspiration for this jar came from the Indian ‘lotas’ used to hold water for drinking, washing or religious rituals. Our take on the vessel references its tapering shape but updates it with contemporary geometries. KOSA jars are available in two sizes and two colours. The vessels are made in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, a town famous for its glass factories. The lids are made out of Sheesham, an indigenous and sustainably-sourced hardwood, and cork to keep the jars airtight.

*The pink-coloured glass is mouth blown into a mould so there will be a slight variation in thickness because the different craftspeople working on each one. The clear jars are made out of borosilicate glass and are pressed industrially.

variations

2l, 0.5l

Kosa Pink glass jar 

$52$26

Our inspiration for this jar came from the Indian ‘lotas’ used to hold water for drinking, washing or religious rituals. Our take on the vessel references its tapering shape but updates it with contemporary geometries. KOSA jars are available in two sizes and two colours. The vessels are made in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, a town famous for its glass factories. The lids are made out of Sheesham, an indigenous and sustainably-sourced hardwood, and cork to keep the jars airtight.

The pink-coloured glass is mouth blown into a mould so there will be a slight variation in thickness because the different craftspeople working on each one. The clear jars are made out of borosilicate glass and are pressed industrially.

variations

0.5l, 2l

POURERS

Ayasa Pourer powder coated 

$26

This drip-free milk pourer is inspired by the extended 90-degree rim or lip found on Indian stainless steel kitchenware. It’s…

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Ayasa Pourer copper/ brass 

$45

Our AYASA drip-free milk pourer is inspired by the extended 90-degree rim or lip found on Indian stainless steel kitchenware….

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TRAYS

Sama powder coated tray 

$39

SAMA, which in Sanskrit means ‘circle’, is the name we have given to our range of of serving trays. Each…

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small, medium, large

Sama tray 

$65$39

SAMA, which in Sanskrit means ‘circle’, is the name we have given to our range of nesting trays. Each piece is deep drawn – or pressed – from a 1mm sheet of brass or copper. The trays have a nice weight about them and are available in three sizes that sit within each other for easy storage. They have been lacquered so won’t change in appearance over time.

variations

medium, small, large

TRIVETS

Chakra Trivets 

$59

CHAKRA, which in Sanskrit means wheel, is inspired by the stands used inside pressure cookers in India to raise vessels off the base and allow for even cooking. The Chakra trivet is spun out of copper or brass in five stages and comes as a set of three nesting pieces. We love this product’s ‘v’-profile, but also how little material it uses. It was designed so that any material left over from the spinning process could be used to make our AYASA jars.

Sold as a set of three, in brass or copper. They can be used a variety of ways to hold large and smaller dishes by either nesting or separating them.

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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.