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Ayasa Colour

storage jar



product details

Materials food grade aluminium
Process metal spinning, powder coating
Dimensions Dia. 10.2cm x H 9.2cm, Dia. 10.2cm x H 13.6cm
Capacity 0.5L, 0.75L
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Our AYASA Colour storage jars are hardwearing, multi-purpose jars made out of aluminium. In India, aluminium is widely used for storage but also for cooking. These low-maintenance jars are perfect for kitchen storage (all our aluminium is of food-grade quality.) They are great to use in the bathroom for toothbrushes, and as pen-holders or plant-pots. They come in two sizes with a metal lid and are powder-coated. 

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.

Venkatesh now makes all of Tiipoi’s brass, copper and aluminium spun products in our Bangalore workshop and works closely with an engineer who reads the drawings. Though metal spinning is thought of as an industrial manufacturing process because a machine is involved, it is in reality a highly-specialized manual process that is akin to any skilled handcraft. You can see a video of him making a jar here.

We also have a copper and brass version of this storage jar, and an airtight coloured option too.

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.