Welcome to the world of Indigenous Interior Design and Installations.
Bringing art and architecture together is our specialty and we take pride in adding a touch of tradition to the physical spaces you operate in – may it be your home or your workplace.
We don’t just create spaces, we create portals into the narratives of ancient India.
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The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe, Divine, Gurgaon
Puja Sahu, a fashion designer turned entrepreneur launched The Potbelly Cafe in 2011 with the idea of breaking stereotypes around Bihari cuisine by serving it in a gourmet manner. To provide a holistic experience for the customers, she decided to include the local crafts of Bihar as part of the decor at her latest restaurant in Gurgaon, NCR.
Her vision was actualised by our team of professionals who brought together the three significant art forms of Bihar – Terracotta Carving, Sikki ‘The Golden Grass’ Weaving and Aripan. The earthy Terracotta and seasonal Sikki are traditional local materials while the delicately painted patterns are a result of traditional patterns of Aripan- an ancient form of rangoli making.
All the installations at this restaurant are 100% hand-made by the traditional local artisans from Bihar, India.
Inspired by the historical name of Bihar- Vihara, which means ‘monastery’ in Sanskrit; this piece highlights the strong connection between Bihar and the Buddha.
Bihar is known to be the birthplace of Buddhism and the Bodhi tree is the most sacred reminder of Siddhartha Gautama’s path to becoming the Buddha. Incorporating traditional indigenous techniques of Terracotta carving and Sikki weaving, this installation takes you on an artistic spiritual journey through Bihar, the Bodhi tree and the Buddha.
SUDARSHANA; The Disk of Auspicious Vision
Inspired from an ancient technique of rangoli making called Aripan or Aipan, this piece showcases the divinity that resides within the local symbols and rituals of Bihar. The intricate patterns of Aripan symbolize a form of purification; the creators of this art form are predominantly women, a practice that continues till today. This is the direct result of the Shakti cult being prevalent in Bihar. Different occasions demand different Aripan patterns; a lotus pattern is a common part of the daily ceremonies and hence bestows a significant social standing on the traditional Bihari householder. Combining traditional Sikki weave patterns and the pious Aripan symbol, this installation echoes sanctity in the crafts and culture of Bihar, India.
Mythologically, Bihar is known to be the birthplace of Sita which is why most local women, till date, carry out ancient rituals they believe Sita to have undertaken to a grander effect. With hopes to recreate a sacred time and space as Sita herself did, women continue to enact customs which would bring auspiciousness and piousness to today’s day and age. In addition, most rituals in Bihar revolve around Ganga’s sacred water contained in a lota, a recurring instrument in Indian mythology. This piece, therefore, depicts the local traditions which contribute to maintaining the sanctitude of Bihar.
Amangani, Peaceful Homes are premium apartments built amidst the green landscapes of Rewari, Sector 25. An initiative by three leading professionals who live by the values of traditional Indian culture and now, would like to share the same with people through their projects. To ensure each part of the property exposes people to the beauty and wisdom rooted in Indian heritage, they wished to add a Indian folk art in their lobby, inspired by the teachings of Bhagvad Gita.
We at Nazariya, look forward to challenging customization requests and hence brought their vision to life through traditional Pichwai paintings. Originated in Rajasthan, Pichwai artists specialise in depicting stories of Lord Krishna in a delicate and embellished manner.
All the paintings at this location are 100% hand-made by the traditional local artisans from Rajasthan, India.
Depicted here is an image with many, many renditions throughout the spectrum of Indian Art: Sri Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu himself, giving the unparalleled benefit of his knowledge to one of his most sincere devotees and companions, Arjuna.
The painting itself is split on two canvases, with a particularly crucial stanza/shlok/nirdesa in the middle, from Chapter 3 Verse 7. This describes the essence of a karma Yogi, who, while being a householder and doing his duty, keeps his mind firmly attached to God – while being free of material desires and whims. Thus, true renunciation in the mundane world becomes a reality.