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We want to help you find your daily rituals and provide utensils to celebrate mindfulness. To bring ease and awareness to your life through beautiful objects. Designed and made with thought, our utensils are unique and made with materials to last longer than a lifetime. 

 

T I M E

We are about being present, savouring the moments and being conscious about why you do things. What are your beloved rituals? How do you give yourself space? What makes your heart sing?

We prioritise objects that ooze in character. We want our objects to live a long life, to get to know you and your family and hopefully be loved and passed down from generation to generation.

 

T A C T I L I T Y

We take pride in objects that are robust and utilitarian yet soft and beautiful, choosing to work with only high quality materials that endure the test of time and age gracefully when treated with care and love.

For things handmade, we value the touch of the human hand. The art of making by hand means that every piece has its own unique characteristics. We love how imperfections give a glimpse into the making process and hope it functions as a reminder of raw materiality and how it was crafted.

 

C U R I O S I T Y  +  A W A R E N E S S

We believe in maintaining a childlike curiosity in order to continue to learn - especially throughout adulthood. Learning from our surrounding culture and environment plays an important role in shaping our designs and the biology of the world is an abundant resource for this inspiration. We hope that through our designs, the same curiosity can be felt and encouraged in you.

 

A T   K U R A   S T U I O

We set a high moral and ethical standard for Kura and try our hardest to practice this in all aspects of our process. Conscious living leads to conscious design and conscious design leads to conscious consumerism.

 

|Kura| Derived from the Indonesian word kura-kura, meaning tortoise. A tortoise moves slowly because it doesn’t need to be fast.

 

 

Anika Kalotay

 

 

M O R E   A B O U T   U S . . . 

Kura Studio is run by childhood best friends Serena and Anika. Together we have a background in art and architecture and have a deep interest in the relationship between human and object.

Known as the regressive ones, we chose to favour traditional processes; sticking to pen and paper for most of our degrees. We found that the action of drawing each line connected us better to the tactility and ergonomics of a room, step or chair. We practice problem solving holistically and with empathy, trying hard to consider the entire lifecycle of a material.

Serena Pangestu