Established in 2000 by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi, London-based Doshi Levien is an internationally acclaimed design practice. Their work celebrates the hybrid and fuses cultural ideas, technologies, story telling, industrial design and fine craftsmanship.
Nipa grew up in India and studied design at the National Institute of Design, founded on the manifesto by Charles and Ray Eames. Jonathan trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. They met at the Royal College of Art and have been working together for over 10 years in their London studio.
Nipa’s approach is influenced by her rural upbringing and astute eye for colour, textiles and visual culture. Jonathan’s approach is rooted in industrial precision, combined with the sensuality of a maker’s hand and deep understanding of materials. Working across disciplines and industries, Doshi Levien’s work explores the coming together of cultures, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship. They have created work for industry leaders Kvadrat, B&B Italia, Hay, Moroso, Cappellini, Camper, Swarovski, Galerie Kreo, museums and cultural institutions.
Doshi Levien was the international Designers of the Year of EDIDA 2015.
Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi: ‘Our dream is to create work that celebrates an equal exchange and plurality of values, relating to different societies, material and visual cultures.’