BEADS starts with a firm belief in the power of art and design to make people’s lives better. A belief in the power of our hands to shape our lives.

The Craft of Living

Inspiring lives with inspiring design from Odisha. The creative spirit of Odisha in your lives.
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Beyond Design

Inspired from age old crafts of Odisha every element and every motif has a meaning.
Every design is a story waiting to be told.

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A Journey

The evolution of every design is derived from an artist’s
journey. Be a part of it.


Artist In Focus


Saroj Rout

BEADS collaboration with Saroj stretches back to a residency he completed under the guidance of our Chief Design Mentor Jagannath Panda at his foundation Utsha in Bhubaneswar. In that residency Saroj , always keen to experiment with unfamiliar forms and traditions that would stretch his imagination and craft, discovered the artwork and motifs of the Dongria Kondh.


In his own words :


“They had fascinating designs in ornamentation , floor painting , clothing and house decoration which I felt was something I wanted to experiment on in ceramics. The triangle , a repeated shape in all of the Kondh designs became a key subject of experimentation. I have since created hundreds of functional drawings and several ceramic shapes including cutlery , plates and mugs using these designs.”


His work was further inspired by a visit to the Niyamgiri hills in 2018 where he experienced first-hand the culture that had fascinated him so. Our collaboration with Saroj builds on the years of introspection and observation rendered in ceramic forms that serve to fascinate us all. Saroj has an independent ceramic practice in Bhubaneswar where he lives with his family

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