Nipa Doshi x Marlo Lyda
Nipa Doshi, co-founder of British studio Doshi Levien, discusses design research, cross-cultural perspectives, and materiality with Australian designer-maker Marlo Lyda. Doshi recounts her formative years growing up in India and reflects on her studies at London's Royal College of Art in the late 1990s. Lyda, having recently returned to Australia after completing a BA at the Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands) considers how her education abroad has impacted her emerging practice, in which she challenges widely accepted manufacturing processes and production techniques.
About Nipa Doshi and Marlo Lyda
Nipa Doshi is the co-founder of Doshi Levien alongside Jonathan Levien. Doshi grew up in India and studied at the National Institute of Design. Her resulting practice is rooted in her plural upbringing and astute eye for visual culture. The layering of research, materiality, and the tactility of the Doshi Levien design process – painting, sculpting, colour making – results in work that is distinguished by a clarity of ideas and seemingly effortless attention to detail.
Marlo Lyda is an Australian born designer-maker, and recent graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands). Coaxing her delicate and functional objects from materials that are undervalued, Marlo embraces fieldwork and intuitive process as means of challenging widely accepted techniques and industry by-products.