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Doshi Levien

India/Scotland — b. 1971/1972

Biography

Doshi Levien is an internationally acclaimed design studio founded by designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. 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 and Jonathan bring together many worlds in their work. Nipa’s approach is rooted in her plural upbringing and astute eye for visual culture. Jonathan’s approach is rooted in industrial precision, combined with the sensuality of a makers hand and deep understanding of materials...

Doshi Levien is an internationally acclaimed design studio founded by designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. 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 and Jonathan bring together many worlds in their work. Nipa’s approach is rooted in her plural upbringing and astute eye for visual culture. Jonathan’s approach is rooted in industrial precision, combined with the sensuality of a makers hand and deep understanding of materials. Working across disciplines and industries, Doshi Levien‘s work celebrates the hybrid and explores the coming together of cultures, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship. They have created work for industry leaders Moroso, Kvadrat, B&B italia, Cappellini, Camper, Swarovski, Galerie kreo, museums and cultural institutions.

In 2008 Nipa and Jonathan were awarded the prestigious Future Legends of Design by the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York. They have been invited to be keynote speakers and lectured internationally, been on important design juries and have taught at the Royal College of Art. Their work is part of the permanent collection at MoMA, Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design and important private collections. In 2012, they were the Guest of Honour at IMM cologne, debuting the ‘Das Haus’ project. In 2013, Nipa and Jonathan were invited to curate and design a major exhibition on Everyday Indian Objects by Grand-Hornu Images in Belgium.

Group Shows

Doshi Levien - PAD London 2022
Fair

October 10 - October 16, 2022

Doshi Levien - @home new chapter
Group Show

March 23 - May 08, 2021

Doshi Levien - PAD Paris 2017
Fair

March 22 - March 26, 2017

Doshi Levien - One piece a day
Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

Doshi Levien - summer solstice
Group Show

May 26 - August 05, 2016

Doshi Levien - FOG Art+Design San Francisco
Fair

January 13 - January 17, 2016

Doshi Levien - Réunions de familles
Group Show

November 20, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Doshi Levien - shades of variety
Group Show

March 25 - May 23, 2015

Doshi Levien - To be continued
Group Show

October 30 - December 20, 2014

Doshi Levien - des formes utiles
Group Show

September 17 - October 30, 2014