It’s the sixth year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.
To accompany the festivities, Southbank Centre Shops have a range of products inspired by South Asian culture and design, including Natasha Kumar returning to show her prints in our Festival Terrace window for the 2nd year, beautiful and practical copper kitchenware by Tiipoi and cute illustrative pieces for lovers of Indian food by The Playful Indian.
Natasha Kumar's work is colourful, atmospheric and has an strong influence from Indian culture. We worked with Natasha for Alchemy in 2014, featuring an number of prints to accompany an exhibition in Southbank Centre's member's bar.
We are excited to welcome Natasha back to Southbank Centre for Alchemy 2015, with a new collection of prints on offer and the addition of some beautiful silk scarves.
London-based brand Tiipoi take a huge influence from the ways of the Indian sub-continent of wasting nothing and innovating from the lack of something rather than excess. The result is that Tiipoi's products are of a high quality and designed to last, with the intent of being passed on to a future generation.
Southbank Centre Shop's range of pure metal home and kitchenware by Tiipoi include these stacking containers, available in copper and brass with ayurvedic Neem wood lids.
The Playful Indian
The Playful Indian create products with cute, funny and quirky illustrations inspired by all things with an Indian flavour, as food features in a large amount of the designs. Here at Southbank Centre Shops we love The Playful Indian's greeting cards and tote bags featuring chutneys, samosas and chillis.
Josie Shenoy is a London-based illustrator who adapts her intricate drawings to designs for textiles and prints. Josie's work has a distinctive look with kaleidoscopic compositions in a palette of vintage colours and textures.
Lampshades and stationery designs featuring peacocks, elephants and kingfishers in deep blue and green colourways are some of our favourite items from the range for Alchemy 2015.
See all this and more of Southbank Centre Shops range for Alchemy here.