Cobalt Designs was founded in 2012 by the artist and designer, Valay Gada. It is inspired by a classical tradition seeking to preserve the very best of Indian culture in terms of both artisanal tradition and fine craftsmanship blending this with the best of contemporary design
We would like Cobalt Designs to grow and be recognised as a leading Indian design company that puts emphasis on nurturing home grown Indian talent and protecting and engaging with local artisans to preserve craft from one generation to the next. We are conscious that the younger generation are moving away from highly skilled craft as the wages are so low.
We work with traditional crafts people. However, we have also embraced newer technologies and machine made. We believe that our products should perform the functions they are meant to, but at the same time to be quirky to make one smile and be aesthetically appealing.