Stories & insights from the Tranquebar design journey
A New Chapter Begins
The Tibetan Knot
Each VERSUS tapestry is woven individually by hand from pure Himalayan wool and silk using the Tibetan knot technique. The wool comes from sheep that roam the high altitude plateau, which due to the climate conditions is characterised by its long ...
The Future is Now’ Modernity in progress
How do we define the future? When does it begin? Is the future really coming? Or is it already here? Is there even a way to know? If you take a moment to reflect on these questions, you realize how ...
Anna Sofie Juul
Cultural differences enabled the design
When arriving at the factory, 10,000 kilometres away from her usual workshop in Allerød, Denmark, she and the team were soon to realise that language was the least of their obstacles. To ease the process, the team had a translator ...
Boris Berlin & Nigel Majakari in dialogue
Being the first designer to join the Ca’lyah journey, which he calls just crazy enough and a whispering game, Boris Berlin (b. 1953) travelled to India with founder Nigel Majakari to research, evolve and set in motion the Tranquebar edition. ...
On grey leafless branches of silk cotton trees, brilliant red blossoms lift the spirit
Famed for its beautiful temples and architecture, food and classical Indian dance, the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is a wonder in colorful ornamentation, crafts and people. For our new website magazine, we asked John Norris, an acclaimed photographer ...