About Prakrit

The design- and furniture company PRAKRIT is based in Auroville and was born out of the cyclone Thane that hit the area in December 2011.

Auroville is lying in a man-made forest with millions of trees. The cyclone took down many trees and our first work was to get all this wood collected, sent to sawmill and cut and then stored for drying.PRAKRIT design and furniture was born out of seeing all this beautiful wood – and working in the saw mill created an interest in working with the natural forms instead of cutting out straight wood. The furniture of PRAKRIT is based on trying to see the beauty of the natural wood and its shapes. We are trying to create objects of utility with respect for the wood and its beauty.

PRAKRIT has a range of designs in Organic Forms, but also furniture based on Scandinavian Design Traditions where form and function has to merge. PRAKRIT also does individual design fitting the need of the customer.

We invite you to view the Prakrit Presentation video online.