India Craft Week’s first edition is all set to happen at GMR, Aerocity from the 1st of December to 5th of December in a totally new avatar. The week showcases Crafting Trends from finest Artisans, Craft-preneurs, Designers, Brands, International Crafts Awardees, Exhibition by Award Winning Craftspersons, Trend Shows by craft dynasty, Live Demonstrations by Padma Shri/ National Award Winners, Tributes to the legends of Crafts Sector, Gallery/Stalls by International Award Winners, Luxury Brands & Craft-Preneurs, Cross-Talk & Knowledge Seminars by Industry leaders & Celebrities, Traditional/Folk Music & Dance.
ICW balances Tradition with contemporary , focuses on ‘rare Handcrafted ’ products ‘Designed, Developed, and Made in India’, it brings on board the finest work, skills, creativity and imaginative journey from every participant, who has connected Aspiration with Need, Desire with Want, and Crafted Luxury with responsibility. It is an opportunity for everyone to get connected with Indigenous & Traditional Craftsman whose ancestors have been practising various Crafts for many centuries. The week also brings the best from around India in lifestyle and luxury, which is “Handmade” and “Crafted” with finesse.
The Craft Week is an opportunity to sneak peek into evolving trends of homegrown products, textiles, furniture, home & interiors, lifestyle products, decorative art, and communication (narratives) encompassing regional and folk styles, composition, utility, material culture & narratives from across India. It’s a beginning of trickle-up trend emerging from non-urban centers/rural India, true and authentic Indian sensibilities that have inspired generations of Artists, Designers, Creative Professionals, and individuals. ICW will connect Industry and Individuals on one side to “Strategic’ crafts for quality, authenticity, originality, ethical, green, and sustainability on the other side. It will synergize traditional artisans, craftsmen, craftpreneurs, craft designers, craft brands, buyers, consumers and all craft enthusiasts on a single platform with the best en vogue trends.