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Collaborations

Exciting collaborations opening a world of possibilities with craft techniques combined with technology

Collaboration and partnerships are at the core of our beliefs here at Orvi. Each collaboration calls for multifaceted research resulting in unprecedented creative solutions fused with elegant craftsmanship. At every possible chance, Orvi works with designers & innovators who embody the determined spirit of pushing the boundaries of architectural design, to create exceptional products. Imperatively, we believe that improvement and learning are processes that are not meant to be done alone, rather it involves elements of collaboration and partnership.

Artistic Tile X Alison Rose

The award winning Zephyr collection

Winner of Interior Design’s 2019 Best of Year awards, Zephyr is a collection born from a unique partnership between well-known designer tile company, Artistic Tile, and NYC-based interior designer and architect, Alison Rose. This collection explores eternity, weaving fibres into everlasting twists to produce something so dimensional, it’s almost mesmerising.

This innovative and out-of-the box creativity synonymous with Alison’s style, combined with the design & business sensibilities of Nancy Epstein (CEO, Artistic Tile) and the skills of Orvi’s artisans allowed the fruition of this one-of-a-kind design. The Zephyr surface is inlaid with brass gracefully through the summit of an intricate, hand-carved ridge that effortlessly flows like a river across each patterned marble piece.

Kit Kemp

Globally acclaimed interior designer

ORVI through a client-partner was introduced to globally acclaimed UK-based interior designer, Kit Kemp. A household name in design, hotel management, and homewares, she was tapped as the lead designer for an experiential flooring line in partnership with C.P Hart in London. As her reputation for stylish and story-forward design precedes her, Kit was aiming for a celestial design that combined lavish marble with sun, moon, and star-shaped inlays that were cleverly lit up from beneath the surface.

By combining Kit’s design sensibilities with the craftsmanship of our expert artisans along with our mastery in inlay work, we helped Kit realize her design dream of creating a unique surface with an inlay of glass and stainless steel in natural stone.

Naba Milan 2020

The vision beneath the surface project

ORVI partnered with one of Italy’s finest design institutions, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) for a design-immersion & competition titled “The Vision Beneath the Surface”. This partnership provided a platform for design students at the school to combine their creativity, nascent design thinking, and educational lessons to research, plan, and design a new furniture product and a fresh line of surfaces. ORVI provided not only the crafting infrastructure but also mentorship on design and techniques along with the NABA Team.

The 4-month project ended with two new experimental product lines (two winning designs) which ORVI will launch in the consumer market as décor solutions. This would allow the students to use this project as a backdrop for future opportunities in design and architecture.

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