Just to put it out there, We're NOT a cheesy shop selling goods cheaply made in India, for a high price.
Our story is packed with cross border adventure and exhilaration. We met while studying in UK and what followed, we like to think, was like a bollywood masala blockbuster ;). After much drama - love, separation, astrology and many attempts at arranged marriage, we now happily live in Prague.
Over the years, we've realised how invaluable the cross cultural experience has been to us. For both of us, the challenge has been to navigate a vastly different familial and socio cultural landscape. As visualisers, we decided to take care of this by exploring ways to connect the making traditions in Czech and India through our own idiosyncratic aesthetic. Not only would this keep us connected to our family and friends on both ends, it would help us explore and immerse into both cultures. Jain&Kriz was conceived as a space that could be an expression of our fluid identities based on these experiences that constantly shift and shape our sense of self. As a result, we're unapologetically ornamental and colourful, yet reduced and understated.
Primarily a graphic studio, our scribbles and careful doodles form the basis for playing with different materials. We make many things through collaborations with artists, designers, artisans, makers, manufacturers and often even our customers on both sides of the globe. What we offer in our space is our own collection and a carefully edited selection of products.
Anvita received MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan USA after studying in UK and India. Krystof received MA in Visual Communication from BIAD, UK after studying in Germany and Czech Republic. A&K are both Associate Lecturers of Art and Design at Prague College.