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 - separation and the pursuit of astrological perfection through arranged marriage, we now happily live in Prague.
Over the years, we've realised how invaluable the cross cultural experience has been. For both of us, the challenge has been to navigate a vastly different 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 along with a carefully edited selection of classic products that are a source of inspiration to us.
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 have both been Associate Lecturers of Art and Design at Prague College.