The realm of design often finds its beauty in the intersection of tradition and innovation, sustainability and elegance. The Wicker Story, a brand conceived by Priyanka Narula in 2019, epitomizes this ethos through its intricate tapestry of woven wonders. Rooted in the rich heritage of Indian craftsmanship, yet propelled by a vision for the future, The Wicker Story has carved a niche for itself in the design landscape, offering a blend of art, architecture, and products in a celebration of culture, tradition, and sustainability.

Central to The Wicker Story’s narrative is its latest collection, ‘Dawn to Dusk.’ As the name suggests, this collection encapsulates the ethereal transition from day to night, capturing the subtle shifts in light, colour, and mood. It is a homage to the fleeting moments of tranquillity and beauty that grace the world as the sun rises and sets, casting its warm embrace over the land.

The centrepiece of the “Dawn to Dusk” collection is the Sunset bench, a masterful creation that embodies the allure of sunsets. Crafted with intricately woven rattan in vibrant shades reminiscent of the evening skies, this bench invites one to pause, reflect, and immerse oneself in the beauty of nature’s daily spectacle.

Another standout piece from the collection is the Sunrise on Mountain, a series of lighting installations inspired by the soft hues and tranquillity of dawn. Whether suspended as works of art or used to illuminate living spaces, these pieces evoke the serenity of early mornings, casting a gentle glow that whispers of new beginnings. Along the river, a light art installation inspired by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Brook,” completes the ensemble, bubbling with the energy of flowing water and the play of light on pebbles. As a chandelier or suspended cluster, it brings a touch of whimsy and poetry to any space, infusing it with the spirit of nature’s rhythms.

But beyond the beauty of its designs lies The Wicker Story’s commitment to sustainability and craftsmanship. Priyanka Narula’s vision for the brand is rooted in the belief that design can be both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious. By working with bio-degradable or recycled materials and employing traditional handcrafting techniques, The Wicker Story ensures that its products not only leave a minimal carbon footprint but also contribute to the preservation of traditional crafts and livelihoods.

Moreover, The Wicker Story’s ethos extends beyond its products to its design process itself. Equipped with a specialization in computational, digital and parametric design methodology, the brand seeks to amalgamate cutting-edge technology with age-old craftsmanship, bridging the gap between the past and the future. This fusion of innovation and tradition is what sets The Wicker Story apart, making its creations truly unique in the world of design.

As The Wicker Story continues to weave its narrative, one thing remains clear: this is more than just a brand; it is a testament to the power of design to inspire, uplift, and connect us to the world around us. Through its “Dawn to Dusk” collection and beyond, The Wicker Story invites us to pause, reflect, and find beauty in the simple moments that define our lives. In doing so, it reminds us that amidst the chaos of modern life, there is always room for clarity, simplicity, and the timeless elegance of nature’s artistry.

About the brand: Wicker Story’s work involves the translation of digital processes for complex geometry for easy adaptability to Indian craft and material systems. Their products are 100% sustainable and offer a zero-waste production methodology.

Fact File :

Art Collection Name: Dawn to Dusk

Design Studio: The Wicker Story  

Designer: Priyanka Narula

Photographer: Sreenivas- Focalpoint