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ABOUT US

Discover the beauty and sustainability of handcrafted solid wood furniture at Prakrit. We are a design and furniture production firm based in Auroville, South India, founded by Danish Aurovilian Torkil Dantzer. Our journey began in the aftermath of Cyclone Thane, which struck Auroville - Puducherry region in December 2011. Inspired by the resilience and potential of the fallen trees, we embarked on a mission to transform them into timeless pieces of art.

 

At Prakrit, we take pride in being experts in solid wood furniture. Our team of skilled craftsmen cherishes the natural beauty of wood and brings it to life in every piece we create. We believe that furniture should not only be functional but also a reflection of your unique style and values. That's why we specialize in customized furniture, ensuring that each item we produce is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece tailored to your exact requirements.

What sets Prakrit apart is our unwavering dedication to craftsmanship. Each piece of furniture is meticulously crafted by our skilled artisans, who bring decades of experience and expertise to every detail. With a blend of traditional techniques and contemporary design, we strive to create furniture that transcends trends and stands the test of time. When you choose Prakrit, you're not just buying furniture – you're investing in heirloom-quality pieces that will be cherished for generations.

 

As one of the leading sellers of wooden furniture in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, we have gained immense expertise and trust from our customers. Whether you're looking for chairs, tables, sofas, or any other wooden furniture, Prakrit offers a wide range of options to suit your needs. We cater to both individual customers and bulk orders, ensuring that our commitment to quality is never compromised.

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ALL NATURAL

Sustainability lies at the core of our philosophy. By utilizing salvaged and reclaimed wood from fallen trees, we minimize our environmental impact and give new life to materials that would otherwise go to waste. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our choice of materials. We employ eco-friendly practices throughout our production process, ensuring that every piece we create is as kind to the planet as it is to your living space.

Torkil Dantzer - Solid Wood Expert Prakrit Auroville

Torkil Dantzer

Born and brought up in Denmark, a mathematician and an economist by education, he has a strong interest in Design and craft. He has worked in various locations throughout the world with development projects, including craft and heritage protection in China, India and Africa, from schools for Artisan in Tibet and India to village development for Chinese minorities, and heritage town development, and micro-credit for women. He founded Prakrit in 2011 in Auroville after the destruction of cyclone Thane. With the intention to create value from the fallen trees, he used his inspirations from Japanese design and craft to develop Hi-quality Furniture and craft.

DESIGN PHILISOPHY

Blending Nature's Beauty with Timeless Elegance, Embracing the Art of Live-Edge Wood
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We specialize in the art of live-edge wood, where the raw and organic beauty of nature meets the refined craftsmanship of our artisans. Live-edge furniture is a testament to the inherent character and uniqueness of wood, capturing the essence of the tree in its most authentic form.

While live-edge wood takes center stage in our creations, we also draw inspiration from the surrounding landscapes of Auroville. The serene beauty of the forests, the gentle ebb and flow of the nearby ocean, and the vibrant colors of the region influence our color palettes, textures, and overall design aesthetic. We aim to capture the essence of these elements, infusing our furniture with a sense of tranquility, balance, and timelessness.

WE THE PEOPLE

Our team consists of talented designers, skilled fabricators, and experienced carpenters, each hailing from diverse cultural backgrounds and bringing their unique expertise to the table. From India, France to Denmark, our team members have traversed continents, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge, traditions, and artistic sensibilities.

Our fabricators and carpenters bring their own unique skill sets and craftsmanship techniques, honed through years of experience in their respective cultures. They take pride in their heritage and traditional woodworking practices, infusing each piece with the expertise and artistry passed down through generations. Their meticulous attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensure that every item we produce is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, created with love and respect for the materials they work with.

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UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

At Prakrit, we are deeply committed to addressing several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our company's work. By focusing on these SDGs, we aim to create a meaningful and lasting impact, not only within our immediate community but also in contributing to the global sustainability agenda. Our commitment to responsible practices, economic empowerment, and environmental stewardship reflects our dedication to building a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable future.

Our practices and initiatives align with the following SDGs:

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We contribute to sustainable economic growth by providing employment opportunities to local artisans, carpenters, and craftsmen. Through fair trade practices and a focus on skill development, we strive to create a positive impact on the livelihoods of individuals within our community.

We prioritize responsible consumption and production by utilizing salvaged and reclaimed wood from fallen trees. By repurposing these materials, we reduce waste, promote circular economy principles, and minimize our ecological footprint.

Our commitment to sustainability and using reclaimed wood directly supports climate action. By opting for salvaged wood, we help preserve forests, reduce deforestation, and mitigate the carbon footprint associated with traditional furniture production methods.

We actively contribute to the preservation of life on land by repurposing fallen trees and giving them a new lease on life as beautiful, functional furniture pieces. By utilizing sustainable wood sources, we promote responsible forestry practices and biodiversity conservation.

We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships. We actively collaborate with local communities, artisans, and suppliers to create a positive social and environmental impact. By working together, we can achieve greater sustainability and contribute to the broader SDGs.

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