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Designers Utharaa L. Zacharias and Palaash Chaudhary can often be found handweaving cane side tables in their San Jose, California rental home. The process is intensive — taking up to 48 hours — but exemplifies the duo’s dedication to their shared aesthetic language and heritage.

Working between the Bay Area of California and Kochi, India, Palaash Chaudhary (left) and Utharaa L. Zacharias (right) of the studio Soft-Geometry marry traditional craft with contemporary forms. PHOTO: Alanna Hale

Born and raised in India, and continuing to split their time between Kochi and the Bay Area, the pair have incorporated elements of their childhood experiences into a range of refined furnishings. “Almost everything in...

Meet Soft-Geometry, the Kochi- and California-based Studio Embracing the Handmade

From a suite of chairs and side tables to light fixtures, the emerging practice crafts a host of refined furnishings that explore the concept of softness.

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