Ariane Thakore is the founder and designer of This and That is a design studio that brings to life the age old tradition of handcrafted furniture. All our pieces originate from a beautiful narrative, fusing fine décor, art and craftsmanship. Our creations are a perfect union of vernacular and contemporary design. The workshop defines a perfect balance between gifted crafts people and innovative concepts.

Tailor made orders catering to exclusive tastes for size, colour and forms. Customization in sizes and finishes to satiate varied palates.

After many years of designing furniture for clients, many pieces being only made once and then forgotten about….. being passionate about handcrafted furniture… also realizing that’s it a dying form of making furniture….

All those factors brought about this and that – where she could make furniture she designed over years, start reviving the practice of hand made furniture and using crafts men for the same and showcasing their talents and finally fusing the old and the new.


Ariane Thakore is an Interior Architect from Kent Institute of Art and Design, besides having studied design she also carries a master’s in economics from the prestigious Gokhale institute of politic and economics. She has completed more than 100 projects. She was a visiting faculty at APIED at Vidhyanagar (Jan 2009 to jan 2011). She is a guest lecturer and jury member at National Institute of Design since 2011 and also at SID, Ahmedabad

Ariane’s skill and expertise lies in Furniture design and restoration of old furniture, Interior design and space planning, Sustainable design and using local traditional techniques, Retail and Restaurant design. She’s very passionate about restaurant and retail designing as well.

Off late she has ventured into architecture and is doing her first architecture project, a wild life experience in Maharashtra with the uses of sustainable designs, experimenting with localization and also introducing perma culture design… hoping to create one of the finest wild life hotels in India…


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