Studio Tolsta is a design studio based between the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and Tamil Nadu in South India. The collections are inspired by the rich heritage found in the craft traditions of both places. An affinity for modern, functional and considered design is as important to their approach as a respect for traditional techniques and processes. They like to combine and contrast elements in unexpected ways to create a dialogue between these different sensibilities. Guided by Slow Design principles, the studio believes that the integrity of the process is as important as the quality of the end product. They carefully source everything that goes into their products, and favour natural and organic materials that are environmentally sustainable. In terms of manufacturing, they prefer small batch production and try to recycle waste materials into new products. A sense of social and ecological responsibility guides them in working directly with crafts people, small-scale workshops and NGOs. As a studio, they pay great care and attention to the details of how a product is made, in the hope that it will be with you for a long time.