The Ashima Collective exists at the intersection of art and design. A group of artists, designers and craftsmen that are passionate about making artifacts of life borne of material and function. Art is an amazing thing that allows us to explore the facets of life that are not clear or easily understood. Design, on the other hand, helps us make sense of life’s processes and apply that acuity in tangible ways. Often these two disciplines appear to be at odds with one another, but we do not believe that this has to be. We find that these two disciplines compliment each other beautifully. Our work is an investigation of this relationship.