Per aspera ad astra.” - from the mud to the stars…
Studio Qualia is an idea, design and craft studio, based in London. It is a creative space dedicated to making unique, functional, gorgeous handmade ceramics.
Studio Qualia is co-founded and run by two friends who first met in Istanbul 17 years ago. Two makers, two design lovers, two keen home cooks- designer Oya Horani and creative Gokhan Oraman, on their search for beauty, genuineness, solidarity and friendship, underlined by the wisdom of ‘better together’.
We specialize in producing artisanal dinnerware and unique home decor objects, which bring our multi-faceted and fluid inspiration into daily life, with effortless beauty and authentic expression. Every piece is uniquely designed and made by us at Studio Qualia. We take great care at every step, from the idea to the design, to making, packaging, and shipping.
We feel fortunate to be able to connect with people through creative art. We explore the beautiful land between art and function in our unique ceramic pieces, creating a new space, which reflects contemporary and urban aesthetics. Knowing that our products can become a part of people’s homes and lives give us a great sense of responsibility and leaves us feeling blissful.
We chose the name Qualia for our newfound space because to us, it intuitively exclaimed uniqueness.
‘Qualia’ refers to the distinctive and subjective qualities of our conscious and subconscious perceptions.
Our perception is our own reality. Each perception is a creation of collective and personal experiences and the feelings they evoke. How the world looks and feels to us is our Qualia. It is this natural yet wise flow where Qualia founded its inspiration. Not for the elaborate much-pondered words and lives, but for each and every imperfect, yet effortlessly unique one. Each infinitely unique and free, yet with the wisdom of the ‘better together’. So that everyone’s ‘Qualia’ can be shared. So that each one’s unique piece can flow, and evolve…