Curated artisan made contemporary design  


At Urban Island we believe in sustainable design and the importance of maintaining the craft tradition of Sri Lanka.

Our partner design school, AOD, Colombo, initiated a project in 2009 to develop a link between contemporary design, and the diverse heritage crafts of our island, with particular focus on the rural communities.

As an extension of this growing project, we opened Urban Island flagship concept store in leafy Colombo 7, in 2018. In a colonial townhouse shop, we showcase our curated and unique collections for the home, in a spirit of new Sri Lanka, where design meets artisan.

Over the years, we have nurtured our relationship with the artisan community of rural crafts people, through training programs, fair wage and conditions.