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Storytelling meets indulgence in the Royce’ x Gaurav Gupta gift boxes

On the hunt for a gift that ticks both aesthetic appeal and indulgence? The Royce’ x Gaurav Gupta gift box nails the brief and how.  

Japan’s finest chocolate and confectionery brand Royce’ and leading Indian fashion designer Gaurav Gupta have come together to bring you a gift that’s here to win the festive season.  

Royce x gaurav gupta festive season collection
The Royce x Gaurav Gupta collection makes for the perfect festive season gift. Image: Royce x Gaurav Gupta

The Royce’ x Gaurav Gupta gift boxes bring alive the magic of fairytales through taste and sight. The collection celebrates life and the adjacent festivities through intricate vintage leather-bound storybooks. The set also holds a special poem about embracing hope and transcending darkness to light, an appropriate message of hope for the times. 

Drawing inspiration from storytelling, the gift boxes explore the various elements of a fantasy forest. The trees, the water, the sky, and the birds are held together precariously in a vintage frame that exudes elegance.  

What makes this collaboration seem almost destined is the alignment of designer Gaurav Gupta’s eclectic personality with the product design aesthetic from Royce’. 

Samir gadhok, director of burgundy hospitality
Samir Gadhok, Director of Burgundy Hospitality. Image: Royce x Gaurav Gupta

Samir Gadhok, Director of Burgundy Hospitality, the company that brought Royce’ Chocolate to India, says, “We are excited to collaborate with Gaurav Gupta for this very special festive collection. Gaurav’s style effortlessly gels with the Royce’ brand aesthetic and approach to product design. His eye for detail, dramatic yet non-traditional approach to design and focus on quality, made for a perfect fit.” 

Positioned as Japan’s best-kept secret, Royce’ has been around since 1983 in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. A spacious island renowned for its rich environment and cold climate, the geography contributes to the production of high-quality chocolate and other delectable confectioneries. After a few years of cementing their position in the Japanese market, Royce’ is now available on a wider scale across different spots in Asia.  

Gupta’s body of work stands in a league of its own as well. Renowned for his showmanship, Gaurav Gupta’s work has pioneered collaborations with light design, larger-than-life sculptures, immersive theatre and experiential poetry. Notable feats include the likes of a showcase at London’s Animal Ball 2019, hosted by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Topping that, he was also the exclusive designer to collaborate with Vogue and IBM to create India’s first Artificial Intelligence-based garment.  

Gaurav gupta, leading indian designer
Gaurav Gupta, one of India’s leading designers. Image: Royce x Gaurav Gupta

“I am excited to introduce this beautiful collaboration with Royce’ Chocolate. We have created a collection that is inspired by the art of storytelling, and how it is so beautifully and vividly articulated in both Japan and India. Our collaboration collection makes for a magical gift for every celebration” says Gaurav Gupta. 

The collection is a no-brainer gift perfect for the festive season. The gift boxes are available for home delivery or on the Royce’ website across 12 cities in India—Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. 

If you’re on the lookout for a gift that sings a story of nostalgia as well as satiates your tastebuds, the Royce’ x Gaurav Gupta gift boxes are your best bet!  

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