Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Design


Spotted  these at a local store recently.  The day-beds by  designer duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levine  rethink the traditional Indian Charpoy with fabulous results.

Exploring the concept of `unity of opposites', the range combines handcrafted and industrially produced work.

The day beds use cotton and silk mattresses embellished  by embroidery applique and mirror work. The patterns evoke the ancient Indian game of `chauras' or `Chaupad'.


In an endearing detail, all crafts women who have worked on the mattresses have embroidered their names and the date on the edge of the mattresses.

Check out the designers website at -
Images from  here

16 comments:

megha punater said...

these are great,love them.

~ ॐ ~ said...

super interesting !

pRiyA said...

thanks for your comment on my post chandan.
i don't know much about textiles and embroidery, but i have seen one of those fascinating and beautifully embroidered chaupad games which are played with shells. this seems to be a more minimalistic modern take on that. lovely!

TheKeyBunch said...

Cool, loved the concept! - Rekha

Shalini said...

How interesting and creative! I love the patterns.

Patricia Torres said...

Just amazing patterns.. Very nice!!

Sagar said...

They are pretty, thank you for sharing. :)

bindu said...

These are so beautiful!

Aputsiaq said...

What a great blog....I just love it...what an inspiration it is ;O)

Anil P said...

Wonderful designs. I like the 'firmness' in the designs.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Interesting designs chandan.

Akshat Gait said...

Interesting stuff. Part time hobby or this is your work too??

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

How adorably creative!

Loved the fact that the craftswomen embroider their names. Splendid idea!! Too often they are forgotten while their wares are glorified.

Chandan said...

Megha, Prashant, Rekha, Shalini, Patricia, Sagar, Bindu, Lakshmi, Anil:
Thanks for the comments guys, interesting concept and design indeed!

Priya: Minimalistic and modern, you nailed it.

Aputsiaq: Thanks for visiting!

Akshat : Decor, design and living are more a passion than part time hobby. I am a writer.

Sharon: yes, the detail is very charming and quirky indeed.

boy labyog said...

I love your design so creative.



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