india design forum weaves cultural heritage at london design biennale

india design forum weaves cultural heritage at london design biennale


london design biennale: at the 2016 london design biennale, the india design forum, headed by rajshree pathy, reveals the ‘chakraview’ installation. representing a clear vision of modern india, the exhibit weaves together the country’s cultural heritage, using traditional textiles, ancient mythology and contemporary design innovations. in doing so, it importantly presents a unique mixture of the social, political and religious climates that will always characterize the asian nation.

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‘we hope the audience will pause for a while in wonderment at the abundance of india, the myriad emotions that are conveyed through this work and then be startled and perhaps leave with a bit of the soul of india in their hearts forever.’ said rajshree pathy, founder, india design forum. she continued to say, ‘mythological stories are a foundation for utopia because they represent how ancient communities tried to reach a perfect ideal’.

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with the help of a collaboration between the scenographer sumant jayakrishnan, design strategist avinash kumar, artist hanif kureshi and designer rutva trivedi, the india design forum installation is able to emulate a blend of multiple utopias. the space features a mirrored floor that is surrounded by bespoke plates and bright over-hanging colors. at the end of the london design biennale exhibit, ‘chakraview’ has a futuristic blue room where images of india’s heritage are projected.

image © vipul sangoi


image © vipul sangoi


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image © vipul sangoi

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