studio mumbai combines indian tradition with modernity in handmade furniture for maniera

studio mumbai combines indian tradition with modernity in handmade furniture for maniera

from 16 may to 24 august, indian architecture practice studio mumbai, will present a new series of hand-made furniture at maniera gallery in belgium. three years after the first show, the studio and its founder, bijoy jain, are returning with new pieces made out of humble, universal materials that can be found both in india as well in europe, but which are quite uncommon for furniture: rough materials like stone, brick and cow dung; or soft materials like textile, glass and japanese washi paper.

all images courtesy of maniera gallery and studio mumbai



studio mumbai, whose pieces had been acquired by cultural institutions such as SFMOMA, LACMA, and center pompidou during the last show, is launching a new furniture series based on its ongoing process of refinement and study in material, form and function. the objects for maniera gallery include a daybed, a console, a lamp, a bench, a folding screen and a series of chairs, all developed in reference to local resources and traditional indian crafts, while new in this show is the use natural pigments and lime to make fresco’s.



project info:


designer: studio mumbai

location: maniera gallery , 27 – 28, place de la justice, brussels

duration: 16 may – 24 august 2019

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