The exhibition brings together six of India’s best contemporary design studios with five leading architectural practices from London to examine “influence” and why Indian culture plays an important role in the making of the modern world. The Indian design studios are Bombay Atelier, Ira Studio, Injiri, Sangaru Studio, Ranjan Bordoloi and Varnam selected by the London based company Create Culture and its founder Arpna Gupta.
￼￼￼Together they represent the next generation of Indian designers that continue to work with local craftsmen, in order to preserve centuries old traditions and skills.
The architects exhibiting are ACME, Studio [D] Tale, Project Orange, Haptic and Studio Egret West
Inspired by the chaos and beauty of Indian street life, the five installations take their cue from the five senses– touch, smell, sound, taste and sight- and have been formed by the creative re- use of the mundane and everyday.
Arpna Gupta says:
“For the first edition of Indian Design Platform, we are presenting the objects in a context inspired from the world in which they were created. We’re delighted by the architects’ imaginative response to Indian materials and techniques.”
Christophe Egret says:
“The tyranny of perfection combined with regulations and copycat solutions mean our streets are slowly becoming more generic. We have a lot to learn from the spontaneity and delight found in Indian street culture”
The exhibition has been curated by Arpna Gupta and Studio Egret West with generous support from Benchmark, Kingfisher and Vande Moortel.