Elsewhere #2: Design snippets from around the world
For the second edition of 'Elsewhere', we are looking at BV Doshi's retrospective at Vitra Design Museum, klove Studio, and the 58th edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
1. BV Doshi is not only a world-renowned architect but also the first and only Indian architect to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2018. During his 60 years of practice, Doshi has realised numerous projects that have redefined modern Indian architecture as well as shaped new generations of architects.
These pioneering works are now set to be a part of Vitra Design Museum's 'Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People', the first international retrospective about the architect outside of Asia, to be held from 30 March to 8 September 2019. Curated by Khushnu Panthaki Hoof, the exhibition will showcase some of Doshi's most prominent projects like the Indian Institute of Management (1977, 1992), Doshi's architectural studio Sangath (1980), and the famous low-cost housing project, Aranya(1989).
Balkrishna Doshi at Sangath Architect's Studio, Ahmedabad, 1980 © Iwan Baan 2018
Balkrishna Doshi, Kamala House, Ahmedabad, 1963, 1986 © Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad
2. Forma's designer, Harshita Jhamtani, known for her HALO lamp series, highly recommends lighting by klove, a boutique luxury studio founded by designers Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth. "I think they're really unique and their collections stand out at every exhibit. They're the opposite of minimal. Just walking through their space is an experience in itself. To top it all off, they add the right kind of music, food, and mood lighting," says Harshita.
3. The 58th edition of Salone del Mobile. Milan is set to take place from 9 to 14 April 2019. The event consists of different exhibitions spread across the various pavilions in Rho Fiera Milano. This year also marks the 500th death anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci and to celebrate the artist's legacy, the internationally known 'Milan Furniture Fair' is adding the term 'ingenuity' to its Manifesto. As their official Press Note puts it, "It (Ingenuity) is a deeply intrinsic part of the DNA of the event and of the companies, brands and designers that have made it such a success, as well as serving as a homage to the great Master."
Courtesy of Salone del Mobile, Milano
Photo Credit: Andrea Mariani