RAW COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION, 2021
In bodied objects is a series of functional design objects exploring the relationship between body and space.
The form is drawn from our continuing investigation into rhythm and balance as a conscious state. The story evolves from observations of our surroundings and how we engage with the different contextual realities around us.
The fabric for the seat is made using coarse cotton thread woven on a pit loom, a traditional weaving method called Jamakkalam. It has a unique fabric construction that is entirely weft-faced. This hand-woven technique was introduced in the early 19th Century as a form of political resistance, by a community in Bhavani district (Tamil Nadu) - to curb the use of British textiles.
By highlighting this traditional technique and re-imagining it in a contemporary context, we strive towards contributing to a sustainable and conscious economy of the future.