Nipa Doshi, Jonathan Levien
"Chandlo" meand moon shape and also Bindi that is the coloured dot worn by Indian women on the forehead to which the large rimmed mirror makes reference, which is the main lead in this piece. The seemingly abstract composition of the mirrors, cabinet and surface is based on the gestures and daily ritual of dressing up and grooming oneself.
The dressing table was designed especially for the 2012 Dan Haus project. This was an installation by Doshi Levien for IMM Cologne that explored Jonathan and Nipa's vision of a perfect house. "Chandlo" was situated in the dressing room zone with an architectural juxtaposition of forms and plans, for it beseen from all angles.
Dressing table: Structure in solid ash fitted out in black matte. The table legs are tubular steel, painted in a brilliant green. The solid, compact table top (mixed natural minerals and polymers) is in a light grey. There is a central, frontal faced mirror, which is composed of a steel frame, painted in red. The back of the mirror is black MDF painted with a graphic pattern in brillant white. The side mirror has a filtered rose colour. The jewellery box in plywood (rosewood).
Stool: Structure in plywood (rosewood) and legs in steel, painted in brillant black. Upholstered in dark grey with a bordered grid, in an aluminium colour.
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