Homegrown designers and artists in spotlight at D/Code
A bright and sunny weekend of March 17th and 18th witnessed a two-day luxury art and design exposition called D/Code held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. A new, innovative platform conceptualized and curated by award winning architect Ashiesh Shah in association with the Times of India Group, the fair was the first of its kind in the subcontinent. For those who could not make it to the event, we offer you glimpses
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Medium: Metal Alloy, Solid Brass, Sheesham Wood
From Aranmula, in Kerala - this metal alloy, a precise combination of molten copper and tin, is a closely guarded secret – and was said to have come to an ancestor in a dream. Once cast into a flat piece, the metal is laboriously polished by hand for a number of days, using only oil and water, until there is a transformation from the rough metal to mirror. Working with one of the last few families that carry on the tradition of this fascinating home based craft, Tiipoi, a London based brand and design studio commissioned one of the largest mirrors ever cast in Aranmula using this technique. Replacing the traditional mirror housing that hid away the rough edges of these cast mirrors, Tiipoi designed a new framing system in solid brass and wood that exposed them.