Myth and Material by Doshi Levien

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Myth and Material, an exhibition of work by designers Doshi Levien for Moroso, has opened at the Italian brand's showroom in New York.

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Doshi Levien will show a number of pieces influenced by Indian culture, and designed specifically for Moroso.

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The exhibition will continue until 18 October at the Moroso showroom at 146 Greene Street, New York.

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More Dezeen stories about Doshi Levien:

22/04/08: My Beautiful Backside by Doshi Levien
22/01/08: Apprentice shoes by Doshi Levien
24/04/07: Doshi Levien for Moroso 2
22/04/07: Doshi Levien for Moroso

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The following is from Doshi Levien:

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'Myth and Material' opens in New York

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien's installation Myth and Material which Silvera presented in Paris for Designer's Days, starts travelling and goes to America.

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On this occasion, Doshi Levien present all their products designed for Moroso, giving the exhibition space a very exotic feel with My Beautiful Backside sofas, Principessa and Charpoy daybeds, sparkling mirrors and kaleidoscopic Rangoli carpets.

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Through an irreverent, spontaneous use of colours and materials, Doshi Levien's installation explores and describes the influence that Indian culture has on their designs.

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Myth and Material looks at the many aspects of India's multilayered modern culture and emphasises, in a very natural way, how opposites coexist harmoniously: sensuousness with the spiritual and austere; functionality with creativity and imagination.

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The mirrors on the far wall are screen printed with enlarged graphic diagrams of 5 ways to stitch mirrors onto textile, a traditional Indian applique that is used to ward off the evil eye.

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The Rangoli rugs, consisting of stitched layers of industrial felt, resemble patterns made using rice or coloured powder at the threshold of Indian homes during festivals or special occasions.

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These are to welcome guests. Graphic symbols of Lakshmi's feet are featured on the showroom door, welcoming the Goddess of wealth; commerce and spirituality go hand in hand!

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The mirrors and rugs were designed specifically for the installation and both designs are now being developed for production due to popular demand!

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  • unpopular

    this is definately getting the evil eye from me

  • modular

    Great great stuff!

  • Lady C

    I’m lovin his pair. It’s so good to see design which speaks so eloquently through the voice of other parts of the world. Doshi Levin seem to have a natural flair. I’ll keep looking out for theese two!

  • http://www.danielbrowns.com Daniel Brown

    YAY YAY YAY!

  • Vibhor Singh

    The desginers look pretty confident about what they wanted to do here !!!! I like it.

  • Maxence

    It’s another place for “puta con flequillo”.

  • sis

    super cool!

  • Hemi

    Yep.. I like.. I know I probably shouldn’t, but somehow I find these guys refreshing.

  • daniel king

    nice but there are to much thing in such a small space or
    all thse thing look the space looks small but i love the idea the concept
    the forms and most of all the color mix

  • daniel king

    love the outside and the store name moroso MOROSO

  • http://- mr O

    … this truly made my day :)

    design with alotof Panya :)

  • Hecler

    Nice fresh stuff with interesting influences

  • zuy

    i’m agree with Hecler it’s a cvery fresh graphic and furniture design and it’s also inspiring too as a lot of Moroso products…

  • headplow

    looks like kitsch! Not my thing but hey it takes all kinds.