Chandlo by Doshi Levien
for BD Barcelona Design


Chandlo by Doshi

Milan 2012: London designers Doshi Levien presented this dressing table for BD Barcelona Design at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April.

Chandlo by Doshi

Named Chandlo, it was originally created for their Das Haus installation at imm cologne in January, where Doshi Levien were invited to imagine their ideal house - read more in our earlier story.

Chandlo by Doshi

It's designed to be seen from all sides and appears as though the circular mirror is merely balanced between other geometric elements, ready to roll away at any moment.

Chandlo by Doshi

There's also a coordinating stool and banquette.

Chandlo by Doshi

Last year BD Barcelona Design showed a dressing table by Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu of NHDRO - take a look at it here.

Chandlo by Doshi

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Chandlo by Doshi

Here's some more information from Doshi Levien:

'Chandlo' by Doshi Levien for BD Barcelona Design

'Chandlo' was designed as a special prototype made by BD Barcelona for Das Haus 2012. This was an installation by Doshi Levien for IMM Cologne that explored their vision of a perfect home. Das Haus consisted of interconnected spaces opening up to a central courtyard. The different areas of the home depended mainly on objects and furniture to define space.

'Chandlo' was situated in the dressing space with an architectural juxtaposition of forms and planes to be viewed from all sides.'Chandlo' means moon shape and also Bindi that is the coloured dot worn by Indian women on the forehead to which the circular mirror makes reference.

The seemingly  abstract composition of the mirrors, cabinet and surface is based on the gestures and daily ritual of dressing up and grooming, celebrating the enjoyment of getting dressed and the importance of personal grooming as part of our daily well being ritual. Our intention was to create a composition in which the elements are holding each other in position without actually touching. To maintain the simplicity of this deconstructed arrangement, we had to conceal the production methods and this presented many technical challenges overcome masterfully by BD Barcelona. The dressing table is accompanied by a rotating stool with silver embroidered lines on leather cushions.

Chandlo Materials:
Circular mirror with Metal rim and  printed grid on the back.
Jewellery box in Laminated wood with walnut and blue lacquered trays.
Square mirror with tinted glass and peach lacquer on the back
Grey lacquered table surface.
Black stained solid ash frame, powder coated tubular legs
Chandlo Dimensions:   Length 165cm, Depth 65cm, Height 146cm

Stool and Banquette:
Solid wood frame with tubular steel legs.
Rotating circular stool with silver embroidered leather cushion.
Banquette Dimensions: Length 92cm, Depth 42cm, Height 45cm
Stool Dimensions: Diameter 42cm, Height 45cm

  • hope that Karim Rashid doesn't get his eyes on this or he'll be copying again ;)

  • A playful proposal, yet I'm not sure it would manage to store all the jewelry, make-up and accessories modern women keep.

  • Looks 1980s postmodernist with a contemporary vibe. Very cool.