Traditional, Muted Hues
Our work conveys tradition into living spaces with a seamless array of thought and emotion. Traditional art, textile and craft blend comfortably with the modern and rest easily with cross cultural influences in every home, office or hotel we’ve designed. To me, tradition is a deep sense of pride, story-telling and history that becomes part of well-thought design, even in the modern space. There is an inherent authenticity of self-identity in using traditional hues, votives, furniture and styles—an identity that is original, elegant and most artistically, sentimental. Most often, traditional Indian hues bring to mind bright, colour seeped imagery. And while much of India is colourful, there are are an equal array of muted colours around.
They’ve been on my mind lately- warm tones of coffee & cream, tender green and the soft translucent hues of mist filled mornings. On days when life is as busy as it now with everyday visits to sites, the workshop and vendors, I find myself naturally inclined to quieter tones, unconsciously seeking them on meanderings through the market or hunting for them online when in office. Here’s a quick put together of what I’ve been ‘collecting’ recently alongside some of our work.
Words- Sugandha Das and Shivani Dogra
Images- Shivani Dogra and Divya Gupta
Image 4, left from https://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/south-asia/page/3/