WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TOMORROW BECOMES TODAY?
A preview of nine iconic design expressions was recently unveiled at a one-of-its-kind exhibition titled, MATERIOLOGY
Curated by Amit Gupta (Director, STIR) and Pramiti Madhavji (Creative Brand Consultant, The Blue Pencil Design Company), Materiology as a term has been coined from the idea of taking a diverse palette of materials and through them expressing a tale of what the future may hold.
The preview of the exhibition was held on 11th January 2019 at the STIR Gallery in New Delhi. The evening was graced by distinguished personalities and professionals from architecture, art, design, fashion and other allied creative fields. An exclusive showcase of 9 noteworthy installations designed by renowned architects, artists and designers, has been strategically placed across the gallery. These installations have been created by using variegated materials ranging from concrete, wood, plastic, ceramic, steel, bamboo, leather, fabric to technology, which were further weaved into an expression that foretells the future. Talking about the concept of the event, the curators said, “Materiology intends to captivate the audience with a unique theme that transcends the boundaries of current trends and takes them to a new dimension. Material has a potential to tell a story and the designer, the crafter of material has the creativity to abstract that story.”
The themes of these artworks are largely influenced by changing ecological ecosystems, shifting human behaviour, psychological/physiological adaption of the built environment, socio-political environments and intervention of technologies.
Preamble 2 Ways
Installation designed by Apoorva Shroff, Ekta Parekh, Maithili Raut, Rajiv Parekh of reD (research & enquiry into DESIGN)
Designed by Madhav Raman of Anagram Architects x Experiential Design Lab with Supporting Partner: White Eagle Entertainment
Room of Illusions
Designed by Manish Gulati, Anuj Mittal | M:OFA Studios x Thiruvengadam R B, Saurabh Singla along with Material Partner: INTERSEKT
The Time Box
Designed by Anjali Mody of Josmo along with Material Partner: MCM Unfired Clay Cladding
Designed by Parminder Pal Singh of LOCO Design along with Material Partner: Cuir Inde
Armour of Weaknesses
Designed by Swarup Dutta, Scenographer
Designed by Arrti Mansinghka of Blue Bicycle Design along with Material Partner: Sarita Handa
Designed by Amrish Patel and Darshan Soni of Apical Reform along with Material Partner: Arttd’inox
Designed by Tony Joseph of STAPATI along with Material Partner: Chintan Environmental Action and Research Group and Supporting Partner: Watcon