Serendipity Arts Foundation brings The Charpai Project to India Design ID 2019 in New Delhi
Following the highly acclaimed and successful 3rd edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival held in Goa December 2018, the Serendipity Arts Foundation is pleased to present their commissioned The Charpai Project, at the India Design ID 2019, in association with The Park hotel, scheduled to take place from 12th-15th of February 2019 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.
The iconic charpai was one of last year’s key themes at the festival — a truly Indian piece of furniture with a unique design sensibility and significance across the country. The charpai is, in essence, a rectangular wooden frame with four legs (hence the word char 'four', pai 'legs'), and woven fibre/fabric as a surface.
It is used across the Indian subcontinent, particularly in the hot, and relatively dry regions of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra.
A playful interpretation on one of the most functional pieces of Indian furniture as seen at the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, The Charpai Project brings together multiple aspects of the charpai – this time to Delhi!
The installation at India Design ID 2019, in association with The Park hotel, aims to highlight how material handcrafts intersect with design, architecture and technology, looking at how the design language and construction of the charpai may be relevant in a contemporary context.
This project furthers the Serendipity Art Foundation’s strong commitment to promoting social and cultural development via arts education, community outreach, and public programming.
Serendipity Arts Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a vision of energising arts production, awareness and practice across South Asia. A collaborative platform for the arts, the organisation aims to create new sustainable environments for the arts that engender change across the country’s cultural spectrum.
The Foundation’s primary initiative, the Serendipity Arts Festival was held in Goa at the end of last year and celebrated over ninety projects across seven disciplines, with over 1,500 participating artists.
Interact and engage with the installation at India Design ID 2019 from the 12th-15th of February 2019 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi at The Park Hotels Cafe. Use #FollowTheCharpai for a chance to get featured on our official handles!