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January 15, 2015 Comments (0) Views: 1904 Accessories, Craft, Furniture

The right blend

49_201407_TanyaKhanna&AnikaMittal00Anika Mittal Dhawan and Tanya Khanna’s furniture and home accessories are an attractive amalgam of tradition and modernity.
Since 2010 they run Amalgam, a design firm specializing in home accessories, furniture and lighting products, based out of New Delhi. Their inspiration comes from surrounding patterns and culture that reflect in products being modern reference to contemporary life.

Coasters - 'Royal Rajasthan Collection'

Coasters – ‘Royal Rajasthan Collection’

'The Knots & Crosses set' A simple board game handcrafted in Makrana stone with Granite / Red Onyx

‘The Knots & Crosses set’
A simple board game handcrafted in Makrana stone with Granite / Red Onyx

This brand emphasizes design as a craft, and views it as a holistic experience, where, from spatial mediation, to lifestyle and accessory design, every product is viewed as a blend of function and esthetic, tradition and modernity, style and utility, color and pattern, technique and retro style.

Multi-purpose knobs

Multi-purpose knobs

“Innovation is crucial, – Anika and Tanya believe, – in today’s global era of constant dialogue and exchange of ideas, we need to continuously innovate and use traditional Indian art and craft as a means to represent the Indian design ethos.”

'The Ray Burst' sidetable

‘The Ray Burst’ sidetable

Set of cheese knives

Set of cheese knives

Read this story in POOL 49.

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