MILAN — India-based designer Gunjan Gupta (born 1974) creates works that bridge the worlds of contemporary ceramic art, design and pottery. We have one of her pieces to show you today that uses assemblages of terracotta jars to make tables.
Above image: Gunjan Gupta, Matka Table, 2013, copper wood and red sandstone, 15 x 12 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Erastudio Apartment Gallery, Milan.
The artworks widened the horizons of the special typologies of materials that designer Gupta uses to portray her origins through her limited edition artworks.
The details in the artworks manifested themselves in the most natural way inside the gallery spaces. the artworks and space complemented each other creating perfect visual harmony.
About the Artist
Gupta has her own studio, Wrap, located in New Delhi.
Wrap is India’s first contemporary luxury and lifestyle brand established on socially and environmentally sustainable principles, the studio states. Wrap was founded by Gunjan Gupta in New Delhi in 2006 in response to the absence of internationally relevant Indian product design that explored the potential of luxury handcraft. Wrap seeks to revive and invigorate India’s traditional crafts, positioning them at the heart of the contemporary home.
Wrap has exhibited widely at trade fairs across the world including a special show at Sotheby’s in London and has collaborated on special design commissions with Droog Design in Amsterdam and with Swarovski in Paris.
Gunjan is a Masters Graduate in Furniture Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Her efforts in repositioning the ‘Made in India’ brand internationally have won her global recognition that includes several Elle Decor International Design Awards and British Council’s YCE finalist role in 2007. She has curated the India design exhibition at the Experimenta Design Biennale, Lisbon in 2009.
Bill Rodgers is the Managing Editor of cfile.daily.
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