Quirky Charpoys and Sofas from Doshi Levien
Doshi Levien – By Nipa and Jonathan Doshi
The London based design office led by the husband and wife team was set up in 2000 and has since amassed quite a reputation, most recently being awarded Best Domestic Design by Wallpaper magazine for their work – My Beautiful Backside. Their work is distinct, quirky, fun and very usable.
Their work includes installation design for the Wellcome Trust, interaction design for Intel, insight and design direction for Nokia, product design for Tefal, furniture design for Moroso and bespoke shoes for London based “aristo” bootmakers, John Lobb. In conversation with Nipa Doshi.
Charpoys with Modern Twist – MOROSO CHARPOY
A range of four daybeds called ‘Charpoy’ .Charpoy meaning 4 legs, as a stringed bed to sleep on or a daybed for ladies to lounge on and conduct their daily affairs.
“The ‘Charpoy’ is made using cotton and silk mattresses embroidered with the Ancient Indian dice game of ‘Chaupar’. Below are pictures showcasing Charpoys with quirky cushions.
My Beautiful Backside
‘My beautiful backside’ is a seating collection launched by Moroso during Salone 08 in Milan. Inspired by a miniature painting of an Indian princess in her palace, sitting on the floor surrounded by multiples of cushions, ‘My Beautiful Backside’ collection has a composition of floating cushions in celebratory colours and shapes.