Decoration / Matang & Natasha Sumant, Charpai, A beautiful bench

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Description

Matang & Natasha Sumant

 

Charpai

 

An arched-shaped indigo dyed wood bench, the seat with madder roots dyed rope.

Assembled with Makrana marble keys.

 

A Charpai is a traditional woven bed often seen in parts of north-western India, especially in Rajasthan. 

 

Contemporary production.

Limited edition of 12.

 

Dimensions

Height : 50 cm (19.68 in.)

Width : 190 cm (74.80 in.)

Depth : 50 cm (19.68 in.)

 

Price on request.

Photos : Jeanne Perrotte

 

Matang

 

Matang is an architectural and furniture practice between Paris and Mumbai, created by Lucien Dumas.

A practice exploring the relation between the different stones from Rajasthan with European wood.

A relation between Indian temple sculptors, working with the same stones for decades, with a french contemporary carpentry.

A process built around the natural materials from a territory, their expressions, the way they are meeting and the hands shaping them.

As an interface, these sensitive objects express a skill, a culture, a relation to stone, wood, earth. By embodying the essence of a territory, these projects reveal the relation made by men and their environment.