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India Design Forum’s Chakraview at the first edition of London Biennale

The first London Design Biennale will be held from September 7 to 27 this year.

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An installation by India Design Forum (IDF) will be representing India in the inaugural edition of the London Design Biennale.

The first London Design Biennale will open at Somerset House in London with over 30 countries and territories participating. It will be held from September 7 to 27 this year.

London Design Biennale will open gates to exhibit different installations curated by the leading museums and design organisations in the world.

The India Design Forum’s installation for the London Design Biennale, titled “Chakraview” captures India’s design landscape at present, expanding on the multiple heritages – spiritual, cultural and ideological, read a statement.

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Nations have to present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by design.

The installation is curated by Rajshree Pathy (Founder of IDF). For Pathy, “mythological stories are a foundation for utopia because they represent how ancient communities tried to reach a perfect ideal”.

“We hope the audience will pause for a while in wonderment at the abundance of India, the myriad emotions that are conveyed through this work and then be startled and perhaps leave with a bit of the soul of India in their hearts forever,” Pathy said.


The IDF was started in 2012 with the vision of spotlighting the movements in the realm of design. A product of Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Arts, the IDF focuses on the evolution of design in India, its position in relation to design trends in other countries and to analyse its status in the global trends index. The event spans across all the disciplines that come under its purview — fashion, furniture, textile, architecture and the like.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 08:46:15 am
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