Not everyone who comes across a magnolia tree stem lying on ground will see irrefutable art.
But product designers and artists John Bowman and Tanushri Wahi collaborated under The Design Foundry to take a discarded branch and celebrate it. For their collection Magnolia Twigs, the duo created lights, screen partitions, coffee tables and focus art pieces, in handmade cast brass with a bronze patina finish. Talking about the series, Tanushri explained, “Modern day architecture is very straight lined, concrete and definite. Something like twigs that multiply and become an organic
jungle of sorts complements that.” The sculptural pieces are currently on display at the Dusit Devarana hotel, New Delhi till the end of December.
Website www.thedesignfoundry.in Photographs courtesy John Bowman and Tanushri Wahi.