Chandlo by Doshi Levien for BD Barcelona
Updated: Jan 19, 2020
Chandlo means moon shape and also Bindi that is the coloured dot worn by Indian women on the forehead to which the large rimmed mirror makes reference, which is the main lead in this piece. The seemingly abstract composition of the mirrors, cabinet and surface is based on the gestures and daily ritual of dressing up and grooming oneself. The dressing table was designed especially for the 2012 Dan Haus project. This was an installation by Doshi Levien for IMM Cologne that explored Jonathan and Nipa's vision of a perfect house. Chandlo was situated in the dressing room zone with an architectural juxtaposition of forms and plans, for it be seen from all angles.