Handicrafts @ Dilli Haat, New Delhi, India.
All too often, designers specify materials, finishes and processes that they’ve seen used elsewhere or heard about. While not every designer can be the Louis Kahn of ‘What do you like, brick?’ fame, it is desirable that they not be mere stylists either. To know a material, we recommend actually using that material – feel it, machine it, mold it, finish it, push it and break it.
At this show, everything was made by hand. Not created for super-mass production, these designs, their skillful use of materials and methods of manufacture clearly convey mastery of the medium. Enjoy.