Ajoure Centerpiece and Tray by Rupa Chaturvedi

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Ajoure

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Centerpiece and Tray

INSPIRATION:
The Ajoure centerpiece are inspired by “ajour” - a style of jewelry design similar to filigree, which leaves open spaces in the worked metal. It was mainly used in the making of gold jewelry, such as pendants and brooches in France. The result is reminiscent of the style of lace known as "ajour" - which is what the product is named after.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Ajoure centerpiece is a contemporary design inspired by ancient metal-craft techniques. The metallic lace pattern along with delicate forming of the edges creates a sculptural form that is a unique combination of form and function. Its a very versatile piece that can function as a decorative sculpture, a serving tray or the perfect holiday gift.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
-

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started as a prototype in June 2014 as a school project in San Francisco. The product was manufactured in India in 2016 and launched in the US market in 2017.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The metallic lace is created by fine laser cutting machines. Each piece is then formed and finished by hand.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
9 x 12 x 0.25 inches

TAGS:
metal craft, sculpture, dining and entertaining, tabletop, filigree

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
N/A

CHALLENGE:
The challenge for the designer was to create a contemporary, timeless form that could represent the visual values of a 14th century craft technique. The designer, Rupa Chaturvedi wanted to ensure that the production process was as close to the original artisinal effort as possible.

ADDED DATE:
2017-04-01 02:34:05

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Rupa Chaturvedi

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photographer: Rupa Chaturvedi

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Patent Pending. Patent Holder Rupa Chaturvedi. Copyrights belong to Rupa Chaturvedi, 2017

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.thevernacular.co
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
The Vernacular

PROFILE:
We are a Design Collective based in San Francisco. Our vision is to harness unique local insights and crafts from around the world to create a interesting experiences and artifacts. The Studio is engaged in experimental projects at the intersection of culture, objects and design. We render new perspectives on materials, forms and perceptions through our conceptual projects. Our studio projects involve ethnographic studies and visual story telling of the relationships between objects and culture. The Shop collaborates with designers and artisans to develop a lifestyle brand that celebrates craft and manufacturing techniques from around the world. Our shopping experiences are built around relationship, conversation and community of people who share our design values and curiosities.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Ajoure Centerpiece and Tray by Rupa Chaturvedi is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Ajoure Centerpiece and Tray by Rupa Chaturvedi is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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