Table Design | By Coalesce Design Studio – JODH
Product by Coalesce Design Studio
Designed to appear hovering just above the ground, this piece is visually arresting in its understated quietude. An exposed, skeletal metal grid is irregularly filled with blocks of shisham wood in a variety of polishes, paying homage to ralli geometry. Meditative in its ‘undone’ state.
The Product is from the collection of ‘FIVE / PAANCH / KHAMSA’
Ralli is a traditional quilting technique, indigenous throughout Sindh, Pakistan. For thousands of years, this culturally symbolic craft has been passed down generations of women – the details and variations of which are held on to, taught, and nurtured only through memory and word of mouth. Providing color to Pakistan’s rich history of craft, ralli has resurfaced as a source of inspiration.
With ‘5’, the Coalesce team has breathed new life into ralli by capturing the essence of its ‘op art’ allure, and artistically working its geometric patterns into stunning pieces in wood and metal.
In keeping with their signature style of beautifully displaying Pakistan’s native patterns and crafting techniques in sleek, modern forms, Coalesce presents a visual treat in their Ralli-inspired collection, ‘5’.
Squares, triangles, interlocking, openwork, and the unexpected ways in which found objects can be used, all play a part in the quilting of this collection.
The product was designed for Design Days Dubai Exhibition – 2014