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Doshi Levien – Modern Chairs that Transcend Traditional Design

Doshi Levien is an internationally renowned studio due to being able to harmonise culture, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship. Founded by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, the studio’s work is distinctive from others for not only their bond to colour, material and form but also their ability to translate meticulous design ideas to production.

Doshi Levien has created works for leading manufactures such as B&B Italia, Moroso, Kettal, Cappellini, for prestigious international museums and cultural institutions as well as their gallery based in Paris – Galerie Kreo.

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Dapper chair project began as a collaboration with the Aga Khan foundation who commissioned Doshi Levien to design a compact lounge chair for student accommodation ‘Victoria Hall’ in Kingscross. Hay of Denmark developed the chair which is now part of their catalogue.
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Lounge chair for B&B Italia The name Do-maru evokes lightweight Samurai armours made using leather and lacquer that wrap and embrace the body. The chair is composed of two overlapping moulded shells to form an embracing seat which is made comfortable by two inner moulded upholstered pads available in fabric or leather.

Nipa Doshi grew up in Indian and studied at the National Institute of Design in the UK, making her design practice rooted in her different upbringings, with an acute eye for visual culture.

Jonathan Levien has proficiency in fine cabinet production and industrial design, giving him an industrial precision combined with the sensibility of a maker’s hand and deep understanding of materials.

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Open Home is a furniture collection for John Lewis. The collection responds to the growing trend of fluid and open living spaces. Activities such as resting, dining, working, cooking and entertaining are merging in most modern homes so that spaces become more flexible in their purpose as do the objects that inhabit them.
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Open Home is a furniture collection for John Lewis. The collection responds to the growing trend of fluid and open living spaces. Activities such as resting, dining, working, cooking and entertaining are merging in most modern homes so that spaces become more flexible in their purpose as do the objects that inhabit them.

Together, Doshi Levien strives to create commodities which transcend rational and functional qualities, imbuing a sense of true inner beauty to their projects. The accumulated research, materiality and the tact of their design process, results in distinguished work that showcases their clarity of ideas and effortless attention to detail.

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Uchiwa is a capacious armchair taking its soft and open shape from the eponymous traditional Japanese hand fan. Generous and inviting, Uchiwa’s hard plastic shell has surprisingly soft down padding inside.
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Uchiwa is a capacious armchair taking its soft and open shape from the eponymous traditional Japanese hand fan. Generous and inviting, Uchiwa’s hard plastic shell has surprisingly soft down padding inside.
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Bay is a sculptural and monolithic collection of woven outdoor furniture. The enveloping woven volumes are combined with generous, boulder-like upholstered seats and soft cushions bringing the elegance, comfort and refinement of indoor furniture to the outdoors. The sensual forms woven in a double weave create pockets of air that lend transparency and lightness to the collection.

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