Maniera presents Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai

MANIERA invites architects with unique modes of working and artists with close relationships to architecture to develop limited-edition furniture. Complementing design proposals by established figures with ones by a younger, emerging generation, the gallery presents a diverse mix of furniture objects.

Bijoy Jain’s Studio Mumbai incorporates skilled craftsmen trained in traditional Indian building techniques who work in the same environment with architects. Ideas are developed together and translated almost immediately into mockups, material studies, and drawings. This rare way of making architecture was widely displayed at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010 and received international praise. MANIERA invited Studio Mumbai to translate this unique approach to furniture.

The result is a series of furniture that references aspects of both Indian and Western culture. Local resources and craftsmanship form the basis of highly original designs, strongly rooted in nature.