This formal study table unit is inspired by the clean, aerodynamic lines of modern aviation, and works to create the illusion of weightlessness and partial suspension in mid-air. The sharp angles and emphasized chamfers lend a dynamic and adventurous feeling to the previously solid and static interpretations of the table.
Conceptually and technically, creating the Wing 1 table pushed our creativity and ingenuity to the maximum. Our craftsmen laboured to perfect each of the complicated angles and sharp lines to lend stability to the structure while maintaining the illusion of levitation in mid-air.
A more minimal iteration of the Wing 1 study table. Also inspired by aerodynamics and aviation, this table comprises only two panels and one defined acute angle, completely embracing minimalism. The chamfers that follow the lines of the form enhance the clean and weightless aesthetic of the table.
As with the Wing 1 table, conceptualizing and designing the Wing 2 table was a matter of editing out the unnecessary details and refining the form to only the absolute essence. The single angle was cut by machine with the use of jigs and templates. We then added a wall mounting detail to support the desk.
The foldable chair is a familiar yet timeless staple in India and has taken many forms over the years. The Wing Chair draws on this heritage and plays with wood and metal for its structure, but uses a woven cane to create the seating, a nod to its roots. The lightness in tone and material mirrors the other pieces of the Wing Collection, making it a chic addition to any room and a contemporary classic.
The structure was created to mirror that of a traditional folding chair, with the cane being an important reference to the original design. The chair folds with the help of a pivot and roller attached to the metal rib that slides in the channel grooved into the seat.
The Rick-Rack is a mid-sized shelving unit, which is designed along the same principles as the Wing 2 and Wing 2 tables. The highlight is the illusion of an imbalanced twist in the center of the structure, that creates shelves of varying depths, with the solid wood border emphasizing the illusion. This contemporary shelving unit creates a sense of fun and interest.
Creating the Rick-Rack was a challenge in particular because of its unique form. The twist in each piece is manually created to match every corner of the shelf and is the product of a perfect union of design, craftsmanship, and skill.