The purity of material translating into the spirituality of form. The lamp is materialized in alabaster and black marble fitting together structurally. The alabaster has been given a very minimal and clean contour to allow its irregularities and textures be illuminated and reveal their innate celestial aesthetic. Lunar series celebrates the relationship between man and the universe. The collection comprises of predominantly light-emitting objects that get their form influenced by visual facts and fictions we have derived in our space age. Includes a Decorative Filament Bulb The objects that we make at Atelier DS, are an amalgamation of manual craft techniques and modern nuances of industrial design. The material colors and simple timeless forms are achieved through the traditional knowledge of materials that is inculcated within the craft practices. The minimalistic approach is a reaction to the otherwise prevalent “ornate” aesthetic associated with the local craft practices. Induction of simpler forms has led to a substantial amount of precision in the technique of the craftsmen. The product range includes tableware, lighting and work-desk accessories. The material palette consists of marble, wood, brass, and steel manipulated through the techniques of turning, die pressing, casting and subsequent surface finishes. Jaipur has been one of the oldest small-scale industrial centers of the country with a significant but diminishing craft culture. The statement-al approach towards design is a conscious approach to restore good craftsmanship and relevant design to its stature. Another aspect of the studio is bespoke products. We strongly believe that the true forte of handmade is in the “customized and experimental”. The evolution of the skills of the craftsmen has led them to develop their own unique style profiles and thus imparting their own identity to each object they create.
How Its Made
The alabaster and the black marble are given the desired form through handheld tooling on a motor driven lathe. Stone being of a chunky composition is one of the most challenging material to manipulate on the lathe. It takes about 8 hours of dedicated craftsmanship to achieve the precise form of this object. Hailing from a lineage of traditional marble sculptors, Manish Sharma has developed his niche in lathe driven craftsmanship. A mix of traditional market and newer engagements with interior and industrial designers has led him to develop his unique style of precise craftsmanship. Maker – Manish Sharma Design and Photography – Dhruv Saxena