Sandeep Sangaru x Soumitro Ghosh
The passage of time is the beautiful inevitability which holds much happiness and sorrow, hope and despair, and much of simply the mundane in between. Its linearity has great meaning to individual lives, its cyclic-ness only perceived over generations of cultures and humanity.
The idea of the passage of time, movement and change as a pattern is what we connect through the boat as a symbol of travel across time and place. Made by hand with bamboo, it is but a structure of a dream in its bare bones of construction.
Much joy and remorse lies in all lives, that’s what we intend to capture by having the spectator participate, much like the tradition of the wish tree, in making a choice of what each would like to imagine to have panned out differently, by either hanging a paper boat from the boat’s skeletal structure, or floating a boat in the pool like what we all did in the jubilant moments of childhood monsoons.
Sangaru Design Objects
Sandeep Sangaru is a multidisciplinary designer, educator, entrepreneur and a nomad by nature. He has specialised in Furniture Design from the National Institute of Design. Through his travels, he likes capturing images to document people, and the fascinating ways of life.
Being multidisciplinary, Sandeep explores different mediums and materials. Since inception, his studio has been actively involved with the craft sector, working with locals and local materials in an unconventional approach to create a product. Craft has always been a need-based process, and using design to interface the skills of craftsmen is something he works towards.
Mathew and Ghosh Architects
Soumitro joined as partner at Mathew and Ghosh Architects, a partnership founded by Nisha Mathew Ghosh in 1995. Their work is varied across the spectrum and ranges from projects pertaining to the urban, research, space, architecture, interiors, product design and so on. ‘Making the ground alive’ is one of the key ideas that the partnership pursues in all its dimensions.
Educated at the School of Architecture CEPT Ahmedabad, Soumitro Ghosh has earlier worked with Pritzker Laureate B.V. Doshi, and is a recipient of coveted awards such as the EDIDA – Elle Deco Light Design, World Architecture News (WAN) Award, and the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation Award, Moscow. He has exhibited at Brick by Brick – Art Asia Pacific New York & Shanghai, and the New World Architecture, London Architecture Week Brussels + Eindhoven + Chicago, among others.
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