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Threads & Treads

Craftsmanship under a microscope


STIR & Scarlet Splendour invite you to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation with Richard Hutten, Anne Feenstra and Puneet Kaushik as they talk about the tools of their trade.
Tools are an integral part of the conversation when we talk about craft. Starting with the hand and extending outwards, some of these are much smaller. From a needle to a nail, the tools of design and art meet in the details of the craftsmanship of its maker.

Join us as we discuss craftsmanship as an intersectional practice that brings art, design and architecture together. The conversation will be accompanied by a curated display of works by Dutch designer Richard Hutten and Indian artist Puneet Kaushik. The evening's presentations will be followed by a session moderated by Dutch architect Anne Feenstra.


Richard Hutten is one of the most influential and successful Dutch designers. He is well known for his conceptual and playful designs. An innovator, he has established himself as one of the leading international figures in his field, continuously pushing the boundaries of design. His work has been extensively exhibited internationally including the MoMA New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Alvar Aalto Museum Finland, and Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Anne Feenstra has taught at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi and the Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2012, he received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, and in 2013 set up the Sustainable Mountain Architecture Office in Kathmandu. Anne also served as the Dean of Faculty of Architecture at CEPT University for three years starting in 2015.

Puneet Kaushik is a perceptive artist whose work probes the essence of being. The impact and scale of his sculptural work are enunciated by the delicate use of wire mesh and textiles. He is on the board of Dastkar, a private not-for-profit NGO that supports traditional Indian craftspeople. Recently at the India Hub in Turin, Kaushik’s works have been acquired by the director of MoMA, NY (private collection). Two of his works are been displayed in the new Indian Parliament which was the result of the work of 250 artisans and clay acquired from all over India. He is presently working with the Aga Khan Foundation at the Humayun’s Tomb. He is also displaying his installations and is involved in the skill development of tribal crafts and arts with the Atmanirbhar Bharat project initiated at the red for by the Prime Minister of India.

Join us on the evening of December 16 from 7:30 pm (please be seated by 7:15 pm) for an illuminating discussion about Threads & Treads, followed by hors d'oeuvre and drinks.


Richard Hutten, Anne Feenstra, Puneet Kaushik


Scarlet Splendour
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