We are proud to be a part of Sarita Sundar’s new book 'From the Frugal to the Ornate: Stories of the Seat in India', published by Godrej Archives.
Man's World India magazine has beautifully summarized and reviewed the book that leads us through the evolution of the seat in India.
In this review by Murali Menon from Man’s World India magazine, she comments:
'India has had a rich history of chair design that goes back hundreds of years. It is just that this history had not been comprehensively documented so far. Sarita Sundar, the Bengaluru-based graphic artist, researcher, designer and founder of design and heritage consultancy, Hanno, has sought to fill the void with her recently released book 'From the Frugal to the Ornate: Stories of the Seat in India'.
'The lavishly illustrated book, which traces the cultural evolution of the seat in the country and is published in association with Godrej Archives, is the kind of tome that should ideally be read seated on a grandly upholstered wing chair, with your feet up on an ottoman. It deals with a sprawling topic that encompasses everything from humble vernacular, and ceremonial, seats, and grand thrones to colonial icons such as the Roorkhee Chair and furniture made from tubular steel by the likes of Godrej & Boyce that lined office halls in the last century.'
Read the full review on Man’s World India one of India’s leading men’s luxury lifestyle magazines.
Check out the amazing, interactive website 100 seats of India which is a compilation of 100 seats featured in From the Frugal to the Ornate: Stories of the Seat in India, the book by Sarita Sundar.
100 Seats of India interactive website © Godrej & Boyce
From the Frugal to the Ornate is a lovely book indeed and at Past Perfect we feel priviliged to have contributed and worked together with Sarita.
The book is available from Artisans' in Mumbai. If you like to know more about Sarita and Hanno , you can visit her site here.
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