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Elegant Glass ‘Elytra’ Wings Cleverly Unfurl from Radhika Dhumal’s Expandable Wooden Table — Colossal



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#furniture
#insects
#Radhika Dhumal
#tables
#wood
#woodworking

January 18, 2023

Kate Mothes

All pictures © Radhika Dhumal, shared with permission. Photographs by Arun Rameshan

“This winged table marked the beginning of my flight as a furniture designer,” says Radhika Dhumal, whose playful espresso desk titled “Elytra” options insectoid layers that reach outward from its heart. Winning a 2019 ELLE DECO International Design Award and the A Design International Silver Award 2021, the intelligent building emphasizes pure woodgrain, slender legs, and two swiveling, glass wings.

Dhumal’s ultimate composition emerged from preliminary sketches that targeted on the idea of Russian nesting dolls during which bigger items opened to disclose smaller elements. “None of the forms clicked with me, and I randomly scribbled to go beyond the imaginary box that I was restrained to,” she tells Colossal. “It was almost like a ‘Eureka!’ moment for me, as I could see a hidden form of wings opening up.” As she dug deeper into her analysis, she was notably fascinated by the anatomy of beetles and the presence of hardened forewings referred to as elytra that shield the extra delicate set of hindwings. The eponymous design ties collectively notions of energy, adaptability, and class.

From the earliest drawings to its ultimate kind, the desk took about six weeks to finish. Dhumal not too long ago produced a spread of accent furnishings sponsored by Ek Design and at the moment pursues designs with Furlenco with an emphasis on sustainability. Find extra of her work on Instagram.

 

 A wooden coffee table with glass wings that extend from the center.

A wooden coffee table with glass wings that extend from the center.  A wooden coffee table with glass wings that extend from the center.

#furniture
#insects
#Radhika Dhumal
#tables
#wood
#woodworking

 

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