How to turn your home into an postmodern art gallery
With a few key pieces
‘Paper Ice Cream’ lamp, price on request, NICHETTO=NENDO
Scalinatella Cocktail Table, Rs.1,21,160, Jonathan Adler
‘Prism’ tables by Isamu Noguchi, Rs.32, 850, Vitra
Malabar cushions, Rs.4100 and Rs.2900, Le Mill
“Kopra Burst” chandelier, Rs.7,91,815, David Weeks Studio
‘Serie Up 2000’ armchair by Gaetano Pesce, price on request, B&B Italia
Suchi Reddy, interior designer
- Play with light and shadow, and the idea of depth and overlay.
- Opt for sculptural pieces of furniture and subtle tone-on-tone geometric patterns for upholstery.
- The lighting in the room could be ‘60s colourful or monochromatic.
- Offset the artwork’s inherent shape and structure with a contrasting floor pattern.
Cloud (2011) By Aakash Nihalani
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‘Stacking Vessel’ sculptures, price on request, Pia Wustenberg
Gramophone, Rs.31,000, Anemos
‘Lotus Blossom’ wingback chair, Rs.86,860, Anthropologie
Chihuahua, Rs.30,756, ABC Carpet & Home
“Lotus Love” and ‘Lotus Vision’cushion cover, Rs.799 and Rs.599 indiacircus.in
‘Raphia’ armchair, price on request, Casamania
‘Striped’ cushion cover, Rs. 1,150, The Home Label & ‘Cubes’ cushion, Rs.3500, Sarita Handa
‘Quartz ‘ mirror by Christopher Guy, Rs.1,87,500, Ace Maison Experience Center
‘Burnt Doodle’ table, price on request, Moroso
Annkur Khosla, interior designer and architect
ON POP ART
- Borrow elements from the work when selecting the wallpaper or paint, so that the wall becomes a background to the piece.
- Reference the geometry and colours of the piece in the décor accents. For instance, a brass centre table complements the pinball machine seen in the work
- Achieve a shabby chic look by assembling memorabilia or flea market finds.
- Play up the idiosyncrasies of the work. In this case, floral art deco salon chairs riff on the corner details.
Windows of Opportunity (2013) by Thukral & Tagra
Arati Khanna Juneja, interior designer
ON VIDEO ART
- When it comes to video art, placement is important. It can be projected onto a wall, a plain white centre table or directly on to the floor – anything that can act as an empty canvas.
- Video art is best displayed in a dark, sparse location, rather than a living room, for greater impact. Or in a long, dark corridor leading from the lobby to the living room, so one has enough time to experience the film as you walk through the space.
- Through the strategic placement of mirrors along the wall or ceiling you could catch glimpses of the film at different stages.
- Lighting is crucial – indirect, diffused lighting that can be dimmed to the required intensity is ideal.
- Employ glossy, black flooring that gives depth to the space and creates subtle reflections.
Between the waves, Channel II-Landfill Dance, Single Channel video installation (2012) by Tejal Shah
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