Stress-resistant polyurethane foam in varied densities and polyester fibre on wood frame.
Internal structure is steel and elastic webbing. Base/legs are laser cut and bent sheet steel with powder coat finish. Cushions are polyester foam, polyester fibre and memory foam chips. Casa Modernista 1 collection covers are removable with the exception of leather versions.
Nipa Doshi was born in 1971 into a Gujarati family of Mumbai. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1997 but she soon returned to India to worll with local craftspeople. After a short stay she went back to London where she met Jonathan Levien, a Scot who had recently finished his master’s in furniture design at the Royal College. The synergy between Nipa and Jonathan clicked immediately; in fact they set up Doshi Levien in 2000 and got married. The combination of the two cultures and creativities generated a very special, innovative design concept. Nipa’s is heavily influenced by the visual culture and materials of India. Jonathan’s is rooted in industrial design. Together, their work celebrates cultural hybrydism and explores a combination of technology, narration and industrial and craft design.