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Rise Design Art : Create. Transform. Inspire

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5 Dariya News

Mumbai , 07 Dec 2018

Rise Design Art presents its first exhibition of one of its kind functional art pieces designed by Sanjay Kumar, called ‘Inception 2019’; the showcase to  go on till 16th December, 2018 at Bombay Arts Society. The limited art pieces have been designed using versatile material, cane.The master design,  intricate engineering and accurate artistry in nature leaves us spellbound many a time. Yet nature is functional, it transforms and continuously evolves  into perfection. The only absolute in nature is change. Nature’s accidents are uncontrived, deeply connected in a rhythm of impermanence, always  shapeshifting into the new. Rise is a meeting point of science, medicine, design, innovation and philosophy. We celebrate transitions and  transformations.Rise Design Lab has several years of experience in manufacturing prosthetic legs from medical grade cane from the forests of India.  The vestiges of the procedure, that do not find use in their labs have been used to make the exquisite handcrafted art pieces of Rise Design Art, with a  vision to ensure zero waste in our unit.Cane proves to be a highly suitable structural, engineering material for its uniform cross-section that does away  with the need to shear off or scrape the material as in the case of bamboo. Cane enjoys a uniform girth all across its length as it is a creeper that does  not have to hold its own weight.

This character of cane finds prominence in our futuristic designs and lends a distinct aesthetic value to the pieces. Besides, the team has devised an  inimitable method of creating joints and sharp bends in the pieces entirely from cane without the traditional linkages. The lacquer in use to enhance the  designs has been particularly developed to last no less than four to five decades despite extensive use. The functionality of these larger than life art  pieces becomes the central character of conversations in this project, where sustainable art steps out of its untouchable glass boxes and interacts with  our everyday necessities and ways of living. So whether to rest a worthy derriere or a worthier bottle of wine, stretch weary limbs or brighten up the  day, we have assembled a limited edition assortment of dramatic art pieces that are a physical extension of your personality and interact with you to  perform presence, inspiring shock and awe. Art that is functional yet has an intense engagement with the owner and the viewer. Art that reminds you to  celebrate beauty every day and anyway.Our artist Sanjay Kumar is inspired by Nature’s asymmetry and performs a personal and heightened  awareness of Nature’s dynamic design marvels in his work. He calls it Hyper Nature. Nature that metamorphoses into larger than life, dramatic  structures that emit wondrous energy, brought to life by the most able and meticulous cane and metal artisans. Designer Sanjay Kumar says, ‘Hyper  Nature stands as a tribute to the maestro that mother nature is. Even as we continue to be befuddled by her scientific sorcery, our objective has been  to reflect a bit of that in our designs.'Founder Arun Cherian says, ‘Rise Design Art embodies stories of courage, dynamism, growth, evolution,  transformation, surmounting and rising above challenges every time; each time. Our art sales will cross-subsidise the research and development  needed for word class solutions at the Rise Design Lab and keep our medical devices affordable to our customers, everyday people around you and  me.’ 


Brand Custodian: Artsforward

Design: Squares and Circles

Words: Mahashweta Bhattacharya

Images: Swarup Dutta, Vishal Dey

Video: Sajal Banerjee

Space: Horseshoe Creative

Outreach: Six Sigma, Wirality

Advisor: Sonal Motla 

About Rise Design Art

Rise Design Lab makes high quality cost effective prosthetic legs from cane.  Rise Design Art is a sustainable design practice combining specialized  engineering and local craft that achieves zero wastage of the non-medical grade cane to create limited edition art.


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