The Leaf Chair


This is a chair that was designed by our founder Ajay Shah, during the time he was studying design at NID. This would be the first chair or the first piece of furniture he designed. 

The year was 1983. The brief was to develop a chair for outdoors. Planned as a leaf form; the chair was conceptualised in a ferro cement casting. Smaller design details included a compound radius edge for rain water to drain on the side. The design was severely criticised by faculty as it did not come across as traditional furniture; however it marked the beginning of many such adventures in design that were rebellious and pushed the envelope.

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