Chair “Mudha Walla Throne”

Gunjan Gupta (born in 1974)
India, 2016
Stools, bamboo, steel, fabric, rattan, wood
Numbered edition 4/8, limited to 8 signed and numbered examples + 1 A.P.
Purchase courtesy of the patronage of the Cercle Design 20/21
Inv. 2017.134.1
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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With Mudha Walla Throne, which uses recycled objects, Gunjan Gupta, who trained in furniture design at Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design in London, questions the typology of the chair in her country. For her, chairs are seen as “vestiges” of India’s colonial past. Chairs with high seats, which appeared with the arrival of the Europeans, are often perceived as thrones and are synonymous with power.

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