Design Clinic India is a product and interior design studio based in Delhi. The studio was founded in 2015 by Parth Parikh. Parikh graduated from the Master of Product Design programme at Domus Academy in Milan, bringing his new-found knowledge and expertise back to his birth country soon afterwards. His latest collection for Design Clinic India features a few pieces that instantly caught my eye. The collection’s name is borrowed from Delhi’s huge wholesale flower market, Phool Mandi. The pieces include a few seating options: stools, a pouf and a folding day bed.
Tokri Pouf is perhaps the most striking of all. What looks like a basket overflowing with marigolds, is actually a a handy foot rest, or stool. The flower-like effect has been created by an explosion of orange, white, and golden yellow pompoms, stitched together to form the top of the pouf. Latkan Stool, a sturdier, rectangular structure, takes inspiration from hanging garlands. Gathri Stool looks like a tightly gathered bundle of flowers about to burst open. The realistic effect gives the piece an air of expectation and reserved potential, activating the space it occupies in a unique way. Phulwari takes a different form — a light, foldable reclining daybed that can be easily transported. It is accompanied by a throw that emulates strings of marigolds, along with a small patchwork cushion. Keep an eye out for new collections on Design Clinic India’s website, Facebook, or Instagram.