So imagine my delight when I came across the Chocolate Vanilla Coffee Table that emerges as a harbinger of creativity and satiates the chocoholic in me without the added calories!
Indian industrial designer Abhijeet Kumar in collaboration with Satyajeet Kumar has designed the Chocolate Vanilla Table for his design house Thingks. The table certainly reverberates with this design principle, since visually it’s a treat for the eye without sacrificing any elemental properties.
The Chocolate Vanilla Table is highlighted by its creative carving that juxtaposes beautifully with the table’s clean lines. While the Kumars do seem to appear inspired by their heritage and Indian legacy, the table avoids falling in the trap of being “ethnocentric”. The Table tilts towards a more modern design sensibility and the combination of the monochromatic elements is foolproof.
The Chocolate Vanilla Table according to Abhijeet Kumar was manufactured exclusively for a client based in the erstwhile princely state of “Rajasthan”. No surprises then that, I can see it inhabiting a space in some palatial home in India that makes for a kaleidoscopic colour explosion or taking centerstage in a modern NY Upper East Side apartment. The aura of internationalization that surrounds the table crystallizes flawlessly with cultural influence and hence makes for a captivating contradiction, don’t you reckon?