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F urniture Design Traditional Seat The Indian Swing - Oonjal Jananee Chandramouli


Oonjal Indians love to swing. It is used on different occasions in different parts of India . It is associated with weddings and God in the South of India . It is associated with advent of rains in N orth of India .


Tamil Brahmin Wedding


Tamil Brahmin Wedding

In the tamil brahmin wedding the bride and the groom are made to sit on the Oonjal and the married women of both families come forward and rotate the rice balls in anti-clockwise direction and throw them in alll four directions to ward away any evil and give the couple a sweet made out of milk and fruits . D uring this time , women also sing songs welcoming the new bride to the family and also praying for their good life together ..


Sketches & Concept

Traditional swing can be converted into a swing bed or a day bed with foldable legs and back rest . This can be used even for outdoor spaces .


Fold

Fold

Sketches & Concept

Pull out back rest/ back legs


Renders


Renders

light can be integrated inside


Orthographic drawings

Left view

F ront view


Orthographic drawings

Top view

F ront view - swing


M aterials and Joints Teak wood - frame and base

Cristal de Ravier - wood and acrylic strips

Brass chains

M ortise and Tenon joints

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