Radhika Wadhwa Thesis 1. Fall 2011. 12/17/11 Upload Faculty: Julia Wargaski
Moving forward with the idea of paDern, color, culture, nature, that I had discussed in my last upload. Through my designs, I want to create a process / system which can be used on diﬀerent products that will be showcased through pop up shops. I wish my paDerns to have a rhythm of rise and fall, a pure and poeJc movement. The aestheJc and style will reﬂect the ornate and luxurious lifestyle of the splendors of the Mughal courts, amongst other things that have inﬂuenced my choices.
I wish to create a brand that can deﬁne itself along the lines of highly skilled arJsJc craNsmanship encompassing the fact of branding nature. My paDerns choices consist of nature and the abstracJon of shapes. Shapes such as lines and circles. And, Organic paDerns which plants and animals of the land and water inﬂuence. The paDerns will also see an overlap between the two: the abstract and the organic. These are some paDerns I started playing around with
Each Jme the pop up store opens it will follow one theme of paDerns on all the diﬀerent variety of products sold at the shop. For example if the theme of the month is Lotus then all the products categorized as: Accessories: scarves, bracelets, pocket scarves, Jes, block‐prinJng blocks Home Furnishings: bed sheets, bed covers, bed cushions, curtains, Interior/exterior product: Screens, Stain glass, woodcarvings, Lamps Apparel: sarongs, wraps, border paDerns that can be used for Indian and Western OuWits The lotus will inﬂuence all the products. This aspect will be seen through diﬀerent parts of the lotus, whether it be the bio‐mimicry qualiJes of it, or the diﬀerent colors the lotus comes in today etc. Even the space would be designed or themed around a lotus, so that one can actually step outside of it and see it. One can visualize these paDerns all together in complete harmony together or see each piece separately, sJll being whole on its own.
Created this paDern inspired by the lotus.
Alongside the previous paDerns here are more of them with possible applicaJons: The border paDerns being applied to a vase. Or a simple ﬂoral paDerns being used to adorn a place to sit:
Or creaJng these simple paDerns that can be used for bracelets.
These bracelet paDerns show the overlapping of organic paDern with simple shapes as circles