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2021

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2022

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Installation, Fields of Tranquility, 2021

This is a Installation. It is dated 2021. Its medium is cotton trimmings, chenille yarn, polyfill foam. It is a part of the department.

Cooper Hewitt commissioned Sahil Bagga and Sarthak Sengupta, designers in New Delhi, India, to create a tactile installation in the museum’s conservatory. Their installation uses discarded trimmings (katrans) from fabric mills, collected by local communities and spun into ropes. During lockdown in 2020, Sahil & Sarthak invented their “pom-pom” technique, using katran ropes to create furniture and textiles with a long, lush texture. Fields of Tranquility nurtures feelings of comfort and intimacy. The pieces are made by traditional weavers.

It is credited Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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