Art on the table

Art on the table

Art on the table

Passion, commitment and discipline are visible in the works of Nishita Thakurdas, founder of Nishita Design.

Her latest collection ‘Spring in Udaipur’, launched over the weekend at the Taj West End by award-winning painter Paresh Maity, is a fine blend of artistry and innovation, creating in the process timeless elegance.

‘Spring in Udaipur’ was inspired by Nishita’s travel to Udaipur last Spring.

She said that the sight of the jade water and floating lotus blossoms, set to the backdrop of the city’s palaces, resulted in an inspired concept which she has interpreted in her signature contemporary heritage style.

She pointed out that the lotus in this collection is depicted as asymmetrical, in a natural flow as opposed to rigid and static depictions.

Elaborating on the collection, Nishita, said “I’ve tried to capture the beauty of the palaces and lakes of Udaipur in my design. Achieving typography on ceramic is no easy task and printing on ceramic is not as simple as printing on paper. It took me six months to achieve the colour which was especially created for this collection. We have also used 24k gold plating and handcrafted finish.”

‘Spring in Udaipur’ is the seventh collection of the Nishita fine dinnerware range. Previous collections include, ‘The Mughal Garden’, ‘Banaras’, ‘The Lotus at Fatehpur’, ‘Jodhpur Evenings’, and ‘Indira’. Each collection features dining plates, side plates, small bowls, serving bowls, platters and napkin rings — sets of 27 pieces have been created for each collection.

Talking about the inspiration behind creating the ‘Banaras’ collection, Nishita said, “The ‘Banaras’ collection is inspired by my mother’s saris. It took a long time to make sure that I didn’t go wrong with the placement of motifs and in getting the right blend of colours. But the result has been worth the hard work,” said Nishita.  

Sharing his thoughts about Nishita’s collection, Paresh Maity said that ceramic art is gaining popularity in the art world.

“These are very different pieces of ceramic art. They are of extraordinary quality and I admire the intricacy in Nishita’s art work. The pieces that were launched today are very much like classical Indian art with very typical Indian colours that are warm and global,” said Paresh.

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