Dear O’ Deer Planter between re-culture
Dear O’ Deer was a finalist at Spoga Gafa 2014
An indoor or outdoor ceramic planter that works on the juxtaposition of the dead and the living. The plant grows outwards from a ceramic deer skull to resemble the antlers of the deer. The planter is equipped with a lid and drain holes that are strategically placed allowing the planter to used as wall mount and as table top. The user can intervene the dynamic growth process and plays an important role in deciding the aesthetics of this object.
Rohan Chhabra & Kriti Chaudhary are re-culture, a Delhi-based design collaborative. Rohan has a background in industrial & fashion design, and Kriti Chaudhary is a ceramicist and product designer. While working on their independent practices they found a common ground for their inter-disciplinary ideas and formed re-culture.
As a team, they believe in ideas that are generated through the design process and culture at large. In their products, they aim to achieve a combination of enlightenment and enchantment by re-culturing the language of everyday things. Projecting personalities onto inanimate objects to encapsulate a sense of playfulness and ambiguity. Making strange to encourage people to rethink the normal and promote a critical consciousness, playful as opposed to a didactic experience. Dear O’ Deer is available in 3 finishes: glazed matte white stoneware, fired terracotta and matte gold.
Dear O’ Deer was exhibited as a finalist in the Unique Youngstar Competition hosted by the German Design Council at Spoga Gafa 2014 in Cologne, Germany.