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Contemporary tables and vases join the East and the West

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India Mahdavi's Landscape collection integrates global design references.
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  Mahdavi's glazed ceramic Landscape vases were cooked three to four times to get the right colors.  Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli
    Mahdavi's glazed ceramic Landscape vases were cooked three to four times to get the right colors.

    Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli

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  “The shapes that the vases make in a space are like punctuations in the space; they can be put together without anything inside them and form [a kind of] urban landscape," Mahdavi says. "Filled with flowers and greenery, they form a natural landscape.”  Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli
    “The shapes that the vases make in a space are like punctuations in the space; they can be put together without anything inside them and form [a kind of] urban landscape," Mahdavi says. "Filled with flowers and greenery, they form a natural landscape.”

    Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli

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  For the Landscape tables, Mahdavi was inspired by the 16th-century Ottoman technique of fabricating quartz tiles. The Iznik Foundation, based in Bursa-Turkey, created custom-colored quartz tiles for the table tops.  Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli
    For the Landscape tables, Mahdavi was inspired by the 16th-century Ottoman technique of fabricating quartz tiles. The Iznik Foundation, based in Bursa-Turkey, created custom-colored quartz tiles for the table tops.

    Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli

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  When placed together, the tables' tile patterns form a continual landscape. The pieces also reflect ambient light through their vivid tops and brass bases.  Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli
    When placed together, the tables' tile patterns form a continual landscape. The pieces also reflect ambient light through their vivid tops and brass bases.

    Courtesy of: Gregor Brändli

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  Of the collection, Mahdavi says, "I like to play with opposites in material choices like softness against edge, and in overall design—I strive for balance between shape and color, warm and cold, fullness and emptiness.”  Courtesy of: Paolo Roversi
    Of the collection, Mahdavi says, "I like to play with opposites in material choices like softness against edge, and in overall design—I strive for balance between shape and color, warm and cold, fullness and emptiness.”

    Courtesy of: Paolo Roversi

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