We often hear of architecturally influenced design, but the visual reference is usually so subtle it takes some imagination to see the connection. Tiipoi, a design studio and brand based in London and Bangalore, India, has taken a more literal approach in their newest collection of concrete planters and vases. "Siment" is inspired by the urban infrastructure in present day India and consists of three mini planters, based on Indian water towers, and two vases based on the metro flyovers, that dominate the landscape.
Siment miniaturises functional and architectural features like pipework, ladders, and stairs, rendering them into decorative elements. The vases and planters were 3D printed, silicone moulds were made from the prints, and then cast in concrete.
Siment will launch during London Design Festival 2018 at the exhibition ‘Edit 18’ at twentytwentyone, River Street. In addition, there will be an immersive window display at twentytwentyone, Upper Street where the collection will be available to buy.
According to Spandana Gopal, founder of the design studio, the pieces represent the blurring of function and decoration that is synonymous with India.