Nirjari Harshal Upadhyay



 In Hinduism, it has been described that a man has to go through four stages of lifeEach of the stages or ashramas comes with different Dharma. All the four stages of life are important for every human being and one needs to go through these stages to attain Moksha or salvation according to religious scriptures. The four stages of life represent training, creation, service and retirement. These four stages gain one’s fulfillment. The main aim of this exhibition is to portray these stages through various furnitures that are used by a man and a woman and have a specific relevance in that specific stage.In addition to these four stages, two other stages have been added i.e. Birth and Death. The exhibition therefore depicts the six stages of life through some pieces of vernacular furniture found in Gujarat. Housed within a container, each stage will be depicted using different colors that a leaf attains during a lifetime - hence symbolizing a life cycle.

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The studio began with each of us doing an extensive re-search on a vernacular furniture.

The entire process began by decided upon a theme for the exhibition.

The process then continued with the sorting out of vernacular furniture from the list provided to us.The vernacular furniture chosen required to have relevance with the theme.

The curatorial sequence that helped us build the entire theme and give a brief idea of what kind of exhibition it would be.

The next step required us to configure the entire exhibition into a container.

The final plan.A total of 7 containers have been taken out of two are for circulation between the two levels.

The isometric showing the experience that one would have throughout the entire exhibition.

final model