• design

8 October 2018

Lehenga Table

Lehenga Table Helen Kontouris

Designed by Helen Kontouris, the Lehenga side table takes its design cue from the traditional lehenga skirts worn by Indian women dancing the Garba, a highlight of the annual Navratri Hindu festival. As dancers swirl around a clay lantern representing the womb and new life, their colourful beaded and embroidered lehengas billow out from their waists to form dazzling circular shapes, represented in the Lehenga table as an asymmetrical conical form for the base topped by a circular mesh tabletop that is carefully cantilevered to ensure proper balance.