OTLO is a minimal exhibition located in Mumbai, India, presented by Atelier, a collaborative extension of Ashiesh Shah’s architectural studio. Empowering the ‘karigar,’ The Atelier aims to work alongside master craftsmen from all over the country to create design objects honouring artisanship layered with a contemporary flair. ‘OTLO,’ a Gujarati word for threshold, draws from the commonalities of form and function to present these heirlooms of the future. Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of ‘Wabi-Sabi,’ these design objects follow a ‘Brutalist Tribal’ characteristic to celebrate beauty in imperfection through a series of handcrafted collectibles.
Atelier Ashiesh Shah, is a creative assemblage of design and design thinkers integrating experimentation, craftsmanship and technique into a creative ecosystem for collaboration and development. Celebrating the philosophies of geometry, sustainability and empowerment, The Atelier is simply a composition of inventiveness, tapped by artists, coming together to narrate tales of evolving aesthetics For it’s first presentation, Ashiesh Shah has set forth with his caravan of concepts, steering towards the old Indigo Bungalow – an architecturally prominent landmark amidst the chaos and cacophony of Colaba Causeway in search of a new avatar, soon to be redesigned as One8 Bungalow.