September 24, 2020

DeMuro Das Launches Uncommon Threads Furniture Collection Dedicated to Indian Modernist Architecture

The Drift sofa. Photography by David Mitchell.

They started off as furniture importers. But when Puru Das and Brian DeMuro moved from New York to New Delhi in 2002 and opened a design studio, the couple landed the Dalai Lama as a client (he bought 
a custom chair, FYI). Now DeMuro Das (formerly Urbanist) launches Uncommon Threads, a furniture collection dedicated to Indian Modernist architecture. Highlights include the curving ash and eucalyptus marquetry of Nila, a folding screen that references Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex in Chandigarh. Its embroidered terra-cotta and cobalt details come courtesy of French accessory designer Olivia Dar, formerly of Christian Lacroix. The contours of Drift sofa draw inspiration from desert dunes, with bronze legs cast in an undulating pattern reminiscent of petrified sand. The Serge bench and Antwerp armchair both feature fine bronze legs, too, as does Acantha, a side table with a vibrantly veined Blue Tiger’s Eye stone top. The hand-laid silver and gold pyrite of the Emil cocktail table, meanwhile, was inspired by Indian Brutalist architecture.

The Emil table and Antwerp armchair. Photography by David Mitchell.
The Nila Screen. Photography by David Mitchell.
The Serge bench. Photography by David Mitchell.
The Acantha side table. Photography by David Mitchell.

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