The  art installation evokes the beach, the ocean, the surf and freedom.
The art installation evokes the beach, the ocean, the surf and freedom.

Hive Home showcases its ‘Azura’ glass installation in association with Palladium at Lower Parel, Mumbai

The artist and founder of Hive Home, Shivangi Shah attempted to exhibit her knowledge of glass and moulded it into a 3-D shape

Earlier this month, art connoisseurs, artists and other art enthusiasts were invited by high-end luxury mall Palladium – at Phoenix High Street in Mumbai – to come and see the brilliant glass installation ‘Azura’ by Hive Home. The idea behind the art installation installed in the atrium of the mall, was to depict the versatile and profound character of the ‘Ocean’, which is continuously evolving and changing.

The artist, Shivangi Shah, attempted to exhibit her profound thoughts with her knowledge of glass and moulded it into a 3-D shape. Calling her graceful artwork ‘Azura’, she used resin art and bubble in the glass to bring alive the picture in her mind’s eye. The vision behind this installation is to embrace the fluidity of design and aspire to bring the ocean alive.

Commenting on ‘Azura’ glass Installation at Palladium, Rajendra Kalkar, president (West), The Phoenix Mills Limited, said, “Palladium has always been considered an epitome of beauty and luxury…and the idea behind this initiative is to give our customer an experience of its grandeur. We are excited about this art installation, as such works of art will prompt our viewers to engage with art from an environmental perspective.”

Shah, founder and artist, Hive Home, said, “There is no better way to learn about and love nature than to understand art. Years ago, I discovered my source of inspiration and created a world called Hive Home in Mumbai, where I can experience total creative freedom. In my work, I like to break barriers between art and design, and often experiment with materials and technologies to get the final product “

Shah’s art installation evokes the beach, the ocean, the surf and freedom. Resembling more a liquid than a solid, glass and resin art is highly versatile in nature. The process of blowing glass is like a frozen moment in nature, whereas resin is lustrous like glass but compositionally similar to plastic. Resin effortlessly combines form with functionality, resulting in an endless amount of artistic possibilities with high-gloss finish. Inspired by a love of Mother Earth, the artist used healing crystals, semi-precious stones and glitter – making the artwork versatile. .

About Hive Home: Our iGen, designer Shivangi Shah introduced Hive Home in the year 2016. Hive Home is a light design studio based in Mumbai, offering a stunning range of bespoke light installation, created to challenge and enhance spaces. The designs have been developed to create sculpture focal points for specific areas within both large and small spaces. Having acquired  a degree in product design from the prestigious London School of Communication & Design, she believes that design must be versatile and expressive.

About High Street Phoenix: High Street Phoenix (HSP), is the first retail-led consumption centre developed in India over a sprawling 3.3 million sq-ft. It houses over 500 brands, including a variety of F&B, entertainment, commercial and residential complexes. Pioneered by The Phoenix Mills Co. Ltd., HSP is led by its young, dynamic managing director, Atul Ruia and his team of professionals. At HSP, each zone has been specifically conceptualised and designed to offer an international experience and an answer to emerging urban agglomerations typically defined as ‘mixed used developments’.

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