viveka thakker creating experiences of awarenessviveka@thakker.se

trip to India - march/april 2014
let the lights lead the way
crochet stop motion
save the date
trip to India - february 2012
trip to India – march/april 2014
trip to India - march/april 2014

After two years of India abstinence we finally made it back a few months ago. Picking up the rest of the family in Mumbai, we left for Bhuj on the Cutch Express just a few hours after landing. In Cutch we enjoyed fresh warm jalebi gathya, Mandvi Beach (our favourite) and a rickshaw tour of [...]

let the lights lead the way
let the lights lead the way

Moodboard and ceiling sketch for a re decoration proposal for a friends local church focused on using coloured tube lights to guide the way to the auditorium with walls and floor finished in materials such as pine planks, copper tiles and MDF simulating concrete. The scribbles on the sketch translates to “The light in the [...]

crochet stop motion
crochet stop motion

As one of the chosen participants of the [re craft] exhibition opening in Dalslands Konstmuseum mid July 2013, I created a stop motion video to show how ripped tights and used plastic carrier bags can be crocheted into a protective iPhone case.  

save the date
save the date

On our trip to Atacama de Chile, my friends boyfriend proposed to her. When they were starting to plan for the wedding a few months later, I helped them design a double sided save the date card using a photo I had taken by Laguna Cejar highlighting the moment of their engagement.

trip to India – february 2012
trip to India - february 2012

Spending the first few weeks of 2012 in Stockholm, I went back to Bombay in February to help my cousin with the last preparations for her wedding and also took the chance to enjoy the pulse of my beloved Bombay before returning to London and getting back to reality. www.viveka.thakker.se

trip to Chile – december 2011
trip to Chile - december 2011

In December 2011, I went on my first trip to South America. Travelling with one of my closest oldest friends and her mum to Chile, we combined visiting their family with shopping in Santiago, trips to the Vina del Mar and Valparaiso before flying up north to explore the vast Atacama Desert and the wonderfully [...]

trip to India – november 2011
trip to India - november 2011

After my parents left Bombay to go back home to Stockholm, I met up with my friend Bav. We accompanied his photographer friend to a few sites around Bombay I’ve never visited before for a project of hers and then took the train all the way down to Kerala to just chill and play on [...]

trip to India – october 2011
trip to India - october 2011

After finishing the MA, me and my parents went to India over Diwali to spend time with family and explore our native place Kutch. The meticulously planned tour, put together by my very patient and travel-planning-passionate dad and uncle, also took us through Rajastahn and Tamil Nadu before returning back to Mumbai. As I got [...]

introducing the public to chaos
introducing the public to chaos

MA Interior Design Major Project 2011, responding to the research question “How the public space of Liverpool Street Station becomes more inclusive through visualizing the generation of fractal curves based on the spatial use of the station” A love for mathematics inspired me to explore the possibilities of using responsive environments to make mathematics more [...]

awareness plates
awareness plates

based on brief inspired by Alma Leather, MA Interior Design 2011: Design for Production Module The objective of the module was to develop products considering how in our (sustainable) society of today we should own less but with more value. This project offered me a double challenge, not only as a designer but also as [...]

wearable space
wearable space

primary research for “An exploration of adaptable space”, MA Interior Design 2011: Exploring Practise Module This concept started out as an exploration of using wearable interiors/”outeriors” to create pop-up cafés that would not require any fixed furniture. Wearing such a garment would allow its user to create their own space wherever they go, it would [...]

artificial zebra herd
artificial zebra herd

a research project investigating animal social structures, MA Interior Design 2010-11: 3D Design Module  Zebras live in families of 15-20 animals which unite in big herds for better protection from predators. The aim of this project was to create an artificial herd offering that safe feeling to humans. As zebras are grazing animals, the artificial [...]

crochet heels
crochet heels

entry for Dune’s Shoe Is Art competition 2010 Dune encouraged different art forms to represent the shoe and I saw a chance to experiment with crochet sculpting using recycled material. I crocheted a high heeled shoe out of shredded Sainsbury´s bags and created a mixed media inside to keep the shoe in shape. www.viveka.thakker.se

crochet laptop case
crochet laptop case

private project 2010 Preparing for my move to London, I required a case for my laptop and external harddrive. Having crocheted smaller cases for cell phones using threads, I now saw the opportunity to experiment with alternate materials to create a thicker case that would keep them safe while matching my style. After considering differerent [...]

träffpunkten
träffpunkten

Stockholmsmässan: Allt för Hälsan 2010 The brief was to create a meeting and information point for the visitors of a health and fitness fair. As the theme of the fair was Passion, I created a white and grey heart patterned wallpaper with bright colored fold out hearts, every color representing a different field within the [...]

dental future cafe
dental future cafe

Stockholmsmässan: Swedental 2009 The brief was to create a bar/cafe/poster area for an international dental congress. The posters were to present future dental technology, why the whole area were to look contemporary and futuristic. This got me thinking about 80´s Sci Fi with spaceships and geometric patterns in bright colors. Signs in shape of spaceships [...]

yogagläntan
yogagläntan

Stockholmsmässan: Allt för Hälsan 2009 & 2010 The brief was to create a cosy, welcoming area inviting the visitors of a health and fitness fair to participate in yoga classes in the exhibition hall. White vinyl bonsai trees complemented the serene feeling created by plants and fabric illuminated by the daylight sipping in through the [...]

swedental bar
swedental bar

Stockholmsmässan: FDI 2008 The brief was to create an advertisement for the Swedish dental congress Swedental in 2009 by building a bright, prominent bar at the international dental congress FDI in 2008. The Swedental logo inspired the colors and the round shapes used throughout the whole space and the opaque plexi rectangels were suspended and [...]

vinordic wine bar
vinordic wine bar

Stockholmsmässan 2008 The brief was to create a space where Vinordic´s visitors could see and taste the wines competing in the Vinordic Wine Challenge. I wanted to combine the bright colors of spring with the classical elegance associated with fine wines using “baroccan” style silhouettes. The main feature of the overall design is the three [...]

concrete fashion show
concrete fashion show

Stockholmsmässan: Betongfeber 2007 The brief was to create a catwalk for models to display products made out of concrete, but also to show the size of the hall which would house the event. The visitors were to be led into a bright centre surrounded by darkness, enhancing the feeling of the vast empty space offered [...]