Usha

Designer Eckart Muthesius elevates and everyday object to the level of the extraordinary with this umbrella stand, rendered in chrome-plated flat steel on a black lacquered wood base. Originally commissioned for the exotic fairy-tale palace of the Maharajah of Indore, the piece has now found favour in regions all over the world. Coiling upwards like a snake being charmed, the USHA is at home in any refined interior décor.

Eckart Muthesius

$1,295 USD

Wood with Black Satin Lacquered Finish Chrome-Plated Flat Steel
19.7" H x 11" Diam
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Eckart Muthesius

Eckart Muthesius

Following studies at the Associated State School for Applied Arts in Berlin and the London Polytechnic, Eckart Muthesius became a master student in the studio of his father, Hermann Muthesius, the founder of the German Werkbund. In 1929, Muthesius met Prince Yeshwant Rao Holkar Bahadur in Oxford, the later Maharajah of Indore, who commissioned him to build and furnish his palace “Manik Bagh”. Completed four years later, the palace was a masterpiece of the Art Deco style. 

Muthesius complemented his architecture with his own furniture and lamp designs. He went on to take up a post as head of the Board of Planning and Restoration of the State of Indore from 1936 to 1939. When the war broke out, he was forced to flee India and return to Berlin, where he worked as a freelance architect. 

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