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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

When shadows come to life| A study in white| Paul Sandip’s extraordinary love for everyday objects| Lara Morakhia’s upcycled jewellery| and more

Projects
Ar. Fran Silvestre’s architecture touches the metaphysical as it throws light on important conjectures in design. Here is an apartment that alludes to a study in white…
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

There is always an unidentified depth in design. Irrespective, whether it is a large building, an everyday product or just a small, seemingly insignificant detail of design. All it needs is the trained eye. This issue is abuzz with both - design and details.

From awe-inspiring - like the shadow play architectural installation by Lucion Media, to repurposed antique jewellery with fine silver and ornamental gold flourishes by the amazingly enterprising Lara Morakhia; from the enamoured-with-everyday-objects - designed by Paul Sandip - winner of three Red Dot honours and the brain behind a lot of our taken-for-granted useful objects, to the introduction of quirk as a specifier - as you will see in out Product Hub offerings; to the soul searching of the cover story - an all-white apartment from Spain by none other than Ar. Fran Silvestre... every story we bring you imparts a take-away.

So, beat the heat and get immersed in some cool stuff. And, yes please, continue writing to us. All your feedback is being published in conjunction with the respective features. And, your valuable suggestions are being deliberated upon by our teams.

Warmly,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

India at Milan design Week 2018|New smartphone with AI| The potent combination of luxury and nature in the home| What is the office of the future going to be like?|and more

Projects
Atrey and Associates integrates nature into the modern, ultra-luxurious aesthetic of a capacious home in New Delhi…
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

Luxe has a new meaning. And this can be attributed to the fact that the consumer is very well informed and much more confident about his choices than perhaps, he ever was. With design and aesthetics being completely dictated by personal taste and style, personalisation is key, and the degree of comfort is relative.

Ar. Arun Sharma of Atrey & Associates takes on our cover this week as he showcases luxury in space, form, choice of products and furniture that appoint the home and in designing a home, where indoors and outdoors seamlessly integrate. Here is a truly a luxurious home!

You will see the definition of luxury changing as you visit our next project - the all-white interior by ShroffLeon that is simple and understated yet transforms the look and feel of homely.

Speaking of home and hearth, five designers do us proud on the international circuit by having exhibited at the Salone del mobile.

Let me leave you to discover it all for yourself!

Warmly (literally!),
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Holland to get new public art that establishes its identity on the map| Summer Fashion – its Hot!!| A singing building| and lots more…

Projects
Spaces Architects@ka craft a theme-based work-space in Delhi that takes us through the life-cycle of their clients’ denim product.
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

When Frank Lloyd Wright said that “the mother art is architecture”, he was referring to a profound integration of different disciplines that come together for the benefit of the whole. To understand this in its full profundity, is a feat in itself. Many a times, what meets the eye and what touches the soul are two very different things – emanating from the same premise. Think about it. In fact, apply it to context as we unveil the week’s fare for you: theme-based office cum showroom by Spaces Architects@ka has Delhi-based Ar. Kapil Agarwal thematically deconstruct the way the factory works to arrive at a beautifully defined store-cum-manufacturing space without compromising on the aesthetic.

And aesthetic can have its own agenda: the building that sings proves this. Design firm, DMOA demonstrates that soundscapes, when effected along a building façade can make an interesting design story with human perception and behaviour at its core.

Then there is the public art installation that uses yet another interface of communicating diverse parameters of societal evolution to a person. And the list goes on…

Cheers to an enjoyable read!

Warmly,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sensitivity in design|| Strom R3 – India’s new electric car| Beyond social media

Projects
Marked changes in workplace culture call for them being continually redefined. Samira Rathod of architectural and interior practice SRDA works on an altogether different tangent, where camaraderie rules and the ‘desk’ is a piece of art!
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Editorial

Dear IAnDian,

When we look at design, the first thing that drives a connect is the sensitivity ingrained in the ethos of the space, the product, or sometimes in the little details that define the macro picture.
Purpose-driven design introduces us to a premeditated conceptual approach - a means to an end. You will find this quality dominating our cover story - an ephemeral workspace - where an intense treatment belies the sensitivity of a well-defined methodology. Ar. Samira Rathod weaves the charm of abstraction into a simple office interior, underlining its work culture as a statement for all (who wish) to see. I would suggest that you read between the lines as our correspondent, Beverly enunciates the hidden via the obvious.

And the issue is packed with more... a youthful restaurant in Russia; a review of the Mezza card game; you can view Sunday's live updates of the launch on our Facebook channel @indiaartndesign and read the review of the just launched new electric car, Strom 3 in Mumbai; the first-of-its-kind write-and-erase robot; a delicate approach to housing ceramic heirlooms for posterity - the ceramics museum and more...

Until next week...

Warmly,
Savitha Hira
Editor

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