New Delhi brought in the first India Design ID 2013 patronizing the works and people covered by Elle Decor, at NSIC grounds with collateral events at design districts like Lado Sarai, Shahpur Jat and Meherchand mkt.; spreading the buzz in public spaces,bookshops,restaurants, and art galleries from 15th-17th February ’13.

Marquees by Sahil & Sarthak Design Co., Sunil Sethi Design Alliance , The Pure concept, Bandit Queen, Zolijns Designs Pvt. Ltd., Pinakin, Vibhor Sogani, Klove  and Peter D’Ascoli, gave the show an international appeal. Imported furniture and other design options helped evolve the taste of the supposedly arrived consumer; for their innovation, contemporariness and quality. Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Riva 1920, Arflex,Herman Miller some international furniture brands, Rapsel, MisuraEmme and Dorn Bracht known for bathroom and kitchen spaces, Gira  for intelligent building technology,FlosWindfall and Artmide for lighting, Phillippe Starck and Rodolfo Dordoni as renowned architects and product designers, made a serious effort to woo the wealthy Indians under one roof for the first time.  Alchemy, Apartment 9,Designer Studio, designdeal.com,Design temple, Devi Designs, Good Earth, K2 India &  SVK Home, Nur, Sarita Handa, Shades of India, Atmosphere, The Charcoal Project, Zoha, Bio, Artdnox, Vis-a-vis, Anita Dalmia, Arta Broch were some design establishments who have been catering to the needs of the aspiring were also present.  Design trends were showcased by Elle Decor, Mukul Goyal, Paola Navone & Sunil Sethi Design Alliance.

Similar design fairs dot the calender making each one unique and outstanding in their own way for buyers, architects, designers, upcoming talents and the prospective individual clients regionally; e.g. Design Classic Duesseldorf (Design Boerse Duesseldorf), 100% Design in London, Design District(100% Design) at Taets in Netherlands, Abitare Il Tempo at Verona in Italy, Ambiente in Germany and Japan, Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne in France, Design Days Dubai, Brussels Design September, Experimenta Design in Portugal, Designer’s Days in France, Brussels Furniture fair, International Contemporary Furniture Fair in America, imm Cologne, Maison&Objet ParisComitato Organizzatore del Salone del Mobile Italiano organized shows for bathrooms, workspaces, furnishing, lighting and kitchens in Italy,Biennale Interieur,Sidim Design Show at Montreal in Canada and  TentLondon.

Well I began with ogling at some amazing interiors blogs  like  An Indian Summer, Once upon a Teatime, belle maison, griege design, a country farmhouse, designtripper, a library of design, The Accessorator,Times InteriorsPrismma, Interiors, apartment therapy, the beat that my heart skipped, Bodie and Fou, Emmas Designblogg, Famille Summerbelle, Habitually Chic, The New Victorian Ruralist, Pinterest, the selby…….and the list gets exhausting; exactly like looking through a kaleidoscope…….’an observer of beautiful forms’.

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She needs wide open spaces,
Room to make her big mistakes,
She needs new faces —
She knows the high stakes
Lines from Wide Open Spaces  a country song by Dixie Chicks
aptly describe the first act of India Design ID 2013.