Surrealism, Expressionism and Modernism in furniture

With Independence Day round the corner, we realized that Indian cultural history scales were completely titled towards our oppressors in regards to furniture, specially for homes. From the Persian and European travellers’ journals one comes to know of just a rich and beautiful Vijayanagar state in fourteenth-century, Southern India, having carpenters on their payroll, long…

Out of the Shed

Painting London red was India in September with its pavilion at the 10th edition of The London Design Fair, this year. We were privileged to become the first guest country, invited. Equipped with the best of both worlds, the brewing interest in our new independent designers and studios, was sure to develop! Through This is India, Shed also debuted for the first time on…

Organic connect

Tarkashi Wall Art I hadn’t acted on Tanveen Ratti’s visiting card, lying with me since months. But a few days ago I connected with the sprightly lady, and instantly took up her offer to travel with her to the studio, situated 55 kms from Delhi. And the very next day, despite the scorching heat we happily took off for…

Noida’s discerning Indian store

As a marketing consultant for upcoming brands I had approached Indian August initially to retail a brand. After visiting the store I decided to feature it, as it proudly spelt ‘Made in India’ in everything it displayed; creating a well required niche for itself in Delhi’s satellite town- Noida.

The 3c’s for furniture-classic, chic, contemporary

“Think,Travel, Celebrate, Charm, Decorate, Dress, Live colourfully”-Kate Spade These keywords connected so well with my soul inklings when I was off to the India design ID 2014 early this year, that I got excited to see a furniture marquee of Iqrup+Ritz which drew the same parallels. Iqrup Dhamija – the mother, learnt her art at Inchbald School of Design, London. This spirited lady began Iqrup…

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Farzin Adenwala is the proprietor of a young furniture studio in Mumbai. She was the winner of 2013-2014 Elle Deco “Young Talent of the Year” amongst the chosen 30 young designers from across the globe, by Elle Deco and Ambiente Frankurt in “Young Talent” section. I was fortunate to spot her works at BE OPEN…

An accent on traditional designs

I got an email from Daflokk.com just a week ago to view their e-portal, and got excited about featuring Ira studio. Let me introduce you to Manasa Prithvi, 25 yrs. old upcoming product designer for interiors, based in Chennai. One can sense her love affair with the ancient Indian handicrafts and her commitment towards it,…

An oasis of creative luxuries

I was forwarded an invite of this store launch by a friend who actually wanted me to go for a promotional activity of another brand at this venue; since he knew of my never-ending quest for unique things and techniques which should be brought to light with much reverence I pushed myself to trek across…

Love ‘seats’ exquisitely

When I came across “I am drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale” a quote by Brad Pitt it reminded me of Monica Echavarria Modak whose similar passion led to the inception of KAYU with her friend Ritu Vij. First look at their furniture urged me to create romantic spaces within the confines of…