Form Function and Desire

An annual confluence of the infinite possibilities in design and interiors Salone Del Mobile is a precise blend of form, function and desire Bollywood likens the idea of brothers and sisters getting lost in a fair – to reunite within a span of three hours. Given the global reach of our film industry; in the contemporary mode – what if the siblings got lost at Salone Del Mobile. Would they ever reunite?  With the display area exceeding 200,000 m2 they eventually may, but perhaps in a sequel! Similar to a…

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A Pleasant Transformation

Bonba Studios transform an office space in Barcelona, Spain – into a stylish abode which epitomises reflection, relaxation and privacy. The cycle of life and death many believe is a foreplay of existence in which the soul keeps assuming new avataars. In the Gita – a sacred Hindu text, it has been cited that the soul never dies, it just makes its services available again, in a new body, in a new form. Many in west may liken it to a transcedental experience akin to a restoration. A restoration in…

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From India to the World

IDecorama catches up with designer Fenny Ganatra who bounced into the international design map with her debut product “The Bounce Collection”   “Design is akin to change; it reflects the personality of the contemporary times we live in and acts as a reflection of our tastes as they evolve. Addressing functional convenience is at the heart of every good design. Form or visual appearance is subjective and should respond to the purpose & the aspirations of whom the design is meant for; however by the end of the design journey…

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Raheja Ridgewood – Redefining Residential Affluence

iDecorama catches up with Ashish Raheja, MD, Raheja Universal for an insight on Raheja Ridgewood, a 22-storey tower being designed by Raheja Universal in Goregaon East What according to you is the brand USP of Raheja Universal? Raheja Universal is one of the most renowned names in the real estate industry catering to the mid to high end luxury housing segment and commercial property in India. Our constant approach towards offering innovative and quality homes catering to the comfort and convenience of home buyers has garnered us much goodwill over…

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Ciclo Calling/ Cycles and Cafes

Faustina Johnson checks out Sector 29’s newest, breeziest restaurant, the cycling-themed Ciclo Cafe.   A sweat-soaked friday afternoon found me in the gracious refuge of Ciclo Cafe in Sector 29, Gurgaon. My legs swinging happily  from my tall stool, my teeth sinking readily into an exquisite mango tart, I felt quite contented, and playfully deconstructed my beeline scramble into the one restaurant I did not know on this street.   The full street view through the steel-framed glass window store front was my first clue: I was practically sitting on…

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Design Diary August 2017

Samsung’s Stylish New TVs Sleek is beautiful, but might not always fit in with the rest of your living room. Samsung’s new range of TV sets herald the move to more aesthetically pleasing designs for technology. Samsung’s newest is a collection of three TV designs that feature discreet wires, no gap wall mounts and a number of stand options to help them blend into various settings.   The Frame TV can be customised to the frame colour, and the art that shows up when the TV is inactive, which will…

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In the Realm of Nature

From animals to plants, humans have used elements of existence as an inspiration for their architectural creations – one of the most recent and popular entry in this classification is – The Harbin Opera House based in Heilongjiang province, Northeast China Good architecture and design are the keywords of a sustainable future. And if the design is sustainable, it responds to its surroundings in a harmonious way. In Bio-mimicry the premise is similar but it uses nature as a benchmark. In the built environment the tenets of bio-mimicry are used…

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The Cradle of Luxury

Modern amenities and international designs come together at Nahar Group’s luxury villaments says Ms. Manju Yagnik, Vice- Chairperson of Nahar Group. What according to you is the brand USP of Nahar? Creditability plays an important role in determining brand strength and acceptance. Commitments fulfilled in the past serve as yardsticks to future development. Nahar Group continues to win over new customers in generations to come owing to our past prowess in delivery.  We seek to build a better future for our customers by leveraging our expertise and by collaborating with…

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Next Stop Asia!

Grammatically speaking Bangkok and Wrangler are two nouns. One, among other things, is a favourite destination for bachelor parties while the other is known for its denims and cowboys. With increasing globalisation brands are moving much beyond their geographical borders. The hope of finding access to larger markets and increasing profits has seen major brands execute this exercise and brand Wrangler is one such brand. Since its inception Wrangler was associated with the cowboys who would wear the denims in a rodeo and with time its popularity soared beyond the…

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An Immersive Workspace/ The Office Space as Art Installation

“Making art involves an emotional journey”, Calcutta based artist Narayan Sinha tells me. He is describing to me the rather fascinating process of designing the office of renowned production house SVF Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. As an artist who self identifies as a sculptor, he hesitates to classify what he has made simply as ‘interior decor’. This would be to reduce what he has visualised on the same lines as his other installation art work. “An immersive installation, then”, I offer, “exactly”, he quips.   Mr. Sinha, the man who conceptualised…

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