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iNtO the wOOds Shefali Balwani and robert verrijt of mumbai based architecture Brio envision an idyllic glass tree house in tala

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rOOted iNterest the first andaz property in india located in new delhi boasts native elements to service the global nomad

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cOOL iN the trOpics mumbai architects anand menon and Shobhan kothari imagine a farmhouse in alibaug with an inviting, expansive swimming pool at its heart

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208 sLOw iNduLgeNce imagined by co-owner eva Shivdasani, Soneva Jani in the maldives, exemplifies the virtues of sustainable living without compromising on luxury

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hiddeN gem vila, a picturesque resort in maceio, Brazil by french creative Stella cadente is a beach getaway drenched in shades of blue

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FOCUs On living rOOm hOt treNds 228 quiLted cOmfOrt Get home to cosy interiors with furniture in plush upholstery that promises a restful haven

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camping in Give the adventurer in you a free hand while setting up for the perfect picnic within the comfort of your own home

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moving in circles Embrace the evergreen polka in your house with accents and lights that regale with their voluptuous form

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mustard & ketchup As the monsoons firmly set in, dip into the vibrant red and yellow shades of your favourite condiments

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decor Wishlist Get a dose of the freshest furniture finds from India and around the world. Plus, sleek side tables to keep you company

NEw lOOk INTERIORS & ARChITECTuRE 106

born again The 200 year old Ayana Fort Kochi was given a new lease on life with contemporary interiors and modern pieces

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Welcome home Walking into Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen feels like a second homecoming due its tranquil atmosphere and informal vibe

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muted luxury Sneak peek into the primary Trump Towers, Pune in India by Panchshil Realty with rooms that boast world class aesthetics

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truly local The first Andaz Hotel in Shanghai is replete with native elements that create a microcosm of the city's dynamic culture

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alive & Well Mumbai based designers Neesha Alwani and Shruti Jalan imagine an eco centric multi-use fitness centre with foldable partitions

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Wild & free Couturier Anupamaa Dayal talks about her experience while designing Mangar, a quaint homestay located in Haryana

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IN CONVERSATION WITH BjARkE INgElS The world renowned Danish architect, acclaimed for his groundbreaking structures does not believe in playing safe, finds out Tasneem Merchant

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A DAY IN THE lIFE OF BARNABA FORNASETTI Master of the magical, he helms the company his father founded and the fantastical elements of his brand are visible in his house, discovers Nishita Fiji

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DESIgNER TIMElINE A crash course in the career path of French creative Jean Marie Massaud

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IN THE STUDIO OF RAVI VAzIRANI The Mumbai based interior designer's outpost in steeped in retro elements and neutral colours; Nishita Fiji delves further

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gENERATION NOW ANANYA BIRlA The founder of e-commerce website CuroCarte talks to Tasneem Merchant about her role in the firm and her ultimate goal in the industry

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FOlIA BY NOE DUCHAUFOUR lAWRANCE The Parisian polymath imagines a series of home accessories in glass inspired by a forest for native label Saint Louis

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TRACINg THE HISTORY OF ASNAgHI INTERIORS The 101 year old Italian furniture behemoth has evolved with the times to appeal to a younger demographic; Tasneem Merchant uncovers more

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LEISURE FOOD & TRAVEl 248 STRINg THEORY Noodles paired with sweet and sour ingredients make for a delicious meal

254 BON AppETIT Offbeat neighbourhood eateries and quick kitchen hacks

256 BY THE BOOk The Storytellers' Bar in Puducherry

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oUr rEGULArS DECor EVENTS 258 CLEAN SWEEP the opening of Kohler's first ever experience centre in new delhi saw seven creatives coming together to showcase their idea of a luxe bathroom

LAST PAGE 264 uLTIMATE DESIGN HEro ace italian architect and interior designer matteo thun talks about the magnetic influence of ettore Sottsass

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The duo initially interned with esteemed architect Nitin Killawala. It was here that they decided to partner for their firm ADND (Atelier Design N Domain) that has now been in the industry for over 14 years, covering residential, corporate and commercial spaces

The couturier is renowned for her unique printing and needlework techniques on fabric. With a philosophy rooted in the organic, her main aim is to spread joy through her creations

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Home to me AM: A state of mind that is free of pretense SK: An oasis in the ordered chaos we live in Designer/architect on my radar AM: Studio MK 27 SK: Pitsou Kedem

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Design to me The liberating opportunity to change the world, even if it is in the tiniest way Favourite monsoon dish Curried and steamed Hilsa fish laden with eggs Secret obsession The colour green

Their practice n+s architects | interior designers was established in 2000. While Neesha’s expertise lies in understanding the client’s requirements, Shruti micro manages the project, with a keen eye for details Design to me NA: The metamorphosis of an idea into reality SJ: Being creative, innovative and having fun with it Travel staple NA: Google Maps and my camera SJ: iPad Pro and iPencil

In this issue Details the bohemian forest homestay she brought to life in Haryana, in “Wild & Free”, Pg 126

In this issue Introduce us to Studio 23, the sustainable fitness centre in Mumbai they envisioned in “Alive & Well”, Pg 122

Sidhanth Madan & Vidur Kataria

Sonali raStogi

Matteo thun

Sidhanth is a former finance student and part time garment exporter. Vidur, on the other hand, is an engineer, designer and musician. Their common passion for food led them to launch Wok Me, an Asian cuisine diner in the capital

She co-founded the globally renowned architecture firm Morphogenesis with her partner Manit Rastogi. One day, she hopes to physically build a structure with attention to every detail

Tribute to an Ultimate Legend Every issue, we honour a design or architectural legend whose work continues to inspire generations, long after they’ve passed. Here, Matteo Thun pays an ode to Italian visionary Ettore Sottsass who was the genius behind the Memphis movement of the ‘80s, that Matteo also co-founded. Read it on Pg 264

In this issue Show us around the stunning Alibaug villa they imagined, in “Cool in the Tropics”, Pg 198

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Food to me SM: Exploring cultures through the palate VK: What connects your mind, body and soul Favourite midnight snack SM: Pizza VK: Scrambled eggs with wholewheat toast In this issue Share unconventional noodle recipes served in playful ways in “String Theory”, Pg 248

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Design to me A way of life, a process of thinking, filtering, observing and creating new realities Currently reading Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Travel essential Thick lead pencil In this issue Describes the making of The British School in New Delhi that boasts a unique jaali-like facade in “Screen Effects”, Pg 128


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Go on, Get out, but not just to reach a destination travel is arguably the most luxurious form of education we sometimes take for granted. In the constant stream of self consciousness (read, selfies) and social media updates, we forget the making of life lessons and memories that matter. If, like me, you’re also in a consistent state of curiosity, treat every journey as an all sensory exercise, where you keep aside what you know and tread with an open mind, heart and stomach. How else will you learn that the small North European country Estonia is also one of the most technologically advanced in the world (if you visit its capital tallinn, for instance, you’ll find free Wi-Fi everywhere!). Or that turkey’s national drink is also tea – and the stronger the brew, the better. Or that “allora” in Italian means the conversation filler word “well” or “then” (By the way, that last fact has been beautifully, humorously highlighted in the hit Netflix series master of None). So if you need new reasons to jet, set and go, let the holiday homes and getaways we’ve featured in this issue do their best to envy you into submission. From a beautiful sapphire blue beach villa in coastal Brazil, to a resort encased in glass, ensconced in the middle of a verdant nowhere, a few hours away from mumbai – every oasis promises to offer an unusual experience, a chance to leave your “busy you” behind. But if armchair travel is more your game, that’s totally cool too. Our Focus on living rooms recommends sinkable quilted sofas, fascinating room dividers and the best of furniture to transform the space into an intimate escape. Even if you fall in this latter category, I urge you to get out when you see a window of opportunity, and visit a new locale each time. then you’ll see how your acceptance for starkly different cultures; taste for food that contrasts your daily meals; even your first impressions of places you’ve only been exposed to in movies, evolve and mature. And in a strange but important plot twist, you understand your roots better and also realise you really are but a tiny cogwheel in a world of wonders.

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Life’s a Beach: Set the tone for a relaxed evening by the waterside with Husk Outdoor chair by Patricia Urquiola with extra large padded cushions and a matching yellow table, both from B&B Italia. Too Slim teal steel seater by Gianluca Rossi for Corradi and Star blue chair by Emu provide enough room to sit and take in views that transport you to Pantelleria island in the Mediterranean sea. Take the help of Revo Heritage MP3 player and radio to recreate the ambient noise of waves crashing against the shore. Spend the night inside the limited edition What a Melon tent designed by Luke Bonner for Fieldcandy to completely immerse yourself in the experience 47


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Camping In Even the Score: If you’re the adventurous kind, think about a sports centred setup. La Cultura Eleva, a limited edition elevated chair of only 21 pieces by dotdotdot for Edizioni Plusdesign can serve as the ideal referee’s chair. Tornado metal desk with a top composed of three large teak slats by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda serves as a makeshift tennis table. Naoto Fukasawa’s Temple clock for Magis will help you keep track of times during engrossing matches. Samso sun umbrella from IKEA covering LC1 small armchair by Cassina I Maestri will provide much needed rest to fatigued players. Background courtesy Coloratelier 48


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Camping In Meals on Wheels: Get the hors d’oeuvres going against a Florida inspired printed backdrop on Nico Moretti’s cart for Alpes, equipped with a fryer and hob for outdoor cooking. Call on friends and family for a feast and seat them on white InOut23W aluminium chair from Gervasoni, Kora by Matteo Thun and Anotonio Rodriguez for Unopiu, Vieques rocking lounger by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal and steel Roxo table from IKEA. Prep for the meal with Brera Quadretto table cloth from Designers Guild, vintage picnic set from Cavalli e Nastri and Plug lamp by Form Us With Love for Atelje Lyktan 50


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Camping In Backyard Surfing: Soak in views of buildings reaching for the sky while laying back on the sun bed by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Buoy aluminium and glass pendant lamps by Zero and Luxembourg trolley by Frederic Sofia for Fermob inject a dash of vibrant colour into the setting. Prep the Tumbona Flat thermo lacquered longue by Mario Ruiz for Gandia Blasco with cushions in striped New Exential fabric by Dedar and Cloque de Coton textile by Dominique Kieffer. Fendi Casa’s Kubus outdoor pouffe with a tropical print induces dreamy vibes. Background courtesy Shibuya, Tokyo by Andrea Garuti Location courtesy Garage Milano, Milan For details, see Address Book 52


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Federico Picci, an Italian design student and digital artist wanted to showcase how music can physically occupy a space. So earlier this year, he manifested the slow wafting melodies and notes in the form of floating balloons in his illustrations. Titled “Filling Spaces”, the series depicts these inflated spheres emerging from a piano and gramophone and overrunning different spaces – drawing a parallel between abstract symphonies and the inflated orbs. Photograph courtesy Federico Picci 54


moving in circles Mind your dots – embrace the bulbous, sumptuous polka in varied sizes for wholesome interiors

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Spot the eccentric – illuminators with curved forms in mixed materials brighten up the darkest nooks trend and style direction by Sonia dutt produced by S thiru and PrateekSha kackar

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Catch the sun – let the joy of owning a unique oblique fixture brighten up your interiors trend and style direction by Sonia dutt text by taSneem merchant produced by PrateekSha kackar

Big things do indeed come in small packages. We’re talking about the compact Polar wall and desk lamp by Australian designer Ross Gardam’s eponymous studio. The disc-like form of the illuminator is key to its performance, giving access to more or less light. The partition mounted edition can be fitted to a golden wall canopy enabling it to pivot. The table version has a ceramic, handmade base with a magnetically attached arm on which the shade rests, allowing it to move in multiple directions. Both options are available in several colours: White, midnight blue and dusk pink. Website: www.rossgardam.com.au Photograph courtesy Ross Gardam 58


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moving in circles Round off square walls – induce a touch of whimsy into the house by opting for spherical windows over boxy ones

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The 10,500 sq ft AAK Villa in Bahrain was envisioned by Hyderabad based interior designers Riyaz and Simeen Quraishi of Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants. Built on a linear plot, the home was boxed in by two partitions separating it from the surrounding houses. In order to open up selective views and allow more light to filter into the bungalow, the wall along the staircase was perforated with disc-like openings. We love how its reflection on the glass wall almost looks like a work of art. Photograph courtesy Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants

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Tingle your decor taste buds with the sweet and spicy pairing of saucy red and tart yellow while adopting the classic American diner condiment duo in your interiors. Fearlessly explore accessories that boast graphic prints and bold typography. Also look towards American icon Andy Warhol for ideas to give your space a dramatic twist, with bold patterns in colours that clash. 64


from Abaca, `18,200 yellow “iTalian ulTra high gloss aCryliC on russian BirCh by Make SPA from Aryamman Interior Solutions Pvt Ltd, `415 per sq ft wooDen “BlaCk sTar” painTeD aCCessory from Peacock Life, `1,006 CeramiC “spanish” Tile `105 per pc hanD shower by Grohe `10,500 DuponT Corian “Canary yellow” washBasin `28,500; all from Beautiful Homes reD “iTalian ulTra high gloss aCryliC on russian BirCh plywooD” by Make SPA from Aryamman Interior Solutions Pvt Ltd, `415 per sq ft CoTTon “Tulukka ouTline yellow” faBriC from Freedom Tree, `580 per mtr “spanish 3D emBoss” Tile from Beautiful Homes, `350 per sq ft roller painT Brush from Mohanlal Rajmal & Company, `120 CeramiC “aBsTraCT ColleCTion” Tile from FCML Surfaces, `450 per sq ft ViTrifieD “hanDmaDe mulTiColour” Tile from Beautiful Homes, `135 per pc plasTiC Tap from Mahendra Electric and Hardware Store, `60 lefT worDing sounD effeCT for ComiC speeCh BuBBle, Boom! by Daria Denisenko/Shutterstock for details, see address Book

CloCkwise, from Top lefT pVC “Zen oD l reD anD whiTe” rug plywooD”

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now palette Mustard & Ketchup Tableware Go the extra mile to inject a playful vibe in your home. Dutch design legend Marcel Wanders’ Circus serveware range for Italian label Alessi is as fun as it is functional. It comprises 29 pieces of bowls, mugs and trays with five limited edition objets d’art. Photograph courtesy Alessi

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Revisit your adolescent years with shades as timeless as the precious memories you made. Plaster a ruby hued cabinet with fun posters and amusing artefacts for an instant dose of colour and character. Pair it with a striped gradient rug for effect.

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Whet your appetite for a stately cookroom with bright hues known to evoke hunger pangs. Splash the sunny tone on your kitchen partition and contrast it with a crimson tractor inspired table. Pepper with black utensils and accents for visual relief.

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from Beyond Designs, price on request from Sahil Sarthak Design Co, price on request 3. aLUMiNiUM toP with MetaL BaSe “BLack attitUde” coFFee taBLe from Momenti, price on request 4. haNd diStreSSed Leather “wiLLow” SoFa from Timothy Oulton, price on request 5. MarBLe aNd coPPer “PreSeNt tiMe” waLL cLock from Modern Quests, `3,850 6. SheeShaM wood “Perkota” cLiP from AnanTaya Decor, `450 per pc onwards 7. PriNted Leather with BraSS haNdLeS “BeaM deSk” from Portside Cafe, `2,25,000 1. teak wood chair

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by Thomas dariel for Maison from Harry Allen 4. UPhOLstereD BeNtWOOD “chIGNON” chaIr by Lucidi Pevere for Wiener GTV design 5. schIMa sUPerBa WOOD “FrIDa & saLvaDOr kOkeshI DOLLs” by Sketch.inc for Lucie Kaas 6. POLYester ON WOOD FraMe arMchaIr by Martin Gamper for Moroso 7. Lava stONe tOP WIth Brass Base “aNtIvOL” sIDe taBLes by cTrLZAK Studio for JcP. All prices on request For details, see address Book OF DIscUssION” PeNDaNt LaMP

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Bjarke ingels The prolific Danish starchitect is playing a key

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“...architects are the midwives of the continuous birth and rebirth of the city, of society regenerating itself...”

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ow much can you write about someone who is constantly in the industry’s limelight? how do you begin to justify in words the larger than life ideas, thoughts and inspirations of a person who lives by the motto of go “big” or go home? danish architect bjarke ingels is someone who doesn’t need any introduction; he doesn’t even have to make a sound when entering a room full of people. you just instinctively know he has arrived. the impact of the high octane energy he brings with him can best be described as being hit by a speeding train. some of his recent works have been at the centre of many heated debates, but that’s the beauty of what he does. his radical ideas and designs are not for the faint hearted. his studio, not purely coincidentally called big (bjarke ingels group), lives up to the acronym. take for instance via 57 west, the newly completed building in new york. its sloping sides and unique triangular shape bothered quite a few critics who found it a blasphemous addition to the linear, almost uniform structures dominating new york’s skyline. but bjarke, convinced of his design, soldiered on and today, the edifice stands as one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city. looking at his outstanding achievements, few would guess that bjarke was actually interested in pursuing a career as a graphic novelist. by his own admittance he “went to architecture school to get better at drawing. apart from lego and cool James bond movies, architecture was an art form i had no interest in. after two years of free-hand sketching and other technical classes, i was exposed to the field and it intrigued me. for me, the tipping point was when i discovered that it can’t be independent

of social, economic and political issues...the possibilities were exciting!” exclaims bjarke. and to a great extent, this thought process is also at the core of his world renowned practice, big. “design decisions should not be based on stylistic obsessions or rules, but on the basis of knowledge and observation.” he elaborates on how he applies it to every project he undertakes: “the location, climate, building regulations, social environment and what you want to make out of it all, play an important part...i don’t believe in rules – a defining style is in some ways the sum of all your inhibitions.” this is what bjarke refers to as his “information driven design” philosophy. every little aspect ranging from culture and cost to landscape are taken into account before proceeding with a project. Perhaps the most comprehensive look into his ideals is offered by his book, yes is more which takes away from mies van der rohe’s “less is more” aesthetic. “we proposed it as an optimistic motto for ‘inclusivism’ – an architecture that is driven by saying yes to all the demands and concerns of the surrounding society,” explains the danish architect. the suave creative strongly believes that his professional pursuit of excellence and pushing boundaries can change the world, as “architects are the midwives of the continuous birth and rebirth of the city, of society regenerating itself. a town is a collective project; the ultimate being a space of maximum innovation while using minimum means.” several of his projects have a futuristic bend, looking straight out of a sci-fi movie. take for instance his plans for overhauling the amager resource centre, a waste to energy plant with a ski slope. “copenhagen

will get its first ski mountain, opening this winter. this is the essence of hedonistic sustainability – you can make the world cleaner and more fun in the same stroke,” he claims. Just last month, big completed the tirpitz museum in blavand, denmark turning a german world war ii era bunker into a cultural complex comprising four exhibition spaces. “this ‘almost invisible’ museum is the antithesis of a militaristic, concrete monolith. soon, precise cuts made in the sand dunes will be able to guide visitors to the showcase, effectively combining the natural landscape and artificial construct in a striking fashion.” bjarke explains. in addition, his studio is also working on several projects in new york, including the big u, an ambitious resilience infrastructure in lower manhattan which will provide specialised social and environmental amenities tailor made to the needs of specific neighbourhoods and eleventh, a pair of curved travertine and bronze condo hotel towers rising along new york’s high line. we can’t wait to see what this brilliant maverick pulls out of his hat next.

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riding on a wish For a man who fulfills other’s visions, his dream project just happens to be for the toy company that first got him intrigued in the field – LEGO. “BIG being invited to design the LEGO House was a dream come true for me. If the studio had been founded with the sole purpose of realising one single building, it would have to be this one. For me, these blocks are a very simple way of explaining what it means to be an architect…and now we get to see the structure come to life and open in Denmark this September!”

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decor people grove at grand bay This was the first condominium project undertaken by the studio in the US. Located in Miami, the twisting towers built in 2016 seem to be caught in a spin. interestingly, the development of this property also provided a boost to the economic situation of the community.

hualIEn rEsIdEncEs The apartment for this project in hualien Taiwan was completed in 2015. While the shape of the house mimics the surrounding hills, the green roofs enable it to blend with the environs

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serpentine gallery pavilion The temporary 2016 structure in London was an amalgam of opposing ideas – transparent yet opaque, blob and box-like and modular yet sculptural. This was achieved using extruding fibreglass frames. The linear form “stretches” at the end to accommodate a hall.

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BarnaBa Fornasetti Get up close and personal with global design leaders – each issue, we offer you an exclusive sneak peek into the creative lives of awe-inspiring visionaries text by nishita fiji PhotograPh courtesy fornasetti

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he genius behind Milan based whimsical design house Fornasetti, originally founded by his father Piero Fornasetti, is a master of the magical. When his father, a revolutionary surrealist designer in the 20th century, passed away in 1998, the company was in debt. Not only did Barnaba resurrect it from the financial crisis, he also took it to new heights, resulting in iconic collaborations with design legends like Philippe Starck and Nigel Coates. From theatrical furniture and home decor to dreamy fashion items, all his creations feature a touch of fantasy. A similar theme is mirrored in his home that also serves as an office – a space where Barnaba spends the majority of his time. We found that the visionary pauses his practice only to mingle with friends and listen to a fair share of Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd. Barnaba takes us through his colourful day.

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Clockwise, from Top Left Barnaba’s dining area that doubles up as his kitchen is dotted with the popular Fornasetti butterfly motif; The designer often conducts lunch meetings in Milan’s Latteria San Marco restaurant; Cilindro Rombolina cabinet from the brand’s latest collection; A glimpse inside the Fornasetti store in Milan; Barnaba often refers to the extensive image archive his father left behind to draw inspiration for new creations; On his desk, basic requirements like pencils, pens and set squares are stored in decorative holders Photographs courtesy Fornasetti, Guy Hervais and The Chic Fish Barnaba Fornasetti, Milan. Website: www.fornasetti.com

A series of creative activities make up the Italian trendsetter’s daily routine 7 AM Every morning, I listen to the news on the radio and set some time aside to meditate. I find peace while gardening and swimming too – this is usually when I come up with the best ideas 8 AM It’s time for breakfast, which usually consists of bread and organic bitter orange marmalade, eaten in my kitchen cum dining room. What happens next is never planned. I have free time only on weekends 9 AM As Casa Fornasetti is a home, office and studio, I rarely have to step outside. If I do have to travel to the store or atelier, my bike and car are at my service. My schedule generally depends on appointments that tend to be later in the day as I’ve always been a nocturnal animal. On my work desk, you will find all drawing essentials. I struggle to get rid of old tools, even if they are redundant 12.30 PM Lunch is usually at a restaurant called Latteria San Marco, an old trattoria of traditional homely Italian cuisine. My father used to visit it, so the familiar atmosphere is like home to me. There’s no specific time for coming home but as soon as I’m back, I first feed my two cats, Smoke (the Chartreux) and Fay (the Siberian). Of course their dinner is before mine. If not looked after, I know they’ll sneak into the office and make a mess. Listening to music is always a great way to relax. I have an extensive CD and LP collection covering several musical genres, although I am partial towards rock. But during parties at home, I ensure the soundtrack is always suitable for dancing 7 PM I eat early when alone, but when friends join me, dinner is later in the evening 12 AM Bedtime is never before midnight. My last activity is thinking about what I found stimulating during the day. For me, there are no boundaries between leisure time and work. Even while I sleep, ideas continue to run through my mind

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Sesa 576: Designed for Japanese manufacturer Yamaha, this autonomous submarine features a dry equi pressure system for stability

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Ad Hoc: Crafted for the Spanish company Viccarbe, this sinuous chair is handmade in brass, which means that no two pieces are alike

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Horizontal Chair: Imagined for Tokyo based firm E&Y, the seater made in stainless steel and techno polymer is a singular, curved structure

Kubik: These floor lamps for B&B Italia have a steel frame with a plain or marble effect screen wrapped around, which can house multiple light sources

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Massaud W083T: This sleek aluminium die cast and silicone illuminator for Swedish company Wastberg emits an energy efficient white glow

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Volcano Stadium: Home for the Guadalajara football team, the arena is built like the eponymous geographical formation with a white cloud cover

DESIGNER TIMELINE

JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD

The French designer is known for his simplistic yet highly functional objects. Products, structures, transportation and scenography are just a few of the areas the virtuoso dabbles in. His works emphasise three core stakes: Individual and collective fulfilment, economic and industrial efficiency and environmental impact.

Me.We: The concept car was developed in partnership with Toyota European Design & Development in order to explore more “adorable�options for eco-friendly transport

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Namaste: This set of three asymmetrical melamine plates was imagined for Kartell as flat stones with matching or contrasting colour themes

We track his impressive career trajectory through some of his inspiring creations across the spectrum

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Aiku: Produced by MDF Italia, this lightweight chair has a minimalist form and is suitable for use in residences as well as offices

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Jay: A contemporary take on the classic Bergere, the Poltrona Frau lounger with a polyurethane shell is upholstered in Pelle Leather and comes with a pouffe

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Prototypes, cast aluminium samples and an artwork by local artist Manish Nai sit on a clean shelf in Ravi’s atelier

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From Left The interior designer with his French bull dog Yoda in his Mumbai studio, seated on a couch by his own label RVDS Furniture Studio. On the left is a Pierre Jeanneret chair from Mahendra Doshi Antiques that complements the nostalgic decor; Drawings by Mumbai based creative Rehaan Engineer make a minimalist statement on a wall by the entrance

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A small amount of essentials take up minimal space on Ravi’s teak wood desk Left In the meeting room, an image by Mumbai photographer Neville Sukhia complements the monochrome theme

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A traditional bell next to the studio’s door greets visitors Six employees occupy the room on the lower floor. On the walls, moodboards pinned with fascinating imagery are perched alongside a painting by local artist Aditi Singh from Gallery Chemould

Walls by the wooden stairway that leads to Ravi’s private cabin are adorned with artworks produced in-house

brass bell by the external wooden door serves as an apt prelude to self-taught interior designer Ravi Vazirani’s charming Mumbai studio. Inside, metal seaters upholstered in different fabrics and a retro telephone create a nostalgic atmosphere. Ravi can be found in the upstairs attic – his private room comprising a comfy sitting area on one end and a clutter free work desk on the other. A three year search led him to find this space that he moved in to only five months ago. Although streets in central Bandra tend to be loud, the quaint building that houses the new 1,800 sq ft office is calm somehow. Sitting on his plush couch with a cup of coffee, the young creative tells us more about his cosy atelier. What did this place look like when you first moved in? It was a rather unseemly house, like most Bombay apartments tend to be, unfortunately. The floors were dirty and walls, bright red. But I liked that it was old fashioned and it didn’t require any structural changes. I didn’t force a mood while assembling the office. This is just an extension of who I am and how I live. How does the design of this space influence your working habits? I hold most meetings in my cabin. On a good day, all my time is spent on the couch here with my dog Yoda. And of course, I’m very fond of the attached terrace that’s full of potted plants and offers a view of the locality. It’s where we like to hold dinners and the occasional sundowner. Nishita Fiji

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Get to know the scions of Indian design making a mark with their sharp acumen and astute trendspotting prowess photography by bajirao pawar produced by anchal kaushal

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or Ananya Birla, business flows in her blood, quite literally. The daughter of industrialist scion Kumar Mangalam Birla, she has fiercely, very self-assuredly charted out her course in the tempestuous waters of entrepreneurship. Her journey started at the mere age of 17 when she set up Swatantra Microfinance, a firm that provides economic help to startups by rural women. Then, she let her creative side show with a music single, which attracted almost five million views on YouTube. Just last year, she founded CuroCarte, an e-commerce platform that specialises in handmade products and artefacts sourced from over 12 countries and produced using traditional techniques. The now 22 year old CEO and Founder of CuroCarte, who wants to unite the world through her latest venture, reveals how she will reach her end goal, adding yet another feather to her cap.

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These are crafted from Manipuri Longpi clay mixed with serpentinite rock

I established CuroCarte as I felt the market of handcrafted objects was disorganised and there was scope to bring it together. I wanted to highlight their uniqueness in a way. What sets it apart from other online stores is the fact that no one curates these pieces directly from the craftsmen. Our inhouse design team contemporises the form to fit the 21st century house. As part of our quality control, we bring the product down to the lab and check for lead and other materials to ensure its viability. I am involved in the strategic as well as design process. I have a great team that takes care of the execution as well as the implementation of the processes, so there is no need for me to micro manage after a certain point. I am greatly influenced by my travels. I am out of the country often and am always thinking about concepts and ideas for CuroCarte. Tasneem Merchant

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folia by Noe Duchaufour lawraNce Go behind the scenes to the sketchpad of global designers: Discover the stimulus and scribbles of inspired creations and the brands supporting them PRODUCED by nishita fiji PhOtOgRaPhs COURtEsy saint-Louis

Imagined by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance for Saint-Louis, the Folia collection is the French crystalware label’s first cross-disciplinary range that includes tableware, furniture, lights and accessories

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iNsPiraTioN The forest on the fringes of the Northern Vosges National Park in north-eastern france maTeriaL crystal and ash wood

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ARtIStIc DIREctoR, SAINt-LouIS “i love the idea that each and every person looking at the range will see a different aspect of Saint-Louis craftsmanship and its environment. it is crucial that contemporary design keeps stimulating the imagination of the users. Folia is an open window to the deepest truths of the company”

The FACTORY saint-louis’s headquarters, also known as the manufacture, stands on the fringes of a forest at the heart of the northern Vosges regional park in France. it is a powerful place, preserved and secluded. i wanted to express its magic in each of the 25 objects in the collection – its local roots and the permanence of its expertise. the surrounding forest is deeply connected with it. The FORM the woods are fundamental to the existence of saint-louis manufacture. it acts as home and rampart, a space that must be traversed, formerly on foot and today by car. the typical shape of a leaf inspires the cut of the Folia crystal. this motif tessellates to infinity, echoing the countless legends of the area. The MediuM Crystal is a complex material, as magical as it is indomitable. it’s not like wood, for

example, that anyone can sculpt relatively easily. and at saint-louis, everything is still hand-blown and hand-cut, which is unique in europe. my work began on paper, as all my projects do, as the process of drawing is fundamental to me. The PROCeduRe it took almost two years to create this range. saint-louis’s practice dates back to 40 decades so i had to listen, observe and dissect this expertise. my job was to read between lines, identifying what can be altered slightly, to create new techniques and forms. For example, Folia stemmed glass is a new addition. in order for the cut of the glass to begin very low on the stem, we had to adjust its depth to that of the cut, without breaking it. Hundreds of tests were carried out before we succeeded. the result is unrivalled diffraction of illumination. it gives the impression of drinking pure light.

Crystal is a Complex material, as magiCal as it is indomitable Noe Duchaufour LawraNce The Parisian interior architect and designer started out as a sculptor. he turned to design when he realised that he loves functionality as much as beauty. The creative has worked with diverse companies like Bernhardt Design, hermes and cinna. he views each project as an organic form that will grow over time with its user. website: www.noeduchaufourlawrance.com; www.saint-louis.com

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Decor inspiration Some key pieces from the Bengaluru based textile empire’s new line: Saville Row, Harvest Hues, Stage Coach, Guatemala, Sand Washed, Satin Lake and North South East West

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The VOYAGe COLLeCTIOn Go behind the scenes to the sketchpad of local brands and designers: Discover the stimulus and scribbles of their inspired creations PRODUCED by Sneha Ullal Goel PhOtOgRaPhs COURtEsy atmoSphere

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brand head SPeaK: aKanKSha himatSingKa LITTLE SEED OF THOUGHT The idea behind Voyage came from a simple question: “Why not revolve an extensive collection around journeys!“. Once the theme was established, we contemplated further and questioned its meaning. The Himatsingka Design Studio set out on a quest. We thought of what a voyage meant to each of us, and began explorations of this concept. A visual mood board was created with various interpretations of journeying through spaces, emotions, experiences and life.

Clockwise, from Top Left One of the many moodboards: Atmosphere’s designers used their interpretations of a journey as cues for each fabric; The making of Passage to India (ship motif) and Retro Metro (car pattern). Each piece has a unique name related to a travel mode or story; Akanksha Himatsingka, MD, Himatsingka Wovens Pvt Ltd

arDUOUS prOcESS We then proceeded to identify beautiful textiles and compositions that would work well with the concept. Once we edited the fabric designs that we liked, we experimented with weave structures and blanketing of colours. The latter involves a shade direction, followed by creating each cloth in various hues, and then finally selecting the colours that make it to the market. Constant editing was crucial,

crEaTIVE cOLLaBOraTIOnS For the styling of Voyage’s campaign, Atmosphere will be joining forces with three personalities who best complement the decorative fabrics. For instance, Aneeth Arora of fashion brand Pero, believes that the inricately woven collection of textiles “mirrors my love for detail and storytelling.” Kavita Bhartia who runs renowned boutique Ogaan is also looking forward to this “experimentation”. “I will be wearing Many Horizons, a textile from the collection as a garment for the styling project. The campaign will be styled and photographed at our Malcha Marg store in New Delhi.”

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which whittled the number of curated styles down to 40. Our team used the associations they came up with to fuel their inspiration and contribute fun, whimsical elements, highlighting the storytelling qualities of the textiles. The tones are earthy, blue…common hues that instantly relate with travel. TaLE-wOrTHy namES When you do narrative filled collections and label it aptly, it establishes an emotional connect. We wanted each title to reflect our everyday vocabulary. For instance, when we imagined the material with the ship motif on a marbled ground, we spontaneously called it “Passage to India”, because it also romances our idea of “Made in India”. A textile with car patterns called “Retro Metro” doesn’t just remind you of your childhood, but its rhyming quality makes it catchy and memorable too. Another easy favourite is the one with cartography prints, that we simply had to call “North South East West”.

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ELLE DECOR salutes excellence and innovation: Each issue, we bring you the progressive path of a well-known make. Here we profile Asnaghi Interiors, the 101 year old Italian furniture brand that has carved a niche for itself with its ornate and gilded offerings for the living, bedroom and dining areas

Above, from Left Chairs with completed woodwork stacked at Asnaghi Interiors’ factory in Brianza, waiting to be upholstered; Giuseppe Asnaghi founded the company in Meda; Fabio and Gianluca Asnaghi, Art and Financial Directors respectively, grandsons of Giuseppe, are the third generation of the family in the business. Photographs courtesy Asnaghi Interiors

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he family brand that Giuseppe Asnaghi founded in 1916 in a small workshop in Meda, the heart of the craftsmanship district of Brianza, is now a global tour de force in the furniture industry. Working with four to five trusted employees, Giuseppe established Asnaghi Giuseppe & C in the mid century. The most formidable obstacle faced by him at this point was differentiation. Asnaghi was located in a place known for its small scale, family owned woodwork establishments. However, the label’s unique design language and usage of colour quickly earned a name for itself and helped in drawing the attention of a refined clientele. As the company grew in the mid ’70s, so did its exports, which included not only to European countries, but also the Arab world where its products were greatly appreciated. GatherinG Speed In 1993, the third generation of the family started getting involved in the

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business. The infusion of fresh blood and novel ideas ushered in a new age and tripled the company’s turnover. The focus however, remained constant as Gianluca Asnaghi, Art Director and third generation in the firm explains, “This has been our goal for more than 50 years – to create custom-made solutions of refined charm where artisanal vocation meets current desires for personalisation and translates into a living space with an outstanding soul.” ContinuinG the leGaCy With aesthetic sensibilities turning a corner from classical and elaborate to more subdued and minimal, the challenge was to remain relevant without compromising on their individuality. “In response to the aseptic and impersonal style of contemporary design that has imposed over the last few years, today’s customers want more unique and emotional innovations that reflect individual interests. Our effort is to meet these demands through

collections that express a new idea of classic adaptable to modern spaces,” elaborates Gianluca. market exploration Having established a strong consumer base in Arab countries as well as in Europe, especially Russia, the brand plans to venture into other countries as well. “Collaborations with prestigious local partners, providing native knowledge, distribution and supply channels, has facilitated our entry into the South-East with ranges conceived to meet the taste of niche customers,” reveals Fabio Asnaghi, Financial Director. How do they plan on positioning themselves in a country like India, which has multiple cultures and tastes? They have a solid strategy in place. “There is a great demand for exclusive luxury products here. When forming new partnerships, we give importance to regional differences in taste by selecting varied collections for showrooms,” concludes Fabio. Tasneem Merchant

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ELLE DEcoR LovES Clockwise, from Top Left Part of the Picture Home (2016) series, crystal Chandeliere reflects Venetian design; Chloe dining room, launched at Salone del Mobile 2017, has chairs upholstered in pastel green fabric; Valery (1960) bedroom includes a dressing table, mirror and pouffe; The Petunia chest (2015), crafted from timber, has inlaid and carved golden blooms; Soft boudoir (2016) setup is characterised by a wide bed and upholstered headboard and covered in micro patterned fabric

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BORN AGAIN

The 200 year old Ayana Fort Kochi hotel gets a modern update with contemporary interiors that fuse art deco with Indian sensibilities

Clockwise, from Top In the lobby: The uniformly black and white floor was created using traditional Indian cement tiles. While the lamp is from a 150 year old Trichur temple, purchased from Indian Heritage Arts, all furniture was custom made in Bengaluru; Next to the vase from Indian Heritage Arts is a bespoke sofa, again put together in Bengaluru; The exteriors of the structure were restored by Bengaluru based architect Amitha Madan 106


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THe 200 yeAr olD STruCTure WAS uSeD AS A CourTHouSe, BAnK AnD eVen A SouK For TeA AnD SPICeS

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magine stepping into a hotel and travelling back in time to the ’50s – this is what it feels like at Ayana Fort Kochi, a 16 room boutique getaway centrally located in Fort Kochi. The 200 year old structure was used as a courthouse, bank and even a souk for tea and spices. In its new avatar as a retreat, the edifice provides shelter to weary travellers post their excursions to nearby areas. The interiors were given a new lease of life under the supervision of Kavita Premnarayan, Design Director of Ayana Hospitality and the exterior face-lift was the labour of Bengaluru based architect Amitha Madan of Infinity Design Corp. While the space might be heavily influenced by the art deco style, it also reflects a heady mix of “old Indian” sensibilities. “I wanted this project to stand out in terms of design and to feel a little more luxurious while retaining its “Indianness”,” explains Kavita. Most of the furniture and artworks were sourced from local antique shops, including the 7 ft tall stacked diya in the lobby. A black and white chequered floor follows you throughout – right from the reception all the way to the rooms. Artworks by renowned and upcoming creatives such as T Vaikuntam and Sakti Burman adorn the walls at Ayana Fort Kochi, an extension of the philosophy it embodies, of encouraging native talent. Tasneem Merchant

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Clockwise, from Top The Deluxe room features a bespoke king-sized four poster bed while the soothing green hue matches the calm, verdant exteriors; The primarily ivory wash space of the Luxury Suite; The furniture in the lounge area of the same room hearkens back to a bygone era Photographs courtesy Ayana Fort Kochi 108


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Copenhagen’s Hotel SP34 is a study in how native influences and elements can be combined with world class services for a “glocal” experience unlike any other

Clockwise, from Top The Lobby Bar with custom sofas and stools by Hans J Wegner is also where guests check in and out; Hallways display fun, informal typographic graffiti; The “Mindmap” reflects the tranquil, personal atmosphere in the hotel; Chambre reveals Colonial chairs by native architect Ole Wanscher, imagined in 1949 110


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f you feel like you’re home after a long day when you step into Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen, it’s because the designers made a deliberate effort to induce that emotion from the moment you step foot in the lobby. Deriving its name from the lane its located on – Sankt Pederstraede in the Latin Quarter of the city – the retreat comprises three buildings, with two facades painted in a darker shade of blue than the third. “We wanted SP34’s identity to emerge by itself…an unobtrusive neighbour that fits in with the street’s history and makes a positive contribution to the surroundings,” explains Soren Brochner-Mortensen, Owner and Head of Design & Development, Brochner Hotels, the group that established SP34. The 118 room outpost boasts facilities like three restaurants, four bars, serviced rooftop terrace, conference centre and even a private cinema. As sustainability and maintenance were key concerns, a special plaster with a wax finish was developed for application. This enables the team to repair small holes and blemishes without worrying about unseemly patches. We especially love the grey theme followed throughout the space, be it on fabric or partitions. Tasneem Merchant

Clockwise, from Top Left The hallway leading to the guest rooms is lit by illuminators from Rubn Lighting; A double room with bespoke beds and carpet from Ege Taepper. The design across spaces is identical but layout varies according to the category; The brown chairs common in the hotel were discovered in a cellar under the original building. Today, SP34 has exclusive rights to produce this model; Mirrors in the washspace were custom-made while the sink is from bathware label Laufen. Photographs courtesy Hotel SP34

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The warm neutral interiors of India’s first Trump Tower in Pune imagined by Italian architect Matteo Nunziati are as swish as its international counterparts

Clockwise, from Top The spacious common room features Kate sofa by i4 Mariani and chairs from Molteni & C, both designed by Milan based creative Matteo Nunziati; In the lobby, bronze shelves by Italian company Lema complement the understated decor; The dining space attached to the living room is bathed in bleached hues 114


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...a primarily neutral colour palette of beiges and browns has been adopted with furniture from the finest international labels... Clockwise, from Above In the master boudoir, plush bedding by Italian label Flou creates a cosy environment; The bathroom is equipped with fixtures designed by Matteo Nunziati for Italian brand Teuco; The vanity area comprises Condotti dresser from Flou and Who chair from Molteni & C. Photographs by Max Zambelli courtesy Matteo Nunziati Studio

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he first of its kind in india, trump towers pune is all the sorts of luxurious you would imagine it to be. the deluxe residential project that was completed last year, has been developed by real estate firm panchshil realty. in 2012, the company entrusted milan based architect matteo nunziati to envision the interiors of 44 apartments, each approximately 4,300 sq ft, spanning 25 floors. inside, a primarily neutral colour palette of beiges and browns has been adopted with furniture from the finest international labels like i4 mariani and molteni & c. the italian creative wanted to produce a melange of both global as well as local elements. “i love finding the balance between these two aspects,” he states. “the lobby, for instance, is covered with travertine marble imported from italy. we asked a local artist to create two sculptures inspired by Koregaon park’s old trees that impressed me particularly during my first trip to pune.” matteo has also been chosen to design the trump towers coming up in both gurugram and Kolkata. Nishita Fiji

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Truly local

Asia’s first Andaz hotel in Xintiandi district, Shanghai aims to distill the best of the city’s dynamic culture, allowing its patrons to absorb all kinds of authentic experiences

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Clockwise, from Top Hai Pai restaurant specialises in delicate Shanghainese and Chinese cuisines especially catering to the health conscious; Xuan bar features vibrant designs in glass and acrylic, contrasting the old reclaimed materials and timber; The Sky Garden Penthouse is the largest of the suites – it’s a two-storeyed condo thoughtfully put together with contemporary pieces and has its own tearoom on the first floor 118

hen away from home, where do we feel the most relaxed? Probably with someone you are really comfortable with – your best friend or a loved one. This is exactly how guests are made to feel on arrival at Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai, the first Andaz property in Asia operated by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Weary travellers are welcomed by a host at the entrance as they would be into a home, replenished by a complimentary glass of wine or espresso. Although the hospitality brand brings the luxury and experience of an international five star destination, Andaz Xintiandi is also closely involved with the local cultural scene. Contemporary and traditional art by city natives is a crucial component to inspire the imagination of guests, rather than simply decorate – each piece was curated around


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German bathware company Sternhagen’s premium offerings promise high functionality paired with luxurious design

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one are the days when the star of the house is one’s living room. Today’s discerning elite want their entire abode to stand out as a whole, including their bathrooms. German label Sternhagen suggests reinventing your experience in this intimate area of the home by infusing a strong dose of design along with cutting edge technology. The brand’s offerings include tiles, sanitary ware, showers and other matching accessories. During the launch of their flagship store in Ahmedabad last year, Sternhagen introduced five artistic bathroom suites, with a set of exclusively curated product fixtures within each range. The distinctive suites, Pent, Dune, Kristall, Golden Cut and Seerose are inspired by various elements of nature and emphasises on their motto of “Art meets Engineering”. For instance, Kristall mimics the uniqueness of naturally occurring phenomena with light refracting crystalline surfaces where no two pieces are alike, whereas Seerose draws its shapes from the sinuous curves of a water lily. The company recently released intricately crafted 3D faucets that blend art with design in playful ways. The Dune basin mixer is made from a single piece of steel, carefully moulded to produce a cascading flow of water. In 2015, Kristall basin received the iF Design award in the bathroom category. In the same year, Sternhagen earned an honourable mention by the Red Dot Design Awards for their well executed products.

From Top Pent WC & Bidet gold collection is all about exquisite beauty, creating an ambience that is enjoyable yet relaxing.; Kristall mixer instantly adds a design edge to any bathroom, making it look visually unique and striking; Pent spout derives its inspiration from geometric shapes found throughout the natural world striking Website: www.sternhagen.com


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the theme of “new energy influx”, referencing the hotel’s establishment in the historic Xintiandi district, and exploring the subjects of past and present, new and old, deconstruction and reconstruction. In all, the five star property features 307 spacious guestrooms and suites, three unique restaurants and bars and 18 different meeting and event venues. Adjoining its main building is Hai Pai Restaurant, its most popular dining spot, which offers fresh, healthy and delicate Shanghainese and Chinese cuisines. The hotel’s modern circular bar Xuan stands out because of its vibrantly hued decor and lighting. The use of glass and acrylic, alongside old reclaimed materials and timber follows the Andaz trademark themes of merging old and new. The three penthouse suites reflect a homely ambience within a sophisticated and modern shell, drawing warmth from natural materials and colourful, cultural and contemporary art pieces. Overall, Andaz Xintiandi streamlines everything from check-in to in-room entertainment, thanks to technology that allows guests to tailor their experience to individual needs. If you want to truly engage with a destination and experience it authentically, then it might just be the ideal choice. Anchal Kaushal

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Clockwise, from Top Left The central living area in the Sky Garden penthouse is decorated with local artworks. It looks out onto a Chinese style rooftop garden with a natural stone Jacuzzi; The 5 ft tall installation resembling an oversized, crumpled piece of paper painted by Xiao Long Hua, has illustrations reflecting the city’s heritage; One of the six fibreglass sculptures from “I Have Seen Happiness” series by artist Xiang Jing; The stylish Penthouse Spa suite greets visitors with a super comfortable king-sized bed and separate living and dining enclosures. Photographs courtesy Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai


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Near the entrance of the centre in Mumbai, the yellow wall running through the main studio, evokes a sense of cheer and positivity. On the opposite side, the organic wood and metal rack displays custom merchandise like yoga mats, organic bamboo towels, health foods and potted plants that make the space even more refreshing

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Mumbai based designers Neesha Alwani and Shruti Jalan point out the little eco centric details that make Studio 23, a sustainable fitness hub

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ealth and fitness have become important concerns for people. For us it was imperative to put together a well designed centre with a relaxing, welcoming, natural environment, inside and out. Located on the ground floor of an office building in South Mumbai, Studio 23 features a 1,100 sq ft open floor plan that can accommodate gymnasts and fitness enthusiasts. It can be divided into two spaces with stackable sliding folding soundproof partitions, enabling multiple uses for various activities at the same time. The remaining 600 sq ft space houses a reception desk, corridor with a wall dedicated to art, retail counter, physiotherapy area, changing cubicles and bathrooms. As soon as you enter, the bright yellow wall that wraps the studio evokes a feel good factor and stands out against the primarily grey surfaces and potted green plants. To create a sustainable centre, we consciously chose natural and recycled materials like cement and timber from crates. The suspended lights and ladder was reused as a shoe rack with shelves swung across the rungs. Neesha Alwani and Shruti Jalan

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Clockwise, from Top In the studio, swivel partitions create isolated zones for different activities; Lockers with playful numerical graphics keep the space upbeat; Blue and ochre electrical conduits on the walls render a sporty feel; The facade clad with cement sheets that form stripes of yellow and grey. Photographs by Sebastian Zachariah/ Photographix India courtesy n+s architects | interior designers 124


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WILD & FREE Couturier Anupamaa Dayal describes how her forest

homestay is an extension of her unbridled bohemian persona

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hat Mangar can exist feels like a fantasy. A tiny green jungle village in Haryana cocooned in a ring of Aravalli mountains, it is so close to a congested and oxygen deprived metropolis (it’s an hour’s drive away from New Delhi). The forest is sacred – villagers have never allowed trees to be touched in Mangar, a rich ecosystem with rare bird and butterfly sightings and some almost extinct tree species. Our retreat is simply called Anupamaa Mangar. I wanted it to tell stories of all that I love and gravitate to. Green, a colour that speaks to my soul, is all over. Each room – Fight and Feast (a Naga themed chamber), Ishq e Dilli, Gulabi, Phool Bagaan and Manjula – is based on one of our popular collections and decorated with textiles, cane furniture from Jodhpur, and upholstery and lampshades from the Anupamaa Home ranges. The idea was to keep the space intimate and honest to both the beauty of Mangar and the philosophy of my own brand. Anupamaa Dayal

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Clockwise, from Top Lounge with Mangar inspired decor; The designer’s scarves on handcrafted wooden hangers; Glass walls let the outdoors in; This room takes cues from the Phool Bagaan line. Photographs by madpaule courtesy Anupamaa Dayal


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What goes into planning and executing an architectural marvel? Sonali Rastogi of Morphogenesis elucidates how she gave the humble jali a cool geometrical twist for a global educational institution in New Delhi

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he British School has the tagline “International education with an Indian soul”, resonating with Morphogenesis’ philosophy of the co-existence of global and local elements in contemporary Indian architecture. Identity and morphology deeply rooted in passive sustainable design lead to its perforated front. Along with creating a sense of enclosure, it offers a dynamic play of light and shadow in the daytime, throughout the year. The jalis form a unifying structure to address the constraints of suboptimal orientations while being part of the environmental demand of the design. We also looked at reinventing craft where modules were cast using traditional mould and plaster. The modularity came out of a study of minimising the number of components, while lending enough diversity in the pattern for it to appear random (it’s essentially five units that repeat in different ways). The sizing for each came out of safety concerns – modules made of glass bricks available as infill panels. For the railings and around the courtyards, we used MS and a generous range of bright colour highlights. The key challenge was to achieve intricacy at a limited cost, so stripping it down to bare essentials, including the number of materials helped. What makes this building stand out is the reinterpretation of jalis in a unique proportion and magnitude with respect to sustainability, affordability, identity and lending a livable quality. Sonali Rastogi

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Say hello to your new jet-setting buddy. The just launched Travel Collection by Trunks Company, Jaipur is a series of cabin suitcases and briefcases worthy of inducing wanderlust in the most devoted workaholics. These full grain leather carry-ons boast brass accents and signature teakwood trimming, a trademark of the Rajasthan based firm. For the discerning globe trotter, these exquisite handcrafted pieces are offered in a host of hues, but our favourite has to be the classic tan. Available at 133 & 134, Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur 05. Tel: (0141) 2211919. Website www.trunkscompany.com

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Gunjan Gupta

The EDIDA India Designer of the Year 2012 looks back at completing a decade in the industry

Muda Wala Bicycle Throne crafted from bamboo stools From Top Left Gunjan Gupta; Bartan Walla Bicycle Throne, one of the main attractions at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016

For a profession that moves at breakneck speed, it is important to remain relevant and ahead of the curve at all times. Gunjan Gupta has pulled off a magnificent ten years in the industry with great elan, taking her Studio Wrap to greater heights with every project. Her trademark designs, steeped in Indian crafts and culture have received widespread acclaim, be it at home or on the world stage. We talk to her on completing this landmark: Breaking barriers “It feels amazing to be here for these

many years while occupying a niche genre of cultural furniture design. It has been very fulfilling to make native creations international.” Road ahead ”I would love to explore the business aspect now – moving beyond the artistic practice to a more commercial base as I get ready to launch my own affordable brand within the next year.” Pearls of wisdom “Think out of the box and beyond the immediate consumer.” Website www.wrap.co.in

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Aham Bhumika, an NGO in Bhopal plays a vital role in empowering rural women. Over the last three years, it has educated 40 women from the villages of Borda and Mahabadia in the delicate art of hand embroidery to produce panels made into tote bags, pouches and cushion covers. Website www.ahambhumika.org

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You can now own a historical structure (their tiny versions atleast) by icons like Oscar Niemeyer and Charles Correa with MuseLAB’s birch ply Architectural Hooks collection. We’re making a beeline for Michael Graves’ Denver Public Library, seen above. Available at MuseMART by MuseLAB, Unit 24, Unique Industrial Estate, Off Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 25. Tel: (022) 24364924

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moving stories Inspired by the shades and shapes of Morocco, Lost in Marrakesh series of home linen by textile label IDAM is the perfect mix of colour and restraint. The cushion covers with baroque patterns have our heart and our vote. Website www.idamstore.com

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Impress your loved ones at dinner time, not only with your culinary skills but also your impeccable taste in domestic textiles. Sarita Handa’s new range of 100 percent cotton and linen table fabrics guarantees much appreciation with its simple yet pleasing designs.

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oriental fare

Why let your passion for travel be restricted to the stamps on your passport? Let your house reflect that side of you too. We strongly recommend Japan inspired blue and white ceramics from lifestyle brand Nicobar to decorate your home with a piece of the Land of the Rising Sun. Website www.nicobar.com

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After a hiatus of six years, veteran artist Jaideep Mehrotra presents a new show that is introspective of today’s humanity and society

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Main Inspiration: The artworks aim to highlight modern culture where life is about possessing shiny new objects and a need for instant gratification. Unique Techniques: The works have been developed through a special process to deftly incorporate metal onto the canvas for desired effect. First Attempt: This is Jaideep’s first solo exhibition focusing solely on abstract forms. “It stops one from thinking too deeply and releases a spontaneity to the work,” he explains.

One of the several artworks by Jaideep created for the show, where he combines mercury with canvas for surreal paintings

Where Tao Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli, Mumbai 16. When Sep23 - Oct 22 Website www.taoartgallery.com

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Squeaky Clean

If accidental spills are your worst enemy, then iRobot’s Braava Jet is the saviour you need. The American company’s compact offering, recently launched in India, can efficiently mop floors with the press of a button Website www.irobot.com

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Take your high tea soiree to the next level. Lifestyle label Freedom Tree’s latest Chrysanthemum Bloom range of crockery is inspired by 19th century Japanese textile prints and is offered in a host of colours ranging from rose and teal to burgundy and smokey grey. Available at Block 31, Laxmi Woollen Mills Compound, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (W), Mumbai 11. Tel: (022) 24914433

seasonal blues

As the rains firmly set in, celebrate nature’s bounty with luxury home decor brand Good Earth’s edit of four new lines inspired by the monsoons: Malhar, Monukoru, Narmada and Sakura. Website www.goodearth.in

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While we wait on flying carpets to be invented, you can induce magic in your interiors with D’Decor’s four new rug collections. Our favourite has to be the Eden Cosy series with bold flower motifs. Website www.ddecor.com

In symmetry

One pattern, infinite desi gn possibilities! Bharat Floo ringeress and Tiles’ Das hDa shD ot series by Sandeep Kh osla and Tania Singh Kh osla of TSK Design borrows from elemental properties of geometry to make a whimsical line. Website www.bharatfloorings.com

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Virtual shopping may be all the rage but online furniture giant UrbanLadder tread the offbeat path by opening its first physical store in Bengaluru. Spread over two floors, the outpost was imagined by native practice Restore Design. Where 272, Intermediate Ring Rd, Amarjyoti Layout, Domlur, Bengaluru 71. Tel: (080) 67400200


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Scandinavian in spirit and Indian at heart, the New Delhi label by Avinesh Jain, Manish Jain, Ashish Jain and Neeraj Alwani makes sleek, minimal furniture and stationery. Website www.madewithspin.com

2. artemis cast stone

Ahmedabad resident Parshva Shah decided to turn the tables on air pollution caused due to stone dust by converting it into bespoke products. Website www.artemiscaststone.wordpress.com

3. this and that

Looking back at custom works created for interior clients over the years led Ahmedabad’s Ariane Ginwala to form her own studio to produce vintage inspired furniture with a modern edge. Website www.facebook.com/thisandthatindia

4. unearth Hassan and Raiyan Barmawar’s independent boutique specialises in wooden, metal and terracotta planters, terrariums and cushions. Website www.facebook.com/unearthindia

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Avrine Roy and Janhavee Sinh’s Ahmedabad based online venture deals in everything from lifestyle accessories and art prints to home decor accents. Website www.cyahi.com

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Studio Swine

Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami spin dynamic narratives around each of their creations through different media

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e was born in London and she hails from Japan. The two met at Royal College of Art, where Alexander was pursuing architecture and Azusa was studying to become an artist. Just six years ago, they joined forces to form Studio Swine or Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Age Explorers. What prompted them to adopt the unusual name? “We look at design as an agent of transformation to change perceptions about things”, says Alexander. “We were working on a project involving wild pigs, considered an insult in many cultures and a delicacy in others. We hoped that we’d be able to make a dent in their image!” Their approach to work too, is singular and their passion for telling a tale is not limited to products but also extends to movies. “We design and plan the storyboard from the beginning of a project. These allow us to reach a greater audience as everyone connects with visuals,” elaborates Alexander. In fact all their object launches are supported by a video – be it Hair Hairway, where they experimented with human hair for making products or Fordlandia, an exploration into the Amazon rainforest for rubber. Their installation at Salone del Mobile this year, New Spring received rave reviews. “It was the first time we did an immersive exhibit. The response felt surreal, but at the same time, we’re really happy,” avers Azusa. The duo are currently working on a sequel to their first Fordlandia collection, and we cannot wait to see what they have in store this time around. Tasneem Merchant Website www.studioswine.com

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Clockwise, from Top Left New Spring at Salone 2017, developed with fashion brand COS referenced ornate Italian chandeliers; Metallic Geology experiments with aluminium foam as a material; Gyrecraft involved making objects with plastic collected from different oceans. This one was crafted from elements found in the South Pacific; Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves Photographs courtesy Studio Swine


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Photograph by Mike Malajalian courtesy Sayar Garibeh

Beirut natives Sayar and Garibeh interpreted the dining table in a novel form with cues from their Lebanese heritage. Developed for collaborative design platform House of Today, the Juggler Table was imagined with metal legs and branching out ceramic plates. The idea is to have “shape-free” furniture perform the primary function of sharing food. Website www.sayargaribeh.com

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London based artist Lara Bohinc thought of fusing ancient forms with contemporary influences, resulting in the Fortress Pillar vase range. Inspired by the octagonal towers at the Diocletian Palace in Croatia, these accessories with interlocking blocks create a mesmerising effect. The ceramic pieces are handmade in an Italian workshop and are offered in several hues.

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Several customs revolve around tea in many Asian countries, including Japan and Taiwan. Chris Yoshiro Green and Sharon Jo-yun Hung of Native & Co design studio played on the concept of five for their Wu tableware series. They developed five teacups with different Taiwanese clays complementing flavours of the same number of oolong teas. Website www.nativeandco.com

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What role do colours play in our lives? This is the question Dutch designer Hella Jongerius has set out to answer with her latest exhibition. The display has been broken down into rooms with different tones that seem to change as the day progresses. What Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius When Till Sept 24, 2017 Where Design Museum, London Website www.designmuseum.org; www.jongeriuslab.com

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Shouldering The Weight

Creativity can also be about sending an important message and Capetonian interior design agency, Nawaaz Saldulker’s UNina Afrika lamp does exactly that. It pays homage to women who travel long distances carrying food and water on their head. The order of the steel enclosures can be rearranged on the central pole. Website www.nawaazsaldulker.co.za


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Italian sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi’s hauntingly beautiful wire mesh structures walk the fine line between imagination and reality

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e wouldn’t fault you for looking twice to actually believe what you are seeing. Italian designer Edoardo Tresoldi’s steel cord edifices seem like an illusion – whether indoors or outdoors. His works embody the credo “larger than life”, as they are not just scale models or mere mock installations of buildings, but monumentworthy in their own right. While most of his creations like Baroque, US and Basilica of Siponto in Italy among others have been in the open, Edoardo experimented in an enclosed setup for the first time in Abu Dhabi for a royal event. Titled “Archetype”, the tableau was imagined in collaboration with Mootassem El Baba and Marwan Maalouf of Dubai based studio Design Lab Experience. Built in the 75,000 sq ft Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the plaza-like structure was constructed along the lines of a classical building with towering columns, arches and domes. The design language took into account the existing greenery in the space, and so birds in various stages of flight were also incorporated. What’s more, the setting will also travel to various parts of the city and be installed in different locations. Tasneem Merchant Website www.edoardotresoldi.com

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Clockwise, from Top Wire mesh birds “fly” around ethereal towers at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre; The central dome is the focal point of the entire setup; The structure reflects elements of classical style architecture with arches, spires and rotundas Photographs by Roberto Conte courtesy Edoardo Tresoldi 146


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decor buzz the Gran Melia nacional, rio de janeiro, Brazil Noone reflected the city and its vibrancy as much as the iconic Oscar Niemeyer. The 33 storey cylindrical, glass, aluminium and concrete building which reopened after 20 years, is hailed as a national icon for its timeless design.

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New Frontiers

For Dublin based duo Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, 2018 is going to be massive year. The pair has been chosen to curate the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. From what we’ve heard, the showcase will examine the quality of the public and private space. Website: www.labiennale.org

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The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa

What strikes us most is the austere concrete facade, softened by the curved windows. This addition was made by British creative Thomas Heatherwick, who refurbished the interiors as well. The complex also houses the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Website

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the ned, london, UK

Touted as the city’s “hottest new destination” the property, envisioned by prolific architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924, was formerly a bank. The Portland stone structure has distinct high vaulted ceilings and at the height of its glory, had grand, ornately decorated doors as well. We would definitely recommend a visit to the bar located in the vault. Website www.thened.com


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ver the course of 40 years, Jalaram Timber has been associated with producing high quality veneers, plywood and surfaces. When the time came to design their new showroom in Mumbai, the brand wanted to create a space where consumers are spoilt for choice. Local interior designer Minnie Bhatt explains further: “Being well versed with their products and having used their beautiful veneers and flooring in our projects for many years, helped us arrive at the design direction we wanted to follow for their experience centre.” The store maintains a balance between a modern look while adhering to the brand’s legacy. The centre serves as an offline catalogue for all the products the company has to offer, but the minimalist look ensures it isn’t overwhelming. The highlight of the outpost is the entrance featuring a wooden art installation with filament bulbs suspended from the double height roof. Ayman Contractor

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Mumbai based flooring company Jalaram Timber’s new experience centre offers customers a holistic understanding of their premium products

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Where: 935, Bhagwandas Wadi, Off Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 25. Tel: (022) 24318666. Website: www.jalaramtimber.net

Clockwise, from Top Displays of the various products in Jalaram’s new experience centre; The installation at the entrance of the store; Each section is distinctly marked for easy perusal


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St+Art’s venture with Asian Paints pays homage to nature by adorning New Delhi’s Arjan Garh metro station with stunning wildlife paintings

Clockwise, from Top Mexico based Senkoe’s mural on the facade of the station; Nilesh, an artist from Pune painted vibrant birds and animals by the staircases leading to the metro; Singapore’s Sam Lo and Soph O illustrated the birds that survived in the metropolis Photographs by Pranav Gohil courtesy St+Art India

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hile we all enjoy travelling to exotic destinations, we spend far more time making shorter trips on public transport. But New Delhi’s residents have a new reason to look forward to their daily commute, if the Arjan Garh metro station is a pit stop. Local NGO St+Art India Foundation, known for creating art in public areas, tied up with Asian Paints and appointed Singaporean artists Sam Lo and Soph O, Mexican creative Senkoe and Pune based illustrator Nilesh to create murals on the walls of the station. The works highlight varied views on the increasing urbanisation and declining variety of animals in the city. In many, species are seen fleeing the disorder. Fascinatingly, some paintings show birds sporting “gangster bling”, depicting ones that have thrived in (and survived) the chaos. Nishita Fiji Website www.st-artindia.org

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The ELLE DECOR team travelled to Arjan Garh metro station, New Delhi courtesy Asian Paints. Website www.asianpaints.com


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best of Venice art biennale 2017

Turner prize winning British artist Richard Deacon’s first solo outdoor show features 31 works that reflect on the nature of time. This includes Never Mind, his popular 1993 structure, refabricated in stainless steel.

Our favourite sights and installations spotted at the globally acclaimed contemporary exhibition in Italy

What Some Time When Till September 24, 2017 Where Middelheim Museum, Antwerp Inquiries www.middelheimmuseum.be; www.richarddeacon.net

Photograph courtesy Eva Wurdinger/Bildrecht, Vienna 2017

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In the Austrian pavilion, artist Erwin Wurm’s caravan riddled with holes symbolised the porous nature of modern life where messages can be exchanged without a physical medium. Website www.erwinwurm.at

Photograph courtesy Richard Deacon

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At The Republic of Korea’s setup, each of the 668 clocks by local creative Lee Wan move at different paces, indicating the number of hours people around the world spend at work. Website www.korean-pavilion.or.kr

sweet facade Who can resist an ice lolly? Playing with this idea, three students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts created 100 beautiful popsicles. Each is formed by freezing various types of polluted water found in the country and feature flavours like arsenic and mercury. The contrast between how delicious they look and how harmful they are for the planet will send chills down your spine.... Website www.facebook.com/PollutedWaterPopsicles

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Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn believes that humans have the power to both destroy and save the world. To demonstrate this, he built hands emerging from the Grand Canal, that seem to hold up a building but could also possibly tip it over. Website www.lorenzoquinn.com


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Swarovski and Design Miami recently crowned three Designers of the Future 2017, whose sustainable innovations broke barriers

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ere’s news that deserves to shine. One of the popular highlights of Design Miami this year was the Swarovski Designers of the Future Award 2017 that celebrated emerging talent worldwide. The underlying theme “Shaping Societies” was chosen to consciously steer design towards sustainability. The honourees – LA architect Jimenez Lai, London based Dutch creative Marjan van Aubel and Tokyo’s TAKT Project – showcased ingenious creations made using the brand’s brilliant stones. Jimenez’s exploration led him to envision Terrazzo Palazzo – where second quality, rejected gems were reused to make a starry environment. Marjan’s Cyanometer used a portable solar panel to harness the power of the sun for futuristic ceiling illuminators. The faceted unit collects as well as directs refracted light to improve the efficiency of the solar technology. Lastly, TAKT Project’s Ice Crystal candlestick holder and vase was made using 3D printed crystals with a mere 1.5 mm thickness – a reinvention possible only by advanced 3D technology by Tel Aviv company MICRON3DP. Aditi Gaitonde Fernandes

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Clockwise, from Top Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Cyanometer light pieces are inspired by the form of a namesake device used to measure the intensity of blue in the sky; Part of Marjan’s creation is the all important portable solar panel to harness energy; TAKT Project’s 3D printed Ice Crystal vase takes cues from frost on the ground; Close-up of the starry terrazzo-like pattern of Jimenez Lai’s creation; Terrazzo Palazzo by Jimenez gives discarded inferior quality stones a new lease on life. Photographs by Mark Cocksedge courtesy Swarovski 154


decor buzz trash to treasure If you take a look at British company Alusid’s SilicaStone, you would never guess it is a substance that came from an unnatural source. Made by fusing discarded glass and ceramics, the lustrous material can be used as wall tiles. Website www.alusid.co.uk

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Ever thought pollution could be turned into a useful resource? Bengaluru based firm Graviky Labs created a device that captures soot emitted from vehicles and turns it into ink to create art. Website www.graviky.com

out of the woods Swedish label Nordgrona creates sound absorbers using reindeer moss derived from the forest and mountain areas of Northern Scandinavia. The panels absorb and release humidity to remain soft over time. What’s better is that the colourful pieces double up as unique wall accessories. Website www.nordgrona.com

Golden Globe When the inhabitants of Kiruna in Sweden had to be relocated, local artist duo Bigert & Bergstrom created Solar Egg, a sculptural public sauna, to help bring the townspeople together. The structure is made of stainless steel and uses solar panels to generate electricity to light up the pod. Website www.bigertbergstrom.com

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Bharat Floorings & Tiles is the leader in quality cement floorings - a reputation held for over 90 years. In 1922, we pioneered the cement tiles industry in India as part of the Swadeshi movement. Today we offer specialized types of floorings - from custom made designer tiles to Terrazzo - all made with the same dedication to quality and design. An idea with modern sensibilities depicted through colours and lines. Our collabration with young and visionary designers to create art.


decor buzz The Pixel kit can be programmed to display time, weather, sports scores and more. Its unique Tilt Sensor makes it receptive to movement Below, from Left The fully assembled Pixel, Camera and Speaker from Kano. The open-source platform allows anyone to make their own apps in Kano Code

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British company Kano enables computer enthusiasts to build their own machines from scratch

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uriosity is the best teacher, they say, and it’s so true in Kano’s case. What began as an innocent child’s fantasy, is now a leading platform for learning easy coding commands. “The original challenge came from my six year old cousin who wanted to build his own computer. He had only two conditions for it: No one should teach him and it should be as easy as putting together LEGO,” says Alex Klein, the co-founder and CEO. The project encourages interaction with technology, no matter who uses it. All that is required is internet connectivity and a whole lot of imagination. Kano’s programming community has members from 86 countries who have generated over 19 million lines of code. The greatest concern was making the software user friendly and inviting. “We needed to take the somewhat intimidating world of open-source software and make it feel human and clear – Kano feels like a game, with simple steps, level up moments and challenges that scale with your skill,” explains Alex. Their latest offerings include DIY Pixel, Camera and Speaker sets. Pixel enables you to visualise live data – manipulate the light dots to show you time, date, score, weather, beat equaliser and more in over 1.67 million colours. The Camera box contains a powerful 5 MP lens with flash, which allows you to capture stills and videos, make your own filters, even take photos when you clap! Speaker involves assembling a Bluetooth sound box that responds to gestures to control volume and can even double up as a walkie-talkie. The company is contemplating launching their system in multiple languages to increase their user base and make Kano accessible to a wider audience. Tasneem Merchant Website www.kano.me

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Yves Behar’s studio Fuseproject morphs the television into a piece of art in their latest innovation for Samsung

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f you’re anything like us, you like your technology with a minimal aesthetic, futuristic in function and preferably inconspicuous. Award winning industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio had a similar idea for their newest product. For Samsung, Fuseproject imagined The Frame, a flat screen TV that doubles up as an artwork. Instead of fading to black when turned off, this innovative gadget goes into Art Mode to display an image, entirely disappearing into the decor of the room. You can choose from 100 professional paintings and photographs by various artists across genres or even showcase pictures of your own. Samsung also provides owners with subscriptions to world renowned museums and art galleries like Magnum Photos and Saatchi Art. Interestingly, The Frame uses motion sensor technology to detect movement in the room. It’s been envisioned to turn into a painting when someone is around and power off otherwise. To make it look more like a mounted piece of canvas, the TV’s brightness sensor automatically adjusts the image based on the area’s lighting. To further personalise it, you can even choose the colour of the border to suit your interiors. And yes, it’s a 4K HDR smart TV that comes in options of 55 and 65 inches. Hang on to that.... Aditi Gaitonde Fernandes

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From Top The Frame is a smart TV that blends into your interiors by turning into a painting or image of your choice; You can choose the colour of the frame to match your decor Photographs courtesy Fuseproject


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Feast your eyes on the Bild 9 TV by designer and creative director Bodo Sperlein for German brand Loewe. Like a painting to show off, its sculptural form takes after art deco and Bauhaus styles. And no unseemly loose wires as they run through the sleek steel frame. Website www.loewe.tv

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New York based audio company Master & Dynamics’ MA770 speaker is unlike anything we’ve seen. The firm collaborated with renowned architect David Adjaye and spent two years perfecting a unique wireless device made of concrete composite. They created “new geometry of sound” by deviating from the common square and rectangular shapes to embrace a sculptural triangular form. Innovations on the material allowed them to reduce vibrations and unwanted echoes. Website www.masterdynamic.com

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The makers of a biodegradable urn that turns ashes of departed ones into a tree got a tech upgrade. With Bios Incube, you can grow a sapling right at home before replanting it outside. Controlled via a sensor and app, it monitors soil, air, sends mobile alerts and even stores water to irrigate the plant for about three weeks. Website www.urnabios.com

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We like the sound of this – a smart doorbell that’s always at your service, no matter where you go. When you’re outside your residence, Ding will call your phone and let you talk to your visitor. We also love the capsule shaped customisable speaker that can hang on a wall or sit on a shelf. Website www.dingproducts.com

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Ikea and Apple have joined forces to launch a game-changing shopping experience. The Dutch retailer’s new augmented reality (AR) app will let you digitally place Ikea’s furniture in your room and buy it online. It will be released later this year. Website: www.ikea.com


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legendary tales

This publication celebrates the life of Geoffrey Bawa, taking you on an excursion of his best projects while also providing a tour of the visionary architect’s scenic homeland

...Geoffrey Bawa propagated the concept of “tropical modernism” – a form of designing that fused modernist theories with sensitivity to local context...

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here was once a time when professional architects cared little for the needs of the land they built elaborate structures on. It was during this era, in the late ‘50s, that Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa propagated the concept of “tropical modernism” – a form of designing that fused modernist theories with sensitivity to local context, aiming to gratify the region’s inhabitants to the fullest. This is one among several reasons why Geoffrey came to be known as the most influential name in Sri Lankan architecture. Penned by writer and architect David Robson, the book is a fascinating narration of his life. Supported with vivid imagery shot by native photographer Sebastian Posingis, the tome also features 44 buildings by the legend including private dwellings, public institutions and hotels scattered across the verdant country; and our favourite, his own town house in Colombo, now considered a historic location. Nishita Fiji

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1 House style: Five centuries oF FAsHion At cHAtswortH

By Laura Burlington and Hamish Bowles Publisher: Skira Rizzoli, `1,491

The future Duchess of Devonshire and Gucci come together to celebrate the flamboyant and colourful lifestyle of her ancestors.

2 FlexForm Around tHe world

Publisher: Flexform, available on www.flexform.it

Conceived as a travel album, this book highlights the company’s products in a variety of global projects. The contexts vary from Hakkasan Restaurant in Mykonos to a private yacht, all linked by Flexform pieces.

3 tHe tAilored interior

By Greg Natale Publisher: Hardie Grant, `2,436

Australian creative Greg Natale released his DIY guide for designing a home, which also reveals his ideology that anyone can adapt to. We love his quick tips on adding contrast to spaces and ways to style cushions.

4 reverse GlAss PAintinG in indiA

By Anna Dallapiccola Publisher: Niyogi Books, `1,495

The former professor of Indian art in Germany explores a popular 19th century method practised by Indian and Chinese artists. It features portraits of royals, gods, landscapes and courtesans.

Books courtesy Gucci (House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth), Flexform (Flexform Around the World), Greg Natale (The Tailored Interior) and Niyogi Books (Reverse Glass Painting in India). Photography by Bajirao Pawar 166


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DESTINATION DECOR

GOING THE DISTANCE Global Living Emporio in Bengaluru, India’s largest home decoration mall, brings together the best of 62 international brands under one roof for all your interior needs

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hop till you drop at Global Living Emporio, furniture brand Stanley’s state of the art retail concept, that is spread over 1,00,000 sq ft across seven storeys. The mall houses over 62 labels that offer comprehensive solutions across living, dining, bedroom and kitchen spaces. The stellar line-up includes Cattelan Italia, Moroso, Christopher Guy, Kartell, Poltrona Frau and more. With over 150 complete room settings to be inspired by, the possibilities of combinations are endless. Shubha Sunil and Sunil Suresh, the founders of Stanley and the driving forces behind Global Living Emporio, roped in American designer Jay Gorsia to create an exclusive line of furniture for them. “We also have five brands who are licensed with us,” adds Sunil. “This means these companies manufacture their products in Italy but they are exported to us in a skeleton form. We take care of the upholstery in custom colours at our own factory. This process ensures shorter delivery time.” What also makes the entire experience wholesome is the staff who are trained to recommend pieces to customers based on individual needs.

Where: Opp Electronic City Toll Plaza, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 00. Tel: (080) 67629000 Website: www.globallivingemporio.com

From Top The spacious living room setting showcases various pieces from the Gorsia for Stanley range; Sunil Suresh and Shubha Sunil, the minds behind Global Living Emporio


decor buzz The exterior of Jo Malone London’s Townhouse in Gloucester Place resembles a chocolate box with an “animated installation” that reflects the brand’s generous gift giving philosophy

indulgence of the season

an english august

The minimalist and extremely sophisticated fragrance label Jo Malone London that has been winning hearts the world over with its premium offerings, finally touches down in India

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ave you ever caught a whiff of something that took you right back to an old memory you thought you had lost? That’s the kind of magic scents possess. Now imagine the chemistry that goes into concocting these mists of nostalgia. Well, Jo Malone London is an expert at it. The British brand masterfully combines the simplest notes in unique pairings like Wood Sage & Sea Salt and English Pear & Freesia. Intrigued yet? The most refreshing part is that it makes no big show of its products that include candles, diffusers, colognes as well as bath and body products. Each of these is presented in regal cream and black boxes, topped with a classic ebony grosgrain ribbon. The company’s headquarters in Gloucester Place, London, aptly titled “Townhouse”, is a quintessentially British home envisioned by local designer Rose Uniacke. Describing the Georgian structure Lifestyle Director Debbie Wilde remarked, “It interprets British heritage and our style in a very modern way. Just one glance at it and you know it’s us.” The label will open its doors to Indian customers in August with a store in Palladium mall, Mumbai and one in New Delhi later this year. Nishita Fiji Website www.jomalone.com

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From Left Wild Fig & Cassis home candle; English Pear & Freesia room diffuser; Bath oil from the same collection; Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne; English Pear & Freesia soap wrapped in packaging imagined by British artist and designer Michael Angove; Lime Basil & Mandarin soap from the same range Photographs courtesy Jo Malone London

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SIT & LOUNGE

GATHER AROUND

Your hunt for the best picks for your living room ends at Bengaluru’s Global Living Emporio, India’s largest multi-brand furniture retail store

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rom plush sofas and sinkable chairs to smart coffee tables and majestic bookcases – deck your living area with the choicest of picks from Global Living Emporio. The showroom houses exquisite furniture from international labels such as Moroso, Cattelan Italia and Poltrona Frau, which are renowned for the exceptional craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail. You can even browse through stunning offerings from their parent company Stanley’s 20th anniversary collection, the Beautiful Living range and Gorsia for Stanley, a collaboration with acclaimed American designer Jay Gorsia, commissioned especially for the new venture.

Where: Opp Electronic City Toll Plaza, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 00. Tel: (080) 67629000 Website: www.globallivingemporio.com From Top The expansive living room setting with furniture from Poltrona Frau is one of the 150 arrangements that offer inspiration; The sectional sofa propped with plush cushions is also from the same brand; Gorsia for Stanley pieces inject colour into this neutral setup


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deToX GUIde Use our holistic wisdom to de-stress and attain total nirvana produced by nishita Fiji

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soot up

Found in Japan, Kishu Binchotan or white charcoal is one of the purest forms of carbon available. Danish firm Sort of Coal discovered its benefits and created Bincho, a purifying stick of the natural substance that softens and ionises tap water, while also enriching it with minerals like potassium and magnesium. Website www.sortofcoal.com

Fine Brew

A cup of tea can help you hit pause on the busiest day. But storing the well loved beverage without losing its freshness is no mean feat. To resolve this issue, interior designer Asa Eriksson-Ahuja of London based company Lotusier imagined Tea Humidor. With a beautiful wooden exterior and handcrafted crystal interior, the unit protects it from humidity, light, air and odours. Website www.lotusier.com

SPA ON THE GO

Our curation of beautifully made packable essentials will help you stay calm even during the most chaotic commutes

nap anywhere

Singapore’s Aubergine Studio created a travel pillow of the same name that is unlike any other of its kind. Its secret? The fuss-free portable cushion inflates with just one puff of air. Website www.auberginepillow.com

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block out the world

Imagine if you could adjust the volume of noises you don’t otherwise have control over. Dutch startup Knops released cleverly engineered earplugs that allow users to filter different sounds. Website www.knops.co

play mind Games

Want to pass your time at airports while still occupying your brain cells? We recommend Logifaces, a handcrafted 3D puzzle built in concrete by Budapest based Logideez. Website www.logideez.com


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EAT & RELAX

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Wondering where you can get the best furniture for your dining room? Head to Global Living Emporio, which houses over 62 brands under one roof

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f you are looking for the perfect ensemble of table and chairs to grace your eating area, drop by the recently opened Global Living Emporio in Bengaluru. Choose options from several world renowned brands such as Vitra, Vondom, Cierre and Stanley Boutique. For precious crockery and cutlery to match the premium furniture, we suggest you check the wide array of options by Nishita Fine Tableware. Where: Opp Electronic City Toll Plaza, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 00. Tel: (080) 67629000 Website: www.globallivingemporio.com Clockwise, from Top Dining table and chairs from Cattelan Italia come together in this cozy dining nook; Pieces from Sedit DT are the ideal choice for a compact space; Warm toned furniture from the same label induces a comforting vibe


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Take a hike

Ideal for nature lovers, Tentrr offers personalised weekend camping trips for city weary citizens

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f you would rather be surrounded by an actual jungle compared to a concrete one, then you will probably love the idea of the online travel platform, Tentrr. Being “anti campground”, the company behind the website and iOS app rents out parts of lands leased by their owners to vacationers. Tired of noisy and crowded communal outdoor spaces, Michael D’Agostino, Tentrr’s CEO, realised that subletting acres of private property provides the escape and seclusion that the metropolitan craves without having to drive hours away from the city. These campsites come with a fully equipped shelter, picnic table, fire pit and wash area – campers just have to carry their own food and entertainment. Some locations offer extra activities like water sports, ziplining, biking, hikes and access to wineries or distilleries too. Currently, the app only offers options in the state of New York, but plans to expand to other parts of the US soon. Michael believes that, “in our incredibly fast paced digital world, we are the first company that actually wants you to turn your computer off.” Ayman Contractor Website www.tentrr.com


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COOK & DICE

GET SERVED

With over 1,00,000 sq ft of shopping area, Global Living Emporio, Bengaluru ensures that all your cookroom needs are met

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odular sleek, contemporary or traditional whichever your kitchen style might be, you will find it at Global Living Emporio, India’s largest home decoration mall. The one stop shop for all your kitchen needs provides offerings from international as well as local labels such as Leicht, Pedini, Miele, Oak Tree and more. You can also browse through professional tools and gadgets from KitchenAid. Where: Opp Electronic City Toll Plaza, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 00. Tel: (080) 67629000 Website: www.globallivingemporio.com Clockwise, from Top The dining cum cooking space by Oak Tree reflects a soft grey hue; The brand’s diverse range also includes a kitchen island setup; Pedini’s offering combines asymmetrical forms for a compact dining place


decor buzz Cook Up a feast

Italian brand Zed Experience’s freestanding and multi functional station makes barbecuing in your backyard more fun. Available in two sizes, this grill can be used as a wine tasting or cocktail station. The compact table also has the ability to accommodate a refrigerator as well as cooking appliances. Website www.zedexperience.com

elle deCor loves talk of the floCk

What space would birds like to spend their time in? American design studio SHIFT answers this question with their minimalistic Beekman Feeder. Made out of completely recyclable aluminium and suspended by a braid cord, this feeder for the feathered kinds is also available in sunny yellow, leafy green and ocean blue hues. Website www.shiftspacedesign.com

hands free herbs

AVANT GArdeNerS

Having your own nursery is easier with American tech company edn’s range of wi-fi enabled garden installations. Taking the guesswork out of home gardening, the company has developed technology that takes care of a plant’s needs – no green thumb required.

Look in to these outdoor options to enjoy vibrant verdure all year produced by ayman ContraCtor

Under the sUn

For everyone who loves to lounge and soak up some Vitamin D minus the blinding glare, Talenti has your summer fix ready. The Eden daybed by Italian architect Marco Acerbis has a foldable canopy that when pulled back transforms into an outdoor sofa. Website www.talentisrl.com

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private oasis

Relax in your lawn or terrace in this orb shaped bed, conceptualised by Danish creator Henrik Pedersen for Gloster. The Cradle bed, available in three colours, has a side table, upholstered waterproof cushions and a detachable side screen for added privacy. Website www.gloster.com


looking to intern with india’s leading architects or designers? CAll FOR ENTRIES If you’re a final year design student, who wants to make a mark in their field, The Park eLLe DeCOr STuDenT COnTeST can be the best launch pad for you. Participate in the 6th edition and get a chance to be the next superstar in the making along with an opportunity to work with design icons as well as showcase at India Design ID 2018

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Brand news

Exciting new releases, store launches and the coolest finds in furniture, lighting and home appliances – peruse our curated selection of what you need to look out for this season produced by nishita fiji and ayman contractor

5 minutes with

Nimish ArorA, soNAli ArorA & hrithik roshAN

The Managing Director, Creative Product Head and Brand Ambassador of DCTex Furnishings share their views on the company’s new projects Renowned for its indulgent textiles and rich colour palettes, the fabric label is poised to unveil a dual line which aims to capture the local markets. The trio shed more light: Latest launch Nimish Arora: “We are encompassing our experiences from across the globe into two India centric ranges: Platinum collection for upholstery and curtains and Empress comprising bed linen.” Design outlook Sonali Arora: “In terms of creativity, we look at what works for each region. All the patterns are adapted to suit the tastes of customers in every country.” Brand association Hrithik Roshan: “I am happy to be representing DCTex Furnishings as I get inspired by what they do. Nimish and Sonali have a deep understanding of how their business should cater to individual needs.” Where: Palm Court Complex, B301, M Bldg, Malad Link Rd, Malad (W), Mumbai 64. Tel: (022) 40812222 Input by Tasneem Merchant

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be a part of

17-19 NOVEMBER 2017 To partner with us, email IDSatellite@IndiaDesignID.com The third edition of id satellite Mumbai promises to be a fun filled weekender that will be hosted around the city’s design hubs of lower parel and worli. if you are a decor brand, art gallery, restaurant, bookstore or cafe, come, participate and join the design revolution that is sure to make heads turn. Take your pick from a wide range of workshops, exclusive parties, food events, and a lot more.

VENUE Lower PareL DeSIgn DIStrIctS IN ASSOCIATION WITH

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5 minutes with

nicolette naumann

The Vice President of Ambiente design fair discusses interior trends and the Indian market Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, the annual show that displays the best in furniture, lighting and home accents made its way to India only four years ago. Nicolette shares her insights and thoughts on what to look for in the coming year: Consumer impact “I have found that in India, at the moment, there is a rise in the number of professional retailers. Departmental stores are developing and various malls are springing up. These are the buyers we are targeting.” Forecast for 2018 “There will be an interesting fusion of industrial and country decor. I also believe we will see a lot of hand stitched and handcrafted products.” Website: www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com Input by Sonia Dutt

omkar realty “Gone are the days when a customer booked a flat by merely seeing an advertisement. Today, buyers want to experience the space.” – Amar Tendulkar, President, Design, Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt Ltd on the importance of show apartments Website: www.omkar.com Input by Tasneem Merchant

playful paradise

Everything is better in miniature, isn’t it? If you enjoy shopping for your little one, then Chennai based Peekaboo Patterns needs to be your next stop. The company’s latest Vintage line features adorable furniture and furnishings with cute prints in soft pastel hues. Website: www.peekaboopatterns.com

deep slumber

French label Nina Ricci Maison’s bedding range assures the most restful night’s sleep. Woven in rich Egyptian cotton, the sheets, duvets and pillowcases are adorned with intricate details like lace and dainty ceramic buttons. Website: www.ninariccimaison.com

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Design trail @ shakti mills

17-19 NOVEMBER 2017 art & Design soiree Five creative brands come together to engage the city of Mumbai with an exclusive art and design exprience. Showcasing stellar installations and artworks, ABACA, FCML, Red Blue & Yellow, Sarita Handa and Tranceforme bring forth an array of artists over a period of three days. These brands along with others will also be launching their new collections.

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decor buzz easy minimaLism

Less is more – in tandem with this theme common in modern homes, New Delhi based luxury furniture brand Beyond Designs’ latest range of side tables feature clean geometric lines in monochrome hues. They also double up as beautiful accent pieces. Website: www.beyonddesigns.in

modern opulence New Delhi based brand Ravish Vohra Home launched the new Mayfair Collection, boasting modern silhouettes combined with their luxurious aesthetic.

Available at: 218/222, Second Flr, DLF Grand Mall, MG Rd, Gurugram 01. Website: www.ravishvohrahome.com

timber tales

UK based label Havwoods International has opened a 5,000 sq ft showroom in South Mumbai. We especially recommend it for its display of over 300 shades of stunning real wood flooring. Where: 30/32 Havwoods International, Laxmi Woollen Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11. Website: www.havwoods.in

fresh find

Here’s news to tap into. Spanish bathware manufacturer Roca’s Escuadra Pure range of faucets shines bright with a highly reflective exterior finish and crystal handles. The pieces are also scratch and corrosion resistant. Website: www.roca.in

LLadro “Our core philosophy is to celebrate life, memories and traditions with the best porcelain sculptures. We offer home accessories and lighting fixtures in ceramic, all made by hand in the company’s only factory in Valencia, Spain.” – Nikhil Lamba, COO Lladro India on the firm’s value system Website: www.lladro.com 180


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edida 2017

30.09.17 Form + Function + imagination + risk + a Big idea = good design now is the time for all your dreams to come true – to walk down that enviable red carpet with a coveted edida in hand, to be immortalised in its Hall of Fame for posterity. For 15 years, edida india (eLLe decor international design awards) has been recognising the most distinguished products that boldly embrace the present and humbly evoke the future of the industry. in our 16th edition now, we can’t wait to see what you have to offer!


the categories EDIDA DEsIgnEr of thE YEAr BAthWArE the crown is waiting and so is the royal treatment; impress us with your vast portfolio

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the snuggliest linen, the most luxuriant covers, the bounciest sleep fortress

Faraway lands, age old weaves and complex patterns that come alive in warps and wefts

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appliances that fulfill all your food dreams, gizmos that tell you the broth is done

ideas that are effervescent and functional, fixtures that don’t flicker but burn bright and inspire

crockery, serveware and cutlery that make conversations around the table extra special

colours, textures, patterns and motifs that transport you to another world on command


RESTfuL RETREaTS: iDYLLiC hOTELS & hOmES TO ESCapE TO

E L L E DECOR STYLE Page 188 into the woods Leads to a quaint, glass tree house in Tala envisioned by Mumbai based architects Shefali Balwani and Robert Verrijt Page 194 rooted interest Gives a sneak-peek into Andaz, New Delhi, a hotel decorated with Indian elements by British firm Virgile+Partners Page 198 cool in the troPics Journeys to a farmhouse in Alibaug with an expansive crystal clear swimming pool designed by Mumbai’s Anand Menon and Shobhan Kothari Page 208 slow indulgence Takes you to the sandy shores of the sustainably built Soneva Jani in Maldives imagined by co-owner Eva Shivdasani Page 216 hidden gem Transports you to Vila, a beach getaway in Maceio, Brazil envisioned by French designer Stella Cadente in shades of blue 186


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into the woods

Cloaked in a blanket of foliage, the secluded villa imagined by Robert Verrijt and Shefali Balwani of Architecture BRIO is a city dweller’s dream retreat TEXT by nishita fiji phoTographs by sebastian Zachariah and ira Gosali/PhotoGraPhix courTEsy architecture brio

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Clockwise, from Above Left Located atop a hill in Tala, Maharashtra, the weekend home overlooks an estuary from three sides. From the outside, the thatched roof cottage seems to be a single storeyed stucture, however, once inside, visitors discover a lower ground floor, accessible through an internal staircase. Guests enter the remote property through the

upper level of the bungalow; Outside the main bedroom, a sit-out in merbau wood offers scenic views of a river and valley beyond. All columns and railings were painted black so that they seem to disappear into the forest when it gets dark; Steel staircases with timber risers on the lower level lead to a forest trail, urging guests to take a hike in the160 acre woodland

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erched on a hill in Tala, a small town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, the Tree House doesn’t look one bit out of place in its surroundings. Its facade of glass and mirrored panels reflects whimsical leaf patterns, while thick branches appear to be casually entering and exiting parts of the house. To a passer-by it may almost seem as if it sprouted from the earth just like the lush foliage that envelopes it. But architects and partners Robert Verrijt and Shefali Balwani of Mumbai based Architecture BRIO, who designed the stunning villa, will assure you that it wasn’t that simple.

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The pair had to undertake an uphill hike to access the remote site with a meandering river landscape serving as a scenic backdrop. Here, they found that they had to build around an already existing framework. Once work began, almost a year was spent converting the 2,500 sq ft space into a warm weekend home and perfecting every little aspect of the carpentry intensive project. Now, the two storeyed structure gleams with pride as one of the finest among its sister bungalows under the firm Forest Hills, Tala. The creative duo tells us more about the dreamy resort they crafted.


To a passer-by iT may almosT seem as if iT sprouTed from The earTh jusT like The lush foliage ThaT envelopes iT

Clockwise, from Above Left Ebony spiral staircases made of mild steel lead guests from the lower level of the house to the main floor; In the earthy main boudoir, the butterfly chairs are from Home Glamour, Jodhpur, while the rug is from Pride Furnishings, Mumbai; Matching furniture can be found in bedroom on

the lower floor Left The living area has a small dining table clad in linen from Nicobar. The staircase leads to a “crow’s nest”, a hideout with a small mattress where kids can sleep and play

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ELLE DECOR: How did the verdant surroundings inspire your intuitive design? Robert Verrijt: The transparent exterior was chosen to make guests feel like they’re living in harmony with nature. A similar openness is reflected in the interior layout – since there are no walls, all the rooms seem fluid. Only light curtains segregate the space, so the outside becomes a significant part of the ambience inside. Shefali Balwani: We also chose a neutral colour palette and breezy fabrics like linen and cotton to complement the cosy atmosphere. As most components like the floors and walls are white, we played with different textures. 192

ED: How is the property sensitive to its location? SB: The structure is very light, made of slender columns. We left the vegetation untouched so the footprint is minimal. Instead, a garuga tree was incorporated into its architecture – it enters the home and pops out of the roof. ED: You refer to this villa as a luxury retreat although it’s very different from a traditional opulent hotel. How would you define “luxury”? RV: There is only one such offering in the area. So when you visit, you feel like you have arrived in a unique world. Every detail blurs the boundary between the inside and outside. It’s just you and the surrounding wilderness.

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From Above Branches of shower behind Left In the cosy a garuga tree are integrated bedroom setting on the lower into the open to sky bath level, the chequered throw area and serve as an unusual is from Shift by Nimish Shah seating option. The tub set with while the cushions and bedside a timber frame was custom accessories are from Nicobar. designed by Architecture BRIO; The striped panels were crafted A retrofitted vanity counter with white acrylic infill and teak from Chor Bazaar, Mumbai wood frames forms part of the master bathroom with a sheltered

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ROOTED INTEREST

Local design elements integrated with state of the art services at the first Andaz property in India, offer travellers a fresh take on the capital TEXT by tasneem merchant phoTographs CourTEsy andaz delhi

Above, from Left The Tower of Victory was made by artist duo Tanmoy and Mehula who worked closely with master curator Rajeev Sethi; The book 401 Reasons to Fall in Love With Delhi was authored by Fiona Caulfield. Each number corresponds to a suite in the hotel Left At the expansive Andaz lounge with Susan Grey marble flooring from Turkey, modern fittings like pendant lamps by Elektra Lighting Design for Global China Corporation coexist with more rustic pieces like the centre table and stools from Aadarshila

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n a world of homogenised luxury, the Andaz chain by Hyatt Hotels Corporation aims to stand out with its unique, localised offerings. After all, the main purpose of travelling to foreign lands is to soak in the culture and native ideas of a city. Andaz Delhi, the first such venture in India by the group, is steeped in everything Dilli is famous for. Located conveniently in Aerocity, the property is close to the main lifestyle hubs of the metropolis. The swish architecture was envisoned by Chicago based Bauer Latoza while the humble clean interiors are the work of London based firm Virgile+Partners. “The brief was to create a modern style, targeting a smart, new traveller who appreciates design and is receptive to contemporary art,” explains Carlos Virgile, the firm’s director. “The idea was to envision a novel kind of luxury minus the traditions linked to it – quintessentially the space is open, accessible, friendly and free of pretentiousness.”

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“The idea was To envision a novel kind of luxury...quinTessenTially The space is open, accessible, friendly...”

Above Juniper Bar, bedecked with tables sourced from ADS, India and illuminators from Global China Corporation, serves libations inspired by the medicinal values of the namesake bloom Right, Clockwise, from Top The Large View suite features a bed from Concodia covered in linen from Welspun. The side table and blue ottoman are from Bressan Crafts; In the 201Large View Twin, furniture from Concodia, China rest on the Hanif rug from Badoi; The amenity counter in an Andaz King room holds fresh fruit

This concept runs throughout the 401 rooms and suites, and the culmination of all of these is presented in Fiona Caulfield’s book titled “401 Reasons to Fall in Love with Delhi”. The volume has 12 sections catering to specific interests including heritage buildings, sports, devotion and nature. Andaz has amenities such as heated pools, sun decks, a spa and a fully furnished gym as well. Being a hotel for the global nomad, Andaz’s restaurants offer a delectable spread of several cuisines. Their flagship restaurant AnnaMaya for instance, is known for its consciously sourced, artisanal ingredients and local produce, while Juniper, a first of its kind gin only bar, offers upto 40 tailor made spirits. For the curated artworks dotting the hotel, veteran designer Rajeev Sethi was brought on board as he “understands the subtle nuances of Indian culture and has access to many upcoming, talented artists,” explains Carlos. Andaz Delhi has achieved what it set out to do as “in little time, it has become popular among luxury travellers who look for different, personalised brand experiences,” concludes Kurt Straub, Vice President – Operations (India), Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

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From Top Left Sheltered by an aluminium pergola with wood-like texture, the pool bar cascades into the clear blue water body. The deck, where the Eames chair rests, opens from the living pavilion and is also one of the main spine connections in the bungalow; The entrance court with an aluminium screen door, is also a nice place to relax and read, with the pop coloured horse sculpture, batik printed frame, carved peg table and folding seater for company Right The alfresco dining area is the heart of entertainment. It abuts the pool bar on one side and a lawn on the other. All the furniture and lighting were sourced from China 200


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The glass pavilion that houses the living/dining room addresses the pool on one side and is flanked by a court with a lawn and water body on the other. Its fabricated roof in wooden rafters and white hanging lights crown the muted interiors. The furniture is a mix of brands and designers like Hans Wegner, Macchiato, Charles & Ray Eames and some designed by ADND. Made from a single log of wood, the centre table complements the house’s rustic setting 202


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Adjoining the master boudoir, the basin area has been treated as a corridor leading to the plunge pool. The patterned wall, Ego Stud mirror from Diesel Living with Moroso, stone bowl basin and artist’s console evoke the typical idyllic ambience of a farmhouse, while the white oak flooring, ceiling and aluminium brise soleil bring essential warmth Right The plunge pool is attached to the same suite. The owners’ passion for horses is reflected in the customised wire mesh artwork 204


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The GRAND SCheMe The house has been designed in different clusters of programs, held together with a sturdy circulation spine. The living/dining pavilion in glass has a deck extension onto the central pool on one side and private lawn on the other, bound by the curved stone wall at the entrance. This court is further enhanced by a water body fed by a gargoyle that emerges from the partition. At the pool’s far end is the Jacuzzi and sunken seating which overlooks the main lawn with the tennis court at one end of the property. Opposite the living zone, the guest area has four bedrooms with attached baths. The bar and outdoor dining zone flank one end of the pool while three water spouts edge the other. Directly above this space is the master bedroom that comes with a plunge pool facing the lake, created as a “getaway” for the clients. Our favourite corner though, is the children’s room – a “box within a box” cantilevered on a singular large column. The far end of this chamber has two blue chairs that face the pond, making for an idyllic setting. SeNSIBLe & SeNSITIVe ChOICeS Designing second homes is about creating a micro-environment if the vantage views are missing. Also the idea of the served as well as service spaces being segregated is key. Our process is about offering moments, elemental and episodically unfolding. The circulation and zones between functions follow a sequence of activity. The furniture has been kept aesthetically appealing but practical, while strongly emphasising on minimum maintenance. Surfaces also withstand the severity of the climate. The use of natural stone and wood, LED lighting and abundance of landscape allows the bungalow to be endorsed as eco-friendly.

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From Top Right The children’s room with a custom bed and seating area, is actually a wooden box inside a glass container. Mahogany, wenge and walnut were sourced for the relief work; Within the same space, the bath was designed with a skylight to let the sunshine in Left Created as a space of solitude, this end of the same cantilevered kids’ area looks out onto the seasonal pond. The theme was nautical, which reflects in the selection of colour in the loungers as well as the frames that adorn the wall behind

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Designed by co-owner Eva Shivdasani, the Island Reserve Villa is an expansive beachfront, four bedroom abode spread over 15,500 sq ft. With private access to the beach, it also has an indoor pool. The roof is in red river gum shingles procured from Laos and teak leaves from Thailand. Wood and bamboo used for the exteriors were either bought locally, recycled or imported from Thailand

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Clockwise, from Above The dining area, adjacent to the living space, follows a similar whitewashed look. All the furniture has been created on site using sustainable wood from plantations, recycled timber, bamboo and coconut; The kitchen has retro style gadgets while the walls were deliberately left unfinished to heighten the design language; The compact cookroom boasts a marble countertop and bleached wood cabinets Left The interiors exhibit an extensive use of bleached wood. The double-height living room with large semi-circular seating, overlooks the swimming pool. The handwoven upholstery was procured from Barefoot, an organic brand from Sri Lanka, while the fish shaped lighting fixture was made using local materials

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Clockwise, from Above The master bedroom has a study area with a long wooden desk and storage underneath. The chair has been carved using a single piece of wood, exhibiting a smooth play of curves. An installation using local wood was also designed to bring in an element of art and was painted silver to complement the all white interiors; The decor accessories also reflect the generous use of local materials. For example, the base of the lamp is in the same material used in the rest of the house. The glass bottles were manufactured using recycled elements; Apart from the furniture, in the same boudoir, all the doors were carved from recycled timber. Most walls have been kept unfinished to maintain design consistency Right In the same bedroom, the wooden ceiling has rectangular hollow compartments that bring in a new dimension while the mosquito net, suspended from a tree bark, adds whimsical charm

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From Above Left As the focus is enjoying the simple pleasures of life, Soneva Jani strongly promotes the use of bicycles on its property; Even in terms of materials, the resort has incorporated wood on almost all of its surfaces, outdoors and inside Right Outside the master bathroom, an open to sky Jacuzzi. To elevate the ambience, it was designed within a shallow water body. A vertical wall in local stone helps maintain privacy

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wo decades ago Sonu Shivdasani and his wife Eva built their home on the deserted island of Kunfunadhoo in Maldives. Little did they know then, that their intensely personal vision of a locally crafted villa and environmentally responsible lifestyle would form the basis of a successful brand of world-class hotels, resorts and spas. Their vision, inspired by nature, led to Soneva, which today is a thriving community working hand in hand with the environment to craft beautiful, bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life. Breathtakingly “remote but accessible” natural locations, chic accommodations, feel-good food, fun activities, an inspiring ethos of sustainability and service that is uncannily intuitive binds all Soneva properties, including Soneva Jani, the brand’s newest luxury resort. Set in the private Medhufaru lagoon within the Noonu Atoll, the resort is a collection of water villas and island homes, surrounded by beaches and tropical greens and is accessible from the Male Airport via a 40 min seaplane flight. Unlike other Soneva properties, this one is entirely on water with the nearest land being half a kilometre away. Currently, it comprises one island and 24 water villas, with anywhere between one to four bedrooms. Each of them boasts a retractable master bedroom roof, which can be opened and closed as needed. The water slide from the top level provides direct access to the lagoon. The interiors, designed by Eva, extensively reflect the use of locally available materials, which when blended with luxurious amenities, bring in a unique flavour. “When I started working on the villas, I was hoping to make them look ethereal, light and airy and so I decided to create a whitewashed look for all the areas,” says Eva. “I wanted the interiors to set the right design tone, we have used an interesting mix of organic, local and sustainable elements. For example, red river gum shingles from Laos are used for the roof tiles, teak leaves from Thailand for the ceiling, sand blasted pine, etc.” A lover of peculiar things, Eva handpicked leather furniture from various small-scale factories in Philippines that use eco-friendly products. The handwoven upholstery was sourced from a Sri Lankan company called Barefoot, which employs rural women for production. The highlight of the property is its ethos of slow living that allows patrons to sit back and enjoy the simple things...ideal for those looking to get away from the daily hustle bustle and reconnect with their inner selves.

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The outer lounge of Vila, situated by the bar, boasts bamboo sofas and cushions in blue. It overlooks the beach dotted with fishing boats

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Vila, a seaside boutique hotel by French native Stella Cadente in Brazil, reflects shades of precious sapphire, mirroring the surrounding clear waters TEXT AND ProDucTioN by CLEMENCE LEBOULANGER PhoTogrAPhy by ROMAiN RiCARd TrANslATioN by LiNGUA iNtERNAtiONAL

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he blue house set against white sand dunes on Maceio’s Pontal beach in North-East Brazil, was envisioned by French designer Stella Cadente. “Thanks to the incredible natural light here, the blues stand out brilliantly,” she says. “It was immediately clear to us that this would be our primary hue...not just a single shade, but seven of them!” As she does for all her projects, the whimsical artist created her palette with reels of DMC thread, her “very own Pantone!”. From lagoon and navy to azure – the entire spectrum of the tone adorns the inner and outer walls, furniture, bed linen and even the crockery. INSPIRATIONAL SETTING “There is a Robinson Crusoe feeling that hovers in this place. In order to give the restaurant and lounge a tree-house look, we decorated them with driftwood washed up on the beach,” explains Stella. The four bedrooms that don the colours of her favourite birds – heron, parrot, hummingbird and pink flamingo – are peppered with minimalist decor. NATIVE INFLUENCES The furniture made from natural materials like bamboo, wicker and cane, has been crafted by local artisans. “The only thing we have imported are the silk chiffon curtains, a fabric that I often use in my fashion collections. It is so light that it does not add a lot of weight to my travel baggage!” Vila is truly an Eden that will put colour back in the lives of those with the blues in their soul.

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The living area sees an antique sofa that dates back to 1910, upholstered in a light green cotton fabric. The metal and leather chairs in a simple geometri The living area sees an antique sofa that dates back to 1910, upholstered in a light green cotton fabric. The metal and leather chairs in a simple geometrical cal upholstered in a light green cotton fabric. The metal and leather chairs in a simple

The rooms can be directly accessed through louvered doors, a traditional feature that provides natural cooling. The verandah is decorated with an armchair, bamboo ladder and potted plant. On the wall, the star shaped light is a nod to Stella’s version of the shooting star Left Mirrors reflect the navy hue of the entrance. An array of vases, creatively placed on a console made of natural materials, display all the shades of azure found throughout the hotel 219


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The pared down bathroom is stocked with bare essentials for guests. The brown baskets and painting are the only elements that interrupt the blue tones Left Named after one of Stella’s favourite birds, the Heron room reveals a striped door in pastel hues, reminiscent of a sailor’s uniform

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The hotel’s facade merges with shades of the open sky and cerulean pool. This was also one of the reasons blue was chosen as the lead colour for the hotel Left The trees in the restaurant are actually repurposed driftwood found on the beach. Hanging lamps replace leaves while audio systems are concealed within the branches

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Let your home extend the warmest welcome – assemble a cosy yet sophisticated common area that makes you want to rush back after long hours spent outside. Sofas wrapped in soft quilted fabrics will satisfy your couch potato cravings; unconventional room dividers help you disconnect from the chaotic external world and state of the art, sculptural illuminators induce an air of grandeur trend and style direction by SONIA dutt produced by prAteekShA kAckAr, NIShItA fIjI and AymAN cONtrActOr

we love this Soft Props, an innovative seating system by German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic for Italian luxury furniture brand Cassina, is anything but ordinary. Its glossy black lacquered metal frame is contrasted with soft padding made of CFC free polyurethane foam and down. The versatile individual modules can be assembled to form a classic sofa for two, chaise longue or even a bed. The settee also comes with a unit that serves as a low accent table. Website www.cassina.com

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focus on LIVING ROOM Comfy Corner: Nothing beats coming home to a drawing room dominated by cushiony furniture to sink into. Take cues from this setup by Italian label Moroso that features Gentry sofa by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Its chunky knitted upholstery makes you yearn for long, peaceful naps. photograph courtesy Moroso

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1. Dorian sofa has wide seats filled with memory foam and is offered in two covering options: Fine Cassidy leather or Manopesca fabric. Website: www.natuzzi.com 2. Crafted in mahogany wood and leather, the lounger is perfect to stretch out and relax outdoors or inside. Website: www.abaca.in 3. Jalis by German creatives Markus Jehs and Jurgen Laub for local brand COR has a lacquered metal frame and is upholstered in Mohair-Velour, a fibre woven from Angora goat hair. Website: www.pluschliving.com 4. Italian company Operae Home’s Orfeo seater with a classic form is offered in multiple upholstery options, including linen and leather. Website: www.ottimo.in 5. Customisable sofa from the Mill collection comes with pouffes, backrests and armrests of different sizes. Website: www.cappellini.it


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1. Colette by Milanese creative Rodolfo Dordoni has a metal frame and soft cushion, available in two sizes. Website: www.minotti.com 2. With a form inspired by the designs of late Italian architect Gio Ponti, the recliner has customisable and removable quilted padding. Website: www.molteni.it 3. The jute Bowie seater is also offered in suede and three colours options. Website: www.blueloft.com 4. Built in teak with neutral toned linen upholstery, Hudson is inspired by 18th century designs. Website: www.addresshome.com 5. Reden love seat in Blue Jeans is upholstered in soft cushiony fabric with brown beech wood legs. Website: www.urbanladder.com 6. Zayn, a foldable chair in sheesham wood is covered in patchwork fabric. Website: www.pepperfry.com

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focus on LIVING ROOM Clear Boundaries: There are many novel ways to split sections in your residence. Take for instance, the Riverside clubhouse in Jiangsu, China. In the centre designed by local firm TAO (Trace Architecture Office), concrete walls were replaced with unique glass screens that encase existing vegetation, creating a surreal effect for visitors. Website www.t-a-o.cn photograph by Yao Li courtesy tao

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1. Contemporary carpet from the Alchemy series is made in hand spun silk and boasts an abstract design. Website: www.cocooncarpets.com 2. Ajri from the Unstrung range is hand knotted and has a crumbled tie-dye effect. Website: www.jaipurrugsco.com 3. Part of the Blend line, the colourful rug was created in collaboration with Dutch design studio Raw Color and is available in three variations. Website: www.nanimarquina.com 4. Blossom from the Urbane collection is a vibrant piece made from botanical silk. Website: www.hands-carpets.com 5. Flaunting strong geometric patterns, floor coverings from the Zen line are woven in either Bamboo silk or Australian wool. Website: www.carpetcellar.com


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1. With a globular shape, Tear Drop draws its inspiration from typical ’50s design. Website: www.baro-india.com 2. Patterns on lamps from the Coloured line mimic clouds in the sky. Website: www.thepurpleturtles.com 3. The form of Pyramid in Circle pendant lamp from the Flair range is an ode to flamboyant birds and is available in tints of gold, copper, nickel and patina. Website: www.sahilsarthak.com 4. Installation in Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, created with local designer Kristina Zanic, is made with handblown crystal glass, gold dust, amber and topaz bubbles. Website: www.preciosa.com 5. 84 Series by Canadian firm Bocci comprises a blown white glass bubble inside a copper mesh basket. Website: www.lightbox.co.in 6. Imagined by French artist Philippe Montels, Amanda lamp is decorated with Swarovski crystals. Website: www.visionnaire-home.com


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1. Nesso coffee tables are made in pearly resin with a geometric brass inlay and are offered in three colour and height options. Website: www.scarletsplendour.com 2. Jane by French creator Jean-Marie Massaud has beech wood legs and an Emperador marble top. Website: www.poltronafrau.com 3. Quadpod, made from Burma teak wood is rectangular with soft edges, taking inspiration from retro designs. Website: www.redblueyellow.in 4. Fife wooden desk has an engraved honeycomb pattern with bone inlay. Website: www.apartment9.in 5. Town and Country table from the Corso Mint range has an American cherry wood body. Website: www.iqrupandritz.com 6. Handcrafted in cane and toughened glass, Moon coffee table has a duco finish. Website: www.studiowood.co.in

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top choice Italian fashion behemoth Gucci finally brings its off the wall style to home decor. The new range – under Gucci Decor – features chairs, canisters, plates, trays and other accessories. You’ll spot their popular prints like the Garden motifs, eye designs and Herbarium patterns in this line. Starting this September, these ornate creations will be in flagship stores worldwide. Website: www.gucci.com

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Let noodles be the hero of your meal experiment – playful servings of dishes prepared with Asian ingredients bring much joy to the table FOOD preparatiOns by VAIBHAV GOSWAMY, GUEST CHEF FOR WOK ME stlying by SOnIA dUTT phOtOgraphy by TAnUj AHUjA

Soba Noodles & Beetroot Salad With Soy Dressing FOR SOBA NOODLES & BEETROOT SALAD 1 1/2 cups carrots shredded, 1 1/2 cups edamame beans shelled and cooked, 1 1/2 cups English cucumber thinly sliced with seeds removed, 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper thinly sliced, 2/3 cup sugar snap peas cut diagonally in half, 2/3 cup red cabbage thinly sliced, 1/2 cup fresh coriander, 1/3 cup green onions thinly sliced on a bias, 220 gms cooked soba noodles, 2 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted, 1/2 cut pickled beetroot chopped fine, black pepper to taste FOR THE SOY DRESSING 80 ml orange juice, 40 ml grape seed or olive oil, 20 ml sesame oil, 15 ml rice wine vinegar, 15 ml soy sauce, 20 gms garlic minced, 2 tbsp sriracha or to your preference, 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 2/3 tbsp sugar, zest of 1 lemon METHOD

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String Theory Give noodles a twirl in your next meal experiment – playful dishes flavoured with sweet and sour ingredients bring joy to the table FOOD preparatiOns by VAIBHAV GOSWAMY, GUEST CHEF FOR WOK ME styling by SOnIA dUTT phOtOgraphy by TAnUj AHUjA

Green Curry Noodles With Grilled Chicken & Pineapple FOR THE GRILLED CHICKEN MARINADE 200 gms chicken cut into 1 inch pieces, 1 tbsp galangal minced, 1 tbsp garlic minced, 1 tbsp lemon grass, 1/2 tbsp fish sauce, 1/2 tbsp Thai chilli paste, 4 to 5 pineapple slices, juice of 1 lemon, 1 bunch basil chopped FOR THE GREEN CURRY NOODLES 1 cup water, 1/2 cup spring onion chopped, 300 gms flat rice noodles soaked in water, 60 gms green curry paste, 50 gms garlic minced, 8 gms sugar, 1 tbsp galangal minced, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp tamarind paste, 5 to 6 lemon leaves, 1 Thai red chilli chopped, a handful of coriander chopped, peanuts toasted METHOD FOR THE GRILLED CHICKEN

Marinate the chicken with all ingredients mentioned above (except pineapple) and refrigerate for one hour. Grill it on a hot pan for 3 mins on each side with the pineapple slices. FOR THE GREEN CURRY NOODLES

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Biang Biang Noodles With Szechuan Chilli Oil For the noodle dough 130-140 ml water, 300 gms all purpose flour, 2 gms salt For assembly 80 gms beans diced, 80 gms red bell pepper diced, 3 tbsp szechuan chilli paste, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp vinegar, 2 garlic cloves minced, 2 spring onions minced, salt to taste method For the noodle dough

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Coconut Cream Glass Noodles 120 ml coconut milk cream, 150 gms glass noodles, 100 gms dragon fruit diced, 100 gms lychee, 100 gms mango diced, 2 tbsp palm sugar, 3 pandan leaves METHOD fOr PrEParaTiOn

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Earthy Atmosphere: The interiors, imagined by Mumbai based architect Pronit Nath, are dominated by raw surfaces like concrete, marble, cane and brass. Cultural Mirror: The outlet located in Bandra, Mumbai that features art on its facade takes cues from the surrounding landscape.

Scrumptious Spread: We recommend the pastas seasoned with East Indian spices or the tuna sandwich as a healthy option.

Where C534A, Grnd Flr, HSBC Bank Bldg, Pali Rd, Bandra (W), Mumbai 51. Tel: (022) 62506800

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The newest buzz for caffiene lovers is that there is now a different flavour for every mood. Homegrown company Classic Coffees retails four tailor-made blends, each produced with pure Arabica beans, concocted to suit your needs during various hours of the day.

In the past, nothing made of concrete could pass off as luxurious. However, cement company Dalmia Bharat decided to banish the material’s reputation for being plain and reinterpret it to create beautiful artworks and home decor, under the label Craft Beton. We especially love the glass and bottle holder designed by Polish creative Miroslaw Baca for the brand. Website www.craftbeton.com

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Are you all about Instagrammable meals? Then this new platform may be exactly to your taste. Finnish digital innovator Janne Kyttanen created Pixsweet, a website that allows you to turn any image into a 3D printed ice popsicle, available in delicious flavours.

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Presentation is key – tableware from decor label HIIH’s Japanese Pottery range turn homemade meals into fine dine worthy spreads. Each piece is intricately handcrafted by artisans from Okinawa, Kyoti and Tokyo.


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arely do restaurants imbibe the essence of the town they are located in. This is where The Storytellers’ Bar ticks all the check boxes. The newly opened tavern in the Promenade Hotel, Puducherry was jointly created by Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign, Simran Mulchandani, co-founder Mach One Associates and Blue Frog, Ayaz Basrai of The Busride Design Studio and Kapil Thirwani of Munro Acoustics. What makes it even more inviting is the display of books at the entrance that makes an apt allusion to the name of the bar. “The idea was to make a patchwork of old tomes as a backdrop for a logo. It wasn’t planned and while working, we realised we had this gently curved entry portal. I like the way it turned out,” says Ayaz. The interiors, mirroring the prominent French colonial style of other structures in the city, has a special section for anecdotes, tales and other memorabilia from locals and travellers. The dishes too are prepared with freshly sourced ingredients. Their Auroville Cheese Platter will have you coming back for seconds. Tasneem Merchant and Prateeksha Kackar

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1. Kohler Experience Centre has faucets, bathtubs, showers and other bathware on display 2. David Kohler, President & CEO, Kohler Co with Pramiti Madhavji, Editorial & Content Director, ELLE DECOR India & Ogaan Media 3. Ishatvam by Sanjay Puri reflects rich, earthy colours 4. Salil Sadanandan, President K&B Kohler Brand – South Asia & EMEA 5. Ramesh and Sunita Kohli 6. Punit Jasuja 7. Krishnarao Jaisim, Vinita Chaitanya and TM Thomas 8. Ankur Choksi and Ambrish Arora 9. Neesha Singh 10. Gautam Seth 11. Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin conceptualised Sublime Luxury with subtle yet opulent elements


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1. Memory by Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand of Khosla Associates explores notions of craft and nostalgia 2. Sarbjit Singh’s pristine blue zone was called Azure – Splendors of the Seaside Horizon 3. Manish Gulati and Madhav Raman 4. Yatin Patel and Vibhor Sogani 5. Vikram Phadke’s black and white setting, Deco Nouveau Classic Timeless combines vintage charm with new age technology 6. Shower cubicles and vanity options offered by Kohler on display at the centre 7. Sneha Ullal Goel, Interim Editor, ELLE DECOR India and Misha Banth, National Sales Head, ELLE DECOR India and India Design ID 8. Sandeep and Geeta Uppal 9. Dean D’cruz, Rini Simon Khanna and Kalhan Mattoo 10. Sanjay Sharma 11. Arun Balan, Sharukh Mistry and Siraj Hasan 12. Mahesh Nambiar, Business Head, Ogaan Media 13. Ahsan Ansari 14. Sandhya Babu, Sr Manager Marketing Communication, Kohler India 15. Shivan Bhatiya 16. Narresh Kukreja

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FABINDIA Noble House, 18th Rd, Khar (W), Mumbai 52. Tel: (022) 26058622 FCML S/10, Laxmi Woollen Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11. Tel: (022) 24961200 FENNEL M33, Ground Flr, M Block Mkt, GK 1, New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 241092111/2 FREEDOM TREE Block 31, Laxmi Mills Compound, Shakti Mills lane, Off Dr E Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11. Tel: (022) 24974562 GOODEARTH 9, Khan Mkt, New Delhi 3. Tel: (011) 24647175 GREENLAM LAMINATES 1501/1505, Narain Manzil, Barakhamba Rd, New Delhi 01. Tel: (011) 42791399 GUPTA PAINTS & HARDWARE C2, Vasant Kunj Mehrauli Rd, Masudpur Village, Sector B, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 37. Tel: (0) 9811185835

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LE CREUSET 18, Ground Flr, Infinity Mall II, New Link Rd, Malad (W), Mumbai 64. Tel: (022) 28894083 MAHENDRA ELECTRIC AND HARDWARE 10, Marvel Bldg, Opp Broadway Theatre, Evershine City, Vasai (E), Thane 08. Tel: (0) 8446828436 MAISHAA Naidu Colony, Pant Nagar, Gharkopar (E), Mumbai 75. Tel: (0) 7678088884 MOHANLAL RAJMAL & COMPANY Tilak Rd, Opp Asha Parekh Hospital, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 54. Tel: (022) 26001001

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Radical, revolutionary or simply outrageous – this firebrand's works evoked a range of emotions in those who witnessed it firsthand. The Godfather of Memphis led a life as colourful and unorthodox as his creations. In his birth month, Matteo Thun, the exemplary Italian designer who co-founded the '80s movement with Ettore, recalls his life-changing tryst and association with the visionary

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t was one of the most important trips I took when I was a student. At the University of California in Los Angeles, I recognised Ettore Sottsass. I spontaneously went over to speak with him and was then invited for a meeting at his Milan office. Later, I started working for him as an assistant. "Leave out what you can and make things as simple as possible," was Ettore’s mission statement. He was very demanding and was always pushing us to exceed our limits. In December 1980, we established Ettore Sottsass Associati and founded, together with other Milanese designers like Nathalie du Pasquier, Aldo Cibic and Michael Graves amongst others, the Memphis group. With Ettore at the helm, we approached design in a different way, finding new extremes of language as an alternative to counter

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unimaginative functionalism. He taught me to cross borders and fearlessly break the rules. We worked day and night to launch the Memphis movement at Salone del Mobile in 1980, and when it opened, it met with enormous, unprecedented success. Now, a little over 30 years after the Memphis campaign, I can proudly say that Ettore Sottsass is as inspirational as ever. Today, his works have re-emerged and are a great source of motivation and drive for the creative community around the world. Today’s design is the acceleration of finding a sensory language. For a long time it was just "visual". Thanks to him, we are back to the exploration of tactility, and the principles of simplicity and sustainability that defined it for the last several years, are still there. Matteo Thun

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