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NEWSLETTER

2009-10

IT’S ALL ABOUT CHANGE! CONTENTS

PAGE 1 We are vis à vis

PAGE 2 Feature - Outdoor Living

PAGE 3 Showcase - Retail & Office

PAGE 4 Innovations - New Luminaires

PAGE 5-6 Special Feature - The New Outdoors PAGE 7 Spotlight - Lighting Designers

PAGE 8 Case Study - Sheikh Zayed Mosque PAGE 9 Collection 2009-10

PAGE 10 Food for Thought - Hospitality


WE ARE VIS À VIS

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Amanpreet S /Predator

Anubha Jhawar /Funny Bone

Anurag Bhise /Sprinter

Amit Gupta /Pied Piper

Abhishikt S /Curator

Chotu /Live Wire

Divya Bajaj /Living Love

Dilip Shah /Money Bag

Divya Swami /Silent Designer

Ganesh /Live Wire

Hardeep Gupta /Umpire

Jatin M /Action Man

Javed /Live Wire

Kiran M /Lux Dialer

K M Gupta /Hawk eye

Kundan /Live Wire

Manoj Mishra /Lifeline

Manoj Gautam /Chota Pocket

Manisha /Fortuna

Rishiraj Tyagi /Strategy Flirt

Siddharth K /Design in Slow Motion

FEATURE: OUTDOOR LIVING

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LANGUAGE OF TRANSITION

LANGUAGE OF EMOTION

INTERIOR TO EXTERIOR, EXTERIOR TO INTERIOR SPACIAL ARTICULATION

RATIONAL & EMOTIONAL BALANCE BETWEEN ACCENT, AMBIENT & SCENIC

LANGUAGE OF CONSCIOUSNESS Samta Nadeem /Design Muse

Sheetal Jain /Quick Fix

Sumanji Mishra /Stockist

Sujit /Live Wire

Vishal Kapadia /Frontrunner

Vijay /Live Wire

Yana Yonggam /In the Making

GREEN LIGHTING SOLUTIONS DARK SKY 5 Factors to optimize efficient visual comfort in lighting concepts - ERCO Sustainability Light not luminaire Dark sky compliance Low on maintenance Low on energy consumption Efficient visual comfort Use of efficient energy source

TEAM Team of 34 people comprising architects, designers and management professionals. Bunch of eccentric professionals bound by the language of imagination! Built on strong value systems, ethics, humility, passion and commitment to achieve, team vis à vis’s synergy is the key strength that enables to deliver and race ahead of its competitors and on time too. Visionaries, Entrepreneurs, Designers, Engineers, Academicians and Artists make the team strong. They enable imagining that which cannot be seen. People purely on merit have become integral team members, performing challenging roles and undertaking precise responsibilities. One single vision of becoming an inimitable Lighting & Living solutions provider with superlative services, we take pride in being vis à vis.

STUDIO vis à vis had always believed in contextualizing and creating relationships with spaces and establishing their meaning. vis à vis has always believed in concept selling rather than moving boxes. In sync with this philosophy, vis à vis launches the country’s largest experience centre, showcasing applications and concepts in relation to architectural spaces. A sprawling interiors and exteriors space of approx. 90,000 sq. ft. showcases lighting and furniture solutions from the world over. Each and every luminaire displayed showcases its application and identifies its spatial articulation, reiterating its philosophy of ‘light not luminaires’. Recently added in the list is an exclusive collection of outdoor furniture and accessories imported from leading global brands. It addresses the need for retail, hospitality, residential, infrastructure, offices, condos, public areas, institutes under one roof.

THE NEW OUTDOORS Established as vis à vis (India) Pvt. Ltd. in the year 1997 by young and dynamic professionals - Hardeep and Amit Gupta, the company has, over the decade, fashioned itself into being a known name in architecture and design community. After years of experience in curating architecture, design and art events plus retailing hi-end lifestyle interior products from Indian and international designers, today, the company has grown many folds, specializing into an integrated lighting solutions company. vis à vis living, a specialist in outdoor furniture and accessories proudly announces the launch of world renowned outdoor furniture brands in India - EMU (Italy), GANDIA BLASCO (Spain) and PAOLA LENTI (Italy). - More on page 6 & 7

DARK SKY – ‘Light is only directed where it is intended’ Precise light control Defined cut-off angle Optimum visual comfort Careful aiming Vertical illuminance Vertical illuminance is a characteristic feature of well-designed, economical lighting concepts. For this reason, ERCO offers a particularly wide range of appropriate lighting tools. Vertical illuminance using special wallwashers is far more important to the subjective perception of brightness than the light on horizontal surfaces. Qualitative lighting design Careful, perception oriented lighting design uses light specifically to meet the requirements of the user: vertical lighting, for example, provides a subjectively high impression of brightness in a room. The same applies to controlled accent lighting which is invariably more effective than blanket high levels of lighting. Lighting tools which provide good visual comfort prevent glare and inherently allow the designer to produce an energy efficient solution with lower illuminance levels and subtle contrasts. Effective lighting technology Efficient, precise optical systems lower the energy requirement for lighting. A comprehensive toolbox of lighting equipment ensures optimal and thus efficient light distribution for specific lighting tasks. This extends from the asymmetric wallwasher and various spotlight characteristics to the reflector lens system for illumination of product displays in shops. Innovations such as the ERCO Spherolit reflectors provide both high light output ratios and visual comfort. New light sources such as high-power LEDs with their directed beam require entirely different light guidance systems than conventional lamps.

CONTEXTUALIZING URBANSCAPES IT PARKS, SEZs, STREET, PLAZAS, HOSPITALITY & COMMERCIAL CONDOS Intelligent lighting control This is in combination with automated light management using sensor systems and timer programs which have the potential for enormous savings. Typical scenarios here include the use of presence detectors to dim or switch off the light in unused rooms or else, twilight switches or analogue daylight sensors to call up light scenes depending on the amount of available daylight. ERCO DALI system provides ease of installation, setup and ease of operation. Efficient lamps ERCO is heavily involved in the development of LED lighting equipment and also continues to provide an exceptionally wide range of products for use with economical, long-lasting metal halide lamps and compact fluorescent lamps. Image courtesy - Castaldi, ERCO, Gandia Blasco.


SHOWCASE - RETAIL & OFFICE

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INNOVATIONS

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Project: Brioni Location: Oberoi, Mumbai

ERCO

Lighting Solution: Vertical Illumination: Mirage Wall Washers by Lucifer, USA.

1. Spherolit Spherolit reflectors Virtually ideal light quality Variable beam angles and light distribution 3-dimentional spheres as beam shapers Exceptionally uniform light quality and soft edges High light output ratio

Accent Lighting: Compass Spotlight with elliptical beam lens for evenly spread out elongated beams - FLOS Architectural, Spain. Decorative lights to add warmth and emotions: Romeo Louis II by Philip Stark – FLOS, Italy.

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2. Emanon Gobo rotator Projections Dynamic patterns Fascinating effects Controlled movement Highly dynamic focal points Limitless imagination 3. Led spotlight Varychrome High power LED in various beam angles

ALDABRA 4

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4. T2 High power LED Underwater IP68 Uniform light output RGB move Driveover Miniature profile

XAL

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5. Nano Revolutionizing retail spaces High power LEDs Multiple mounting options Multiple focusing options Discreet appearance 6. Mirage Decorative office lighting Linear, high power LED Prismatic diffuser Attractive appearance

ROBLON 7. XPO LED LED innovation by fiber optic experts Transforming Retail spaces

7 Project: Grace Toyota Location: Sohna, Haryana Lighting Solution: Accent Lighting: 7 point lighting system based on 3-circuit tracks, ERCO spotlight with in-built potentiometers adaptable to various lenses. Vertical Illumination: From top and bottom, providing subtle background to spotlit cars. Use of Floor Lamps and Suspensions to add warmth over discussion areas.

DESIGN FOR RETAIL SPACES

Project: Macawber Corporate Office Location: Noida, India

DESIGN FOR OFFICE SPACES

Making retail an experience.

Lighting Solution: Continuous linear suspended ‘U’ shaped luminaire that traces the furniture layout visually keeping aesthetics clean, smart and simple.

1. Human centric approach

A language to 1. Attract 2. Reveal 3. Orient 4. Enhance well being 5. Create identity

Up/Down light distribution system on controls to change moods to View, Discuss and Relax. Product: Stilo 60 System by XAL, Austria.

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2. Efficient visual comfort 3. Qualitative vis a vis quantitative 4. Dynamic lighting 5. Green sustainable solution 6. Volumetric lighting

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LUCIFER New Products - Nearly 30 years old, Lucifer Lighting is a manufacturer of high-end architectural light fittings. Lucifer offers a range of recessed downlights, track and spot lights, accent lights, light strips, landscape and path lighting. With projects around the globe in the residential, hospitality, retail, corporate, and institutional sectors, Lucifer’s fittings are sought out for their unique refined, minimal design. View the new range of gear driven luminaires and wide aperture lensed downlights, also available for wet locations.


SPECIAL FEATURE: THE NEW OUTDOORS

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6 PAOLA LENTI - A NEW DIMENSION TO OUTDOORS Paola Lenti is a special name in the field of design. This Italian company has presented a new dimension to outdoor furniture and is already accepted as an exclusive product for the design conscious. Paola Lenti’s continuous research and development of new materials has lead to the creation of Rope and Aquatech a specific material for outdoor environments.

WELCOME TO THE NEW OUTDOORS.

The versatility of the Rope and Aquatech yarns allow for the application of different weaving techniques. These fabrics are exclusively used as upholstery for the Aqua Collection seating furniture. Rope material was awarded in 2005 as best fabric by the international magazine Wallpaper.

vis à vis living, a specialist in outdoor furniture and accessories proudly announces the launch of world renowned outdoor furniture brands in India - EMU from Italy, Gandia Blasco from Spain and Paola Lenti from Italy. vis à vis Living aims to tap the niche segment of premium outdoor furniture and accessories. Outdoor living is the first interface to a space and deserves the importance that Interiors has enjoyed more for making a comfort and style statement. And vis à vis Living intends to bridge the gap.

EMU - MAKING YOUR GARDEN AN EXTRA ROOM IN THE HOUSE Emu Group S.P.A., is an Italian company that has become the international symbol for outdoor furnishings made in Italy. The company was one of the first in the world to patent an exclusive metal plasticisation process with exceptional resistance to atmospheric agents. The Company best expresses its acquired technology, know how and local skill in working metals. Emu’s strategy went hand in hand with a new way of perceiving gardens that became an extra room for the house. The exclusive Aluminium, Emu Wicker, Teak Metal and Metal Collections make up Emu’s production range that brings together a variety of style trends and innovative interpretations of classic models.

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FRAME COLLECTION, PAOLA LENTI Frame, designed by Francesco Rota in 2005, gives tridimensionality and body to this new material. By using the unique fabrics, Paola Lenti creates aesthetic furniture design which stands apart, due to its colors, textures, and shapes.

NA XEMENA COLLECTION, GANDIA BLASCO

GANDIA BLASCO - LEISURE LIFESTYLE Gandia Blasco was born in Ontinyent (Valencia) in 1941, manufacturing blankets. In 1996, GANDIA BLASCO launched the first outdoor furniture collection, designed by the architect Ramón Esteve with the participation of José A. Gandía-Blasco himself. Their collection ‘Na Xemena’, continues to be the icon of the company till today.

MEMORIES OF THE PAST & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

ROPE, PAOLA LENTI

AQUATECH, PAOLA LENTI

The Italian Magazine Gioia Casa has awarded Gandia Blasco as the best Outdoor Furniture Company for its Ensombra Parasol designed by Odosdesign (2007).

Emu has received many European honors such as the Gioia Casa Magazine (Italy) ‘100 Best Design 2006’ and the ‘les decouvertes’ at the Maison et Objet Fair in Paris for the indoor/outdoor category.

RE-TROUVE COLLECTION, EMU Re-Trouve born from a collaboration between Emu and designer Patricia Urquiola, is a collection which evokes past forms created with superior technology. In the words of Urquiola, its history and its industrial production situation all sparked an instant flame: “Inspiration came from the marvelous iron chairs of the ‘50’s, so full of curls and doodles. I wanted to create new models which would bring together a re-interpretation of this old-fashioned design with a humorous twist, produced with numerical control technology”.

CARLO COLOMBO WEAVES METAL

SHELL POUFS, PAOLA LENTI IVY COLLECTION, EMU

ENSOMBRA PARASOL, GANDIA BLASCO

Island received the Mention of Honour for the 20th Compasso d’Oro Award of ADI.

RED DOT FOR SAHARA The Sahara Flowerpot Collection has been awarded with the 2009 Red Dot Award for Product Design. Designed by Pablo Girones, the Sahara flowerpots are included within a collection of outdoor accessories made of plastic. The award means an important recognition for the Gandia Blasco in-house design team. Sahara is available in five different sizes and in seven different colors. There is also an option with a light colour inside.

LUXOR SOFA, EMU

INTERCCI, EMU The architect Carlo Colombo has given life to the latest collection ‘Intrecci’, a complete set of outdoor furniture designed for Emu. He has interpreted the classic metal weaving, which has always been the highest expression of the company’s technological experience, with originality.

SAHARA, GANDIA BLASCO

ISLAND COLLECTION, PAOLA LENTI

“The design is Fun and exciting, able to capture attention; something which is simultaneously simple and complicated, made of particular and incisive details” says Carlo Colombo.


SPOTLIGHT: MANAV BHARGAVA & KAPIL SURLAKAR

LIGHTING DESIGN - LALIT KALA ACADEMY, NEW DELHI

AMBER FORT DESIGNER PROFILE: MANAV BHARGAVA Manav Bhargava - with a background in architecture, has been involved with lighting projects ranging from art galleries, museums, heritage sites, hospitality, urban spaces including development of lighting master plans. His approach to lighting encompasses ecological and environmental issues like day-lighting, sustainability and light pollution. His work is driven by the simple idea of engaging people. He believes light is not about what one sees, but how light interacts with the observer - both at a conscious and the subconscious levels. Perception and memories – individual and collective, actually become the medium with lighting just a tool. LALIT KALA ACADEMY The brief for the Lalit Kala Akademi, the Indian Government’s apex art and culture organization, was simple – to allow flexibility for quick arrangement of virtually any lighting situation desired. However the solution was not so simple, as the result were not to be adjudged by the Museum Standards, but by the achieved level of simulating & dramatic light for the displayed artifacts. Architect : K.T. Ravindran AMBER SON-ET-LUMIERE The sound and light show locale at Amber is an architectural theatre, with no live actors and designed sets. Light is the tool skillfully used for passing on information, or used for symbolic representation in literal or abstract forms. At times it becomes the actor and at other times it creates the setting for the act, the mood and thus providing the necessary drama. In doing so, lighting also complements the script and music. In this case, lighting direction has played a very significant role in unfolding the story of the site. Script : Gulzar Music : Bhavdeep Jaipurwale Art Direction : Mukesh Bhargava

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CASE STUDY: ERCO FOR SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE, ABU DHABI

LIGHT INSTALLATION - TRANSITION

TRANSITION Q & A WITH KAPIL BALAKRISHNA SINAI SURLAKAR Interviewed by Amit Gupta, vis à vis A Practicing Architect with a Masters in Architectural Lighting Design (Germany) and a Post graduate Diploma in Business Management. Awarded the IESNA Award of excellence for the Akshardham temple in New Delhi and the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award at PLDC London in 2007 as the best newcomer in the profession Globally. Q. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY BEHIND LIGHTING DESIGN? A. Humans diurnally are governed by light. Light is a medium that can aid in human comfort. Broadly, comfort could be defined as ‘well being’ perceived individually or collectively as beauty, aesthetic living conditions, enhanced commerce, better urban environments, happiness, security, art, health, etc. Design is an educated intervention to intentionally achieve all or some of the attributes of human comfort. Q. WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS EXCITE YOU? A. All projects come with a unique identity. Every project is exciting and challenging. It would be unfair to categorize any genre of project as exciting for the fear of exclusion of others, which can be equally exciting, if approached with the right design mindset. However, hospitality, large scale urban and social light Master planning as well as heritage projects are the projects that draw my attention. Q. COULD YOU SHED SOME LIGHTS ON NEW TRENDS IN LIGHTING DESIGN? A. It’s a media age. Buildings now literally send out messages. Media screens and dynamic lighting are redefining and re-interpreting building facades. Lighting controls and automation open out vast possibilities. ‘Green’ is the buzzword. LEDs, offer dynamic opportunities, however are under constant review for performance.

SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE, ABU DHABI, UAE Architect: Yusef Abdelki, Halcrow (Executive Architects) Spatium Architects, Milano (Interior Design) Lighting designer: Speirs and Major Associates Edinburgh Photographer: Charles Crowell, Black Star Place: Abu Dhabi Rising up in dazzling white, the massive Sheikh Zayed Mosque appears almost like a mirage at the east end of the island in the Persian Gulf which forms the centre of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This House of God, is a building of superlatives: it is the largest mosque in the Emirates and the third largest worldwide. The requirements of the clients, the concept devised by the lighting designers and the philosophy of ERCO as supplier of the lighting tools went hand in hand in this project. The light sources needed to be concealed as inconspicuously as possible, while special focus was to be put on vertical illumination. The central hall is vaulted by massive domes. The various lighting components, which include “play of brilliance” in the form of a gigantic chandelier, can be combined to create the right mood for any time of the day and occasion. Energy efficiency now is a key factor even in the Gulf States, which is why ERCO’s lighting tools are fitted with economical, long-life metal halide lamps wherever dimming is not required. The mosque was awarded the ‘Middle East Lighting Design Award 2008’ for the best lighting project in the entire Middle East. The grounds of the mosque will now also feature products from ERCO: several hundreds of spotlights, recessed floor luminaires and over a thousand stair lights with modern, energy-saving LED technology will soon provide efficient visual comfort.

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COLLECTION 2009-10

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT : VIS À VIS ON HOSPITALITY

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ROSS LOVEGROVE

ANDROMEDA

SYSTEM X

BEAT

STOP

RELAX & COMFORT

ENTERTAIN

PLAY OF BRILLIANCE, MOODS, SCENIC & DYNAMIC DESIGN FOR HOSPITALITY Language of attracting, inviting, retaining and giving an experience. Lighting design plays a critical role in lighting up a hospitality place and needs to be articulate enough to adapt to psychological needs keeping in mind that the space could be used for relaxing, entertaining or for business.

TOFU LED

Basic guiding factors Ambient luminescence Uniform general lighting, for eg. in foyer area helping in orientation. Focal Glow This includes accent lighting used to highlight objects, surfaces or spatial zones resulting in perceptual hierarchies. Light beams creating island of intimacy.

TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA

TEAR DROP

Play of brilliance A play of brilliance is produced by decorative light, which adds yet another dimension to an interior space by dividing or creating spaces, by creating patterns.

FLUORO

Scenography Gastronomy is one of the most obvious areas of application for scenographic lighting. It adapts to changing moods, emotions, time of the day and season or could be a festivity or special private occasion.

MAYUHANA II

PUNCH

BUSINESS AMBIENCE & INVOLVEMENT

Image courtesy - Gandia Blasco, Paola Lenti and Emu - Ristorante Sangral Venice.


US RECENT PROJECTS Hospitality Hotel Leela, Mumbai Sahara Star, Mumbai Lodhi Hotel, New Delhi Vasant Continental, New Delhi Trident, Gurgaon Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai The Oberoi, Mumbai Hotel Golconda, Hyderabad Hans Plaza Hotel, New Delhi Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi Taj Mahal, Mumbai The Park Hotel, New Delhi Rendezvous Restaurant, Banglore Orange Hara Restaurant, New Delhi Gurgaon & Chandigarh IHHR ISTA, Amritsar Westin Hotels F&B, Bangalore Coffee Shop, Galaxy Hotel, Gurgaon Infrastructure, IT park, Public places Mumbai Domestic Airport Vrindavan Technology Park, Bangalore Udaipur City Palace Step by Step School, Noida Unitech Amusement Park, New Delhi Retail Square One Mall, New Delhi Crescent Mall, New Delhi Art d’ Nox Showroom, Delhi & Mumbai Rohit Bal Showroom, New Delhi Brioni Showroom, Mumbai & New Delhi L’Oreal Kerastese, New Delhi Toyota Showroom, Gurgaon Proform, Gurgaon Unitech Amusement Park, Delhi & Noida Surekha Jain, Emporio New Delhi Tony & Guy, New Delhi Orra, Mumbai & Hyderabad Monpri, New Delhi Bilt P3, Gurgaon BeJewelled Showroom, Kuwait Art Galleries Lalit Kala Acedemy, New Delhi Bodhi Art Gallery, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon & Singapore Chemould, Mumbai Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai & New Delhi Anant Art Centre, Noida & New Delhi Pallette Art Gallery, New Delhi Jindal Art Gallery,New Delhi Rahul & Art, New Delhi Aprajita Jain Gallery, New Delhi Sant ache Art Gallery, Mumbai Nature Morte, New Delhi Offices Jindal Pipes Ltd, Gurgaon Vatika Atrium,Gurgoan IREO, Gurgaon Kalpataru, Mumbai CPA Global, Noida & Gurgaon Macawber, Noida Hines, Gurgaon Jindal Corporate Office,New Delhi Religare Securities, New Delhi Bain Consulting, Gurgaon

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