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NEWSLETTER ISSUE IV

2011-12

CONTENTS LIGHTS PAGE 2 Work Scapes

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PAGE 3 Case Study: ERCO PAGE 4 Interactive Spaces PAGE 5 Hospitality PAGE 6 Landscapes & Façades PAGE 7 Aldabra India PAGE 8 Delta: Gaining Grounds PAGE 9 Innovations

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LOVE PAGE 10 + 11 Introducing Love

LIVING PAGE 12 Outdoors: A New Dimension PAGE 13 Making Mini Landscapes PAGE 14 Lounge, Entertain, Live PAGE 15 Accessories: Adjuncts to Exterior PAGE 16 Cafés & Restaurants: Institutionalizing Outdoors

THE LANGUAGE

PAGE 17 Projects PAGE 18 News PAGE 19 News

OF IMAGINATION


WORK SCAPES

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GMS MOTORS, MUMBAI Area: 7000 sq ft. Location: Kalina, Mumbai Architect: Mehul Shah & Kinnari Shah DSP Design Firm The GMS Motors head office is located on the top most floor of Grande Palladium at Kalina. Anomalies of the building posed various challenges during planning & execution stages. The design brief was that the interiors should complement the steel structure of the building. Hence, it was imperative for the lighting to be a part of the architectural language and merge with it homogeneously. One walks to the work place through a double height foyer space with a skylight above, which is lit using trimless, seamless linear light systems that are lost in the lines during the day and only fill in for the absence of daylight post sunset. The main work place or the tube has cabins overlooking the work desks in the centre and the owner's cabins at

SIGNET CHEMICALS, MUMBAI the two ends of the tube. All Cabins are lit with linear surface mounted task lights, indirect LED coves and a pair of LUCIFER Wallwashers for the artworks. Ceiling in open office area has been given a modern twist with curved steel perforated panels. Lighting workstations is a floor task lamp which provides direct functional and indirect ambient glow.

Area: 12000 sq ft. Location: BKC, Mumbai Architect: Ahsan Ansari, PFA Design Firm Pvt. Ltd.

Cafeteria is where the façade of the building has been used in full tune to inspire a 'crests and troughs' design for walls and ceiling. The suspended lights create an interesting play of light and shadow on the folded walls and ceiling surface.

Extensive and intelligent use of warm wood and textured stone, accented by a long orange wall as a backdrop to the office, creates an atmosphere that grows on the users and visitors alike.

With most of the walls and ceilings not being perpendicular and irregularities in the ceiling heights, the space was envisaged with lights as a special design element. Light in all areas was used as a sculptural element which is either suspended from the ceiling, stands on the floor or is completely recessed.

Signet Chemicals is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to building India's finest portfolio of globally acclaimed excipients. Hence, their corporate office had to be a cut above the rest.

The reception area, enclosed in a slanted oval wooden shell, is lit using narrow aperture Directional Downlights from LUCIFER. On one side the 'light logo' is projected with Pollux from ERCO and a 'light installation' of Tom Dixon's Beat is seen on the other side. Narrow beam miniature Uplighters from ALDABRA, graze the passage leading to the reception. Quintessence Square Lens Wallwashers from ERCO, used for vertical Illumination of the orange backdrop in every cabin makes one perceive the space as brighter and bigger. The lighting scheme in the video conference room ensures proper illumination of faces, no glare and effective vertical illumination. Quintessence Double Washlights over the table and track mounted Optec Lens Wallwashers from ERCO on either side, render the most impactful projection.

CASE STUDY: ERCO

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TOP LONDON ART GALLERIES SWITCH TO LEDs The world-famous National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, London, after intensive investigation concluded that ERCO's LED light is the future for museum and gallery lighting. With the introduction of long-life LED technology, regular lamp replacement and the associated danger of disturbing a painstakingly positioned lighting arrangement are set to become problems of the past. The LED's longevity, the reduction of maintenance costs and the reduced risk of damaging priceless exhibits are important arguments for new lighting technology for museum and gallery operatives. However, the 3 crucial questions are: How much energy can LED lighting save; is the lighting quality equivalent to the conventional sources and above all, how do LEDs fare in terms of the preservation of exhibits? The bar for measuring LED lighting quality was already set high since the existing systems were mainly from ERCO and, at the time of their planning, were state-ofthe-art. They included computer controlled regulation of daylight and artificial light. In terms of energy saving potential, since changing to LEDs, the lighting of the galleries now consume 68% less electricity, without the inclusion of savings made by a reduced thermal load on the air- conditioning. The issue of exhibit preservation can also be addressed because the light irradiation load on the artworks can be quantified using the respective spectral constitution of the light source. While daylight white LED spotlights, are not to be recommended for sensitive exhibits due to their stronger peak in the short-wave blue spectrum, the overall load of warm white LED spotlights is less than that of low-voltage halogen spotlights. A big advantage of LEDs in this respect is that their light is inherently free of the IR and UV components that are undesirable in a museum or an art gallery. LED light also mixes favourably with daylight. Red and Gold hues are no longer over-emphasised and overall this kind of colour rendition is well suited for most exhibits.

the national portrait gallery, london LED and efficiency: The improvement in the efficiency of the new spotlight lighting over and against the previous offerings can be measured by the attained illuminance per watt. The National Gallery previously illuminated the artworks using Eclipse spotlights for 100W low- voltage halogen lamps all fitted with flood reflectors. Due to the low luminous efficacy of 22lm/W, the original accent lighting performed at 5lx/W, yet for an almost identical beam angle, the new Optec LED spotlights with Spherolit lenses achieve an efficacy of 23lx/W. There is a five-fold increase, by combining 62lm/W LEDs and the Spherolit technology. Colour Rendition and Photo spectrum: Warm white LEDs have a higher colour rendition index than day light white LEDs, therefore are preferred for colour-sensitive applications. To avoid lightingrelated damage, three factors have to be considered: the photo spectrum, the illuminance on the object and the duration of irradiation.

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Flood Reflector QT 12-ax, 100W Luminous Flux Luminous Efficacy Luminance at 3m Beam diameter Efficiency

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2200 lm 22lm/W 754lx 1.39m 5lx/W

Flood Spherolit lens LED 3200K, 14W Luminous Flux Luminous Efficacy Luminance at 3m Beam diameter Efficiency

870 lm 62lm/W 326lx 1.55m 23lx/W


INTERACTIVE SPACES

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HOSPITALITY

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KIRAN NADAR MUSEUM OF ART (KNMA), NEW DELHI Area: 18,000 sq ft. Location: South Court Mall, Saket Architects: Spacematrix; Lighting Design: Vision Design, Australia

Area: 8.2 Acres Architect: RSP Lighting Design: B-Lit, Thailand

Sharing artworks passionately collected by Kiran Nadar, the mission of KNMA is to function as a site of confluence rather than a mere collection. KNMA exudes class, creativity and minimal modern approach. The space opens into a reception, café area where art enthusiasts can meet and share their experiences. In the centre of this long room stands a cuboid, glowing from within, that leads patrons into the gallery. Once inside, you are met with an array of sculptures and art on wall, each with its own story. Lit using ERCO spotlights with light beam tweaked in various ways, a visitor is oriented on a self-guided tour, moving from one story to the other following the hierarchy created by light.

The ultra luxurious Oberoi, Gurgaon offers a different experience in every space yet, is bound by the same language of luxury and design. The entrance leads to a 'jewel box' in the centre, created by a beautiful juxtaposition of steel, concrete and glass. Lit up with Narrow Beam Moyra from ALDABRA, it becomes the focal point with columns glittering like gems. This experience is only doubled with reflection in the 2500 sq ft. water body lit with 2000 fibre optic dots from ROBLON. Directionals, Wallwashers and Down lights from ERCO have been used for creating layers of ambience and accents in all common public areas. The exclusive Cigar Lounge and Wine Bar have been lit using invisible LED strips. The retail spaces, including Peter Negi’s Nature Morte and The Oberoi shop ‘Tijori’ have been lit up using tools from ERCO, LUCIFER, ALDABRA.

KNMA, NEW DELHI HERMÈS, MUMBAI Area: 3000 sq ft. Location: Horniman Circle Architect: Amaury Watine, Ultraconfidentiel In one of Fort's iconic Victorian buildings, the Hermès store, in Mumbai stocks everything from the brand's iconic scarves, perfumes, jewellery, watches, leather and ready-to-wear garments. Within the store a 1600 sqft. of space has been specially carved out for exhibitions. To add to its significant impact at the Point Zero of Mumbai, the store is lit up with spotlights and directional luminaires from ERCO, picking up the art pieces precisely, enhancing and preserving their beauty.

HERMÈS, MUMBAI

UNDERDOGGS, NEW DELHI

HAKKASAN, MUMBAI

Area: 9000 sq ft. Location: Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj Architect: Kohelika Kohli, K2India

Area: 7000 sq ft. Location: Waterfield Road, Bandra Lighting Design: Firefly Lighting Design, UK

UNDERDOGGS is a creative, sophisticated space dedicated to sports. It opened in the midst of the Cricket World Cup frenzy, giving cricket fans an ambience of glamour and fun. Underdoggs by design, offers not only a great viewing atmosphere of sporting events from all over the world, but also multiple indoor games and activities, keeping its clientele constantly engaged. The excellence of the food is an added bonus of the overall experience.

Hakkasan, a Michelin Star fine dining restaurant launched in Mumbai by KA Restaurants, stands at 19th rank amongst the top 50 Best Restaurants around the globe.

Products: Menir RGB from ALDABRA, is used as 'light' columns changing color and capturing different 'moods'. Matrix- T2 'move', ALDABRA, on bar elevation is programmed to move with the energy of the crowd.

The Hakkasan trademark 'BLUE GLASS' has been lit using Matrix Blok from ALDABRA. The 'warm white' graze of Matrix-Samta on oriental cut wooden Jali stands out against the blue, creating contrast and accent. Narrow aperture Down lights from LUCIFER create a soft focus on each table giving an intimate atmosphere to the guests. The special effects (ripples) are created with the help of a projector behind the bar and the retractable double height ceiling.


LANDSCAPES & FAÇADES

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ALDABRA INDIA

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SRL AND TEAM vis à vis NOW ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ALDABRA INDIA

SUZLON ONE EARTH, PUNE Area: 600,000 Sq ft. Architect: Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (CCBA) Lighting Designer : Satish Rana, Light Vision India

In a short span, ALDABRA has attained a large chunk of mind share amongst the best of international lighting designers and architects. ALDABRA has executed some well renowned projects in the Middle East, USA and Europe. Within 4 years ALDABRA has executed over 110 projects in India, sold over 6000 plus fixtures and has successfully helped to grow awareness of LED applications in the country.

Suzlon One Earth is the Global headquarters of Suzlon Energy group at Pune. A great vision of Mr. J R Tanti, Managing Director, Synefra Engineering & Construction Ltd. is an epitome of Suzlon's 'GREEN THINKING’. It was imperative that an establishment that believes in a clean green environment ought to conceive a Master Green Project for the world to see and follow. Today it is no surprise that The Suzlon One Earth project received the highest Green Building Rating – 5 Stars (96/100) - from the National Advisory Council of GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), the National Rating System of India. GRIHA is a green building 'design evaluation system', and is suitable for all kinds of buildings in different climatic zones of the country.

ALDABRA India is now all set to take the next flight. A dedicated team of professionals spread pan India will make aggressive efforts towards increasing awareness of the new technologies of LED applications. With a wider network of trade partners and specifiers, ALDABRA intends to penetrate deeper amongst the Indian lighting industry. ALDABRA India is launching a wide portfolio including some award winning patented products, which will cater to varied segments of application like retail, hospitality, infrastructure, façades and landscape.

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CCBA, designed this beautiful corporate campus with a great sensibility towards this responsible endeavour. Light Vision India (LVI), was awarded this project for their intervention in lighting solutions. LVI has always been dedicated towards employing and promoting the shades of Green throughout their projects. It was at Suzlon where LVI got the visionary support to not only showcase the lighting prowess but to go a step further and create new benchmarks in the world of Illumination. LVI undertook the task of creating lighting solutions for the exterior façade and landscape as well as all the public spaces within the interiors of the structure. The objective being to design a complete cohesive solution rather than just achieving the required energy levels. For LVI the project evolved into a beautiful canvas for possibilities. The design of the exteriors demanded that the lighting concept be as close to the green compliance norms as possible, in terms of both revealing ambience and crunching energy audit numbers. LVI designed a concept which alleviated the horizontality of the structure. The lights streaming out of the office spaces at night through louvers were defined at the top and bottom by glowing light bands, accentuating the roof and base. The idea was to make the structure hover over the serene landscape, distinct yet blending in. It became absolutely essential to take care of this design idea as light spillage would have been totally criminal at a green site. The beautiful landscape designed by Ravi & Varsha Gavandi (RVG), complements the architecture and essentially gives the campus an international outlook. LVI worked very closely with RVG to understand the needs of their design while advocating state-of-the-art technological inputs. The result was truly breathtaking. LVI was keen on retaining the subtlety of the space by introducing light fixtures at crucial junctures, playing with contrast, giving an element of surprise at places. The principles of energy efficiency and dark sky were taken on priority, without compromising on the ambience. The latest from Solid State Lighting technology and conventional technology were combined to achieve a grand result. Products : Midipol Bollard, ERCO, Grasshopper Exterior Spotlight, ERCO Visor Floor washer, ERCO. Cylinder Surface Mounted Exterior Downlight, ERCO

1. Centro Deportivo Emotion, Spain Fixtures: T2 signal green pitch 2

3. fountain of love Fixtures: Deneb RGB, Milan, Italy

2. PIPE BRIDGE, ISRAEL Fixtures: Moyra RGB 37X LED 1W, Hidra H3, Tekno 3W

4. aotea square, new zealand Fixtures: T2

LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

RODAS II, MUMBAI Situated in the Powai suburb of Mumbai, Rodas II is the latest Hotel opened in the scenic Hiranandani Estate. The Rodas façade, coming from the same European language of Corinthian columns and Roman arches is a sight to behold once lit in the evening. Matrix Tekno from ALDABRA, is used for grazing the textured wall at the back of the 'twin columns'; also lighting them up in silhouette, rendering a pronounced yet subtle feel. Arches on the top floor of the building have been grazed using SKY Exterior Spotlights, highlighting the curves, creating a Crown visible from all directions.

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Lighting Design: LPA, Tokyo The newly launched Westin Hotel, Gurgaon offers a splendid outdoor experience enhanced by the stunningly lit waterbody that forms one of the most prominent features of the space. IP 68 rated underwater Matrix Zero from ALDABRA has been used under the water fall, just where the water strings hit the pool, catching and illuminating every drop.

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DENEB Dedicated IP68 underwater fixture Efficient heat dissipation through watercooling AQASTOP system Stainless steel AISI 316L RX Drive over up to 5000 Kg Mounting without housing box AQASTOP system Aluminium or stainless steel AISI 316L Versions one, two or four lights Wide beam optics 60° - narrow beam 6°(only 24Vdc)

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PROTEO Track mounted projector Anti-glare hybrid optics Build in power supply 16°, 25° and 40° optics 185° rotation


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INNOVATIONS

9 ERCO 1. LOGOTEC LED Modern LED lens technology. Viable substitute for all spotlights with conventional reflectors and lowvoltage halogen lamps up to 100W. Unique system design and state-of-theart OPTOELECTRONICS. Flat shape for optimum heat management of the high-power LEDs. Interchangeable Spherolit lenses for a variety of light distribution pattern. Also available as a recessed spotlight.

ERCO LED module ERCO collimator

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DELTA 2. REO LED IF Product Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award Various mounting possibilities. High performance LEDs that are equivalent of 35-50W halogen lamps. Consumes less than 9 W. Dimmable. Available in various colours and forms. A perfect balance between lighting quality and energy efficiency.

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LOUIS POULSEN 3. LP Nest LED Post Top

A widely respected brand Delta Light, is now all set to gain grounds in India. A brand which needed to be better represented in the country is now in partnership with vis à vis, and is ready to lay the foundation for a bigger, brighter future. Today Delta Light boasts of being well respected amongst the international design community, of winning large number of product design awards, aims to create a niche for itself. vis à vis intends to aggressively pitch Delta Light in segments like retail, offices, hospitality and high-end residences.

The design by Erik Bystrup, is adaptable to various light sources, irrespective of which light source ends up being the popular choice in future. Cut off angle for glare-free illumination. Symmetric light distribution. Indirect light. Easy lamp replacement. Ideal for repetitive installations. Architectural versatility. Two colours. Suitable for malls, squares, paths and recreation areas.

Incorporated in 1987 by business manager and designer Paul Ameloot, Delta Light has developed to become a market leader and trendsetter in architectural lighting. Building on an impeccable reputation and recognized brand image in Belgium, Delta Light rapidly expanded around the world. Today, Delta Light, services its global clientele through a carefully chosen network of partners in over 110 countries. Delta Light is about using light to create a sensory experience, to help brands tell their stories or to bring warmth and atmosphere to people's homes. Delta Light integrates lighting into architecture, looking to enhance the experience and design of the environment and is all about creating a pure lighting pleasure. Thanks to its extensive product range, experience and knowledge, Delta Light offers a one-stop-shop solution for a wide variety of projects, ranging from offices, retail, hotels, public buildings, showrooms, bars and restaurants. Some of the brands that Delta Light has worked with recently include: Vodafone, Zara, Ritz Carlton, Mercedes, Harvey Nichols, Nike, Audi, Le Meridien, Starbucks and more.

4. Rubbie Bollard British Lighting Design Award "The unique rubber surface and the round top offers a seat for the tired pedestrian and the sturdy presence along a square, street or quayside will mark safe passage." ~ Peter Bysted

Technology driven: An important feature in Delta Light's creative process is the implementation of state-of-the-art technology. The breakthrough in LED technology currently being experienced, is probably the biggest development in the lighting technology in decades. Delta Light plays a leading role in implementing this new technology, designing and manufacturing its own LED lamps, developing innovative LED products and tailor–made solutions, enabling designers and users alike to optimally exploit the previously unimagined possibilities in lighting.

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Inspired by Architecture: Delta Light's FIAL (Fully Integrated Architectural Lighting) philosophy results in a range of integrable lighting solutions, complementing with architecture and interior design. Either endless light lines, trimless recessed solutions, made-tomeasure or indirect lighting, Delta Light’s team of in-house lighting designers work in close collaboration with architects and designers, using light to reveal and accentuate the core principles of architectural design. Design Driven: Based on a passion for lighting and design, through extensive trend and market research, and its in–depth knowledge of product development, over the years the Belgian Delta Light design team has succeeded in creating an array of timeless, stylish and often revolutionary designs.

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LEDX Range Series

80+ CRI

95+ CRI

ULTRA TWIN LED

Round and uniform light distribution. Inner reflector and clear diffuser. LED provides horizontal & vertical light. Double functionality: bollard and stool. High architectural adaptability.

LUCIFER Nominal System Watts

Module Nominal Lumens

Color Temperatures

Rated Lamp Life

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700lm 1000lm 1300lm

2700K (+/-40K) 3000K (+/-50K) 3500K (+/-60K) 4000K (+/-70K)

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Fixed, adjustable and wall wash options available. Round and square trims. Zero sightline or flange overlay mounting. Interior and IP64 wet locations rating. 5 year warranty on LED driver . 1 x 2 SDCM colour consistency. CRI options: 80+CRI, 95+CRI. Remote Phosphor configuration for better colour consistency and longer life.


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vis à vis: the language of imagination, announces the launch of vis à vis: love, a dedicated and committed effort on decorative lighting industry.

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vis à vis: love is about luxury, lifestyle, romance and emotions- all thrown together to create a dedicated decorative lights portfolio.

TOM DIXON, UK

KUNDALINI, ITALY

KARTELL, ITALY

LOUIS POULSEN, DENMARK de MAJO, ITALY

Iconic designers like Poul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen form the core of this company. PH Artichoke, AJ table-floor-wall etc are some of the emblematic designs which make this brand stand out world over.

Innovation in each of their designs, the originality in combining materials and forms, and a search for the soul, hidden in spaces has been a constant element in the development of the company.

Heritage of creativity and tradition; de Majo IIluminazione was first established at the end of the Second World War by Guido de Majo. The company strategy committed to product quality has played an important role in Murano glassmaking becoming a solid and consolidated industry.

no ordinary

Tom Dixon's innovation in different materials produces iconic designs that can be termed as Industrial Craft. The collections are in demand in more than 60 countries.

Kartell’s products express the language and the atmosphere of the period in which they were created, but at the same time they are “contemporary articles”. Created by international designers like Ron Arad, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola. ESTABLISHED & SONS, UK

ESTABLISHED & SONS, UK

de MAJO, ITALY MODISS, SPAIN

KARTELL, ITALY

at first light

MODISS, SPAIN

LOUIS POULSEN, DENMARK

TOM DIXON, UK

LOUIS POULSEN, DENMARK

VIBIA, SPAIN

Established & Sons is a uniquely positioned British design company focussed on producing and representing all that is innovative in contemporary design.

DAVID WEEKS, US

DAVID WEEKS, US KUNDALINI, ITALY Kundalini is committed towards cutting edge research and collaborating with new creative talent to produce products with a perfect synthesis of function and emotion.

BRAND VAN EGMOND, ITALY

BRAND VAN EGMOND, ITALY

FOSCARINI, ITALY Research and innovation, attention to quality in production and services offered, an international focus, maximum flexibility and above all, a product - centred culture are elements that characterise Foscarini’s ethos.

VIBIA, SPAIN Vibia’s mission is to make it easier for every individual to identify with the space in which they live, work and visit by supplying the right lighting and inspiring the creative abilities of both consumers and design professionals.

Taking cues from mid-century design and machine age products, David Weeks has created a distinctly modern lighting collection. Each light is created to feel original and defy predictable manufacturing techniques. With sculptural details and machined elements, the lighting combines lyrical beauty with crisp, modern shapes and finishes.

FOSCARINI, ITALY

is in the air

William and Annet founded BRAND VAN EGMOND in 1989 with the sole intention to create art without restraints. Two pioneer artists with a big passion for objects, brought the sculptures from the ground to the ceiling. The handcrafted lighting sculptures radiate passion and emotion and leave a long-lasting impression. Their designs are not only iconic but completely out of the box.


OUTDOORS: A NEW DIMENSION

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MAKING MINI LANDSCAPES

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“I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.” ~ Luis Barragan, Landscape Architect

FLOAT, PAOLA LENTI, ITALY

JERRA, EMU, ITALY

vis à vis living is about adding a new dimension to outdoor architecture. It is a means of multiplying the vibrant colours of nature by introducing a new element in the form of outdoor furniture and accessories. Proper application of colour theory in landscape design can influence mood and perception. vis à vis living is about enhancing the outdoor space by adding colours, textures, style and making a statement that stays with you long after you move away from that time and space.

MERENDERO, GANDIA BLASCO, SPAIN

ESSENTIEL, TRIBÙ, BELGIUM

We are accustomed to living in spaces divided for specific use, while in the exterior realm we feel intimidated with a large boundless expanse. Outdoor living spaces can be treated into segments and each can be rendered in a unique and specific manner by creating your own mini landscapes; a dynamic backdrop to our lives… changing, evolving and growing everyday.


LOUNGE, ENTERTAIN, LIVE

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ACCESSORIES: ADJUNCTS TO EXTERIOR

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Beyond just taking care of functional and scenic landscape, lighting in your outdoor space, vis à vis living helps you add yet another layer of emotions by adding the correct adjuncts. The outdoor space, similar to an indoor one, needs to have the flexibility of creating multi-layered moods. From candles to torches, wine chillers to planters, rugs to lit parasols, these adjuncts can help elevate and adapt to the mood of the space or the subject (you).

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CABANNE WITH COVE SETTING, PAOLA LENTI, ITALY

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4. TORCHES Brand: Tribù, Belgium Designer: Nathalie Timmermans 5. TERRA POUFS Brand: Tribù, Belgium Designer: Bram Bollen 6. HEAVEN VASES Brand: Emu, Italy Designer: Jean Marie Massuad 7. TWINS Brand: Tribù, Belgium 8. SAHARA PLANTER Brand: Gandia Blasco, Spain Designer: Pablo Girones

NATAL SOFA, TRIBÙ, BELGIUM

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SABI & SHELL SETTING, PAOLA LENTI, ITALY

9. SPIN RUG Brand: Paola Lenti, Italy

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10. FEZ Brand: Gandia Blasco, Spain

Outdoor spaces can be transformed into eclectic modern environments by amplifying the moods and colours of nature, with impeccably designed outdoor living furniture. These contemporary landscapes can be tuned to suit ones whims, so as to create the atmosphere to lounge, entertain and live.

11. BRASERO Brand: Gandia Blasco, Spain Designer: Jose Gandia Blasco

Private havens can be created using carefully selected outdoor furniture, to enhance the designs of nature. Cabanne, barbeques, bars, sunshades and causal seating can bring new meaning to celebrations under the sky. Novel furniture collections can help you seamlessly transit from the indoors to outdoors and create luxurious, permanent living settings amongst the elements of nature.

12. LANTERNS Brand: Tribù, Belgium 13. HIMBA BASKET Brand: Paola Lenti, Italy

vis à vis living can give you over 100 options of adapting your outdoor space, giving you enough reasons to reflect on your own or party under the sky anytime of the day.

14. OUTDOOR BARBEQUE Brand: Tribù, Belgium IVY, HEAVEN, EMU, ITALY

FRAME, PAOLA LENTI, ITALY

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PROJECTS

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vis à vis living presents a knowledge base and a wide product portfolio from the world over to address a specialized market segment, of outdoor cafés and restaurants.Features like flexibility, stackability, comfort, aesthetics, economies of scale, minimum maintenance and low cost of ownership, make these collections ideal for use in the Indian environment.

LUXOR COLLECTION, EMU, ITALY

PRIVATE VILLA Architects: Vivek Gupta & Ajay Miglani, Metamorphosis Location: New Delhi “The design intent was essentially about the outdoor being a very critical part of the indoor and how the whole house is oriented towards the courtyards. The pool being the focus because of the U shape” ~ Architect Vivek Gupta

PATTERN, EMU, ITALY

NA XEMENA, GANDIA BLASCO, SPAIN

ELITRE LOUNGE WITH LEAF, EMU, ITALY

UNIWORLD RESORTS, HIGH END VILLAS BY UNITECH

VINTAGE ARMCHAIR, TRIBÙ, BELGIUM

CANTILEVER AND ROUND, EMU, ITALY

STACKABLE

ARC EN CIEL, EMU, ITALY

COLLAPSIBLE

PORTABLE

For lush green property in Lutyen’s Delhi, the concept was clearly to create mini landscapes. The different courtyards spread around the U-shaped pool at the centre of the property were given different treatments in terms of designs and materials used, while at the same time exuding luxury and style. Different collections like Luxor, Heaven and Dafne settings, complemented by accent pieces like Elitre accessories and parasols were used.

UNITECH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Design: Unitech in-house design team Location: Gurgaon

Design: Prashaant Kochar, Line- The Design firm Location: Greater Noida

The outdoor furniture and accessories for the sample villa were chosen so as to complement the premium class of the project while communicating the look of a comfortable lived–in abode. Different outdoor areas were designated for different purposes. A Re-trouve dining setting designed by Patricia Urquiola, accented by a LED based outdoor ambient light, both from Emu add elegance to the garden. A casual seating by Gandia Blasco complemented with Sahara planter with light, a Farol candle holder is suitable for entertaining. Alveo lounger with footrest, in the private balcony, is for those romantic moments. The terrace is dedicated to lounging and relaxing with an outdoor Jaccuzi. Comfortable Cantilever Lounger by Emu and Torches by Tribù add to the spa like environment.

The project objective was to create an exclusive outdoor lounge, facing the huge golf course for a leisurely ambience. The setting was created using premium brands that represent ultimate luxury, style and class complimenting the patrons' profile. The Frame and Island collection of sofa seating along with Float Poufs from Paola Lenti were used with accessories like Shade parasols, Aero bar stools from Emu and Farol candle holder and Brasero from Gandia Blasco.

CANTILEVER LOUNGER, EMU, ITALY; TORCHES, TRIBÙ, BELGIUM

ECONOMIES OF SCALE

ALVEO LOUNGER, EMU, ITALY

FRAME & ISLAND COLLECTION, FLOAT POUFS, PAOLA LENTI, ITALY


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EMU, ITALY

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PAOLA LENTI, ITALY

NATAL ALU SOFA BY WIM & BOB SEGERS With the Natal Alu Sofa, Tribù is bringing indoor luxury and generous comfort to the outdoors. The sofa design consists a subtle frame with attractive, arched armrests that contrast with the volume of the cushions. The aluminium frame is covered with wide, plaited straps of textilene, to support the cushions on the seat frame. Tribù uses new luxury fabrics to give an innovative and ambitious twist to 'the art of leisure'. These materials - outdoor leather and four sophisticated luxury fabrics - imbue your outdoor furniture with indoor cosiness. The new collection of fabrics includes sophisticated materials in 4 basic hues (brown, grey, white and off-white). Tribù combines the look and feel of genuine leather with the technical qualities of synthetic leather, so that it is suitable for outdoor use. The leather also absorbs less heat due to the use of special dyes and pigments. In terms of practical use, this means resistance to UV, sea water, sun tan lotions, mildew and easy maintenance. At the same time this furniture is resistant to tears and abrasions. NEW COLOURS INTRODUCED Paola Lenti projects on the study of yarns, their quality and performance, on material experimentation and the valorization of the characteristics make them unique, on an innate attention to colors.

GANDIA BLASCO, SPAIN

This year Paola Lenti lauches a wide array of new hues and tones like Silver, Aquamarina, Fuscia, Verde Erba, Blu Marino, Limone, Ghiaccio and Sand offering infinite chromatic combinations, adding to a existing vast pallette of atmospheric resistant colours.

CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC NA XEMENA COLLECTION NA XEMENA COLLECTION BY RAMÓN ESTEVE

SOFT WARE BY CHIARAMONTE - MARIN

Gandia Blasco introduced a special monochrome edition, celebrating the 15th anniversary of their iconic Na Xemena Collection. The collection is available in white, sand, bronze and tobacco colours.

Emu's solid furniture now accommodates the lightness of its new Soft Ware collection. Personalized fabrics in a variety of colors, designs, and textures further enhance the furnishings by improving comfort and allow unlimited colour combinations and customisation options.

Along with the use of a special fabric which is nautical in nature Gandia Blasco has also introduced new fabrics for exclusive outdoor uses like Crevin, Sunbrella and Sling. The Nautica fabric being waterproof and solvent free is ideal for outdoor use. The fabric is also resistant to sea water and pool chlorine.

Emu's Soft Ware products are made exclusively in Italy with Italian materials of the highest quality. Fabrics are designed exclusively for Emu out of acrylic dyed en masse with excellent resistance to the sun and the elements for an outdoor experience free of limitations. Soft, resilient padding conforms to the user's contours but immediately resumes its original form; concealed zippers within the eco-leather details, hide the sliders. The ten solid colour choices draw inspiration and take their names from natural stones while the ten exclusive patterns in geometric, floral and striped motifs on double-faced jacquard give the products a new distinction.

HAVEN CHAIRS BY CLASSON KOIVISTO RUNE

MOOD, THE COSY CLUB CHAIRS BY WIM & BOB SEGERS The fact that Tribù has unreservedly gone for warmth and cosiness is clearly reflected in the new Tribù versus Mood collection. The combination of teak with plaited Tricord, a weather-resistant and environmentally friendly yarn, instantly imbues your patio with a special atmosphere. Studio Segers designed cosy club chairs with a light mesh that gives the chairs a very natural look. Extremely inviting on your patio!

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