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Ajay Aroras thoughtfully layered white
abode is a textural dream in Mumbai

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192 SEASoNED IN THE SUN


In a classic country style structure,
7 Pines retreat in Kasauli fuses
classic elements with a sense of
warmth to craft a soothing environ
200 A SToRY oF CoNTRASTS
Danish artist Tenka Gammelgaards
apartment proves that a mix of
ebony, silver and gold is a winning
combination to spread festive joy
210 lIKE WINTER SNoW
Simple statement pieces make a
major impact in Laura Dragottis
inviting family duplex in Milan

224 MINIMAlISTIC MERRY TIME


Entrepreneur Barbara Miolinis abode
in Jaipur signals the beginning of
winter holiday season with subtle
hints of handcrafted elements
230 TIMBER WoNDERlAND
In sculptor Othmar Prenners hideaway
tucked in South Tyrol, Italy, an eclectic
outlook and a vintage soul come
together for a wholly cosy look
MooD SHoPPING
218 TWINKlE, TWINKlE
Six bright ideas that will let your living
space shine
DECoR EXClUSIVE
70 THE FUTURE oF DESIGN
On the occasion of our 14th anniversary, 14 creative biggies predict
people and ideas that will define the
year ahead

PR ADO settee with cushion & EVERY WHERE sideboard. Design: Christian Werner.
LUMIRE NOIRE f loor lamps. Design: Philippe Nigro.
Catalogue: www.ligne-roset.com

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VOL 4 NO 1

FOCUS ON DINING
HOT TREND
244 LETS EAT OUT Perk up a picnic
transform a slice of the outdoors
into an intimate and affordable area
for open air entertaining
FRESH OPTIONS
249 FROM THE MARKET Pick from
the latest launches and choose
the style that expresses you the
best. Create a stunning tablescape
from crockery and cutlery to lighting
and furniture
LESSON ON A BUDGET
268 NO RESERVATIONS Eye catching
design options to fit a bite size
dining space into your home with
out scrimping on comfort or style
GLOSSARY
272 THE ANATOMY OF DINNERWARE
We bring you a page of useful

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terms both technical and


colloquial. Get familiar with the right
lingo for a formal meal

TRENDS AND MUST


HAVE ACCESSORIES
SPECIAL INSERT
THROUGH THE ELLE DECOR
CRYSTAL BALL TRENDS 2015
We peer into the future to bring you
a lookbook for the coming year,
filled with the hottest colours,
patterns and materials for the
home of tomorrow
44 WARM UP TO WINTER Traditional
patterns and new age furniture, in a
burst of classic hues create the
perfect holiday vibe as you await
the arrival of the Yuletide
52 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Evoke
a warm eclectic ambience within

your interiors with handcrafted


accessories, rich textures and
opulent curios inspired from the
countrys rich culture
58 THE GROOVY SIXTIES Seek
inspiration from our shades of the
season revamp interiors with an
explosion of shades from the
original hipster era
64 NEO CONCRETE Go in with the
casual stoned look, dust a little
texture with an unrefined appeal
94 PRINT ON FABRIC In classic forms
or innovative guises, pretty motifs
throw a graphic punch to spaces

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NEW LOOK INTERIORS


100 CUlT CollISIoN Studio Castel
Veciana revamps 9Hotel in Brussels
to create a contemporary getaway

76 MATHIAS HAHN This observant


designer experiments with
traditional materials and techniques
to construct futuristic finds,
explains Risha Merchant

104 WEAVING PATTERNS Textile


powerhouse DDecors first stand
alone store in Mumbai spoils you
for choice with their premium
Europe inspired range

78 A DAY IN THE lIFE oF Alessandro


Mendini. The legendary Italian
creative gives Risha Merchant a
glimpse of his inventive world and
what keeps him on the move

108 GloCAl lIVING Entrepreneur


Gayatri Ruia and designer Gunjan
Gupta join forces to do up a ritzy
apartment for Kessaku in Bengaluru

82 AT WoRK WITH Creative couple


Sanjeev Panjabi and Sangeeta
Merchant takes Aditi Gaitonde
through their distinctive style in
their seamless setup

dEcOR pEOpLE

86 MY FIRST PRoJECT Renowned


conservation specialist Vikas
Dilawari reminisces about his first
big break and renovating Mumbai
Universitys Rajabai Tower. As told
to Pragnya Rao

72 FUMIHIKo MAKI Since the late


50s, the modernist architects
rational and pragmatic approach
towards urban design has
had profound impact in the
Japanese architectural movement,
discovers Sneha Ullal Goel

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88 MoRoSo: BANJoolI Sebastian


Herker reveals his African influences

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and bird reflexes that led him to
create this chair. By Pragnya Rao
90 TRACING THE HISToRY oF
Lladro: Rosa Lladro tells Isha
Singh Sawhney the mesmeric story
of the Spanish brands journey in
envisioning iconic porcelain ware
with distinct character
92 DECoR READING Inspiring texts
to savour and save. In this issue,
excerpts from ETA Hoffmanns
classic The Nutcracker and The
Mouse King a Christmas tale of
how a young girls present comes
to life, whisking her away to a
magical kingdom of dolls

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276 DIVINE DECADENCE Spread the
holiday cheer with delectable and
easy to make versions of classic
Christmas favourites
280 FoR THE INNER CIRClE Set up
a celebratory dining experience with
our pick of essentials
282 BoN APPETIT Give your cooking
space a special touch with sleek
kitchenware and crockery
TRAVEl
286 SWISH oN ARRIVAl Make your
vacation a stylish affair at the uber
fancy Citizen M hotel in London

buzz

121 EDIToRS PICK Hot products to


look out for
122 STREETS, SToRES AND
SIGHTINGS The latest trends in
products and lifestyles in India

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132 DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE &
ARTThe best and newest from
acround the world
144 DECo GoES ECo Hot ideas for a
cooler planet
148 MUST HAVE GADGETS A lowdown on the latest gizmos
152 BooKS To treasure and peruse for
your information and pleasure

special reports

164 MAISoN & oBJET 2014 This years


biannual expo in the French capital
was a perfect combo of trendsetting
designs and illuminating displays
174 loNDoN DESIGN FESTIVAl 2014
In its 11th year, this international
week continues to impress and
inspire

156 WEllNESS WoNDERS Relax,


youre in the spa section
160 THE GREAT oUTDooRS Tips for
greening your environs

our regulars

288 DECoR EVENT Snapshots of a


sunday brunch hosted by ELLE
DECOR and The Charcoal Project
290 MARKET UPDATE Whats new in
product design
296 A SPARKlING START Ring in the
New Year with Van Cleef & Arpels
dazzling rendition of the famed
French folk tale Peau d Ane

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ELLE DECOR brings you more in-depth articles and insights into
design, decor and culture. Introducing our special contributors
Andrea Ferrari

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PHOTOGRAPHER, MILAN

Warm Up to Winter

A graduate in philosophy and a frequent ELLE DECOR


contributor, he specialises in artistic work and is represented
by Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London
Home to me A sunny paradise especially on foggy days
Must watch movie La Notte by Michelangelo Antonioni
Ideal New Years destination Villa Nechi, Milan

Embrace a style born from a melange of comforting


fabrics and bold colours, all with a new and witty glamour
photography by andrea ferrari produced by bettina rosso

Xmas interior trend.indd 2

29/11/14 2:31 PM

In this issue Captures cuddle worthy settings dressed in plush


fabrics and rich colours in Warm Up To Winter. Pg 44

Nila Mehta

ENTREPRENEUR, NEW DELHI


When not managing 7 Pines, Kasauli, the B&B she co-owns
with her husband Dilip, she designs fashion and interior accessories at Ranika Design, which has revived many ancient crafts
Home to me Comfort
Furniture you will never part with My reading chair
Favourite pattern or print Chevron

seasoned
in the sun

An old fashioned country style hideaway in the


nippy northern hills, 7 Pines coaxes you to forget
the chills and sink into familiar comforts
TEXT by Nila Mehta phoTography by taNuj ahuja
producEd by soNia dutt

In this issue Leads us through every well maintained corner of


her mountain retreat in Seasoned In The Sun. Pg 192
seven pines.indd 2

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Shaan Shahani

CREATIVE CONSULTANT, MUMBAI


A CA turned graphic designer, he spent 12 years at Ogaan and
was the Art Director at ELLE DECOR India. Today, his freelancing expertise includes brand identity, design and styling
Home to me The four walls of my bedroom my safe haven
Decor must have An iconic seater like the Eames Lounge chair

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29/11/14 2:25 PM

In this issue Preps Simone Aroras Mumbai villa in Grace


& Glamour and Barbara Miolinis Jaipur bungalow in
Minimalistic Merry Time. Pg 184 and Pg 224

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Festive decorations featured in


Minimalistic Merry Time, Pg 224

14 things you must do this Christmas!


The not so round number comes from the years of our existence in India. Besides
an exclusive article where creatives predict the future of design, weve marked out
14 pages with seasonal ideas that connect to the points below. Look for the tag and
join in with our anniversary celebrations, to have a pretty and picture perfect Xmas.
1 Start with your space. Decorate in seasonal colours of holly reds and pine greens.
Add in some warmers to keep out the chill 2 Read a book: We suggest the all time
classic, The Nutcracker and The Mouse King 3 Try making your own treeDIY ideas
work wonders. Our pick embellishing a dry painted branch with vibrant trimmings
4 Or hang aged black and white photos to bring back old memories 5 If a tree is
not your thing, line up an animal trail against a snowy backdrop. Itll transport you to
the icelands 6 Need unusual baubles? We found you some from iconic brands that
are total keepsakes 7 Or if you prefer something local, scout the streets for our all
time favourites 8 Pack gifts in silver and aubergine and make it the next global colour
trend 9 Need help with dressing the table for a banquet? The book by Royal Copenhagen, 50 Years of Christmas Tables, has all the answers 10 Take out your best
crockery: Its time to show them off! 11 Style your dishes with rosemary twigs and
layer with a mix of rustic and high gloss plates 12 And yes, you need lights! Make
artworks from fairy lights to twinkle in a new look 13 Bake, bake, bake: How can
you miss out on the wafting fragrance of oven fresh goodies? 14 Lastly, dont we all
need a dose of dazzle? The new fairytale inspired collection from Van Cleef & Arpels
does just the trick!
Wish you a warm and merry December.

PRAMITI MADHAVjI
Follow me on

@PramitiMadhavji or email ededitorinchief@ogaan.co.in

photography by tanuj ahuja

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to the 3rd edition of our
annual style event
India Design ID. With the
first list of speakers and
exhibitors announced,
block your calendar,
February 9 to 15, 2015,
for exciting events,
inspiring talks and trendy
displays. Log on to
IndiaDesignID.com and
get updated with more
news on Indias
definitive design week!
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loves

Warm Up to Winter
Embrace a style born from a melange of comforting
fabrics and bold colours, all with a new and witty glamour
photography by andrea ferrari produced by bettina rosso

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The Buchet iron wall light by G Lab strikes a


poetic contrast on the wood slat wall. Iron
tray from Il Valore Aggiunto holds the Sol
bottle from Kose, Raku bowls from Entrata
Libera and caramel hued Bo bowl by Dovetusai. On the houndstooth plaid lies a dyed
fox fur by Giuliana Teso
Left The Evolute lamp by Danese sheds
light on the Fra X table from B&B Italia.
Ceramic plates and earthenware glasses
by Rossana Orlandi, Riedel black crystal
fluted glasses, Palma cutlery by Driade
Kosmo, houndstooth mug by Ralph Lauren
Home, black teapot from Entrata Libera
and red bowl by Milesi, are neatly set on
the Etro woollen plaid and crochet bed
cover from Galleria Luisa delle Piane. The
lazy chair from B&B Italia and the iron
and wood stools for Rossana Orlandi, add
elegance to the cosy table setting

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trends next

Warm Up
to Winter

In the living area, the hero, ABC sofa by Flexform, is upholstered in Old North Corduroy
fabric by Ralph Lauren Home and accessorised with a woollen cushion by Salvatore
+ Marie. The armchair by Moroso facing the
wall screen by Mauro Mori, lazes above The
Parentesi Quadra carpet while the tartan
glass by Ralph Lauren sits atop the Tab small
table by Entrata Libera. The Cambio Faccia
floor lamp and the painting from LAffiche
lend character to the space

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MIXTE storage & ODESSA dining table. Design: Mauro Lipparini.


VIK carver chair. Design: Thibault Desombre.
HEX HEX rug. Design: Bertjan Pot.
TRPIED floor lamps. Design: Normal Studio.
Catalogue: www.ligne-roset.com

trends next

Warm Up
to Winter

In the boudoir, this snuggly setup constitutes


the The Land bed by Lema upholstered
with the woollen fabric Wooded Trail Plaid
Saddle by Ralph Lauren, Ermine bed cover
and cashmere plaid by Loro Piana, bedsheet
and orange rabbit fur by Ivano Redaelli and
Leopardo cushion by Etro. The Sciangai coat
hanger by Zanotta with the hat by Marlboro
classics, make for a quirky Christmas tree.
On the floor, Cube light by Dovetusai

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trends next

Warm Up
to Winter

A delicate balance of disproportion:


The early 1900s cherry wood stool from
Galleria Luisa Delle Piane with the houndstooth pattern cushion by Bagnaresi, contrasts with the Babele bookshelf by G Lab.
At the centre, News, pouffe by Gervasoni
with the Minimal lamp by FontanaArte.
Carpet from Galleria Luisa Delle Piane
radiates just the right amount of warmth
For details, see Address Book

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from russia
with love

Bring home kitschy flavours of the countrys rich culture from


vintage nesting dolls to handcrafted accents, accentuate in pretty
motifs that appeal to the modernista in you
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALTAF KHAN STYLING BY SHIVANI AJMERA
ASSISTED BY NATASHA AGARWAL

from First Impressions, `4,500 per mtr


from Taherallys Fine Arts and Antiques, `5,000 WooDEN NESTING
RUSSIAN DoLLS from Contemporary Arts & Crafts, `550 each RIGHT, BACKGRoUND, FRoM LEFT
TEXTURED FINISH WALL fabricated by stylist using 8061 SALSA by Asian Paints from BP Shah
& Co, `290 per ltr onwards GLASS CHANDELIER from Taherallys Fine Arts and Antiques,
`65,000 MY DEAR LINEN CURTAIN FABRIC from My Tailor Home, `14,000 per mtr pRINTED
CERAMIC pLATES from Taherallys Fine Arts and Antiques, `2,000 onwards oRNATE FRAME
WITH pRINT from Bungalow 8, `30,000 MATA HARI SANDooK AND TEAK WooD TREASURE
CHEST from Bioscopewalli, `8,500 METAL AND FIBREGLASS WINE CoW from Fusion Access,
`3,000 FoREGRoUND, FRoM LEFT TApESTRY AND TEAK WooD VINTAGE DREAM CHAIR from
Bioscopewalli, `22,000 MAZE HEART CHAIR from Santorini, `26,500 BoTANIST CHAIR from
The Charcoal Project, `28,800 pURE SILK IKAT CARpET from Cocoon Carpets, price on request
TEAK WooD RoSE HAND pAINTED DUAL CoNSoLE TABLES from Bioscopewalli, `22,000 oN TABLE
CHAKRA CERAMIC pLATES by The Elephant Company from The Bombay Store, `1,699 (set
of four) GoLKoNDA HAND pAINTED GLASS from Goodearth, `3,400 (set of four) METAL AND
FIBREGLASS WINE GLASSES from Fusion Access, `1,800 each CRYSTAL GLASS CARAFE from My
Tailor Home, price on request BAHAMA WHITE WINE GLASS from Goodearth, `2,400 (set
of six) HAND pAINTED STAINLESS STEEL TEApoT from Dhoop, `1,380 BRASS CANDLE STAND from
Bungalow 8, `6,500 For details, see Address Book
FRoM Top HALF pANAMA 08 CoTToN poLYESTER FABRIC
WooDEN oRNATE FRAME

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trends next

from russia
with love

Play with proportions and contrasts dainty


glassware in delicate designs add sophisticated hints
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALTAF KHAN STYLING BY SHIVANI AJMERA
ASSISTED BY NATASHA AGARWAL

from Bioscopewalli, `22,000 FROM LEFT GOLKONDA HAND PAINTED GLASS from Goodearth,
from Magnolia, `5,600 EMERALD SHIRAZ CRYSTAL VASE `6,800 FAUX ROSE BUNCH `750 (set of six)
AMETHYST WINE GLASS `4,800 (set of six); all from Goodearth DECORATIVE RED METAL STAND WITH GLASS TOP from Magnolia, `7,800 TEAL GLASS CONE
DECANTER from Contemporary Arts & Crafts, `950 STAINED COLOURED GLASS VASE WITH LID from Premsons, price on request RUBY CUT GLASS TUMBLER
from Contemporary Arts & Crafts, `1,550 (set of four) EMBOSSED GREEN LOTUS PLATE from Tranceforme, price on request For details, see Address Book
BASE TEAK WOOD ROSE HAND PAINTED DUAL CONSOLE TABLE

`3,400 (set of four)

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GLASS VOTIVE WITH METAL CAP

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from russia
with love

Pep up interiors with modern antiques charming


curios in artisanal patterns create warm hues
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALTAF KHAN PRODUCED BY SHIVANI AJMERA
ASSISTED BY NATASHA AGARWAL

from Apartment9, `12,600


from Contemporary Arts & Crafts, `950 (set of six)
CERAMIC VASE from Premsons, price on request TAPESTRY AND WOODEN VINTAGE
GOLD FOOTSTOOL from Bioscopewalli, `18,000 STAINLESS STEEL FLOWER ORANGE
TUMBLER from Dhoop, `350 FANTASY RED WOODEN AND FABRIC BEDSIDE TABLE from
Sidewalks of the World, `22,990 FOAM AND FABRIC RUSSIAN DOLL CUSHION from
Tranceforme, `1,950 WOODEN AND FABRIC SQUARE CHEST from Magnolia, `22,000
BAKU SILK VELVET TEAL CUSHION from Goodearth, `2,800
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT INDIGO BLOSSOM MIRROR
JANNAT MDF COASTER

For details, see Address Book

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decor exclusive

treNds
through the eLLe deCor CrystaL baLL

2015

Gaze into the future, as we give you a tantalising glimpse of 12 predictions


that we foresee unfolding in the coming year. Through eight compelling pages,
we combine colours, patterns and materials, creating textured looks and
finishes along with a melange of graphics as well as accents. On the occasion
of our 14th anniversary, we present unconventional design statements that will
promise you a style advanced and modern home.
TRENDS FORECASTED by Sonia dutt TExT by riSha merchant

Products courtesy Baccarat, Corsi Design Factory, Designers Guild, Edra, Ettore Sottsass, Glas Italia, Hilda
Hellstrom, InV Home, Ishatvam, Le Creuset, Ligne Roset, Moooi, Nishi Chauhan, Jolyon Yates, Rothschild &
Bickers, Studio Bertjan Pot, Tortie Hoare, WonderGlass For details, see Address Book

decor exclusive

of fossils and minerals

Imperfect and wondrous, mineral accents in metamorphic patterns unearth distinct


imperfections. The vivacious colours accentuate their uneven form and unrefined
finish, giving them an edgy vibe.

icy mint

Cool and soothing, futuristic accessories instantly impart a


breath of fresh air. Pristine objects in aqua and translucent
colours freeze within a sublime space for reflective respite.

decor exclusive

curves and contours

Shapely and natural, the smooth object is de rigueur for a contemporary look.
Be ahead of the curve with fashionably designed furniture in new age rusticity.

tutti frutti

Tropical and bright, this rainbow vibrancy pulsates


through interiors as irrepressibly cheery objects in
lollipop shades shout for joy.

decor exclusive

fade fad

Vibrant and spirited, the ombre craze in varying tones, gradually


transitions into aesthetic visuals. Go bold or subtle on surfaces
or coverings to create your shady spot.

memphis movement

Timeless and geometric, the revolutionary 1980s design movement has been
appreciated for decades. Clashing colours, blocky shapes and loud patterns
layer and find harmony within staid spaces, as whimsical is the way to go.

decor exclusive

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naive novelty

Unconventional and playful, these childlike pieces make for ideal imaginative
inspirations. Toy around with them as
they let you drift to a wistful wonderland
while rooting for style over staccato.

bubble wrap

Bouncy and quirky, popping objects


instantly lend an addictive burst of
fun. Texturise surfaces with these
blobby beauties in unique formations.

11
cosmic finds

Out of this world and in style, mesmeric


creations take you on a virtual interstellar
ride. Galactic pieces in a deep tonal palette,
becomes the centre of your universe.

8
fringe benefits

Flamboyant and full of character,


tassels and trims always spell opulence
and sophistication. Go Great Gatsby
glamorous with large accents in glitzy
shades for showstopping drama.

10
overlapping
visions

Experimental and bright, it unleashes the


artist within. Enter a state of trance as
geometric forms and hues merge to create
a stage that resonates with your mood.

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organic olive

Raw and rejuvenating, this trending


tone makes peace with an array of
decor elements. Incorporate the earthy
tint to bring a little of the outdoors in.

now palette

The GROOVY SixTieS

Seek inspiration from our shades of the season products, textures, patterns and paints
that banish the banal to make way for chic, chromatic interiors
photography by ALTAF KHAN styling by NATASHA AGARWAL

The inspiration

The 60s was a wild and vibrant era from poinsettia red and robins egg blue to sunbeam yellow and avocado green, bold
hues were found on everything, from curios to cars. Modernism and abstract expressionism shaped new cultural ideals as
these stunning shades lent in a free flowing vibe. Subtle yet striking, our retro coloured muse is back in vogue.
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6
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from Shyam Ahuja, price on request 2. POLYESTER HANDMADE TASSELS from First Impression, `850
a part of Zuku-Maishaa Collection from Surprise Home Linen, `2,425 per mtr 4. YELLOW CERAMIC WAVE
TILE by Adrien de Melo from My Tailor Home, price on request 5. VELVET CHERRY ARRAY by Divine from Santorini, `1,800 per mtr 6. SHALIMAR
SIMPLIFIED BLUE CHENILLE AND SILK RUG from Shyam Ahuja, price on request 7. OCHRE VELVET EUROPEAN YELLOW FABRIC from First Impression,
`2,500 per mtr 8. AND 9. HANDMADE CERAMIC TILES from Belleza, `105 each 10. CERAMIC CONSTELLATION TILE by Adrien de Melo from My Tailor
Home, price on request 11. METAL AND BAKELITE WIRE MANS PHONE from Anemos, `4,800

1. RULLAH IX MODIFIED WOOLLEN AND SILK RUG

each

3. POLYESTER AND COTTON BLUE LAKE

LEFT 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE COUPE

by Car Culture from Car Culture/Corbis For details, see Address Book

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now palette

The
GROOVY
SixTieS

Relive the retro glory with dynamic


hues of red, blue, green and yellow
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALTAF KHAN
STYLING BY NATASHA AGARWAL

paint picks

Hues of the rebel merge on walls and accents,


adding character and fun to staid spaces

by Asian Paints from BP Shah & Co, `290 per ltr


from Kulture Shop.in, `1,000 onwards
FROM LEFT LACQUERED ALUMINIUM COUPE by Oluce from vis a vis, price on request
TEAK AND CANE VINTAGE CHAIR from Magnolia, `36,000 LINEN AND COTTON
SCREENPRINTED CUSHION `960 COTTON CUSHION `1,050; both from Sanctum PLASTIC
PORTABLE RADIO from Anemos, `26,000 WOODEN TAKARA YELLOW CONSOLE from
Address Home, `31,900 BLUE TOWELLING CUSHION COVER from Sanctum, `295 PLASTIC
PHONE price on request VINTAGE CAMERA price on request; both from JK Arts BLOOM
HANDPAINTED ON WOOD AND BRASS VINTAGE GRAMOPHONE from Fluke, `22,000
IRON MAGAZINE RACK from Sanctum, `1,980 RECORDS stylists own
BACKGROUND X122 RICH ROUGE

ON WALL DIGITAL PRINT HOMEWARD BOUND

For details, see Address Book

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by Asian Paints from BP


Shah & Co, `290 onwards 5T0282 CLEAR VIEW by
Berger Paints from Umresh Gupta Painters, `290
onwards 8386 PEPPER LEAF by Asian Paints from
BP Shah & Co, `495 onwards 3D0806 MELORI
YELLOW by Berger Paints from Umresh Gupta
Painters, `290 onwards; All prices per ltr

FROM LEFT 8061 SALSA

now palette

The
GROOVY
SIXTIeS

Give your space a footloose feel


with objects in classic tones
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AltAF kHAN
PROduCed BY NAtAsHA AGARwAl

clockwise, FRoM top leFt cool wAteR


olD teAk AND DUco pAiNt BeDsiDe tABle

from Highlight Living, `20,000 onwards


liNeN AND cottoN scReeNpRiNteD

from Sanctum, `960 spUN


by Louis Poulsen
from vis a vis, `84,157 RosY ceRAMic
VAse from Abaca, `900 ceRAMic Disc
lAMp from Mora Taara, `2,450 wooDeN
AND AcRYlic cUBe pHoto FRAMe from
Sanctum, `956 ceRAMic plANteR witH
tRAY from Contemporary Arts and
Crafts, `900 onwards polYUtHeReNe ReD
poRtABle FM RADio from Sidewalks of the
World, `7,500 tolDBoD 120 peNDANt
powDeR coAteD AllUMiNiUM lAMp by Louis
Poulsen from vis a vis, `24,045 AcRYlic
clock from Sanctum, `1,200
cUsHioN

steel AJ tABle lAMp

For details, see Address Book

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now material

Neo coNcrete

Tread off the beaten path with an array of industrial accents in


hues of white and grey mixing the modern with the unrefined
can only create wonders

DESIGNERS NAME SHMUEL LINSKI PRODUCT NAME ESPRESSO SOLO


Israel based independent designer Shmuel Linski envisioned this intelligent and challenging conceptual coffee maker for
Lavazza that brews only espresso long and short. The beans are dispensed from the top while the water is poured into the
water drawer at the back. Contrasting materials such as the rough, massive and raw concrete case along with the fine
metal working parts, makes this unconventional machine a desirable kitchen must-have. Website: www.linskidesign.com
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- STRATUM furnitures serene design lends warmth to the most


modern environments
- DAMA-N WC, with its neutral and pure lines, offers a wide
variety of sizes
- The ESCUADRA faucet collection is committed to the perfection
of a finish that leads us to a universe ruled by technology
- VYTHOS and its simple, balanced and clean lines equip the
bathroom with versatility and sobriety in a single piece full of
personality
Dama-N

Roca Bathroom Products Pvt. Ltd.

Escuadra

Vythos

Visit us at: www.roca.in

now material

NEO
CONCRETE

Opt for understated accents to lend a


neutral and simple vibe
photography by S Thiru styling by SADhVi VAiSh

a part of rococo Collection by regal Wallpaper from F&F, `5,033 per roll CLOCKWiSE, FrOM TOP LEFT
from gomaads, `1,950 NOiA FABriC AND YArN NECKLACE from shades of india, `3,200 MAGNETS from gomaads, `450 (set of four)
DECOrATiVE LOTuS PLATTEr from the Delhi Design store, `1,800 FAuX CArNATiON from pure home+living, `240 TEALiGhT hOLDEr from inV home,
`500 CLOCK by gomaads from CMyK, `2,150 BOOKS fabricated by stylist FAuX TuLiP from goodearth, `650 (set of six) FABriC NAPKiN riNG from
nur, `290 riEDEL SiNGLE MALT ViNuM GLASS TuMBLEr from goodearth, `2,086 (set of two) ALPhABETS from gomaads, `535 (part of set)

BACKGrOuND OXFOrD STriPE WALLPAPEr


LEAF PLATTEr

For details, see Address Book

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ake a trip down memory lane with Ayush Choudharys latest designs that seek inspiration from pattern loving,
glorious 60s and 70s. Intriguingly idiosyncratic, each handmade carpet from the brands range induces elements
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now material

NEO
CONCRETE
Pick unpretentious curios to add
rusticity to your open spaces
PHoTogRaPHy by S THIRU
PRoDuceD by SADHVI VAISH

CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT BIRD BATH

from The Delhi Design Store, `3,600


from Marina House, `7,300
POT from local vendor, `300 CANDLE
JAR GLASS from MoonRiver, `10,000
FAUX ROSE from InV Home, `1,600
(part of set) CLAY POT PLANTER from
Sarita Handa, `6,530 RED BASIN
POTTED WITH SUCCULENTS from Marina
Home, `4,700 BOXWOOD BALL TOPIARY IN URN from Pure Home+Living,
`1,090 CORAL CANDLE HOLDER
`4,200 LOTUS FLOATING CANDLE `650
each; both from InV Home
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The fuTure of design

14th
Anniv
sCOOP

From big ideas that can change the world to savers of space, time, life and love; from
deserving names that will continue to be seen, to talent that should make their presence
better felt with fresh hopes for the new year and as a perfect note to mark our
milestone, 14 creative biggies take a shot at predicting what is in store
text by DOMINIC LUTYENS

1TOM DIXON
designer

In the past 25 years, design has


become more of a general entertainment business, just as food has in
the past 15 years. Todays digitalisation
of design and manufacturing has only
just started. Increased accessibility to
the tools of design and manufacture
will give everyone the possibility of
inventing things.

2ZAHA HADID

architect and designer

3D printing will reduce waste by


producing only the materials we need.
A great architectural experience for me
was seeing artist Christo Wrap Berlins
Reichstag in 1995 (the whole building was covered in silvery material).
Thousands had flocked there, fascinated
by this strange concept. It debunked the
idea that people dislike strangeness.

3TORD BOONTJE
designer

Products will become more personal


and production processes increasingly
flexible and customised in both industrial and artisanal spheres. Technology
will allow consumers to become more
involved in the design process. The
most significant object of the recent
past is the iPod, the first truly enjoyable
digital product. It revolutionised how
we listen to music and has a groundbreaking, intuitive interface.

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4JASPER CONRAN 6ILSE CRAWFORD


designer, chairman
and creative director of
the conran shop

The most important developments of the past 25


years have been 3D printing,
which is changing the pace
of the design process, and the
iPhone. Id choose Apples
senior vice president of design Sir Jonathan Ive as my
icon He has revolutionised
the aesthetic of technology,
and redefined how we live
and work.

5PIERO LISSONI

architect and product


designer

Our future wont differ from the past.


After thousands of years, we still live
in houses with roofs and sit on chairs.
Design is ultimately about functionality and beauty timeless qualities.
Two designers that I admire are the
Bouroullec brothers. Creating lighting,
fabrics and exhibition stands, they are
endlessly versatile.

designer and former eLLe


decoration uK editor

A new understanding that design can


help shape lives has opened up the
possibilities of what designers can be.
They can take on social design, scientific design, food design, politics and the
environment. Today, there is a greater
understanding that design is a way of
looking at things it is a verb and not
a noun. This shift in mindset will set the
agenda for the next 25 years.

7ANOuSkA
HEMPEL

interior designer and hoteLier


In the past 25 years, architecture and
design have become corporate and lost
the spirit of romance they had before.
A purely commercial approach is just
not good enough. Design, in future,
needs more flair. Designers must be
innovative and eccentric, have humour
and wit.

BARBER
8EDWARD
AND JAY OSGERBY
designers

Theres a growing reaction against


design as fashion; were seeing a
broader appreciation of things that are
made to last forever. Mobile communication has been a major development.
Late 1980s phones were bulky and
barely portable; now there are slimline
smartphones with on-screen icons. The
product landscape has changed forever,
yet this has led to a desire for more
tangible and craft based objects.

TERENCE
9SIR
CONRAN

11PATRIZIA
MOROSO

The throwaway culture we


live in cannot last forever
and the key to this is the
intelligent use of natural,
long-lasting materials. I have
always been optimistic about
the role design can play in
improving peoples lives and
now, more than ever before,
good design and green design
are one and the same. My
contemporary icon is Thomas
Heatherwick his effortless
ability to cross boundaries is
incredibly inspiring.

Thanks chiefly to Ettore Sottsass and


Memphis, the 1980s liberated us
from the idea that form should
follow function. Architect Frank Gehrys
iconoclastic buildings embody this:
My favourite is Bilbaos Guggenheim
Museum. In the future, it will become
more important to share our culture
with others, and for design studios to
speak a global language.

Designer, retailer anD


restauranteur

10RON ARAd
Designer

A major development is the fact that


we no longer need LPs and DVDs, as
we can store them in online clouds.
Yet some things, such as chairs and
tables, remain physical objects. For
me, the most significant new design is
the tablet: I use mine to Skype my 97
year old father or play Scrabble with my
brother in the US.

Co-founDer anD Creative


DireCtor of Moroso

12dONNA WILSON
Designer

Since I love all things craftsy, my icon


is Dutch creative Hella Jongerius. Shes
been a big inspiration to me in the way
she combines craft with new technology: Her work crosses boundaries
between textiles, product design and
eco design. I hope that in the next 25
years we focus on craftsmanship. Its
incredible how much we depend on
computers now, and how design has
developed as a result. But on the flip
side, a lot of our hand skills have been
lost, and its easy to design without even
picking up a pencil. Maybe its time for
another Arts and Crafts movement.

13ROSS
LOVEGROVE
Designer

The most significant developments


of the past 25 years have been rapid
prototyping and 3D printing, which
have bridged the gap between design
and engineering, given autonomy to
creatives, and taken the image of the
computer screen into a reality that we
can touch and use. A recent groundbreaking design is BMWs extraordinary
plug-in i8 sports car, which combines
hybrid energy with a super light, carbon
fibre reinforced plastic body. In the
future, well see self-drive cars, pioneered by Google, that will change
our perceptions of technology.

14TRICIA GUILd

founDer anD Creative


DireCtor of Designers guilD

Consumers today are much


more informed: They can find
a wealth of inspiration in
print and online media. As a
result, the new trend in the
home will be the recognition
that its a place where one
can freely express ones
personality and not conform
to a single look.

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decor people

in conversation with...

Fumihiko maki

This calm, modernist genius treats each of his works like a living,
breathing organism that sensitively adapts to nature as well as
changing human behaviours
text by Sneha Ullal Goel

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Whatever is designed must


be socially meaningful for
its given place and time

white brazilian granite fortress


opens out to the sky, like a lotus
in bloom. With angular walls
surrounded by pruned terraces and
still reflecting pools, torontos new aga
Khan museum appears peaceful and
stoic at the same time. it is the new
mecca for artefacts that detail the history of islam in the last 1,000 years
from ancient texts to artworks and
even relics from india and iran. motifs
of the civilisation are everywhere;
for example, the sunlit courtyard is
bordered with glazed transparent
walls, etched with a pattern similar to
the mashrabiya screens of traditional
islamic structures. When light careens
through these partitions, stencilled
shadows plaster the interiors like wallpaper. and, may we add, located at
the same park at the museums west
end is the ismaili centre with a faceted
glass dome, imagined by indias own
charles correa.
Whatever is designed must be
socially meaningful for its given place
and time, preaches fumihiko maki,
unwittingly but aptly analysing his latest
accomplishment. at 86 years old, the
Japanese architect still astounds with
his sagacious values in modernism and
a ceaseless desire to create unforgettable scenes. imagination never interferes with the purpose or sensitivity of
the project; whether it is this important
museum, which he took on after building the aga Khan foundations canadian
headquarters in ottawa, or the dignified
4 World trade centre in new york, a
minimalist sculptural form of glass.
the intention was to reflect the sky
and surround the memorial, rather than
draw attention to itself, illustrates the
1993 pritzker architecture prize laureate
about the 72 storey high tower.
the simpler fumihikos creation
looks, the more complex, intuitive and

research centric is his technique. apart


from the usual suspects mosaics,
stainless steel, anodised aluminium,
glass light will always be a part of
his grand intelligent design. he has
been its curious observer, ever since
he was a young boy. i visited an early
modernist house in the city by (Kameki)
tsuchiura. the open, light filled plan
had an impact on me.... born in 1928
in tokyo, he was 13 when he built a
model aeroplane on his own (even
today a few models are hung in the
office). aeronautical engineering
seemed like a natural path to tread,
until modernism pioneer Kamekis
home lead him to discover a world created by le corbusier, Josep lluis sert
from spain and Kenzo tange, fumihikos
mentor when he studied at tokyo
university. my studies at harvard
were more focused on urban design,
influenced by Josep, he adds. While
Kenzo stressed on the importance of
open inquiry at the start of every project, Josep emphasised on the relationship between architecture and the city.
it is his deep understanding of this
bond that has shaped his illustrious
career. the formative years, however,
were spent between constructing and
teaching. While working at Washington
university, he designed its art centre,
the steinberg hall his first ever commission at the age of 30 and then
taught at his alma mater in harvard. as
he took on more assignments in the
us and Japan, he decided there was
no need to join a large organisation.
so why not open his own firm back
on home ground instead? maki and
associates was founded in 1965, and is
going strong even today. at around the
same time, Japans metabolism movement was making waves. established
by Kenzo tange and fuelled by fumihiko
and his contemporaries, it was based

on the ideology that cities should be


conceived as human beings, and therefore should embrace organic growth.
from this emerged unique capsule and
modular structures, now symbolic of
Japans skyline. a striking example is
fumihikos osaka prefectural sports
centre, where separate areas are connected with a single spine, forming
mystifying tiers of sections. another
crucial project in the late 60s, is the
hillside terrace, a small town developed
over several phases, which includes a
spatial layering of residences, cafes,
courtyards and shops.
nearly five decades later, maki
continues to create utopias around the
world, while delivering lectures on how
modern structures need to encourage
human interaction. this quote taken
from a paper he wrote in 1970, sums
up his dream of ideal architecture: the
ultimate aim...is to create spaces to
serve society, and in order to achieve
this, the architect must...know the
relationship existing between human
activities and architectural spaces and
processes by means of which these
relationships develop.

stadium CONuNdRum
Fumihikos dearest cause today is
protesting against Zaha Hadids arena
for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He
organised an online petition because in
his opinion, the oversized structure
will disturb the visual harmony of the
heritage environs. So far, it has garnered
more than 13,000 signatures urging
the Japan Sports Council to upgrade
the existing Meiji Jingo Gaien Stadium
instead. We wait and wonder towards
which direction the verdict will sway....

Fumihiko Maki, Tokyo.


Website: www.maki-and-associates.co.jp
Watch Fumihiko give an insightful talk at
India Design ID, February 13-15, 2015
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decor
loveS

4 World Trade CenTre, neW york


With a clear glass facade, the minimalist 72
storey tower was the first of the World Trade
Centre buildings to open last year

Mihara perforMing arts Centre,


Miyaura parK, Mihara

Located in a city near hiroshima, Japan, this 1,200 seater boasts movable
acoustic panels, lighting and screens, making it a dynamic venue for cultural acts.

and more...

Symphonies in aluminium, glass and steel


by a nature sensitive, inventive maestro
produced by Sneha Ullal Goel
photographs courtesy tectonic, toShiharU
Kitajima, jeff totaro, maKi and aSSociateS

MIT MedIa Lab,


MassachuseTTs

the reputed institutions translucent and


energy efficient design was inspired by
artists piet Mondrian and george seurat,
as well as the art of making Japanese
paper lanterns.

annenberg PubLIc POLIcY


cenTre, PhILadeLPhIa

situated within the campus of university of pennsylvania in the us,


it almost looks like a modern version of a greek agora (assembly hall).
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DECOR PEOPLE

MATHIAS HAHN

The self proclaimed devil in the details


introduces experimental curiosity to his works

believe a product should be relevant and at the same time have a


poetic layer, says the London based, German industrial designer.
An alumnus from Royal College of Art, co-founder of Okay Studio
and the youngest professional to win a Red Dot: Best of the Best,
he divulges what makes him a detailed obsessed functionalist.
What initiated you into design?
Even as a kid, I was always creating my own toys from materials
accessible to me. I loved to draw and paint a legacy I inherited
from my grandmother, an artist. Years later, I enrolled in a course
that let me illustrate as well as create 3D objects.
How do you approach objects?
I am constantly curious. For instance, during a visit to Sweden a
few years ago, I was fascinated by a glass blowing factory selling
rejects. I asked myself: Why do I like it, how was it created.... Im
always trying to understand the mechanism of ordinary objects and
attempting to apply a different concept to them.
Your process
...doesnt have a single route. It may start with an initial idea from
the medium or technique but mainly from observation. I might jump
from sketching to working in 3D or even go back to the drawing
board. I take prototypes home and look for new ways to use them.
A preferred medium...
I pick those that age well by understanding what qualities one has
and work out the best possible product with it. At the moment,
I am dealing with metal casting processes but would love to experiment with glass and porcelain.
Risha Merchant
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From Top E8 Table for Zeitraum is a natural


timber counter in saturated hues; Preserves
feature experimental vessels potraying the
concept of collecting colours; Me mirror is
held by a vintage wooden handle; Winner
of Red Dot: Best of the Best 2012, Jinn is a
reinterpretation of a classic decorative lamp
Mathias Hahn, London.
Website: www.mathiashahn.com

Decor people

a day in the life of

ALeSSANDro MeNDINI
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 RISHA MERCHANT

living legend in the field of international design and architecture, Alessandro Mendini is an unstoppable vortex
of ideas, inculcating dynamism and eccentricity in every piece he envisions. In the 70s, the Italian maestro also
essayed the role of Editor-in-Chief for design magazines like Casabella, Modo and Domus, and his works centre
around innumerable inventive designs for objects, furniture, interiors and installations and is recognised worldwide, after
collaborating with brands such as Alessi, Driade, Poltronova, Abet, Artemide, Zanotta and Swatch International. He set up
Atelier Mendini in his home in Milan in 1989. We caught up with the genius, who shares a slice of his extraordinary day.

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Clockwise, from Above A stepladder that


leads to the Atelier; A sketch in progress on
the work desk; Biscuits, coffee and honey,
Mendinis morning ritual; His cheery bedroom in a burst of patterns and hues; The
iconic and colourful Proust armchair by
Mendini; The vibrant entrance to the Atelier.
Photographs courtesy Alessandro Mendini,
Giacomo Giannini
Alessandro Mendini, Milan
Website: www.ateliermendini.it

An insight into the multi faceted icons day of solitude and radical creations
7 AM I slowly open my eyes to the morning sun. From the kitchen window, Prince the guest cat drops by for his daily visit
7.15 AM I work out on my exercise bike and hop straight into a steaming shower. Text messages from close ones wish
me a fine day 8 AM In my kitchen, I relish a small cup of coffee with biscuits and honey, followed by a few moments of
silence and concentration 9.15 AM I descend on a steep stepladder, into the Atelier located below my home. My collaborators and I have a relaxing moment together in the coffee room with hot beverages and pastries. We exchange information
about projects and banter about our love lives 9.45 AM A short meeting with my architect brother Francesco, who directs
the Atelier 9.50 AM I then visit Beatrices desk, who coordinates all activities. We make a summary of different subjects,
problems, appointments and correspondence. Since I do not have a personal email address, she manages and filters my
mails 10.15 AM A Skype conversation ensues with the designer Cha who is at the Dongguan office for projects in Korea
and China 10.30 AM I am at my desk to attend phone calls, letters and handwritten notes 1 PM Lunch with the team in
the coffee room. My cook fetches me a macrobiotic meal everyday 1.45 PM I go back to my house by the stepladder and
gather myself for a short moment of repose 2.15 PM I go back down to the Atelier to pay a quick visit to my daughters
Fulvia and Elisa, as they work on their own assignments 2.30 PM Analysing of different projects goes underway. I drop by
the desks of all my collaborators. Then I make sketches and write. I have appointments, dedicating 15 minutes to each
visits from students, technicians, artists, curious people, clients, interviews, requests of all kinds 6.30 PM Spend me-time
at home, while I practise Kundalini yoga with my teacher Natalia and meditate 7.30 PM Devote time to the books in my
library (novels, critical essays and magazines) 8.30 PM A relaxed macrobiotic dinner is enjoyed in front of the television.
Prince greets me again while on his way home. Later, I catch up on newspapers 9 PM Before bedtime, I indulge in a bit of
dark chocolate and a very brief prayer by the little sacred altar beside my bed. Lights out

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Think tank: Model of a printing press extension project


along with a reference book and some material samples

quick word
Favourite CitieS to viSit SP:
Barcelona and instanbul; SM: London
You eNJoY Music and travel
oN Your DeSK SP: Pen box gifted by
my eldest son; SM: Coffee
WorK MuSiC Pink Floyds the Wall
Your oFFiCe SP: is inspirational;
SM: and honest
MoSt FuLFiLLiNG BuiLD the Brick
Kiln House in alibaug, Maharashtra

From Left The husband-wife duo at the


staircase that leads to the mezzanine; One
of many models dotting the space, this one
is of an ongoing project for a multistorey
home in Mumbai

at work with

sanjeev panjabi &


sangeeta merchant
We take you to the drawing board of your design
favourites, giving a glimpse of what keeps them ticking
tatty postcards, invaluable scribbles, priceless notes, et al
photography by bajirao pawar produced by shivani ajmera

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From Left At the


entrance, Pink Floyds
The Wall 2011 poster
next to a wood model
made from a single block
of timber; One of the
four meeting rooms. This
one has a Vitruvian Man
art print on fabric, a Chor
Bazaar brass lamp and a
fully stocked library

From Left A human figurine found


on a display rack; A wood etching
of The Brick Kiln House, the couples
most fulfilling project

Detail shot of a wood and metal model


showcased on the display shelves

Site seeing: An acrylic miniature of a


resort scheme in Goa

The 10 ft tall metal scaffolding structure with a


movable, modular construct holds several scale
models and dominates one side of the office

rust Us assured the looming Roger


Waters banner at the entrance,
moments before we were mesmerised by an innovative metal scaffolding
divider and display rack inside SPASMs
Mumbai office. Meet Sanjeev Panjabi and
Sangeeta Merchant, whose unabashed
confidence and passion is palpable in their
fluid and transparent industrial space. From
co-founding their architectural firm in 95 to
starting a family, they are partners in every
sense. We join the couple as they banter
about their story so far.

THE TAKEOFF
After graduating from the Academy of
Architecture, they worked with architects
while harbouring a shared dream of doing
something on our own. It all started with
a single interior design project that came
their way. It was just the two of us discussing big ideas, Sangeeta remembers.
Over time, their repertoire expanded and
their intuitive structures spoke volumes.
TWO TO TANGO
Ours is a straight forward practice,
without any fuss or frills. We fight, argue
and say sweet nothings in front of our studio, Sanjeev reveals. Despite being strong
advocates of relevance and timelessness,
their design approach varies from each
other a trait that works in their favour.
We come up with options separately
and open it for discussion to the team
it is like 15 people playing ping pong at the
same time. We are each others anchors
as we rule out everything when we both
spar, he impresses.
Aditi Gaitonde

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my first project...
Edgy nerves, anxious moments and the anticipation
of a jumpstart a beginning of any kind is
characterised by all this and more. Each issue,
we get our favourite architects to recount
musings from their launch pad
text by pragnya rao

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We wanted to focus on authenticity, of


retaining a maximum of the original fabric
and doing minimum intervention...

H
VIKAS DILAWARI

Based in Mumbai, the


conservation specialist was
awarded the UNESCO AsiaPacific Award of Excellence
in 2005 for his work on
the citys Dr Bhau Daji Lad
Museum. His work on the
Sethna Buildings in Tardeo,
Mumbai has won the Award
of Distinction at the UNESCO
Asia-Pacific Awards
for Cultural Heritage
Conservation in 2012

Above, from Left A sketch


of Rajabai Tower;
The interiors with stained
glass details Left A closer
view of the library
building, part of the
University of Mumbai
Photographs courtesy
Vikas Dilawari

e prefers working as inconspicuously as


the conservation work he has done for
some of Mumbais most iconic structures including Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum,
BMCs Corporation Hall and Flora Fountain.
However, it is impossible to be discreet if you
have to your name, nine UNESCO Awards
in the past 13 years, including an Award of
Excellence. Meet Vikas Dilawari, the man who
has made it his life mission to save the citys
heritage structures.
It was during his days at the LS Raheja
School of Architecture that his class was
assigned a project to redevelop Crawford
Market. While Vikas ideas got mooted, he
noticed the ones that topped were those who
suggested razing it to the ground. This realisation egged him to pursue conservation, which
was still nascent back then. In 1997, while
he was trying to get a toehold in the industry,
he was offered the job of restoring the library
building of University of Mumbai, popularly
known as Rajabai Tower a joint venture
between the British Council Division and the
educational institution. The project really
fell into my lap as I was a CWIT-ian (Charles
Wallace India Trust) and British Council
Scholar the only trained architect in the city
then having the exposure of internationally
accepted scientific conservation approach,
which is what the British experts wanted,
says the 48 year old, smiling at what ended up
being the turning point of his career. Coloured
glass, imported paints, brushes and expertise
were funded by the Department of Trade and
Industry, UK. Three leading British stained

glass artists worked and trained seven Indian


professionals over two years, all co-ordinated
by Vikas. His job was to get the craftsmen to
repair the stone tracery. We wanted to focus
on authenticity, of retaining a maximum of the
original fabric and doing minimum intervention
keeping in mind the history, he says. The
project was perhaps the first to have steel
scaffolding with working platforms, hand and
safety rails as per accepted global standards.
As with any first, this had its share of hurdles, starting with finding a skilled master
mason who knew how to work with lime to
getting stainless steel 304 ferramenta in circular form with counter sunk holes (which were
next to impossible to find back then), reminisces Vikas. As they focused on getting the
restoration back on track, the coffered ceiling
started to give way. Special stainless steel
screws were designed to strengthen the
entire wooden barrel vault roof. The lath ceiling plaster collapsed and had to be redone
using coir and lime plaster. This decoration
was treated with pearl gold paint due to dearth
of craftsmen who specialised in gold leaf gilding. Once refurbished to its former grandeur, it
went on to become one of the most celebrated conservation projects of our time, including
winning the UNESCO Asia Pacific special mention award. I wish we could have attended to
the tower as well, says Vikas wistfully,
though he is glad that the repairs are now
under way. The charm of co-ordinating with
specialised agencies that excelled in their
work is something that I miss now, he
signs off.
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Decor inspiration
Made from steel and bright woven fibres
and launched in 2013, the Banjooli chair
has a graceful form that mimics the stance
of a dancing male ostrich

moroso

banjooli

Go behind the scenes to the


drawing board of global
designers: Discover the
stimulus and sketches of
inspired creations, and the
brands supporting them
PRODUCED by Pragnya rao

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DESIgnER SPEAK: SEbASTIAn hERKnER


The foundaTion
Around two years ago Patrizia Moroso
floated the thought of designing a new
chair for the MAfrique collection. What
I knew back then was that this product
would be produced in West Africa. It
seemed like an exciting proposition...more
so to explore the traditional craftsmanship
of the country.
inspiration Mating dance of
the male ostrich with its outstretched,
wide wings
Material Varnished steel framework
wrapped in woven synthetic threads
from asia, used to make fishing nets
profile photographs courtesy
anna Bussolotto, ingmar Kurth

PATRIZIA MOROSO
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MOROSO

sebastian is a precise
designer and very refined.
working with him is relatively
easy because his projects
have perfect detailing.

The brief
The one thing we were sure of was that
the MAfrique line was to be manufactured
from start to finish in Senegal. The
colourful yarns were sourced from Asia,
where they are used to make fishing nets.
The inspiraTion
I usually take my time to find the value and
message that I want to convey through my
work. While on one hand there is utility,
on the other is the story and beauty of the
product. Nonetheless, I was certain that
it had to have a native African vibe; thus

emerged the Banjooli, which in Wolof a


language of Senegal means the mating
dance of the male ostrich.
design proCess
The dance movements were rendered on
to the curved arms and backrests. The
colour combinations reflect the feathers
of the birds during the sunset. We started
with sketches using images of the birds
and then developed the 2D sketch to a
3D model. These were later shared with
Abdou Salam Gaye, Patrizias husband,
who was taking care of the production in
Senegal. This intercultural process in the
final identity of a creation is what I love the
most about working with local craftsmen.
way forward
Given that the seater was not only successful but also creatively rewarding, we
have now started work on expanding the
concept to a bench and a few tables
among other things.

...I WAS CERTAIN THAT IT


HAD TO HAVE A NATIVE
AFRICAN VIBE...
seBastian HerKner Born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim, the German
creative studied product design at the HfG offenbach am Main
(offenbach University of art and Design). While still a student, he did
an internship with stella McCartney in london, and went on to launch
his own studio working for brands like as ClassiCon, Very Wood by
Gervasoni, Moroso, sancal, la Chance and rosenthal, to name a few.
Website: www.sebastianherkner.com; www.moroso.it

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decor brand
tracing the history of

LLadro
ELLE DECOR salutes excellence and innovation: Each issue we bring you the

career path of a well-known make. Here we profile Lladro, a six decade old Spanish
design pioneer that laid the foundation for angelic and ethereal porcelain ware

From Left The furnace inside the house of the Lladro brothers, where they toiled with their first labours of love; Jose, Juan and Vicente Lladro; Juan and
his daughters Rosa and Angeles run the ship today

or 60 years, Lladro has created


magical bonds, transporting people
to their fondest memories, through
their delicate porcelain figurines. It all
began in 1953, when brothers Juan,
Jose and Vicente Lladro worked hard in
a Moorish kiln built inside their home
in Almassera, a small town outside
Valencia, to bring their first experimental
creations to life...soon to change the
face of ceramic design. By the mid 50s,
they moved from making jars and jugs,
to pieces evoking the works of porcelain manufacturers Meissen, Sevres
and Capodimonte, influenced by 18th
century trends. As their demand grew,
so did their ambitions. Shifting base to a
warehouse in the latter part of the decade, cemented a reputation that would
take their works into the upper echelons
of fine art.
CLAY CRAFT
A global household name, Lladro produces the worlds most iconic hand-

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made ceramics. Rosa Lladro, President


and daughter of the eldest brother Juan,
believes their vision of art combines
a perfect balance of beauty, feeling and
symbolism. The siblings innovated not
just in form and style moving from simple figurines to elaborate creations that
still embraced classical art, but also in
firing techniques. By reducing the three
layer firing to a one layer process, they
forged a unique stamp with signature
pastel tones and a crystalline finish.
The name expanded internationally
throughout the 60s, seducing America
and opening up in new places with a
strong tradition for porcelain like the UK,
Germany, and Japan and India as well,
two of their largest markets today.
MEMORY KEEPERS
Lladro moulds a sense of art and
aesthetic, deeply rooted in emotions.
We work with basic topics of childhood, friendship, love but are also
linking to other cultures and countries

like India, explains Rosa, referring to


the Ganeshas and Japanese Hina
Dolls that showcase the brands ability
to connect with different sensibilities
across the five continents. After 50
years at the helm, the three brothers
passed the baton to the second
generation in 2003. In 2007, Juan took
over ownership together with his
daughters Rosa and Angeles. The 2000s
were marked by a new diversion
alongside miniature sculptures, mirrors
and vases, which were significant in
the 70s with their oriental inspired
patterns of flora and fauna, they
broadened their horizons to include
categories like lighting, bathroom, table
art (called Naturofantastic) and home
fragrances. Additionally, with Lladro
Atelier, expert designers like Jaime
Hayon, Tim Biskup and Paul Smith, have
been brought on board to conceive out
of the box collections like The Guest,
a groundbreaking character envisioned
by Jaime.
Isha Singh Sawhney

LIGHTING

CHRISTMAS

did you know...


u Lladros Re-Cyclos project in 2005 invited
stellar creatives to recycle art envision
new products from the labels iconic
designs. Spanish studio CuldeSac used
their classic Christmas decorations to create
crowns and geodes

ARTISTIC EvOLuTION

vision of art combines a


perfect balance of beauty,
feeling and symbolism

u One of the brands largest works is the


Queen of the Nile. Launched in 2006, this
sculpture of a long Egyptian boat carrying
Queen Nefertari and her entourage,
measures a royal 5 ft long

ELLE
dECOR
LOvES

u For Flowers of the Season, introduced


in 1982, a group of artists were exclusively
put to task to hand craft every single part of
each blossom

SpECIAL GuEST

SyMbOLIC

FIRST dESIGN
Clockwise, from Top Left Sad Harlequin
(1969) signified a change in Lladros
creative direction; The new Christmas
ornament collection (2014); Belle de Nuit
(2014) lights; The Guest (2012) reels in
big names to reinterpret this unique alien
character; Valencian Girl (Early 50s),
one of the labels first creations;
Cherub of Love (2010), another entity
synonymous with the brand
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decor reading
excerpts from

The nuTcracker and


The Mouse king

Whether classic or contemporary, fairytale or non-fiction, books cant tell stories with
just characters. Intricate descriptions of the interiors imagined by authors, help paint
a picture and let your mind navigate easily through magical worlds. In this issue, we
share ETA Hoffmans 19th century Christmas tale of how a young girls present comes to
life, defeats an evil rodent ruler and whisks her away to a mysterious kingdom of dolls
illustration by Artus scheiner And LWr WenckebAch CourtEsy the pLAnet

ind reader, or listener, whatever may be your name,


whether Frank, Robert, Henry, Anna or Maria, I beg
you to call to mind the table covered with your last
Christmas gifts, as in their newest gloss they first appeared
to your delighted vision. You will then be able to imagine the
astonishment of the children, as they stood with sparkling
eyes, unable to utter a word, for joy at the sight before them.
At last Maria called out with a deep sigh, Ah, how beautiful!
Ah, how beautiful! and Frederic gave two or three leaps in
the air higher than he had ever done before. The children must
have been very obedient and good children during the past
year, for never on any Christmas Eve before, had so many
beautiful things been given to them. A tall fir tree stood in the
middle of the room, covered with gold and silver apples, while
sugar almonds, comfits, lemon drops, and every kind of confectionery, hung like buds and blossoms upon all its branches.
But the greatest beauty about this wonderful tree, was the
many little lights that sparkled amid its dark boughs, which like
stars illuminated its treasures, or like friendly eyes seemed to
invite the children to partake of its blossoms and fruit.
The table under the tree shone and flushed with a thousand different colours ah, what beautiful things were there!
Who can describe them? Maria spied the prettiest dolls, a
tea set, all kinds of nice little furniture, and what eclipsed all
the rest, a silk dress tastefully ornamented with gay ribbons,
which hung upon a frame before her eyes, so that she could
view it on every side. This she did too, and exclaimed over and
over again, Ah, the sweet ah, the dear, dear frock! And may
I put it on? Yes, yes may I really, though, wear it?
In the meanwhile Fred had been galloping round and round
the room, trying his new bay horse, which, true enough, he
had found, fastened by its bridle to the table. Dismounting
again, he said it was a wild creature, but that was nothing; he
would soon break him. He then reviewed his new regiment
of hussars, who were very elegantly arrayed in red and gold,
and carried silver weapons, and rode upon such bright shining
horses, that you would almost believe these were of pure
silver also. The children had now become somewhat more
composed, and turned to the picture books, which lay open
on the table, where all kinds of beautiful flowers, and gayly
dressed people, and boys and girls at play, were painted as

natural as if they were alive. Yes, the children had just turned
to these singular books, when kling, ling, kling, ling the
bell was heard again. They knew that Godfather Drosselmeier
was now about to display his Christmas gift, and ran towards a
table that stood against the wall, covered by a curtain reaching
from the ceiling to the floor. The curtain, behind which he had
remained so long concealed, was quickly drawn aside, and
what saw the children then?
Upon a green meadow, spangled with flowers, stood a
noble castle, with clear glass windows and golden turrets. A
musical clock began to play, when the doors and windows
flew open and little men and women, with feathers in their
hats, and long flowing trains, were seen sauntering about in
the rooms. In the middle hall, which seemed as if it were all
on fire, so many little tapers were burning in silver chandeliers,
there were children in white frocks and green jackets, dancing
to the sound of the music. A man in an emerald green cloak,
at intervals put his head out of the window, nodded, and then
disappeared; and Godfather Drosselmeier himself, only that he
was not much bigger than Papas thumb, came now and then
to the door of the castle, looked about him, and then went
in again. Fred, with his arms resting upon the table, gazed
at the beautiful castle, and the little walking and dancing
figures, and then said, Godfather Drosselmeier, let me go
into your castle.

eLLe
decor
Loves
Excerpt from The Nutcracker
and The Mouse King by ETA
Hoffman, printed in 2013 by
The Planet.
Published here by permission
of the publishing house.

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new finds
Print on fabric

water colour
Paint a pretty picture with beautiful artworks
in soft and happy pastels
photography by s thiru styling by sadhvi vaish

BaCKGrOuNd FrENCh BLEEd BLEaChEd WaLNut


WOOdEN LaMiNatE FLOOriNG from bVg industries
ltd, `130 per sq ft MEtaL aNd BEads star ChristMas
OrNaMENt from les parissiennes, `390 each
FaBriCs, CLOCKWisE, FrOM tOp LEFt COttON pOLYEstEr

by Jab from First impression, `1,800


from Cottons & satins `750
GEOrGEttE piNK WatErCOLOur from textures, `160
MapuChE aZurE COttON `5,495 aMLapura
daMsON COttON `5,495; both a part of the
amlapura Collection by Designers guild from F&F
uMa hiBisCus pOLYEstEr by Vivabella from Fr
Collection from seasons, `5,910 COttON FLOraL
CushiON COvEr from navya; `600; all fabrics per
mtr unless specified For details, see address Book
GardisEttE

rOsE piNK COttON

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new finds
Print on fabric

geometric

Shape up in subtle glamour with mesmeric


patterns in vibrant hues
photography by s thiru styling by sadhvi vaish

Fabrics, cLOcKWisE, FrOM tOp LEFt GriLL ON GrEY

from Cottons & satins, `650 aKira


from giverny Collection by Warwick
from seasons, `7,805 NauKi pEbbLE LiNEN from
nivasa, price on request cOttON LiME GrEEN GEO
from textures, `150 aFrEEN cOttON GrEEN from
Fabindia, `590 cOttON bEiGE from hp singh, `160
cOttON ZiG ZaG `200 cOttON bLuE GrEEN triaNGLEs
`160; both from gourav Exports; all fabrics per mtr
unless specified For details, see address book
cOttON

siLvEr LiNEN

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new finds

Print on fabric

photograph
Invoke nostalgia with expressive visuals in
warm and vintage shades
photography by s thiru styling by sadhvi vaish

Fabrics, cLOcKWisE, FrOM tOp LEFt cOttON FashiON

from ps Designs, `300 pOLYEstEr cOttON


from Villa DEste, `1,250 suNdari
charcOaL cOttON LiNEN cushiON cOvEr from
goodearth, `1,800 GracE pOLYEstEr from
archive by andrew Martin, `7,815 per panel
MONGOLia pOLYEstEr from nomad by lizzo,
`8,560; both apartment9 aMEricaN GEOrGEttE
rENNaisaNcE paiNtiNG from sahni Fabs, `390
pOLYEstEr vELvEt MONa Lisa cushiON cOvEr from
silk road & beyond, `895; all fabrics per mtr
unless specified For details, see address book
NEWspapEr

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new looks
In the suite, lies a comfy sink in bed
against an exposed brick wall. The wall
light Fresnel 1148 is from Oluce Below,
from Left The bedside lamp 75 Mini from
Anglepoise sheds light on spice mortars
turned into a low table, sourced from
India; An original Indian wedding buffet
table converted into a desk above the
porcelain suspension Socketlight from
Weltevree, Netherlands

CULT COLLISION

Experience a contrast of Indian antiques, chic accents and exposed


brick walls, as they merge gracefully at the 9Hotel Central, Brussels

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new looks

ocated in the museum district,


halfway between the Grand
Place and Place Royale, the
9Hotel Central is the simplest and
purest form of structure, surrounded
by Neo Classical institutions on Rue
des Colonies and Art Deco buildings of Gare Centrale. Entrusted to
Castel Veciana Architecture Studio
from Barcelona in collaboration with
interior designer Skye Maunsell who
looked after the furnishings, the place
was imagined as a cosy home with a
New York loft vibe: Neutral colours,
light wood and exposed brick walls.
The fluid space houses 47 rooms
decorated with second hand industrial pieces unearthed from the villages
and warehouses of Rajasthan, and
envisioned in a complete different
way other than its original use. These
objects were then blended with
handpicked modern design, to lend
a riveting story to the minimalistic and
unique decor.
Risha Merchant

...THE PLACE wAS iMAGiNED AS A CoSY


HoME wiTH A NEw YoRk LofT ViBE...

Clockwise, from Top Left The exposed


closet was made using a solid mango
bench from VJ Home, Jaipur and solid
teak and mango wood storage boxes,
partitioned by the Zulu net curtain made
of Trevira CS from Kvadrat, Denmark;
The raw finish Indian desk matches the
loft atmosphere; A relaxing zone in the
lobby with armchairs by Castel Veciana
Studio, a low table found in Les Puces,
Paris, floor light by Castel Veciana Studio
and table lamps produced by The Oak
Men designed by Kevin Josias; Closeup of mango and teak wood boxes by
Castel Veciana Studio, under the basin in
the Club room, to store belongings
Photographs courtesy Cyrille Bernard

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new looks

Weaving
patterns

Textile powerhouse DDecors


first standalone store in
Mumbai, is fashioned like a
luxury apartment appealing to
design savvy city slickers

The main level of the showroom near


the entrance: A pristine display area
for the brands printed and colourful fabrics. All furniture was specially designed by
the architect Ernesto Bedmar, including
the stools draped in the labels offerings
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new looks

From Right In the living


room section, the sofa and
cushions are all done up with
fabrics by DDecor. The braided rug is also part of the collection; Echoing the warmth
and feel of a high rise New
York apartment, the store
boasts a grey stone floor and
slatted wood ceiling with soft
diffused lighting. The islands
display swatch catalogues,
while longer panels are
showcased against the walls

It was Important to use theIr


fabrIcs on the sofas, stools
and chaIrs. I wanted to
showcase everythIng for
theIr actual purpose

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new looks

t first sight, DDecors new flagship in Mumbai, fits squarely with


its modus operandi of dealing with
luxurious fabrics in trendsetting patterns.
The serene stone tile floor and slatted
wood high ceiling form the core ingredients of its New York loft ambience.
This embodies the signature style of
Ernesto Bedmar, a renowned Singapore
based architect of Argentine descent. For
Sanjay, Ina and Sanjana Arora, the family
behind the upholstery brand, roping him
was instinctive. We were thrilled with
what he did with our home, so hell be
doing up all our upcoming 11 stores as
well, says Ina proudly. For someone
whose forte is homes, Ernesto found it
challenging to not just design this 4,000
sq ft space, but also alter it drastically.
It had a beautiful height, but the basement was short. So we got rid of the
mezzanine. Downstairs, to tackle the
problem of light, we put up a Barrisol
wall, explains Ernesto. He also divided
the space into two zones: The main level
is a living room, while the basement, a
bedroom. What stands out is the space
saving means of display. It was important to use their fabrics on the sofas,
stools and chairs. I wanted to showcase
everything for their actual purpose, concludes the architect.
Sneha Ullal Goel

Clockwise, from Top The bedroom section in the basement showcases


a variety of bed linen sets in lively patterns and hues; Also displayed are
accessories like photo frames from Ralph Lauren Home. Behind is the
white Barrisol wall with the brands debut collection of printed blinds;
The showrooms clean and minimalist facade
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new looks

GLOCAL
LIVING

Entrepreneur Gayatri Ruia


and designer Gunjan Gupta
compose an uber luxurious
apartment for Kessaku from
a proudly Indian perspective

The dining area in the open


plan living space features Studio
Wraps Deconstructed dining
chairs and Multileg table on grey
Palissandro Italian marble flooring with semi-precious inlay. On
the table is Gunjans EDIDA winning stacked thalis
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new looks

Clockwise, from Top Left


In the neutral hued guest
bedroom, Studio Wraps four
poster Bagicha Bistra takes
centrestage; A view of the
spacious living area and the
family entertainment room
where a custom made Murano
inspired chandelier stuns; The
kids bath has a vanity with
blue glass counter and lapis
lazuli shelf; Remen Chopras
Imola tile art on the wall is
surrounded by Studio Wraps
Rock coffee table and Ligne
Rosets Okumi armchair

engalurus ever-changing skyline


is in for another grand addition
with Phoenixs newest project,
Kessaku. For the show flat, Gayatri Ruia,
Director of Phoenix Residentials joined
forces with EDIDA Designer of the Year
2012 Gunjan Guptas Studio Wrap to
create an experience that lingers long
after one has left the apartment. They
relooked at the general idea of luxurious decor through a fresh perspective
to fashion a hyperstylised space where
one draws their breath as they enter.
The sprawling 7,500 sq ft expanse was
embellished to appeal to South Indian
audiences, who although modern are
firmly rooted in tradition. We wanted
to create a contemporary space thats
not disconnected to our Indian core
and we needed a designer who can be
restrained and mature about how much
to design and not impose unnecessarily. From Gunjans first presentation,
we knew this was the right marriage,
asserts Gayatri. Despite being their
first effort with a realtor, Studio Wrap
successfully envisioned culturally
pertinent interiors replete with optimum use of area: Bespoke furniture,
international accents, quality materials,
site specific installations and refined
artworks. Their mutual love and respect
for Indian arts and crafts have led to
several collaborations with traditional
artisans across disciplines to conceive a
distinctive look. It is not about getting
the best that money can buy but about
gaining the best that design can offer,
Gunjan asserts.
Aditi Gaitonde

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IN thIs IssuE...

E L L E DECOR buzz
Offering the finest and trendiest picks from India, design and architecture musings
across the globe, art updates, seasonal shopping options, eco alerts, the latest gizmos,
exploring the great outdoors, indulging in spa wellness and inspiring books to browse
Produced by Mrudul Pathak kundu and sneha ullal goel

editors pick
For the mavericks for whom mixing
chevron with oriental patterns, or
neons with metallics is as natural as
breathing, Casa POP will feel right at
home. With the tagline High Voltage
Living, the funky retail venture
by Delhi based interior designer
Raseel Gujral Ansal, promises to
shock and awe with spunky ottomans
and tables, psychedelic cushion
covers and rainbow hued apparel.
Turn over to read more about Raseels
vision for this kaleidoscopic setup.
Available at: Casa POP, S222, Ambience Mall,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 70. Tel: (011) 40870034

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Swing while youre grooming

5 minS wiTh...

raseel Gujral Ansal

Good news for bathroom singers and dancers!


Duravits Happy D.2, Delos and X-Large mirror
cabinets can now come integrated with an audio
system that promises a sweet surround sound
experience. Plug it on to a smartphone or tablet,
stream music via Bluetooth and go shake a leg.
Website www.duravit.in

The founder and creative director of Casa


Paradox on starting a retail concept for
young urban design savvy consumers

ith a new marque Casa POP, Raseel has diversified


from understated luxury furniture to kitsch apparent accents, crockery, wall art, decor accessories, fashion
among other things, in a cornucopia of colours, modern and
traditional motifs, bright embellishments and styles. Here
she discloses her vision and priced picks.

Casa Paradox vs Casa POP While the former promotes


premium quality creations, the latter is for those who
embrace high voltage living it is not an extension but an
independent entity that appeals to young city dwellers. The
first outlet opened in September in New Delhi, and we plan
to set up more in the city and across the country. Look out
for an online store too, soon.
Personal favourites I love the Sahib Biwi Ghulam cabinet.
The colourful ottomans, animal printed cushions and
placemats are also worth a browse. Website www.casa-pop.com
Clockwise, from Top Left Portrait of Raseel Gujral Ansal; From the
collection: Madame Butterfly cushion cover, Brocade Corset Vanity
and Red Breakfast Tray

Trip and Release

On till February 1, 2015, Jenny Bhatts


Rorschach inspired art show MokshaShots
Episode 12: The Conquest of the Mind is a
satire on todays social and cultural practices.
Where Gallery Art & Soul, Dr AB Road, Worli, Mumbai 18.
Tel: (022) 24965798

SeaSonal Shopping

Sheaths For Seats

The couch potatos base needs to be a


little toastier this winter. Drape on a thick
throw and crawl into snuggly comfort.
from AA Living PolyeSter and wool from Sanctum caShmere miSt from Goodearth turquoiSe cotton by Desigual from
Sidewalks of the World Produced by natasha agarwal. Photography by Bajirao Pawar for details, see address Book

from left Blue wool

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plans to expand

We love the fact that renowned international


labels are making their presence better felt in
the country. In September, along with its new
Night collection, Walter Knoll announced
that it will open a standalone showroom in
New Delhi in association with D&M Building
Products Ltd. The 150 year old German luxury
furniture brand also appointed Pune based
interior designer and architect AlpanaKirloskar
as its country ambassador.
Website www.walterknoll.de; www.dnmindia.in

DRumROLL

From House of Raros


Argent Collection, this
hand carved wooden
table in a silver finish, is
an homage to the 20s Art
Deco movement. Looking almost like a dhol, it
hopes to beat the Xmas
tree for your attention.
Available at 356/357, First Flr,
Sultanpur, MG Road, New Delhi
30. Tel: (0) 8527443666

NEWsflash

FCML Now in Bengaluru

In October, the contemporary label that deals with bathrooms, kitchens, surfaces and wooden flooring from
well known makes like Gessi, Laufen and Rausch, opened their second emporium down south.
Where: 2, First Flr, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru 38. Tel: (080) 41169343

3 REASONS TO
GET FLOORED BY
CAESARSTONE

Star collaboration: Hafele


India has just tied up with
the renowned premium quartz
producer to bring its quality,
durable surfaces to the country

Ground clearance: With 93


percent natural quartz, all
products are low maintenance
and heat and scratch resistance
Multi colours and patterns: We
recommend the versatile Alpine
Mist and Coastal Grey

Website www.hafeleindia.com;
www.caesarstone.com

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elle
deCor
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CLean BowLs

With a new plant put up in Halol, Gujarat,


Japanese sanitaryware heavyweight Toto
has also launched three new models of the
Neorest in India. Each come with the intuitive
Actilight system and Tornado Flush that keep
hygiene levels intact and a remote control to
customise water jet temperature, pressure
and position. Website www.asia.toto.com

GIFTS TO GIVE

Spread the Love

Christmas is just not the same without


presents. Seal these red, white and silver
surprises with a kiss under the mistletoe.
CloCkwise, from Top lefT sAm lounge ChAir

from Abaca wine glAsses, TrAy, CAndle holder


from Kavita Singh Interiors round BAsk TeA Box
from The Home of The Traveler deskTruCTure
The CiTy orgAniser from Houseproud.in
for details, see Address Book

NEWsflash

StudioSCDs Ideas in a Box

Mumbai based interior designer Shafali Choudhrie Diwanji has come up with a
novel idea of lending her redecorating expertise in an actual package replete with
plans, samples and even a source guide. Email: studioscd@gmail.com

New Decor Haunt

Well known for their versatile,


lighthearted wares, Nur has set up
their flagship store up north, stocking
the four storeyed space with fashion
accessories, furnishings, tableware,
goodies for kids and much more. We
have been eyeing the Grey Messina
and Chevron Classic table lamps....
Where 71A, Meher Chand Market, Lodhi Colony,
New Delhi 03. Tel: (011) 49050920

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Bathware Boulevard

premium multi brand sanitaryware showroom valueline in hyderabad added a new level innovatively
designed as a milan high fashion street. complete with cobblestone flooring and a twinkling night sky
ceiling, this promenade houses latest collections from big names like vitra, fantini, effegibi, agape,
tremme, dornbracht and many more. Where Road 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 33. Tel: (040) 23554474

brand speak

We dont Want to
be obsessed With
just hardWare but
softWare too, Which
focuses on lending
a unique experience
to every consumer
Christian Sieger, CEO, Sieger Design, on conceptualising for bath and kitchen giant Dornbracht
HermanMiller
KIVO

In a nutshell

at the office, you do not have to be boxed


in anymore. herman millers Kivo, imagined by alexander lorenz, is a modular line
of flexi walls, which can be assembled in
any shape using magnetic triangle tiles in
durable polyester viscose mix or wool and
steel frames. available in nine colours.

A cool lesson in customising the


fashion ramp: At a recent show
of Pero by Aneeth Aroras new
line Love on Foliage, the walkway was transformed into a lush
garden path with a layer of even
pruned grass and potted flowers
all very real. How refreshing!

Website www.hermanmiller.co.uk; www.kivo.com

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special delivery

Whats For Lunch?


A tiffin service themed cafe in a shoebox space? For the designer of Chakli
Bakli Ki Thali, it was no tall order

pened in October, Chakli Bakli Ki Thali is


Nallasopara, Mumbais newest fast food
joint that sings a visual ballad to the citys
loyal dabbawalas, a constant fixture in the peak
hour pedestrian traffic. The seaters with teakwood tops, the yellow clock, the table pendant
lights everything has been custom made using
flexi ply, all taking the shape of the multi tiered
lunch box, explains Uday Parkar, an advertising
professional who also runs nascent interior design
firm KOBA. Throughout the 240 sq ft space, the
minimal use of colour does not draw your attention away from the well thought out details. While
framed literature on how the food service works
keeps the ambience lighthearted, you cannot
miss bright lunch boxes clinging onto a life size
waterbike high up on one of the partitions, colourful bird stands on each table with bells attached
and doodle pop culture graffiti hand drawn on
vinyl, on the walls. We also love the clever reuse
of overhead pipes with outlets converted into
ambient lights.
Sneha Ullal Goel

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Clockwise, from Top The primarily black,


white and wood interiors of Chakli
Bakli Ki Thali; Dabba shaped furniture;
A lunchbox sunny yellow clock hangs
above the menu blackboard; Thematic
pendant lights levitate above the tables

Design by Sieger Design

Darling New.
The perfect answer
for all bathrooms.

Sanitaryware, Bathroom Furniture, Showertrays, Bathtubs, Whirl and Wellbeing Systems, Accessories:
Duravit - Living bathrooms from Germany. > Define your style! www.mynewdarling.com. For more details
contact: +91 79 66112300, info@in.duravit.com, www.duravit.in

Decor Buzz
the show must go on

Magnum opus

BV Doshis restrospective exhibition which


ended in November, was an inspiring tangible
timeline of his most illustrious achievements

Some of the exhibits: To better understand the masters


working style, spectators could physically experience scale
versions of BV Doshis structures

ow many milestones can one accomplish in a span of 60 years? To highlight poignant ones from BV Doshis career, it
took 8,000 sq ft of the NGMA gallery in New Delhi. The Ahmedabad based genius is one of Indias most prolific architects
and perhaps Le Corbusiers most famous disciple. Curated by his designer granddaughter Khushnu Panthaki Hoof,Celebrating
Habitat: The Real, The Virtual, The Imaginary, which ended last month, was an applause to everything he stands for architecture that fuses functionality and imagination, embraces open, green spaces and stands the test of time. At this interactive
knowledge park, visitors got a once in a lifetime opportunity to study the legends works up close from an exact dome
replica of Amdavad Ni Gufa to blueprints and canvases that celebrate the field, done by the master himself, each exhibit was
displayed with a special introspective message.
Sneha Ullal Goel Photographs courtesy Dinesh Mehta

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BEST IN SHOW

A SUrreAL SYMPHoNY
Fantasy fashion and Indian modern art were the focus of
Paradigm Shift at the Delhi Art Gallery in Mumbai

elebrating Gaurav Guptas first


store launch in Kala Ghoda,
Mumbai, a museum quality exhibition was co-curated by the couturier
and Kishore Singh, head of exhibition
and publications at Delhi Art Gallery.
The exhibit is a compression of ten
years of work and then some...the
store amalgamates fashion with magic
realism, says Gaurav Gupta. The
three storey structure translated his
design journey along with the Indian
modern arts perspective on fashion.
The idea was to involve the two and
not to meldwe are two distinct
genres of popular culture. Gauravs
works are in a very contemporary zone
and we are from a modern one, yet
the genesis of the idea remains very
Indian. So everything we do, the links
that have been set at our legacies, are
the same, says Kishore Singh.
Extensive wall texts, interactive
screens, and specially curated lighting
and music highlighted the paintings
by GR Santosh and LN Taskar,
photographs of Indian stars by Nemai
Ghosh and sculptures by the masters
of Indian art.
Risha Merchant

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Clockwise, from Left


Installations and
mannequins stood
between iconic dresses
and canvases featuring
actress Kalki Koechlin;
Portrait of Gaurav
Gupta in his Mumbai
store; Shimmering
neckpieces displayed on
a whimsical sculpture; A
theatrical setup created
by Lotus Studio and
Gaurav to showcase his
collection; A part of the
Couture 2014 line

decor buzz

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DESIGN NEWS

Bauble Burst

Dress your pines or conifers with these heirloom


worthy ornaments - our pick of the newest, juiciest
bunch from iconic labels
produced by SNEHA ULLAL goEL

Clockwise, from Top Left Babbarenna from Le Palle Presepe by Marcello Jori for Alessi;
Snowflake and Iconic Teacup and Saucer from Wedgwood; Ball Annual Edition 2014 from
Swarovski; Lift from Hermes; 2014 Silver Lismore Ball from Waterford; Porcelain Bell from
Versace Sparkling Christmas from Rosenthal; Star Ornament Golden Shadow from Swarovski

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MEMORY OF

RED
JAN 2015

SMRITI DIXIT
1, Admirality Building, Colaba Cross Lane, Mumbai 400 005
P : +91-22-2216 3339 / 2218 6071 E : art@artmusings.net www.artmusings.net

decor buzz
All bases covered

Delicate friezes, solid


colours and ornamental
motifs Bisazzas 2015 line
of cement tiles is precious,
not just because of its features reflecting opulent 18th
century palaces. It has roped
in heavyweights to envision
this multi faceted collection:
Paola Navone, Jaime Hayon
and Carlo Dal Bianco.
Website www.bisazza.com

vanity on
the move

Perfect for incessant


travellers who want to be
squeaky clean no matter
where they are, Olympia
Ceramicas My Bag is a
basin and dressing table,
packed in a suitcase. Prop
the wood unit on a stand,
attach its chrome faucets,
soap dispenser and mirror
and you are good to go!
Website www.olympiaceramica.it

On the Design Trail


Follow our front line finds hot on the heels of
all thats pathbreaking, creative and quirky
produced by sneha ullal goel

Creative best ever

As is tradition, Design Museum exhibited


Designs of the Year 2014 across categories like Architecture, Furniture and
others. We loved the ME.WE2 concept
car by Jean-Marie Massaud and Toyota.
What Designs of the Year 2014 Where Design
Museum, London When Mar 26-Aug 25, 2014
Website www.designmuseum.org

movers and shakers

This perspective show demonstrates


how inanimate objects suffragette tea
pots, protest robots, banners, defaced
currency had a role to play in bringing
about social change in the 70s.
What Disobedient Objects Where Victoria and Albert
Museum, London When Jul 26, 2014-Feb 1, 2015
Website www.vam.ac.uk

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Photograph courtesy Oriana Elicabe/Enmedio.info

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The inside curvature of Markthal
showcases a vibrant mural called
Cornucopia that takes cues from the
still life works of 17th century artists
Below The marketplace has 96 shop
units selling local and global produce
along with restaurants, cafes and
1,200 underground parking spots

ARCHITECTURE NEWS

Tunnel Vision

This new space age like bazaar and residential


complex hopes to liven up a redeveloping historic
town in the Dutch capital

Photographs courtesy Ossip van


Duivenbode and Scagliola & Brakkee

or denizens of Laurenskwartier, Rotterdam,


grocery shopping just went from being hohum to a wholesome cultural experience.
The new Markthal (simply market plus hall)
is Netherlands first covered food market, but
no ordinary one. Built by local firm MVRDV, the
almost tubular stone structure is not just an
amusement park for foodies, but also houses
228 apartments within the thickness of its
arch. Its main attraction is all over the ceiling
and walls the mural, Cornucopia, has visuals
inspired by works of Dutch still life masters and
also represents the produce sold here. We love
The Time Stairs that showcases an exhibition
on the history of food and artefacts found
while digging up the site.
Sneha Ullal Goel

Website www.markthalrotterdam.nl
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ph. Aldo Fallai

we
say
bravo
Istituto Marangonis students rmly believe in their great future as design
professionals, and so do we. This is why Istituto Marangoni launched
a new and prestigious Design School in partnership with an industry
legend, designer and talent spotter extraordinaire, arch.Giulio Cappellini,
into the Design District of Milano, providing the best educational offer in
the elds of Interior, Industrial and Visual Design.
Giulio Cappellini with Istituto Marangoni: together for design.
For Further information: Raul DSouza
info.india@istitutomarangoni.com | t. 022 26042211 | m. +91 9870427957

Marco Grigoli, Yu Lee, Soa Castegren, Istituto Marangoni students.

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HigHer ground

Photograph courtesy Sete-Emeric Livinec

For a crystal clear and possibly vertigo inducing view of Paris at 187
feet above ground, make a beeline
for the Eiffel Towers new transparent glass floor. Refurbished by
architect Alain Moatti, it has a pathway decorated with artefacts and
photographs chronicling the
history of the monument, which
coincidently is also celebrating its
grand 125th year. Apart from a
boutique and restaurant, its
welcome centre has pavillions
influenced by the pillars of the edifice. Imagine the tall tales you can
relate to your envious friends....
Website www.toureiffel.paris

RoCk and
mould

Brit stone carver


Matthew Simmonds,
based in Italy, perhaps
can build a mini Rome
in a day, with his architectural scale models.
We admire his marble
sculptures of interiors
of domed spaces and
ancient monuments
with intricately detailed
pillars that offer a
unique perspective of
space. Website

Architectural Feats
Keeping you abreast of the heights and depths of
constructions in cities and beyond
produced by SneHa ullal goel

Come, See, Slide

This clock is not as cuckoo


as it may seem. The new
100 ft tall viewing tower
at Vitra in Weil am Rheim,
Germany, was envisioned
by Carsten Holler. This giant
work of art has a hollow
timepiece balancing on the
meeting point of a tripod.
Visitors can access the public platform below via a staircase and bravely descend
through a 124 ft spiral slide.

www.mattsimmonds.com

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Website www.vitra.com

battle zones
Photograph courtesy Julien Lanoo Vitra

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To commemorate the First World Wars centennial year,


special galleries opened at the Imperial War Museum,
London. Designed by Foster+Partners, these spaces feature
restored relics that tell stories of the hard-hitting times from
suspended aircrafts, to eerie gas masks. Website www.iwm.org.uk

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artist of the season

FROZEN ASSETS

There is no stopping a man with a mission


Simon Beck walks for hours in a methodical
fashion to create elaborate yet fleeting art

hile the rest of us are huddling cosy in the comfort of our woollen blankets and drinking hot cocoa, Simon Beck
is outside in the bristling snow...out of choice. What began as a pastime for this orienteering mapmaker in 2004,
eventually turned into his foremost passion creating what he prefers to call snow art. Outside a resort in Savoie,
France, the Englishman treads for hours on end on freshly fallen snow over frozen lakes to construct intricate imprints. He
starts off with planning a mathematical pattern and plotting them carefully on graph paper. The area is surveyed and major
points of design are estimated before beginning his novel process. From the centre he calculates the distance to another
point, walks out to it and then returns back to the middle by either counting his steps or using a measuring tape. Despite their
complexities, they are solely crafted using simply a pair of snowshoes and a compass. Intriguingly, these unique works look
different when viewed from various angles as the day progresses. Like a poetic parting, it is heavy downfall of his very medium
that can turn his art into an ephemeral mirage within a day, sometimes even a few hours.
Aditi Gaitonde

Clockwise, from Top Named Marlou 29 (2014) approximately spans three standard soccer fields; Clubmedlake 23 (2014) took Simon about five
hours to make; A fairly older work, Marlou 15 (2012) was completed in nine hours of walking Website: www.facebook.com/snowart8848
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SOUTH BOUND

This December, all heads turn to Kerala for the Kochi-Muziris


Biennale 2014 curated by Jitish Kallat. Touted as Indias
biggest contemporary art festival, the second edition
will bring 94 odd artists from 30 countries to the cultural
hotspot. While going to print, organisers of the event had
launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise much-needed
funds. To support them, visit their website. When Dec 12, 2014Mar 29, 2015 Where Kochi, Kerala Website www.kochimuzirisbiennale.org

Fado Music in Reverse, Robert Montgomery (2012). Photograph courtesy


Dheeraj Thakur, Kochi Biennale Foundation

Art Attack

THE KEEN
WITNESS

Inspirations to create your own canvas


from novel expressions, hot auctions
to new openings
produced by ADITI GAITONDE

FALL INTO LINE

Pakistans pioneering minimalistic artist


Mohammad Ali Talpurs first solo Indian show
titled Alif explored calligraphy to investigate
Islamic philosophical and sacred art.
When Oct 12-Nov 10, 2014 Where Latitude 28, New Delhi
Website www.latitude28.com

what
you
missed

Self taught artist Nayanaa


Kanodias solo exhibition
Situations Extraordinaire
presented a series of
paintings that captured
life in all its apparent
and subtle glory. The
economist turned creative
depicted an honest and
naked world of rural and
urban utopias, with satire,
irony and humour being
recurring themes. Since
I didnt go to art school, I
work harder to create my
pieces, she admits.
When Nov 17-24, 2014
Where Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
Website www.galleryartnsoul.com

After a successful Mumbai edition, St+art India


Foundation is going to paint New Delhi red from
Jan 20 to Feb 20, 2015. A fabulous support system for
public art.... Website: www.facebook.com/st.artdelhi

MAKING AN ENTRANCE

We are fixating on gallery Art District XIII,


New Delhis facade fabricated by Akshat Bhatt
of Architecture Discipline. Its effervescent
exterior of twisted metal flaps placed at intervals creates curious gaps to give passersby a
glimpse of the exhibition. Dont miss the fun
yellow line that leads the way. A must visit!

Website www.architecturediscipline.com, www.artdistrict13.com

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Marble: Sandy Blue Extra Polished. Papilio Design by Alessandro La Spada

STONE SEDUCTIONS

Antolini presents Natura Collection.


The lightness of the design as a pure energy to
shape magical, unique expressions of creativity, strength
and versatility. Is there anything more changeable than stone?
antolini.com

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loveS

Constructed by Gregory
Kloehn, the Homeless
Homes are made out
of reclaimed trash like
plywood, old frames
and refrigerator shelves

earth hero of the SeaSon

ShelterS
on WheelS

An artist uses salvaged industrial trash


to build small, colourful mobile homes
for those without one

Photographs courtesy Brian J Reynolds

Remember playing house as kids, assembling proud fortresses out of bedsheets, pillows and your mums saris? Gregory
Kloehn uses the philosophy of this play in real work, for a good cause. He noticed how resourceful the displaced were
in his hometown of Oakland, California, scrambling for anything for their refuge, which became the stimulus for his
Homeless Homes Project. His materials glass refrigerator shelves, futon frames, even locks and hinges are from
illegally dumped garbage. As big as dumpsters, the movable miniatures are one of a kind, with a live fish tank inside one
and another resembling R2D2 from Star Wars! Once done (it takes a week), Gregory rolls it on to the street, giving the
destitute more than a window of hope.
Sneha Ullal Goel Website www.homelesshomesproject.org

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Sunny Side Up

Let natural light charge up your device or phone even when you
are indoors by plugging it to the Current Table. Designed by Marjan
van Aubel in collaboration with Swiss solar panel firm Solaronix, the
console has a glass top with a dye sensitised solar cell, which uses
colour to generate power (a lot like photosynthesis).
Website: www.marjanvanaubel.com

Re-seRVeD

As an homage to their
aristocratic hometown,
husband-wife duo
Alberto Biagetti and
Laura Baldassari of Atelier
Biagetti have imagined
an eclectic furniture line
called Bonjour Milan, using
salvaged materials from
local high end homes. We
love this conjoint side table
made out of brass and
hexagonal floor tiles.
Website: www.biagetti.net

green alert
Use, abuse, refuse. Scrappy
solutions for a better planet

produced by isha singh sawhney

From TV
Screens to Walls
Cathode Ray Tubes used in
boxy televisions, are hard
to recycle. San Francisco
based Fireclay Tile has now
found a way to reuse them
as flat surfaces. These slats
are shatter resistant and
can handle extreme heat.
Website:
www.fireclaytile.com

FUngUs MaTTeRs
Lamps, sculptures, even buildings can
be built using Mushroom Materials,
invented by New York firm Ecovative
Design. A mixture of agricultural waste
and mycelium (mushroom roots), it can
substitute engineered wood and plastic
foam and is currently available as GIY
(Grow It Yourself) kits of 4 kgs each.
Website: www.ecovativedesign.com

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Over three decades, Jadav Payeng has single-handedly


planted the 1,360 acre Molai forest in Majuli Island on
the Brahmaputra River, now home to many endangered
flora and fauna. Catch a heartwarming Cannes winning
documentary on him called The Forest Man on YouTube.

THE 3rd EDITION OF INDIA DESIGN ID


INDIAS DEFINITIVE DESIGN WEEK

1315 February, 2015


NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi

A curated space exclusively for


designers that allows you to
showcase your creations in
innovative formats like Booths,
Galleries, Installations and Walls.

ONLY FEW
SPACES LEFT!
Exhibit@IndiaDesignID.com
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ISHAN KHOSLA DESIGN


I SHAN KHOSLA DESIGN

A SPOTLIGHT ON DESIGNERS:
INTRODUCING THE DESIGN PAVILION

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GIZMO Of the SeaSOn

BIG ON BOT

A personal assistant and an attentive companion


say hello to this adorable piece of technology that
hopes to make everyday tasks easier

CALL ME
JiBO

hort, stout and blinks a lot Jibo looks like a character straight out of Pixars Wall-E. When you get home from
work, he recognises and greets you, orders your usual takeout when told and reads out your messages, all
by having a simple and pleasant conversation. He can see, hear, speak and learn. He even takes pictures with
natural cues like movement or speech as well as reads stories to your kids, complete with sound effects and graphics.
Touted as the worlds first family robot, the brainchild of MIT robotic expert Cynthia Breazeal, he is now available on
pre-order to be released in early 2016. We cant wait!
Aditi Gaitonde Website: www.myjibo.com

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Plugged In

The latest gizmo dossier for new age


living...tune in for hot finds and turn
your home into a high-tech haven
produced by ADITI GAITONDE

ALL CHARGED UP

NOISE MAKERS

With the festive season in full swing, go old school with this
80s ghetto blaster inspired contraption. The Berlin Boombox is
a mobile speaker envisioned by German designer and illustrator
Axel Pfaender. Made of cardboard and a few electronic parts, it
comes as a flat packed DIY kit which you can easily assemble in a
few fun filled minutes. Website: www.berlinboombox.com

OUR
PARTY
PICKS

Boxy and boring, power


banks are a bulky business
to carry around. But the
next time your smartphone
runs out of juice consider
the Q Bracelet an uber
chic, lightweight and unisex
wrist accessory that is currently available on pre-order.
Website: www.qdesigns.co

LIGHT PLAY

At your next get-together, resuscitate


that hidden arcade game lover in you
with the curious Tetris Lamp. Offered
in seven interlocking puzzle pieces,
it can be stacked in several ways.
Website: www.whysoserious.co.in

HIGH AND MIGHTY

DJIs newest release lets you


film a legendary party without
missing out on all the merrymaking. Behold the Phantom
2 Vision+, the worlds first
flying HD camera which has
the ability to fly automatically
on a preset GPS path.
Website: www.dji.com

A must-have app for every host, Mixology provides thousands of beverage recipes of both the alcoholic
and teetotaller kinds. Search by category or ingredients to concoct portions and even find nearby liquor
stores to replenish stock. Available for free on iOS and Android . Website: www.mixologyapp.com
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read of the season

Yuletide Banquet

A collection of dazzling settings presented at Royal Copenhagens famed yearly


exhibition inspires to recreate the magic of a Christmas feast

f you want your festive table to be the toast of town but are unsure where to begin, then pick this treasure trove by porcelain
maker Royal Copenhagen. The book a compilation of different dining spreads displayed annually since 1963 at the brands
flagship store around Xmas time is a veritable explosion of colours and materials, and provides a personal interpretation of
how to decorate your piece de resistance. Created by fashion designers, actors, singers, editors of interior design magazines
and even the Queen of Denmark, the themes range from opulent and surreal, to baroque and aristocratic. A result of thorough
research, the publication also describes the history and the cultural origin of every design and painting on the chinaware, from
Blue Fluted to Flora Danica.
Pooja Ahuja Nagpal

Created by fashion designers, actors, singers, editors of


interior design magazines...the themes range from
opulent and surreal, to baroque and aristocratic

ELLE
DECOR
LOVES

50 Years of Christmas Tables by Royal


Copenhagen. Publisher: teNeues Verlag
GmbH + Co KG, `4,077. Available at
www.landmarkonthenet.com
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book mark
Our little library to help you
decorate and get inspired one
page at a time

produced by POOjA AhUjA NAGPAL

LIFE OF AN AFGhAN
hAmmAm: IGNITED,
ExTINGUIShED, REkINDLED

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loves

By Tanvi Maheshwari, Publisher: Arch-i &


Prince Claus Fund, `800

A 165 year old public bath house was


destroyed by a flash flood.... This publication shows how the villagers of Kholm
in Afghanistan along with architect Anne
Feenstra managed to restore it. An inspirational read, especially in a time when many
monuments are neglected and vandalised.

AN UNkNOWN
TREASURE IN
RAjASThAN: ThE
BUNDI WALL-PAINTINGS
By Milo C Beach and Hilde Lauwaert,
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, `5,227

Ideal for those who embrace


traditional art, this volume is lavishly
illustrated with images of murals
from Bundis palaces that depict
the daily life of its royal inhabitants,
as well as scenes from literary and
religious texts of Krishnas Raas Lila
and Shiv with Ganesha.

GYPSY: A WORLD OF COLOUR AND INTERIORS


BY SIBELLA COURT

Australian designer Sibella, known for her bohemian style,


reveals her sources of inspiration for interior decor from her
travels across the globe. Compiling these elements, she demonstrates and guides readers through her insightful ideas.
Website: www.amazon.com
TRIBAL RUGS:
TREASURES OF
ThE BLACk TENT
By Brian W MacDonald,
Publisher: Antique Collectors
Club, `4,471

A collectors delight, it not


only celebrates the woven
legacy of the tribes of Central
Asia, but also pays tribute
to the artistry of the women
who created these works.
It takes readers through
the weaving history of the
nomads and offers practical
advice on buying and
displaying rugs as well.
Books courtesy CMYK, Goodearth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Mumbai 13. Tel: (022)
24951954; CMYK, 15/16 Meharchand Market,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 03. Tel: (011) 24641881.
Photography by Bajirao Pawar
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E
indulgence of the season

fit for royalty

Visionnaires new 19th century inspired wellness range


invites you to linger and luxuriate in elegance

nvisioned by Alessandro La Spada for


Visionnaire, the new Wellness Windsor
project was introduced at the Bologna
Water Design, the Cersaie exhibition off-circuit,
in Italy. The extravagant creations give a nod to
the feminine evocation of the Victorian era. I
reinterpreted and depicted the British period in
the furniture with broken curves and corners,
and truncated cone shape elements, says the
designer. Comprising a double faced divider
screen, beautifully paired with a bathtub set
between wardrobes and the classic vanity
table with vintage designs, the collection is in
a glossy lacquer finish in night black and pearl
white, with hinges and handles made in brass,
says Alessandro. Its time to give your powder
room a regal makeover....
Risha Merchant
Website: www.visionnaire-home.com

Clockwise, from Top The Windsor line creates a surreal setup; Duke Separe, a double
faced divider screen in wallpaper and mirrors; The pearl hued Windsor Mobile Trucco
Vanity Table is another unique highlight of the range. Photographs courtesy Visionnaire
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PEAK INTEREST
Nestled in the Himalayas, Gulmargs
The Khyber Spa by LOccitane faces
majestic vistas from all its treatment
rooms. The Wellness Block includes
a gym and a stunning heated indoor
swimming pool, ideal to luxuriate on
a cold snowy day.

Website: www.khyberhotels.com

detox guide
Use our holistic wisdom to de-stress
and attain total nirvana
produced by RISHA mERCHANT

bEAT
THE
Cold

Keep it natural

Dont let the freezing weather


wreak havoc on your skin
Jessica Shuklas Gutti Ka Tel is an
antioxidant rich pure oil, extracted
from apricot kernels and elegantly
packed in tall glass bottles...specially delivered from the orchards of
upper Himachal Pradesh to deeply
nourish your skin. Or opt for the
fragrance of a fragile flower with
Forest Essentials Madurai Jasmine
& Mogra moisturiser an ideal
concoction to combat dryness

Available at guttikatel@gmail.com;
www.forestessentialsindia.com

ElEmENTAl ENjoymENT

For those who would like to experience the wintery nip during
summers, visit the award winning Tierra Patagonia Hotel &
Spa in Chile. Inspired by nature, the places palette of woody
browns and white against ambient lighting creates a warm,
calming environment. Website: www.tierrapatagonia.com
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FIND
SEASON
OF THE
THE SEASON
FIND OF

NATURAL LIGHTING
Still life stylist Sonia Rentsch crafts clever
concepts into deceptively effortless scenes

Whod ever imagine that vegetation could


make for chic chandeliers? Highlighting the
botanical beauties in the most unlikely way,
Sonia divulges, I was fiddling with a bunch
of cabbage leaves and thought that they
would look incredibly beautiful illuminated,
this sparked the idea for this personal project.Melbournes multidisciplinary art director
and still life stylist, Sonia Rentsch collaborated with photographer Scott Newett to
compose
TheindusinduscomposeThe
TheRight
RightLight
Lightseries.
series.The
trial design graduate from RMIT University
who spends her time creating products and
interiors, boasts a diverse portfolio for clients
as far reaching as The Washington Post,
Qantas,
Qantas,Virgin,
Virgin,BBDO
BBDOMoscow
Moscowand
andDeutsche
Deutsche
Bahn. She has also tried her hand at films and
prop styling, where she believes in seeking
beauty in all things and disguising complexity
with simple forms. tn
M
siR Risha Merchant
a
h
cre
Website: www.soniarentsch.com

Banana bunch light


over Eames chair;
Protea plant pendant
over Bertoia Metal
chair; Cabbage
lamp over Wegner
Fishbone chair
Photographs courtesy
Scott Newett

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CHILL ANd GRILL

ORNAMENTAL
BEAUTY

Now that the temperature is dropping, it is time to fire up


the barbecue. Curated by JJ Valaya, this antique metallic
finish pinecone firebox will take pride of place in any outdoor space. With exquisite craftsmanship, this collectible
will be the topic of discussion as you skewer in style.
Website: www.thehomeofthetraveler.com

This year, make merry around


the adorable Golden Cypress.
A member of the conifer tree
family, it has a fun fluorescent shade and comes in mini
sizes, making them ideal for
small spaces. Get one from
Vriksha Nursery in Mumbai.
Available at (0) 9820704069

ELLE
dECOR
LOVES

AVANT
GARDENERS

Dig in to these greening tips and enjoy lush


leafage all year around
produced by RISHA MERCHANT

LIVING SCULPTURES

Perk up your indoor area with an


eye-catching terranium. Not only
do they act as oxygen boosters
but they also come in unique
containers. Pick up these eco
chic centrepieces from Mumbais
Earth Bowl by Shailaja Munshi and
Preeti Reshamia, and give staid
spaces a quirky twist.
Available at (0) 9820431283

JUNGLE WITHIN
THE CONCRETE

Contemporary Indian architect


Shirish Beris first monograph
Spaces Inspired By Nature revolves
around mans alienation from the
environment. The book features
several projects interspersed with
Shirishs written and sketched
expressions of his analysis on the
design process and governing concerns towards architecture and life.
Available at page3books@airtelmail.in

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TRAIPSING AROUND THE PARISIAN FAIRGROUNDS

maison & objet 2014

This years biannual expo in the French capital was a superabundance of tradition
embracing designs, change influencing concepts and mind melting displays
produced by sonia dutt

trend 1 experimental
sharing experiences

by FRANcOIS bERNARD
On earth, millions of magnetic waves float around hoping to get
connected. All these potential connections can produce a material
world guided by invisible forces to service mankind where you may see
objects come to life and acquire artificial intelligence: Cars without drivers, a fork informing you about the quality of food, and even a mirror
reflecting your virtual image wearing a certain dress. Some are already
a reality and their evolution is bound to happen. The digital world will
allow us to design new systems for sharing sense experiences.

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trend 2 words
sharing notes and meanings

by elizabeth leriche
One would have thought intensive use of the keyboard would
undermine handwritten word and the use of paper. But amazingly,
writing has not said its last word. From typography to calligraphy, street
art to plastic arts, the units of language live on unabated. New sign
languages are calligraphising contemporary everyday life. Writing is
becoming a pictorial object that is filling spaces, surfaces and materials.
A graphic, typographic effect involves inscribing a feast of words that
communicate with poetry and meaning, and revives our social bonds.

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trend 3 smart life


sharing information

by VINCENT GREGOIRE
FOR NELLy RODI
Digital technologies are switching codes and the scenario of being
together. Everything is becoming information subject to exchange.
The increase of time spent on our screens is radically changing our
way of understanding everyday life. The web has become the mediator
of relationships and social networks have created a new way of connecting. This is making life friendlier, warmer, more colourful. As more
developments take place we will see increased involvement of individuals that tells us we are obviously not done with being smart.

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DECORATION NEWS
MUB
Collart by Mahjoub El Mahmoudi consists of two
models: Claudine and Mao. Inspired by the world
of textiles and fashion, they evoke forms of their
namesake collars. Website: www.mubdesign.com

Maison & objet 2014

top finds

MARIO LUCA GIUSTI


Made of acrylic, the Saliere Casanova salt and
pepper cellars pay an ode to the Empire style,
the second phase of Neoclassicism.
Website: www.mariolucagiusti.com

Everyday objects essay new avatars in


unusual colours, patterns and forms

elle
decor
loves

STUDIO MACURA
Leti pendant light comes with
a clipped 3D printed bird on a
textile covered cable, both of
which are available in different
shade combinations.
Website: www.studiomacura.com

ROSENTHAL
Envisioned by Sebastian Herkner,
Collana, an extravagant line of vases,
incorporates a refined fusion of classic
artisanal techniques in porcelain and
glass. Website: www.rosenthal.de

MOUSTACHE
Comprising two shells fitted into
each other with the help of an elastic
connection, Scarabee vase is crafted
from enamelled ceramic and imitates
the constructive and aesthetic principles of the insect it is named after.
Website: www.moustache.fr

POLS POTTEN
This Amsterdam based brand brings a collection of modern vintage trays, votives and seaters. The warmth of the copper trend remains,
only this time this versatile metal has been combined with bright neon hues. Website: www.polspotten.nl
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DECORATION NEWS
Maison & objet 2014

top finds

A timeless colour combo melds with crafty


design the results promise to astound

ALESSI
Acacia honey dispenser is crafted from
precision cast 18/10 stainless steel.
A spherical honeycomb structure is
attached to a dipper that helps spread
honey easily.
Website: www.alessi.com

AUGARTEN PORZELLAN
The Viennese label collaborates with
the young company Mostlikely to
come up with these Penguin and Owl
lamps. Digitally designed, 3D printed
and hand painted, the lights are a
nod to Viennese traditions.
Website: www.augarten.at
COOKPLAY
Jomon is a set of bowls and
trays in porcelain, glass and
bamboo. The bowls exterior
is a shell that can be cupped
comfortably in your hand.
Each container is also designed
to sit easily on the platter.
Website: www.cookplay.eu

HIND RABII
Luxurious and elegant, this GL350
illuminator has been manufactured with
special glassware made by Italian glass
experts. Website: www.hindrabii.com

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FINELL
With a powder coated aluminium body with adjustable
silicone bands, Grip tray can stabilise a drink of any size
for easy, no spill serving. Website: www.finell.co

DECORATION NEWS
Maison & objet 2014

Best OF
OUtDOOR

Structural pieces encourage you to


twiddle your green thumb

ASTRINI DESIGN
Letters in Space were created in
response to need to shape
modern urban spaces, combining
aesthetics and functionality. They
come in creations crafted in all letters
of the alphabet.
Website: www.astrini-design.pl
DAILY LIFE LAB
Rainy Pot is a wall-hung flowerpot
with a cloud shaped water filter.
Pour water into the opening on top
of the cloud, and raindrops will fall
through small holes at its base and
onto the sapling below.
Website: www.dailylifelab.com

BINOME DESIGN
The base of Akene seaters is reminiscent of the traditional technique of casting concrete in a building. Formwork in
moulded wood panels reveals the
grain and texture of the wood.
Website: www.binomedesign.com

BACSAC
These geotextile plant bags are permeable and let the soil breathe
and water pass through. They also protect the roots and are UV,
tear and traction resistant. Website: www.bacsac.fr

MEROWINGS
The three dimensional photo
reproductive quality of the Forest
Collection compels you to reach out
and touch them. This pouffe has been
shaped using velvety soft fabrics.
Website: www.merowings.com

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The ELLE DECOR team travelled to Paris for Maison & Objet 2014, courtesy Safi Salons
Francais et Internationaux Tel (33) 144290200 Email info@safisalons.fr Maison & Objet
is promoted in India by Raj Anand & Associates
Tel (0) 9833685256 Email raj_anand59@hotmail.com
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IMANDECO
From the Parisian label, these multi coloured
woven nylon chairs were made in Lome,
Togo, using simple techniques and traditional
handicraft methods.
Website: www.imandeco.com

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TANDEMBOX antaro Clear-cut


and rectangular all down the line
A clear-cut look, tried and tested technology and additional design
options such as design elements of various materials
thats TANDEMBOX antaro by Blum.

www.blum.com/tandemboxantaro

DECoration nEWS

top five picks

london design
festival 2014
Presenting the finest in furniture, furnishings and
accessories from the city that is slowly transforming
into the worlds design capital
produced by PRAMITI MADHAVJI

n the ten years since its humble beginnings, the LDF has blossomed from being a city centric affair that promotes its flourishing
design community, to a nationwide event that highlights international talent too. With a very informative guide detailing the events
of the week, we scoured the streets to find the finest product
displays. Our selections from the V&A Museum, Designjunction,
100% Design, Brompton Design District and more.

From Top Wooden Table,


Graphite Circle 1, 2014,
Cast Jesmonite; Installation
view Wooden Tables,
Gallery Libby Sellers, 2014
Photographs courtesy
Gideon Hart

PETER MARIGOLD

A commission to envision Gallery Libby Sellers meeting table was the starting point of this diverse and dynamic range.
The concept behind it is an inversion of our expectations a play on the word wooden. Using a single small piece of
wood to make a mould, Peter build a series of vessels. The process sees that piece is pasted with hot wax in order to
create an impression of the wood. This action is repeated so as to intuitively lead to a unique form from the numerable
wax impressions, which is then cast into a final sturdier material. The end result is an amalgam of moments, Peter
adds. The forms are wooden...they have been created using (the material) rather than being made of (it).
Website: www.libbysellers.com

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scanomaT

Occupying very little counter space, Top


Brewer is a patented stainless steel tap
designed to be built into any tabletop and
brew a perfect cup of coffee. With a small
milk foamer installed at the tip, fresh milk
can be heated on demand and foamed
to the correct texture. With Android or iOS
connectivity, a simple touch of a button
brews your favourite hot beverage.
Website: www.scanomat.com

BoBo Boom

Inspired to reuse found objects and reinvent them with a new life, Mitri
Hourani worked on this collection of fringed lampshades dramatic and
cheerful light clusters, layered tapestries and creative kitsch. Completely
handmade in an antique style, they are all recyclable and come with
minimum packaging. Website: www.boboboom.com

squinT limiTed

Using flocking and patchwork


methods, Lisa Whatmough has
created rich home wares that fuse
fashion and the decorative arts,
through her passion for textiles
and Brit design sensibilities. She
works with family businesses that
specialise in manufacturing classical and contemporary upholstered
furniture, textiles and accessories.
Website: www.squintlimited.com

Tiipoi

Created to harness Indias manufacturing capabilities, the brand


uses materials that have a currency in the countrys tradition
reinterpreted through modern design. Founded by London based
Spandana Goyal, it launched its first tableware collection made of
brass, copper, wood and stone, available to buy exclusively at the
Cookshop in Harrods, London. Website: www.tiipoi.com
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Oree

Seamlessly melding wood


and technology, this recycled
leather pouch is designed for
their maple or walnut wood
keyboard and can also convert
into a stand for your tablet
a neat lesson in ecofriendly ergonomics.
Website: www.oreeartisans.com

TOP FINDS

lumber
wonders
Break new ground with these
unusual innovations all crafted
from the versatile material

edward barber &


Jay Osgerby fOr vitra

This table in an archetypal form and precisely


balanced proportionism, is crafted with solid
wood. The legs are connected horizontally by
strong aluminium bridges ensuring stability and
preventing the frameless top from warping.
Website: www.vitra.com

lucy turner

From the Modern


Marquetry line of
furniture, the Foxglove
Cocktail cabinet has been
painstakingly inlaid. Made
using solid walnut, birch
ply and Formica laminate,
it has doors with push
catches, revealing a
bright Clementine interior
with height adjustable
shelves. Easy to maintain
and clean, it is also
heat resistant.

samuel chan

The Finnieston Wall lamp is fixed on a wooden


mount with an extendable neck. Its clean lines,
restraint and studied sense of proportion are characteristic to Samuels designs. Subtle detailing and
handicraft impart a perceptible quality and sense
of permanence. Website: www.channelsdesign.com

Website: www.lucyturner.co

sir Paul smith &


nathalie de leval

Sir Paul commissioned Nathalie to make My Shed,


a 3x3 metre structure, a place where one can go
to switch off. It was part of The Wish List, a project by the American Hardwood Export Council, Sir
Terence Conran and Benchmark Furniture at the
Victoria & Albert Museum.
Website: www.deleval.co.uk

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bright potato

Laura
weLLington

David Beirne and Diego Martinez Pereira produce


intelligent, effortlessly simple creations. The Peg
Collection reinvents the idea of flat pack furniture
insert the round pegs into the round holes, and
voila, you have a table or a stool!

Each piece of the Mini Hula


has been individually cut
on a flat bed plotter and
compacted into an attractive, carry away solution.
With all elements needed
to assemble it incorporated
within the packaging and
ready to be popped out, little
goes to waste. The Special
Edition for Plumen includes
a Mini Hula brown cardboard
lampshade, a Baby Plumen
001 and a Plumen Drop Cap
Pendant everything you
need arrives in one box.

Website: www.brightpotato.co.uk

Hot trend

flat pack

Website: www.laurawellington.co.uk

miho

Made using an eco MDF material


and non-toxic colours, these flowers are presented in a slim box.
They can be put together in a few
minutes creating a stunning 3D
model. Website: www.mihounexpected.it

torsten sherwood

As part of the Designers in Residence project at the


Design Museum, Noook is a den construction system for children. Torstens work is influenced by the
understanding of and experimentation with building
materials and the skill of making.
Website: www.torstensherwood.com

top finds

handmade

1. studio brieditis & evans


Kasuri from the Re Rag Rug line is hand braided using
scraps from the t-shirt industry. Made in South India,
it has a multi pattern over the surface coloured in
various tones. Website: www.brieditis-evans.se

2. sabrina Kraus Lopez &


anou artisans

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Sabrina lived with Anou artisans in the Atlas Mountains


in Africa, collaborating on the Common Thread collection
based on the Amazighs traditional weaving techniques.
The bespoke hand woven rugs were inspired by Berbers
surroundings and personal stories. Anou is an online
platform that cuts out the middleman and gives Berber
craftspeople the opportunity to connect with potential
customers globally.
Website: www.sabrinakrauslopez.com; www.theanou.com

3. naomi pauL
Apart from handcrafted objects and materials, she also
does lighting. Distinguished by an exponential mathematical curve, spun in 360 degrees and crocheted from
mercerised cotton, the V2 Gluck pendant creates a
beautiful dichotomy between exacting technique and
exquisite soft fabric. Website: www.naomipaul.co.uk
The ELLE DECOR team travelled to London, courtesy The British Council India. Website: www.britishcouncil.in
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HOliDay CHEEr: spEnDing CHristmas witH CrEativEs

E L L E DECOr stylE

PAGE 184 GRACE & GLAMOUR Reflects Simone Aroras classy


design sensibilities and curation skills while embellishing her refined
family home in Mumbai, elegantly dressed for Christmas PAGE 192
SEASONED IN THE SUN Soaks in the old world charm of a
country style, cosy B&B up in the nippy hills of Kasauli PAGE 200
A STORY OF CONTRASTS Captures the jovial energy of artist Tenka
Gammelgaards Copenhagen loft composed of polar opposites that
attract PAGE 210 LIKE WINTER SNOW Uncovers Laura Dragottis
all white Milan duplex decked up with endearing simplicity for Noel
PAGE 218 TWINKLE, TWINKLE Sings praise of easy DIY ideas
to help glitz up your home this season PAGE 224 MINIMALISTIC
MERRY TIME Leads you to Barbara Miolinis pristine bungalow
in Jaipur where she rings in the Yuletide spirit PAGE 230 TIMBER
WONDERLAND Welcomes you to a snowy Italian town, into a
sculptors gabled cottage that is warm, vintage and interestingly
inventive with ease

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GRACE & GLAMOUR

Located in the middle of Mumbais busy burbs, Simone and Ajay Aroras
sprawling, lily white abode is a picture of sophistication, nature embracing
serenity and Yuletide splendour
TEXT BY ADITI GAITONDE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIGNESH JHAVERI/PHOTOLINK PRODUCED BY SHAAN SHAHANI

t took Simone Arora close to four years of copious planning, detailed monitoring and intensive curating to see
her labour of love come alive from ground up. So, it seemed only natural that she christened the family bungalow Amore. Constructed on a 13,500 sq ft plot, the straight lined shell, as envisioned by Hafeez Contractor,
is a six level, stacked Lego block-esque structure with high ceilings, seamless space integration and large glass
windows overlooking a lush garden and a fresh aqua pool. Being a perfectionist who is mindful of detail, Simone
went on to meticulously create a harmonious and tranquil space in her signature contemporary style. We join her
this Christmas as she dresses her home in the spirit of the season....

You are known for your understated and refined taste. Tell us how this translated into the story of your
beautiful home.
I went to Hafeez with a file of magazine cuttings and briefed him about the edifice, as I wanted uniformity in
the material from flooring to the colour of the walls, it had to be like a canvas. We connected instantly and he
showed me a sketch the very next day! After the construction, I began working on the interiors with the help of
my mother Zarine Khan, who is a trained interior designer. I believe a home should embody you. To find a certain
look that reflects who I am, we visited shows in Italy and Paris and combed through exhibitor halls for the perfect
fit. I worked with textures and monochromatic hues with simple prints to create a minimalistic, subtle yet luxurious space. Barring the entrance door, everything else was brought in from abroad and affixed, a process that
took two years. I had a force of people behind me my mother aided with sizes, my sister Sussanne helped add
touches of colour and my husband Ajay made sure the whole house runs on BMS (Building Management System)
that integrates the control of all electronics via an iPad. Once the place was done, my family and friends liked my
sensibilities of using several European brands to create a luxe decor with a neutral and mellow palette. It got me
thinking and eventually led to the creation of my store, Simone...Naturally Inspired.
Decor wise, how do you transform your space to celebrate Christmas?
My white Christmas has hints of green, silver and gold mixed with aubergine ribbon wrapped presents. Every year
I host a grand lunch for my nephews and niece where we enjoy cakes, pastries and cookies. The tablescape is
decorated with floral arrangements, candles, silver cutlery and geometrically shaped serveware with certain items
laid higher than the rest, as I like to play with levels and shapes. We laugh, talk, open gifts and spend time with
each other; its an intimate family celebration.

Right In the informal living room, Simone wraps a gift by the Christmas tree decorated with silver and gold hued ornaments,
all from Singapore. The beige B&B Italia sofa with aubergine chenille cushions from Paris sit behind a chrome reflective
top coffee table also from the French capital. Completing the lavish scene are handmade round and oval glass bowls from
Belgian designer Anna Torfs

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At the festive lunch table,
a decadent rich chocolate
cake lies beside a luscious
raspberry roulade by Harsha
Kilachand. Set next to a
cake server from Simone...
Naturally Inspired, the divine
dessert spread is presented
on white Bernardaud square
and oval plates to enhance
appeal. In the background, a
platinum plated Bernardaud
tea set also from her store is
kept ready for service; One
of the two seating areas in
the informal living room is
anchored by a section rug
in shades of aubergine,
grey and silver. On it is a
chrome mirror top coffee
table bought at Maison &
Objet, Paris, decorated with
a bronze sculpture from
Brazil; A closeup of the
Christmas presents for the
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family wrapped in silver


paper and tied with deep
purple, dark green and
matte grey silken ribbons.
A glittery gold bauble from
Singapore rests nearby
Right The dining area in
the informal living room
comprises a wooden, white
lacquered dining table and
12 chairs with silver leafed
legs and aubergine chenille
upholstery, all sourced from
Paris. The pristine serveware,
glass cloche and napkin
rings are from Simone...
Naturally Inspired, inducing
Scandinavian elegance while
a steel crafted twig formation
light fixture from Italy adds
drama. Adhering to her brief
of continuity, the flooring
of the entire house is white
Greek Thassos marble while
the oyster grey walls in this
room are by Asian Paints

Home mumbai

The tablescape is decorated with floral


arrangements, candles, silver cutlery...with
certain items laid higher than the rest...
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A view of the formal living room. A sculptural Murano blown


glass light chandelier is suspended daintily above an Italian
white sofa with aubergine and zebra print cushions from
France and an irregular shaped silver leafed French coffee
table. Adding another hue to the pristine and purple palette
are two black block seaters from B&B Italia and ebony
lacquer finished side tables from The Charcoal Project. On
the feature wall, Simone used special colour changing rocks
made of fibre from Italy to create a stunning visual cascade

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Clockwise, from Top Left


A closeup of the main
entrance door of the house:
a 15 ft tall hammered
steel artwork by sculptor
Arzan Khambhatta;
Outdoor seating located at
the ground level in the patio
has a seater that changes
colour and a gold finished
chair, both made of fibre

and sourced from Italy;


Past the entrance hallway is
a white marble, see through
stairway that leads from the
formal living area into the
informal one. The aqua pool
below lends a soothing allure
while the floor to ceiling glass
windows allow an illusion
of extensive open space

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Clockwise, from Top Left


In the master bedroom,
an Italian tea set and an
Anna Torfs 24 carat gold
leafed glass curio, both from
Simone...Naturally Inspired;
The entrance foyer, coloured
oyster grey by Asian Paints,
has Arzan Khambhattas
beaten steel door with
irregular surface rivets. The
area is decorated with two
white Murano blown glass
fixtures and a black glass VG
NewTrend vase from Venice
in the niche; The powder
room at the ground level has
intriguing mosaic walls by
Sicis in tones of iridescent
grey. The sink and faucet are
from FCML while the angular
mirror is from Italy
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Right The master boudoir in


shades of beige and taupe
has a feature wall by Asian
Paints. The Italian white
leather finish king size bed,
dressed in 100% Turkish
cotton linen bedspread, is
placed on a shaggy beige
rug from Germany. Custom
made white lacquered tables
with matching lamps on
either side create symmetry.
At the foot of the bed, an
Italian folding console
holds curios from Simone...
Naturally Inspired along
with some light reading
materials. The seating area
in the foreground has a plush
dark beige leather sofa from
Italy made cosy with a faux
fur throw from France

... My family and friends liked my sensibilities of using


several European brands to create a luxe decor with a
neutral and mellow palette

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getaway kasauli
The TV room at 7 Pines is decorated
with restored treasures and travel
finds. The centre and side wooden
tables with marble tops paired with
custom wall bookshelves, were
purchased from Jodhpur. Dressed
in fabric from Fabindia, the sofas
are adorned with striped black and
white cotton cushions appliqued
with embroidered parrots. Printed
silk organza curtains from Nilas
firm Ranika Design soften the
sunlight coming in, while the
geometric handmade floor tiles
were sourced from Bikaner

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seasoned
in the sun

An old fashioned country style hideaway in the


nippy northern hills, 7 Pines coaxes you to forget
the chills and sink into familiar comforts
TEXT by Nila Mehta phoTography by taNuj ahuja
producEd by soNia dutt

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p in the hills of Himachal Pradesh from Garkhal


village, just as you take a turn towards Jagjit
Nagar about 11 km from Kasauli, is 7 Pines, our
quaint country weekend house, designed by my husband
Dilip Mehta it is luxurious but not opulent...very understated and peaceful but not boring. Originally I had hoped
that it would look like an English cottage surrounded by
pretty primroses, but it changed very quickly as the drawings kept coming. I liked the proximity and accessibility to
New Delhi the children were small then and having this
homestay here seemed like a logical choice.
Our B&B has two cottages three floors in each, and
every level measuring about 3,000 sq ft in area. In all,
there are eight bedrooms, TV rooms, dining areas outside
and inside, fireplaces and many more cosy niches. I love
sage green, so all shades seem to flow from there. If
there is a particular thread running through all the rooms,
you can pretty much pull things together. In this case,
the black and white theme in the form of a piping or a

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cover in the textile was the focus point, and we could


pretty much use all hues thereafter. There is no blue
colour though in the house. With furniture, each piece
has a patina, and has been restored and reupholstered
to look even older. Most of the fabrics and embroideries
used were sourced from my fashion accessories production house, Ranika Design. All artefacts and curios were
picked up from my travels around the world. The wooden
tables and rugs were purchased from Jodhpur, while the
beds are from Ahmedabad.
There is a lot of positive energy in this place, especially near our scenic balconies and a yoga shala where
spiritual and vegan cooking retreats have been organised.
We also plan to start a wellness centre in the near future.
There have been many compliments, but one that
has meant a lot was from a young entrepreneur, who
said, Mrs Mehta, I would like to thank you for creating
a paradise I can easily escape to, from the pollution and
humdrum of Gurgaon.

Clockwise, from Right The dining


area: The Jodhpur wooden table
and chairs, set up with tumblers
from Kalka Pottery, Italian crockery
and dining mats from Pottery Barn,
New York; Cherries served in a
crystal bowl and tinted glasses
from Goodearth induce bursts of
colour to the neutral arrangement
Left An unusual bone china cup
bought from a recent trip to China

...IT Is luxurIous
buT noT opulenT...
very undersTaTed
and peaceful buT
noT borIng
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With furniture, each


piece has a patina, and
has been restored and
reupholstered to
look even older

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From Right A woven rug from


Jodhpur and the wooden flooring
sourced from New Delhi accentuate
the spaces country charm; Fitted
in all living, dining and TV rooms
are flowy opaque pure silk
organza printed drapes, designed
by Nila; Also created at Ranika
Design, cotton black and white
striped cushions embellished with
embroidered parrots rest on a jute
rug from Jodhpur Left Antique side
tables with colourful details and
sofas restored with Fabindia
upholstery, fill up the cushy living
room, while the yellow cosmos
flowers accompany the warm
natural light bathing the interiors

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A corner full of travel souvenirs and
personal treasures: The fireplace is
ornamented with wooden painted
parrots from Agra, parakeets from
Jodhpur and statues from Bangkok.
Above it is a spiritual Mexican
artwork, gifted to the Mehtas, while
the three floral painted plates were
bought in Afghanistan. The tea cosy
is a Ranika Design creation while
the tray is an antique Right Let out
to guests, the master opens out to
a beautiful balcony. The wooden
bed sourced from Ahmedabad is
decked with black and white parrot
cushions. On the wall, a painting
purchased at Dilli Haat while the
lamp shade is from Khan Market,
New Delhi

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There is a loT of
posiTive energy in This
place, especially near
our scenic balconies
and yoga shala...

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A story of
contrAsts
Danish artist Tenka Gammelgaard preps her apartment for an unconventional
Christmas in harmonious shades of ebony, ivory, silver and gold
TEXT AND proDucTioN by Lykke Foged
phoTogrAphy by Morten HoLtuM/Living inside

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In the living room, Tenkas daughter Noa


hangs her laminated childhood drawings
mounted on gold paper on the tree with
thin silk ribbons Left, from Left Pretty
accessories to match the convivial
monochrome decor: A silver tray sits on
a rug made by the creative, surrounded
by books, presents, treats and mini silver
trees; Closeup of the white nylon tree,
decorated with the artists every trick in
the book, without baubles or garlands

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A view of the studio as seen from


the bedroom. The spider like Dear
Ingo lamp by Ron Gilad lurks
above Charles Eames leather
chair. Few of Tenkas artworks
can be seen on the wall Right,
clockwise from Top The floor
seating in the living area: Large
cushions and black and white
wall mounted frames are the
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artists handiwork, while the


Buddha from Laos greets visitors;
White marzipan balls dot the
dining table, letting the Royal
Copenhagen Mega Mussel cup
and plated chocolate covered
ginger bread heart stand out; A
Japanese ceremonial tea set sits
poised like a samurai against a
white backdrop

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Home paris
From Left A smaller room adjacent to
the kitchen has a Piet Hein Superellipse
table and stylish Eames Eiffel chairs. The
patterned rugs are plastic; Silver platters,
bowls and curios were bought from
Thailand Right Retaining the kitchen in its
original form, Tenka only modified the
cabinets by painting wide black stripes
on them an effect that does not go
unnoticed. White rice paper blinds cover
the windows and diffuse harsh sunlight

enka Gammelgaard celebrates Christmas in her


own unique way with her daughter Noa, 17. Enjoying traditions that originate from Denmark, Sweden
and even France, the visual artist lives much in the same
way that she chooses to embrace this day. Its important to
maintain a sense of calm throughout the base of the decor
and as such all the floors and walls are white with plenty of
light coming through, she says. All the tones in my home
reflect who I am as a person and how I work. The driving
force in the room...calmness within a white setting. To this,
I add stuff I have gathered over the years, that bring back
lovely moments every time I look at them.
DECK THE HALLS
And things do not change just because it is Christmas. The
place is decorated with care and consideration, in line with
the serene mood that dominates throughout the apartment.
Here the festivities start from the first week of December. A
white nylon Christmas tree, homemade paper decorations,
childrens drawings laminated on gold paper and a table featuring paper cups and Royal Copenhagen porcelain come
together in one marvellous setting. Located in old Frederiksberg in the Danish capital, their 2,500 sq ft flat exudes
charm and the clean white tone is further enhanced by the
grey and black hues that create lovely contradictions within
the decor.
GifTS of THE fAb
Only Noas room is bursting with colour she has collected
Christmas baubles since the age of four and they hang in
their multi coloured masses from the walls and on the windows. No two are alike and most of them were gifts from her
Christmas calendar collected over time. Noa gets a calendar with 24 small presents I have gathered over the course
of the year, says her creative mother. Last year we made
it an advent calendar instead, but that wont work again
I enjoy finding all the things for her so its never a mad rush
to get hold of 24 surprises. It happens slowly over time and
becomes a much more pleasurable experience.
Neatly wrapped packages are opened on Christmas
morning over breakfast so they can be enjoyed all day and
the handmade variety are in high demand which is also
true of the decorations. Noa makes most of them herself.
She cuts, pastes and laminates in great volume all in the
same white tones to match the aesthetic. It is an intimate
look executed in pure monochrome tones.

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All the tones in my home reflect


who I am as a person and how
I work. The driving force in
the room...calmness within
a white setting

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Its important to maintain a


sense of calm...all the floors
and walls are white with plenty
of light coming through

Clockwise, from Top Left The


entrance way has flooring
covered in a black sea grass
carpet. Coat hooks are nailed on
one wall, while near the studio
entrance, a shelf stores Tenkas
sunglasses; The owner mixes
and creates her own colours
for her paintings, which leaves
telltale marks on the studios
pristine floor, creating a striking
pattern; Below the washroom
window feature words of Danish
philosopher Soren Kierkegaard,
which translates to Life can only
be understood backwards, but it
must be lived forwards
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Right What stands out in the


boudoir is its clean setting,
decorated with presents and
ribbons. The rice paper lamp
is from Den Kinesiske Butik in
Rosengaarden, while the curtains
of the same material soften
natural light. Behind the bed is
a shelf by the artist. On the night
stand, the pot filled with branches
featuring Noas handmade
decorations was also created by
the owner for Royal Copenhagen.
At the back is the Copenhagen
University Harald prize, another
Tenka creation in a light green
cotton fabric

Home copenhagen

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BLACK, WHITE AND SILVER AN INSPIRED IDEA FROM

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Timeless curios in bold prints and greyscale tints,


lend an elegant touch to a celebratory atmosphere
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANSHUMAN SEN STYLING BY PRATEEKSHA KACKAR
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from Graava, `230 per sq ft


from En Inde, `350 3. DIVA BLACK TILES by Roberto Cavalli
from Rajeev Sanitations, price on request 4. CERAMIC FLOWER PLATTER from Navya,
`1,050 5. WHITE AND BLACK PLASTIC BATHMAT from F&F, `3,200 per mtr 6. URBAN EDGE
DINNER PLATE `790 7. URBAN EDGE QUARTER PLATE `690 8. URBAN EDGE LARGE BOWL
`3,150; all from Ochre 9. NAGA POTTERY BOAT SHAPED BOWL from En Inde, `1,600
10. AUGUSTUS WALLPAPER by Clarke & Clarke from Seasons Furnishings, `8,910 per
roll 11. NACAR MURANO TILE from HMD Design Studio, `427 per sq ft 12. CHOPSTICKS
from Ochre, `1,070 (part of set) 13. ML 5060 TURKISH TILES by Bills Ceramics from
Madhu Lifestyle, `700 per sq ft 14. AND 15. WISTAR CERAMIC PLATTERS from InV Home,
`3,200 onwards 16. LEAF RESIN POTPURRI TRAY from Azva, `2,170 17. BATIK
MURANO MOSAIC LOOSE BLACK CHIPS from Sicis, `2,000 per sq ft 18. MODERN CUCKOO
TABLE CLOCK from InV Home, `36,800 19. VERAWHITE PORCELAIN TILE by Fap from
Rajeev Sanitations, price on request 20. MARBLE BLACK-WHITE MOSAIC BORDER by Devon
& Devon from FCML, `4,000 sq ft For details, see Address Book
FROM TOP LEFT 1. ABSOLUTE BLACK POLISHED GRANITE TILES
2. NAGA POTTERY SIDE PLATE

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Home milan

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On the dining table is an ivory hued


quarter plate from Driade topped
with a small star by Giovelab.
Nearby, a ceramic coffee cup from
the same brand sits next to a rustic
candle votive decorated with fresh
rosemary twigs Right A top angle of
the minimally decorated Christmas
spread on a stark Capriata dinner
table by Carlo Cumini for Horm,
teamed with the iconic Tolix chairs.
On it is crockery and cutlery from
Giovelab, a large salad bowl and
glass jugs by Atipico

LIKE WINTER SNOW

A vision in white, Laura Dragottis family residence in the Italian city


revels in the joys of simplicity
TEXT AND sTyliNg by AlessAndrA IAnnIello
phoTogrAphy by AlessAndrA IAnnIello/lIvIng InsIde

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Home milan

The hearT of The house is The living room ThaT


is a fluid space...

ome cities insist that the house is a bright and serene shelter...and Milan is like this. Laura Dragottis apartment, that
was once a bowls club, has been designed with the mission of creating an oasis of stillness and light, where you go
back at the end of the day, treat your friends with a glass of wine, while children play, read books, and you enjoy the
privilege of a view surrounded by greens, not of grey facades of other buildings. Making an ideal setting, her house is from
the early 20th century with high ceilings and harmonious proportions, with the luxury of a terrace that is almost a garden,
set among the flowered balconies of the other apartments.
All the furnishings have been entirely designed by Laura, who studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and has
an irrepressible passion for interior design. Expanded in the absence of walls and with the use of whites from partitions
to the ceilings, the internal space has furniture limited to few well-calibrated pieces in shades of cream and white, for a
fine balance between hospitality and design. Christmas time itself is all in white with the dishes, salad bowls and poetic
pottery of Giorgio Brunello. The heart of the house is the living room that is a fluid space encompassing the entrance hall,
lounge, dining room and kitchen. Only a low wall separates the working area of the cookroom from the table, thus allowing
the lady of the house to interact with her guests while preparing food. In the boudoir, spaces are compressed but rationality and elegance continue to dictate the style. A canopy double bed in lacquered wood becomes a cabinet where laundry
baskets are kept in the master bedroom, while in her daughter Voilas room, a wrought iron bed has been carefully painted
white. Objects and ornaments are limited by choice to a few and a large number of boxes and baskets books and magazines are sparse and become part of the decoration, while the clothes and other items needed are neatly arranged in the
dressing rooms obtained in the sleeping area. Laura does not like to talk about herself, but remembers how restructuring
the duplex was an exercise in style over the years with the aim of combining everyday necessities with aesthetics. The
trick, Laura says, is to keep the space as open as possible, and to focus on light materials in order to balance the colour
of objects that surround us.

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A frosted artificial Christmas tree


embellished with ornaments
collected over the years, dominates
the living area. Both the cosy sofa
and matching pouffe are part of the
Ghost series by Gervasoni while the
lacquered canvas box with a cuddly
teddy bear is from Giovelab. Nearby
are two stunning Crinoline armchairs
by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia,
an a Alseda pouffe by Ikea and
Giovelabs woollen chair Left, from
Left A wide view of the all white
duplex apartment that is contrasted
with a black industrial truss on the
ceiling; Laura and her cat Toto sit
on a Tappeti Contemporanei rug in
living room. In an old zinc bucket
simple transparent glass balls lit by
fairy lights add to the festive mood

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Home kasauli

Christmas time itself


is all in white with the
dishes, salad bowls
and poetiC pottery of
GiorGio brunello

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Home milan

An Artematica Valcucine peninsula


kitchen unit divides living and
cooking areas. On the floor is a
recyclable, biodegradeable jute
rug from Tappeti Contemporanei
Left An old carpenters table is set
for breakfast. On it, a light blue tin
planter, Giovelabs cutlery and cups,
glasses from Cote Table and a pair
of candle holders from Atipico

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Home milan
Located beside the Christmas
tree is a hint of green: Planters
are painted matte white by
Laura to suit the decor and placed
around simple fairy lights and
candles Right Upstairs in Lauras
daughter Violas white and ecru
tinted bedroom is a wrought iron bed
by Cantori against the milky wall.
Beside it are two grey tables and a
chair sourced from a small store in
Pietrasanta, Italy. Stringy fairy lights
in a cookie container bought from
a market in Provence sitting next to
pair of hens, lends whimsy

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objects and ornaments are


limited by choice to a few
and a large number of boxes
and baskets...

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mood shopping

twinkle, twinkle
Luminous strings and decorative garlands give your space a dash of razzmatazz
ELLE DECOR shares six bright ideas to bring in festive fervour
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CORA BUTTENBENDER PRODUCED BY BARBARA BOURGOIS

Insider Tip

Bunch fairy lights in a container


to animate dingy corners

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Frame It Up
elle
decor
loves

Line a lit string around a wooden board


to spruce up mantels and shelves

Using a fine tipped pencil, draw


an outline on a painted wooden
panel. Along the outline, nail
down an 11 metre string of
lights, inserting upholstery tacks
between two wires Left Casually place strings of fairy lights
in wide tumblers, letting them
droop down to the connection

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mood shopping

Hang Them Pretty


Drape a lampshade with illuminators
for a dazzling centrepiece

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Border Away

Outline mounted curios for an


unconventional contemporary look

Draw two frames and nail a 10 metre long fairy light onto them
with cable clips. Hiding the connections with objects makes for
conversation starters Left Wrap the fairy lights along a naked
lamp frame. Pass a socket and wire through the lampshade for
extra illumination

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mood shopping

Cluster In Style

Bundle together to form a bouquet of


bulbs for a Christmassy chandelier

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Fancy Artwork

Perch an illuminated display on a wall,


like a proud painting

Draw a chandelier using a fine tipped pencil.


Stick each garland along the sketch. Make a
hole below the drawing through which the
connection can be drawn. Fix the battery box
behind the canvas and the steel cable from
top to make it appear hung from the wall
Left Gather two 15 metre cables with suspended bulbs and tie with a thin wire. Hang
them from the ceiling using a small hook.
For details, see Address Book

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Home jaipur

minimalistic
merry time

Situated within the heart of the vibrant city, entrepreneur


Barbara Miolini brings in festive joy with striking
simplicity and glinting displays
TEXT by risha merchant
phoTography by jignesh jhaveri/photolink
producEd by shaan shahani

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Clockwise, from Top Left A vintage family plate holds


a napkin from MoonRiver and a dainty bough, over a
mat designed for Bar Palladio; Bells from a puja store in
Tripoli Bazaar, Jaipur hang from a eucalyptus bunting;
The table is decorated with wine glasses, a red bowl
from France and an assortment of traditional cookies;
Sparkly ornaments on the handcrafted tree serve as
a festive focal point in the living room Left Barbara
dreams up a stylish Christmas setup under Rajasthan
inspired lamps designed for Bar Palladio

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Home jaipur

Clockwise, from Top Left Close-up of homemade treats


placed on an antique plate from a French flea market;
The mirror table from AFKD studio, Jaipur displays a
ritual mask from Venice and other traditional elements;
A fig scented candle by Diptyque from MoonRiver,
Delhi, pillar candles from La Voute Exports, Jaipur and
a wooden door curio from Switzerland, complement
the festive scene; Natural light filters in through the
jaalis as Barbara plays with Olga in the corridor Right
In the living room, Rajasthani charpais become seaters,
aluminium bowls from Amber are used as planters.
The white lamp is by Thierry Journo from Idli, Jaipur

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I layered Items wIthIn a neutral palette


In a rather Informal way to lend a laId-back
and InvItIng appeal

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Home jaipur

e were greeted with a happy dose of holiday cheer from the minute we rang the doorbell. Lush evergreens, the pristine Christmas
tree adorned with twinkling lights, adorable knick-knacks and
friendly faces transformed the space into an inviting wonderland. In contrast
to her effervescent lounge Bar Palladio in Jaipur, Barbara has crafted a home
that is calm, casual and cosy, all at once. Moving to India was never a part of
her agenda. Seven years and still counting, this Swiss-Italian expat had fallen
for the Pink city.

Clockwise, from Top Left In Barbaras white


boudoir hangs a dainty glass heart ornament
over the handcrafted bed; The humble entrance
is adorned with a wreath made from laurel
leaves; Partial view of a vibrant blue antique
door bought from a market in Amber Right On
the terrace, a centre table from Lalji Handicrafts,
Jodhpur, khadi and matka silk cushions, plants
and other natural materials, make for an ideal
entertaining area
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NORDIC NOSTALGIA
Christmas isnt just about a culture, but your experiences and time spent
with family. Its a reunion, where we would sit and make conversations while
indulging in the traditional Italian cake called panettone and fondue bourguignonne, says Barbara as she reminisces about her childhood days in her
hometown St Moritz, Switzerland. Her ways of local celebrating is influenced
by the northern part of Europe decorating the tree and attending midnight
mass at their local church. The interiors echo her memories as celebratory
elements pepper the harmonious decor. It also reflects Barbaras warm and
jovial nature, as she loves to host friends who visit Jaipur from all around the
world. Barbara says, I wanted my house to be very clean and open, with lots
of natural light and breeze. I layered items within a neutral palette in a rather
informal way to lend a laid-back and inviting appeal.
ELEGANT ENTERTAINING
When in this city, Barbara likes to make merry in the good old fashioned way
with the customary colours. Its that time of the year when you can create your own decorations, like the way we did as children. Lots of candles,
fairy lights, handmade ornaments and festive food, and I am all set to host
a grand feast for my close friends, concludes Barbara as she is pulled for
attention by her Beagle babies, Olga and Hugo.

Lots of candLes, fairy Lights,


handmade ornaments and
festive food, and i am aLL set
to host a grand feast for
my cLose friends

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Home south tyrol

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Initially planned as a holiday


cottage, former Munich resident
Othmar Prenners wood cabin is
surrounded by larch trees
in sleepy Vinschgau in
South Tyrol, Italy

TIMBER
WONDERLAND
Nestled in a snow dusted valley of a remote Italian
town is a sculptors farmhouse turned warm gabled
chalet, where his clever designs and vintage
knick-knacks peacefully co-exist
TEXT AND ProDucTioN by kerstin rose
PhoTogrAPhy by Christian sChaulin

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Home south tyrol


In the living room, large windows
offer a serene view of the snow
covered slopes in the valley. The ceiling
suspended fireplace by French brand
Focus is accompanied by Othmars
car seat chair and Womb seater by
Eero Saarinen Right Another corner
of the same area is reserved for
entertainment with neatly stacked
music records in shelves made by the
owner. The animal shaped wooden
figurines, done by the sculptor, border
the stunning vista of the frost white
landscape outside

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He had known this place since childhood, as it used to


belong to his uncle... At some stage it dawned on me:
This isnt going to be a holiday home, this is where
Im going to live

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Home south tyrol

You wont find a single place... where


wood and plaster dont join smoothly
and seamlessly
Clockwise, from Top Left A snug
corner ideal to watch snow saunter
down from the window. A Bauhaus
inspired sofa takes up a section of the
Swiss pine panelled bedroom, along
with a wooden Christmas snowflake
like creation by Othmar and an old
workshop wall lamp; An art corner in
the same boudoir: The owners large
painting of a woman leans behind
two lathe turned Swiss pine bowls
moulded by the sculptor; The Laas
marble floored doorway leads to a
small shrine decorated with wooden
and earthenware bowls by the
owner. On the left, the colourful and
nifty Move, a set of modular drawers,
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was created with individual elements


that can be stacked on top of each
other with the help of magnets and
neoprene strips Right, clockwise
from Top A wider view of the master
bedroom. The bed was constructed in
elm wood while the statuesque black
wall lamp is a Flos design. The white
centre table was carved from Laas
marble; Past the hallway, a petite
alcove peppered with the owners
creations and travel finds. The French
wall clock is about 150 years old; The
open stairway leads to two catwalks:
One houses Othmars window facing
studio, while the other leads to the
kitchen and dining areas

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Home south tyrol

thmar Prenner cant stop tinkering with things around his house. The sculptor, who used to
live in Munich, loves to experiment with materials, with a particular penchant for wood, making
decorative, functional implements. I like furniture that stand like sculptures in the room, he
says. One day, however, he discovered that designing such elegant creations was no longer enough;
so he began to make bigger plans, like building a complete house. Years earlier, he had bought a
dilapidated 14th century farmhouse in Vinschgau, South Tyrol in northern Italy. Initially, he planned
to convert the ruin which consisted of a living room, storage and hayloft into a holiday home. He
had known this place since childhood, as it used to belong to his uncle, and he himself grew up on a
neighbouring mountain. At some stage it dawned on me: This isnt going to be a holiday home, this is
where Im going to liveI love this valley; its one of the most unspoilt in this area. Two years later, he
and his brother Artur, also a trained carpenter, set to work on the project. We chopped and changed
removing things here, adding things there, recounts the creative. When they were finished, they had
built a modern, gable ended 1,560 sq ft building on the original shell. The bedroom is now in the former
living area, while the storeroom was converted into an open stairwell with two wooden catwalks. On
one of these, Othmar set up his office, and the other connects the kitchen and dining niches with the
open living area.You wont find a single place in the entire house where wood and plaster dont join
smoothly and seamlessly, he says, not without pride.

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The panelled larch wood leads to


the dining area. The chair on the
right is a classic Charles Eames
design Right The dining corner:
Othmars perception of furniture
as sculptures is prominent in
each individualistic piece he has
envisioned from the zany
stargazer chairs and large
wood table, to the shelves that
store a priceless collection of
vinyl records

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Soak in the winter sun delightful scenes from alfresco picnics


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TEXT BY Aditi GAitonde

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BY THE SEA

Get on board this serene setup by


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Recline on easy chairs covered
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UP A TREE

Branch out this lazy Sunday for


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sway to the tune of chirping birds.
Photography by Fram Petit
Produced by Mrudul Pathak Kundu
Location courtesy Soneva Kiri, Thailand

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the good life.
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from Idus, price on request fAbrIc WILbErforcE
SEttEE from Pepperfry.com, `5,184
for details, see Address book

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From The Market

Searching for the perfect style to express yourself ? Choose from our top picks of dining room
must-haves ranging from chairs and tables to cutlery and crockery
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CATTELAN ITALIA

With an embossed lacquered


aluminium base and a Canaletto walnut or burned oak top,
the Bora Bora table is designed
by Giorgio Cattelan for the
brands 2014 collection.
in this picture Bora Bora table
Available at Cattelan italia
Website www.cattelanitalia.com

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BAXTER

Envisioned by Paola Navone,


the Brooklyn table is paired brilliantly with the Stromboli chair
upholstered in manually folded
leather and high backrest Graz
seaters. Adding to the mood is
the Gallipoli light above.

In this picture Brooklyn, Stromboli,


Graz and Gallipoli Available at
Baxter Website www.baxter.it

Suspended over a dinner table is the Twins


pendant light from Grok. Created by Benedito
Design, it features a grey finish texture and
transparent triplex opal glass. Available at
Cerco Lighting. Website: www.cercolighting.com

MINOTTI

From Collection 2014, Rodolfo Dordonis Morgan


table, in all its sleekness and simplicity, takes
inspiration from the traditional Italian reflectory
table. Available in round and rectangular shapes.

In this picture Morgan Available at Minotti


Website www.minotti.com

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STANLEY LIFESTYLE

Imagined by Emanuele Zenere, the Valentino


dining table from Cattelan Italia has white
Carrara marble base slabs resting on a stainless
steel cylinder.
In this picture Valentino Available at Stanley Lifestyle
Website www.lovestanley.com

VISIONNAIRE

Evocative of the Victorian era,


the Windsor table by Alessandro La
Spada is crafted in marble and gloss
lacquered wood with decorations and
friezes in polished brass
In this picture Windsor Available at Visionnaire
Website www.visionnaire-home.com

Elegant in provincial blue,


Corelles Livingware line is
made of the resilient Vitrelle
glass. It is microwave, oven
and dishwasher safe.
Available at Pepperfry.
Website: www.pepperfry.com
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TURRI

Rich in details, the Baroque line


includes a sprawling six seater
dining table with chairs carefully crafted in lacquered wood
and finished in gold leaf.
In this picture Baroque collection
Available at Turri
Website www.turri.it

best buys susPEndEd LIGHTs


Sensational fixtures are perfect for dinner time drama

LIGHTBOX

The shimmering handcrafted Atlantis


by Terzani was created by designer
Barlas Baylar. Hundreds of illuminated drapes of nickel chain, that run up
to three miles, combine to create a
mesmerising and cascading effect.
In this picture Atlantis Available at Lightbox
Website www.lightbox.co.in

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QAALEEN

Created by Prateek Jaiswal, this


dangling Three Tier Light is made
from minute glass beads.
In this picture Three Tier Light
Available at Qaaleen
Website www.qaaleen.co.in

THE PURPLE TURTLES

rIsE
And
sHInE

Circular in form, the Ammonite illuminator is designed by Jenny Pinto for


the Underwater series. Constructed
out of natural banana fibre, it has an
accordion like exterior.
In this picture Ammonite
Available at The Purple Turtles
Email info@thepurpleturtles.com

super servers
Prettily patterned or pleasingly plain, dish
them out at your next soiree
photography by bajirao pawar
StyLINg by SHivani ajmera

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7

from First Impression, `2,500 per mtr CLoCKwiSe, From Top LeFT 1. verona TeaL wine GLaSS from goodearth, `6,800
(set of six) CeramiC QUarTer pLaTe from abaca Loft, `2,800 CoraL DeSSerT ForK from tranceforme, `850 (set of six) 2. baHama wHiTe wine GLaSS
from goodearth, `2,400 (set of six) poeme GreY TeXTUreD Dinner pLaTe from address home, `690 CeramiC QUarTer pLaTe from abaca Loft,
`2,800 braSS ForK from the Sindura Collection from Fabindia, `1,990 (set of six) 3. KaGome CeramiC SQUare pLaTe from Contemporary arts
and Crafts, `7,550 (set of 12) DoLCeviTa CeramiC pLaTe from tranceforme, `480 German SiLver Spoon from honey homes, `22,280 (set of
24) 4. CeramiC Dinner pLaTe `250 CeramiC QUarTer pLaTe `130; both from the bombay Store 5. paULa CeramiC FLoraL QUarTer pLaTe from Mora
taara, `290 Capri SorbeT ameTHYST from goodearth, `2,100 (set of six) 6. wHiTe CeramiC pLaTe from Dhoop, `450 7. CameLoT STainLeSS STeeL
TabLe Spoon anD ForK from Mora taraa, `290 each baDaL CeramiC Dinner pLaTe from Contemporary arts and Crafts, `3,440 (set of 12) earL
CeramiC QUarTer pLaTe from Mora taraa, `290 For details, see address book
baSe eUropean veLveT FabriC

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SIMONE...
Naturally INSpIrEd

The Xilos eight seater round table


from the Maxalto series is designed
by Antonio Citterio. With a wooden
base in the form of a cross, it has a
unique rotating centre.
In this picture xilos
Available at Simone...Naturally
Inspired website www.simone.com

The Clio table has columns made of handmade


Murano glass with chrome steel detailing
and an Agate bronze lacquered top. The six
Caroline chairs are upholstered in ivory hued
leather with chrome steel embellishments.
Available at Cornelio Cappellini.
Website: www.corneliocappellini.com

BEST BUYS CABINETS Stash away crockery and bar accessories in classy cases

STORE
IN
STyLE

FROM LEFT CABRIOLE OLd BuRMA TEAk, vENEER ANd BRASS LEG from Fusion Access, price
on request ChERRy wOOd ANd wATERpROOF MdF LuxES BAR from Renaisaance Homez,
`4,00,000 pERCEvAL wOOdEN ANd LEAThER from Visionnaire, price on request ROSE GARdEN
014 wOOdEN ANd LEAThER from Portside Cafe, price on request produced by Shivani Ajmera.

For details, see Address Book

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Drape seaters in understated


textiles from the Pure Perfection
collection by Nya Nordiska. These
easy to clean materials are offered in natural hues like white,
champagne, sand, wood, stone and
coffee. Available at Maishaa.
Website: www.maishaa.com

F&F

For that feature wall opt for


Omexco non-woven textile
wall covering from the
Palazzo line. Its baroque
damask pattern is digitally
printed with an embossed
metallic reflection.
In this picture Omexco
Available at F&F
Website www.fandf.in

LA SOROGEEKA

Designed by Anjali Goel, this opulent


dinner table has a marble top with semi
precious tiger eye inlay. The head chairs
are crafted in silver while the rest are
made of wood with silver leafing.
In this picture Dining table and chairs
Available at La Sorogeeka
Website www.lasorogeeka.com

NIVASA

The expansive Firenze


dining table made of teak
wood, is ideal for large
families that entertain.
Available in six and ten
seater options.
In this picture Firenze
Available at Nivasa
Website www.nivasa.com

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lay overs

Transform a staid tablescape into a


trendy one with effervescent place
mats and sassy serviettes
pHoToGrApHy By BAJIRAO PAWAR
STyLING By SHIVANI AJMERA

from Tranceforme, `750 BAHAMA WHITE WINE GLASS `2,400 (set of six) CAMELLIA MULMUL NAPKIN
`850 (set of six); both from Goodearth NATURAL LINEN NAPKIN `390 BORI JUTE LIME GREEN MAT `850 PINK AND GOLD LINEN GOLD FOIL MAT `490; all
from Tranceforme CERAMIC ROSE TEA LIGHT HOLDER from Address Home, `790 MALABAR COCKTAIL NAPKINS from Goodearth, `700 (set of 12) PEONY
CANDLE from Address Home, `690 JEWEL TASSEL NAPKIN RINGS from Goodearth, `1,250 (set of six) KALAMKARI BLUE TABLE MAT from Contemporary
Arts and Crafts, `1,350 (set of six) WILD ROSE NAPKIN `1050 (set of six) SIS LEAF TIES `2,200 (set of six); both from Goodearth MUGHAL JALI BOOK
from The Bombay Store, `125 PARADISE OFF WHITE NAPKIN from Goodearth, `1,450 (set of six) CORAL NAPKIN RING from Address Home, `800 (set
of two) RIBBED COTTON TABLE MAT from The Bombay Store, `800 (set of six) DOLCEVITA CERAMIC PLATE `480 COTTON TEAL TURQUOISE NAPKIN `180
CHROME NAPKIN RING `1,570; all from Tranceforme FAUx TULIP `650 (set of six) FILIGREE SILVER PLATED NAPKIN RING `1,800 (set of six); from Goodearth
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP SILVER GOLD JUTE PLACEMAT

For details, see Address Book

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top picks DINING TABLES

An elegant backdrop for remarkable conversations

fLAT
ouT
fAB

by Rodolfo Dordoni for poliform, price on request


from idus, `5,90,000
ToBI-IShI SoLID oAkwooD by Edward Barber and Jay osgerby for B&B italia, price
on request BEL AmI SoLID BEECh, ChErry wooD AND VENEEr by pierre Dubois and
Aime cecil for Roche Bobois, price on request ChLoE ACACIA wooD from iqrup+Ritz,
`59,650 pIEr TEAk by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda from vis a vis, `7,92,700
from Top CANoVA poLyurEThANE

DI-GrAN moThEr of pEArL AND GoLD fINIShED STAINLESS STEEL

produced by Shivani Ajmera. for details, see Address Book

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WALTER KNOLL BY D&M

Envisioned by Wolfgang CR Mezger,


Seito from the Dining Collection features
balancing lines and angles with quartz
stone top and solid wood star shaped
base. Offered in four kinds of timber.
In this Picture Seito
Available at Walter Knoll by D&M
Website www.dnmindia.in

The single edition Moussaieff chandelier is 12 ft


long and five ft wide with 48 gorgeous arms. It is
suspended over a hand carved oak wood dinner
table with chairs draped in fine silk and fresh
water pearls. Available at House of Heirloom.
Website: www.houseofheirloom.com

BEST BUYS CHAIRS Park yourself on comfortable seats for a leisurely luncheon

TAKE
YOuR
PLACE

from Baxter, price on request LOOP POLYCARBONATE from Roche Bobois, `3,26,100 AMARA PRINTED
from Goodearth, `28,500 TICHE STEEL AND POLYuRETHANE by Carlo Colombo from The Tiche Collection for Giorgetti,

FROM LEFT STROMBOLI LEATHER


AND CHENILLE FABRIC

price on request

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Produced by Shivani Ajmera. For details, see Address Book

MERIDIANI

The Gong table was designed by Andrea


Parisio. Its base consists
of two bronzed brass finish columns while its top
is elephant grey in colour
with a glossy coat.
In this picture Gong
Available at Meridiani
Website www.meridiani.it

EllE
dECor
lovEs
KLOVE

The majestic Boondh Chandelier is a part of the brands Vintage


Collection 2014. Envisioned by designer duo Prateek Jain and
Gautam Seth, this larger than life installation is made of hand
blown glass and steel.

IDUS

Manufactured in Italy and designed by


Philip Jackson, the rectangular Spyder
Wood Table from Cattelan Italia comprises Canaletto walnut top with irregular
natural solid wood edges.
In this picture spyder Wood Table
Available at Idus Website www.idus.in

In this picture Boondh Chandelier Available at Klove


Website www.klovestudio.com

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KREA

From the Nativ Collection, the Aryan Dining Table is an eight


seater made of walnut wood and veneer. The accompanying
chairs relook at the traditional weaving techniques in a
contemporary light.
in this picture Aryan Dining Table Available at Krea
website www.kreaworld.com

GODREJ INTERIO

The Mango Dew set is shaped


like the fruit it is named after.
Made of a mild steel understructure with silver grey coloured
powder coating and yellow glass
top, it ideally seats six.
in this picture Mango Dew
Available at Godrej interio
website www.godrejinterio.com

From Jonathan Charles, the


Biedermeier style oval dining
table has fine mother of pearl
and marquetry inlay while
the rectangular one has burl
oak veneer and carved walnut
openwork base.
Available at International
Furniture Brands.
Website: www.ifbrands.in

top picks STATEMENT SEATERS Dramatic backs for a dressy affair

SiT
DowN
Now

FRoM LEFT BEL AMi CHERRY wooD

Ravissant, `3,15,000

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from Roche Bobois, `86,002 FRETwoRK from Fusion Access, price on request SiLVER CLAD TEAK wooD from
from Portside Cafe, price on request Produced by Shivani Ajmera. For details, see Address Book

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TABLES for four

Centre casual meal areas with


these striking pieces

BERNARDAUD

From the Tropiques series, the porcelain


rectangular tray and tumbler set evokes
Florida in the 50s with tropical print.
The vibrant plate is a part of the limited
edition Play-Doh line by Jeff Koons.
in this series Tropiques and play-doh
Available at Bernardaud
website www.bernardaud.com

This dining table designed


by Sachin Gupta has an
MS base finished with
lacquered polish. Its surface
is digitally printed canvas
with vintage images of the
iconic Mata Hari. Available
at Beyond Designs. Email:
beyondesignstaff@gmail.com

from Top mAnoLo-dT rATTAn vinES


ovEr STEEL wiTh LEAThEr STripS

price on request

from Idus,

QuAdro LEAThEr,

from Portside Cafe,


`72,000 JALAn ouTdoor SQuArE TEAK
from Warisan, price on request TiLES on
SAnTAfE ALuminium frAmE from Abaca,
`66,900 produced by Shivani Ajmera.

pLYBoArd And GLASS

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Reviving the ancient art of
Chennapatna, this hanging
lamp is made of lacquered
wood and offered in various
colours. Available at
Sunshine Boulevard. Website:
www.sunshineboulevard.in

FLOS

Crafted out of aluminium and polycarbonate, Aim light was envisioned by Ronan and
Erwan Bouroullec. To be naturally positioned
in space, like a plant, its long cables provide
maximum freedom to adjust the direction
and height of the light source.
In this picture Aim Available at Flos
Website www.flos.com

top picks
BAr TrollEys
THE GREAT
EASTERN HOME

Store your boozy belongings in


these dapper designs

The chairs are original Moroccan antique, the elaborate


carved table is made of solid
Burma teak while the lights
are crafted with real twigs.

In this picture Moroccan chair,


carved table and twig lights
Available at The Great Eastern
Home Website www.
thegreateasternhome.com

FroM lEFT KAMsHET WooDEn, TEAK BoArD &


lEATHEr TrAy TrollEy from The Dak Bangla
Collection from Portside Cafe, price on request
TEAK WooD sIlVEr ClADDED BAr TrollEy from
Ravissant, `5,50,000 Produced by shivani

Ajmera. For details, see Address Book

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VIS A VIS

ROCHE BOBOIS

The Flat Chairs and Flat High Round Table are


designed by Mario Ruiz for Gandia Blasco.
Contemporary in profile, they are created
using thermo-lacquered aluminium, recyclable
polyethylene and polyurethane foam rubber
with water repellant fabric.

From the brands Les Contemporains series, Stephane Veits


Gold Dining Table has an oak
surface in a mocha stain. It is
also fitted with a Lazy Susans
rotating tray in dark Emperador marble.

In this picture Flat chairs and Flat high Round Table


Available at vis a vis Website www.visavisindia.com

In this picture Gold Dining Table


Available at Roche Bobois
Website www.roche-bobois.com

The clustered globe pendants from the AATJ Brent


Sieve Collection are created using circular glass
goblets with sieve funnel in
thin beaten brass with copper finish. Available at And
All That Jazz. Website:
www.andallthatjazz.co.in

best buys
BAR AccessoRIes

Every house party needs a host


with a chic cavalry

FRom leFT hAnD cuT euRopeAn cRysTAl WhIsky DecAnTeR AnD FouR TumBleRs

part of Jordan collection from Kaji, `2,950 ceRAmIc 8 JAR `2,295


WhITe opAl chAmpAGne FluTes from House of Raro, `29,000 (set of two)

TRAy

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by Mario Cioni from House of Raro `2,85,000 BRAss meTAl


`1,995 Box `1,395; all part of Cleo collection from Kaji

6 JAR

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NO RESERVATIONS

Starved for space? Explore our unconventional and quirky alternatives


to lay out an intimate dinner
photography by ALTAF KHAN styling by NATASHA AGARWAL

lesson 1

lesson 2

lesson 3

Invest in a shelving unit and relegate a


portion for the sole purpose of dining while
using the rest to store away things

Fish out those glass jars from the back


of the cabinet to serve supper in a smart
and stylised manner

Turn large steel cooking vessels upside


down. Add a vibrant trivet and use your
dual purpose contraption as a seater

Flat Out

Jarring Issues

Heavy Metal

by asian paints from bp shah & Co, `290 per ltr FROM TOP, LEFT WOODEN AND ALUMINIUM CABINET from
sidewalks of the World, `95,990 BAMBOO LADLE from Dhoop, `680 (set of three) GLASS CONTAINER from sidewalks of the World, price on
request METAL VINTAGE CAN from sanctum, `850 GLASS CANISTER from sidewalks of the World, `4,490 WOODEN CHOPPING BOARD from
premsons, `250 STAINLESS STEEL AND MOTHER OF PEARL NILE TABLE FORK `250 NILE TABLE SPOON `250, both from Mora taara CERAMIC WHITE
FLUTED DINNER SET `1,880 (part of set) CERAMIC YELLOW BOWL `500, both from Contemporary arts and Crafts GLASS CANISTER from sidewalks
of the World, `4,490 CERAMIC BOWLS from the bombay store, `325 STAINLESS STEEL LARGE UTENSILS stylists own FIBRE MUSTARD TABLE MAT from
Contemporary arts and Crafts, `340 WOOLLEN DHURIE from le Mill, `28,900 For details, see Address Book
BACKGROUND 7414 ISLE OF CAPRI

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Cheap & Chic Accessories

For the couch potato and the breakfast in bed lover get cosy with lap tables
that are portable and practical
photography by ALTAF KHAN produced by NATASHA AGARWAL

ALL
UNDER
`4,900

from dhoop, `4,850 WOODEN BREAKFAST TRAY from the bombay Store, `2,800 WOODEN CORAL
from abaca, `2,850 TEAK PARADISO LAPTOP TRAY from goodearth, `4,800 WOODEN BLACK FOLDING TRAY TABLE
from abaca, `2,850 WOODEN HAVANA TRAY from Mora taara, `1,980 For details, see Address Book

FROM TOP BAMBOO COMPUTER TABLE


FOLDING TRAY TABLE

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the anatomy of

Dinnerware
Cant recall the right expression to use when
you are setting the table for a party? Do not
worry help is at hand. This list of useful
terms might help when you dine in style
produced by ADITI GAITONDe

{carafe} This wide mouth glass

pitcher is used to serve water and


wine. Strangely, pots with spouts to
hold coffee are called the same

{charger plate} Having nothing

to do with your smartphone, this


huge, decorative dish is used during
formal meals. It is placed right at the
end of the stack and food is never
served on or eaten off it

{completer set} Supplementary

pieces that complete matched but


fragmented crockery. It typically
includes a serving bowl, platter and
the likes

{cordial glass} Small but

stemmed, after dinner sweet


liqueurs are offered in these and
almost always received amicably

{creamer} Shaped like a miniature pitcher, it is unsurprisingly used

Local Lingo

{chimta} means tongs


{kanta} simply, fork
{katori} a small bowl
{tamba} refers to copper

for serving milk, cream or flavoured


syrups during high tea

{demitasse cup} For an after


dinner dose of strong espresso, the
small but effective cup and saucer
do the deed
{mason jar} This glass container
with an airtight cover is meant for
canning preserves. Innovatively, it is
sometimes used to hold drinks and
layered desserts at casual affairs

{punch bowl} Wrestle your way


to the corner of a party where they
are serving spiked and non-spiked
liquids in a large hemispherical bowl
with a ladle
{ramekin} Also called bouillon,

this tiny glazed ceramic bowl is used


to present dishes like creme brulee,
souffle and condiments. Some are
even oven proof and can go directly
to the table sans fuss

{relish tray} For the hostess,

this compartmentalised platter


is topped with pickles, gherkins,
cheese, carrots and whatnot. Perfect
to keep your guest occupied while
you scramble in the kitchen

{sauciere} Shaped like a boat,


use this to douse your food with

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additional gravy or sauce. Dont


worry about inadvertent spills as the
matching saucer will catch them

{snifter} Used for brandy or

cognac, this short stem vessel has


a wider bottom and a narrower top.
Drinking etiquette dictates cupping
it to warm the liquid to release its
aroma and enhance its flavour

{sporf} Invented in the 40s by a


crazy genius, it cleverly integrates
the properties of a spoon, fork and
a knife. This ones a keeper
{steak carving set} Often

found in the hands of a carnivore,


this large, two pronged fork with a
sharp knife is a cut above the rest

{tongs} The two armed device


can be left in a salad bowl for self
service. Its scissor like mechanism
allows one handed usage that ideal
for house parties
{trivet} This contraption is placed
under the serveware with the aim of
protecting the dining table from heat
or water damage. Older ones were
tripod-esque structures with short
legs while newer pieces are large
coasters made of fabric, cork, metal,
ceramic or wood

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top choice

French couturier Christian Lacroix


Maison collaborated with Portuguese
brand Vista Alegre to create their very
first porcelain tableware that looks
stunning as servers or even wall art.
Bursting with colour and design, the
platters feature a mix and match of
themes like whimsical forms, 19th
century monuments in Arles, butterfly
motifs and watercolour graphic lines.
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Divine Decadence

Simple, picture perfect and delicious satisfy your sweet


tooth with heavenly versions of classic Christmas favourites
photography by JEROME BILIC
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Christmas Tree Shaped Carrot Cake

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Star Spangled Walnut Tart

Christmas Tree Shaped


Carrot Cake
100 ml milk, 500 gms carrots, grated, 250 gms
flour, 150 gms butter, melted, 100 gms brown
sugar, 100 gms raisins, 50 gms shelled walnuts,
crushed, 3 tsps cinnamon powder, 1 tsp
baking powder, 1 tsp ginger, 2 eggs, 1 lemon,
zest and juice
FOR THE ICING
250 gms icing sugar, 100 gms butter, 50 gms
pistachios, ground, 1 tbsp vanilla extract,
liquid, 1 tbsp water, small red sugar balls
METHOD

Preheat oven to 210C. Line a cone


shaped baking tin with greaseproof
paper. Put all ingredients (except walnuts and raisins) in a food processor
and blend together. Add walnuts and
raisins into batter. Pour into baking tin
and bake for an hour. Halfway through,
lower temperature to 160C. Once
done, allow the cake to cool completely.
FOR THE ICING

Blend 200 gms of icing sugar, liquid


vanilla extract and butter until mixture
is smooth. Spread it over the cake.

Sprinkle pistachios over the icing and


garnish with red balls. In a bowl, mix
remaining icing sugar with water. Pour
this cream over the top of the tree and
dust with icing sugar. Place a fondant
star at the top.
TIp To hold the cake upright while it is
baking, use a steel strainer lined with
greaseproof paper and place on an
ovenproof dish.

Star Spangled
Walnut Tart
FOR THE FILLING
125 gms shelled walnuts, crushed, 100 gms
creme fraiche, 80 gms sugar, 2 eggs
FOR THE TART SHELL AND STARS
300 gms flour, 200 gms butter, cubed, 80 gms
icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla powder, 1 egg
FOR THE GLAZING
50 gms icing sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice
METHOD
FOR THE FILLING

walnuts. Keep aside.


FOR THE TART SHELL AND STARS

To make dough, put flour, butter, icing


sugar and vanilla into a food processor
until mixture is grainy. Add egg and mix
until dough forms a ball. Refrigerate
for an hour. Roll out dough on a lightly
floured surface. Transfer to a buttered
flan case. Pierce tart base in a few
places with a fork and pour walnut mixture into it. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow
the tart to cool slightly before removing
it from the flan case.To make stars, roll
out scraps of leftover dough and punch
out with a star shaped cookie cutter.
Place them on a sheet of greaseproof
paper and bake for 12 minutes.
FOR THE GLAZING

Once the stars cool completely, glaze


with a mixture of icing sugar and lemon
juice. Leave to dry.
TIp For a nice golden glaze, drizzle the
tart with honey 5 minutes before taking
it out of the oven.

Preheat oven at 180C. Beat together 2


eggs and sugar. Add creme fraiche and
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Biscuits and Cream Pyramid

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Vanilla Chocolate Yule Log

Biscuits and Cream


Pyramid

vanilla extract until a smooth cream is


formed. Refrigerate.

FOR THE BISCUITS


220 gms flour, 200 gms butter, 50 gms icing
sugar, 50 gms almonds, ground, 3 tsps
cinnamon powder, 1 tsp spice mix (ground
pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger), 1 egg

In a small saucepan, lightly beat the


egg white. Add icing sugar and orange
flower water. Cook for 3 minutes while
stirring with a whisk.

FOR THE MASCARPONE


250 gms icing sugar, 125 gms butter, 125
gms mascarpone, 2 tsps liquid vanilla extracts

Place the biggest biscuit on a platter, top with mascarpone cream and
icing. Place another biscuit over first
and repeat. Decorate with red sugar
balls and a gold leaf embellished star.
Sprinkle icing sugar and refrigerate.

FOR THE ICING


250 gms icing sugar, 2 tbsps orange flower
water, 1 egg white

FOR THE ICING

TO ASSEMBLE

FOR GARNISH
5 gms icing sugar, 2 tbsp red sugar balls,
1 gold leaf paper

cut out the biggest discs from the


dough, use a small plate placed upside
down and a notched cutter.

METHOD

Vanilla Chocolate
Yule Log

FOR THE BISCUITS

Preheat oven to 180C. Blend flour,


spices, almonds, butter and icing sugar
in a food processor until mixture is
grainy. Add egg and pulse until the
dough forms a ball. Dust little flour if
dough is sticky. Cover and refrigerate
for an hour. Line 2 baking trays with
greaseproof paper. Flour the kitchen
counter and roll the dough out on it. Cut
out fluted edge discs of different diameters (starting with the biggest and ending with the smallest) and a star. Place
on the baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool.
FOR THE MASCARPONE

Mix butter, icing sugar, mascarpone and

TIP To

FOR THE SPONGE


125 gms sugar, 100 gms flour, 6 eggs
FOR THE CHOCOLATE
100 ml single cream, 200 gms dark chocolate,
pieces, 30 gms butter
FOR THE VANILLA CREAM
500 gms mascarpone, 200 gms butter, soft, 200
gms icing sugar, 1 tsp liquid vanilla extract
FOR THE SYRUP
100 ml cane sugar syrup, 6 tbsps Grand
Marnier orange liqueur
METHOD
FOR THE SPONGE

tray with greaseproof paper. Separate


yolks, mix with sugar. Then add in flour.
Beat the whites till it forms stiff peaks.
Combine the 2 preparations. Spread
batter on baking tray and bake for about
10 minutes. Remove sponge from baking tray. Turn it over on another sheet
of greaseproof paper and cover with a
damp cloth.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE

Boil single cream and pour it over the


chocolate. Add butter while stirring.
FOR THE VANILLA CREAM

Hand whisk butter with mascarpone,


icing sugar and vanilla, ensuring that the
vanilla cream remains thick.
FOR THE SYRUP

Make a syrup with cane sugar syrup


and Grand Marnier. Soak in the sponge.
TO ASSEMBLE

Spread chocolate, then half the vanilla


cream on it. Reserve the rest. Roll
up the sponge and tightly wrap the
greaseproof paper around it, folding
down the sides to hold in the cream.
Refrigerate all night. Unwrap log, cover
it completely with remaining vanilla
cream. Transfer to the serving plate.
Refrigerate for atleast 4 hours.
TIP Garnish with thin twigs dipped in a
mixture of icing sugar and lemon juice
or use white chocolate sticks to decorate the log.

Preheat oven to 210C. Line baking

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deCor

For The Inner Circle

Throw an intimate party, starring a tasteful


tablescape against an elegant backdrop
photography by SIREN LAUVDAL
StyLINg by KRAKVIK AND DORAZIO

As dreamy pom-poms float in the air, mirrored wall plates and glitzy disco balls reflect light from the candles, imparting
a cheerful radiance. Complete this sophisticated look with a clean table arrangement glass bottles make nifty candle
stands casting a soft glow on pristine crockery and dainty long stemmed cocktail glasses. Bring in the New Year on a
classy note with a perfect medley of neutral hued tableware and glittering decorations....

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FROM LEFT NICKLE PLATED BOWL from Oma, `1,195 DIVINE CERAMIC SIDE PLATE from Home Centre, `700 MURANO ITALY SNACK SERVICE DISH from Andyy
Home, `4,150 CLOSE TAJ FINE PORCELAIN WITH 18K GOLD PRINT KATORIS from Address Home, `520 each MARBLE AND BRASS TWO TIER CAKE STAND from
Apartment9, `11,070 BRASS TEA SPOON from Fabindia, `1,430 (set of six) PORCELAIN MUFFIN AND TART SERVERS by Devnow from Appliances India,
`120 onwards BRASS FRUIT FORK from Fabindia, `1,430 (set of six) HAND BLOWN STEM GLASS from Silk Road & Beyond, `245 PORCELAIN ROUND BREAD
PLATES from MoonRiver, `2,600 each STEEL DIYA BOWLS from Kassmi, `190 each STERLING SILVER ICE CREAM CUP from Ravissant, `38,300 CERAMIC POLKA
DOT TEA PLATE from Mondo Casa, `11,315 (set of four) STAINLESS STEEL SPOON from Elvy Lifestyle, `1,195 (part of set)

Table Toppers

Accessories in metallic gloss to serve up sweet delights


pHOtOGRApHy By TANUJ AHUJA pRODuCED By PRATEEKSHA KACKAR

from Ishatvam, `250 STERLING SILVER CAKE SERVER from Ravissant, `24,000 SILVER SAND STAINLESS STEEL AND GLASS
from Address Home, `4,290 (set of two) HIGH HEEL STAINLESS STEEL CAKE SERVER from FCML, `2,115 CERAMIC SIDE PLATE SMALL
from Crazy Daisy, `350 LEMON TREE CERAMIC CAKE SERVER from Osaba Emporium, `1,050 (part of set) FLORELLA PORCELAIN SIDE PLATE from Ishatvam,
`450 STEEL CAKE SERVER from Fabindia, `1,390 (set of two) SKETCH CAKE KNIFE AND LIFTER from FCML, `2,145 (set of two) PORCELAIN DESSERT PLATE ROUND
from Ishatvam, `375 NICKLE POLISHED BRASS CAKE SERVERS from Andyy Home, `1,830 (set of two) SILVER SAND STAINLESS STEEL AND GLASS CRYSTAL CAKE
SERVERS from Address Home, `4,290 (part of set)
FROM LEFT PORCELAIN SIDE PLATE SMALL
CRYSTAL CAKE SERVERS

from Mondo Casa, `19,560 CHINAR TEALIGHT HOLDER `2,250 CHAMPAGNE METAL AND STONE
`5,100 onwards; both from Ishatvam STERLING SILVER CANDELABRA from Ravissant, `55,800 BRASS FOUR ARM CANDLE STAND from
MoonRiver, `16,000 LOTUS SILVERED BRASS CANDELABRA from Goodearth, `5,200 For details, see Address Book

FROM LEFT WEDGEWOOD SILVER PLATED CANDELABRA


CANDLE STANDS

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MUMBAI

BENGALURU

3 EATERIES To INDULgE IN

Designer Shruti Jaipuria mixed metal,


distressed mango wood and khadi
fabric to give an industrial vibe at Bengalurus Arbor Brewing Company. Enjoy
freshly made beers here.
Where Arbor Brewing Company, 8, Magrath
Road, Bengaluru 25. Tel: (080) 65475610

Kala Ghoda welcomes a new cafe,


The Nutcracker. Designed by Tejal
Mathur, the hotspot has patterned tiles,
wooden furniture and potted bougainvilleas that add to the cosy ambience.

NEW DELHI

Where The Nutcracker, Dr VB Gandhi Marg,


Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 1. Tel: (022) 22842430

Delhis new Smoke House Deli


resembles a dainty tea salon. Feast
your eyes on antiquated cups, floral
printed lamps and other delicate accents.

Where Smoke House Deli, 252/253, DLF Place


Mall, Saket, New Delhi 17. Tel: (011) 40612823

Bon Appetit

Join in the feast as we put together


a fabulous spread with the best
produced by MRUDUL PATHAK KUNDU

and RISHA MERCHANT

ELLE
DECoR
LovES

Turning Point introduces their very first pre-mixed


fruity sangrias in two delicious flavours, packaged
in quirky bottles designed by Rabia Gupta. We love!
Available at leading liquour stores in Maharashtra
TIME To SHINE

WHATS CooKINg?
If a full kitchen makeover is
not on your plan, splurge on
Japanese porcelain cookware
brand Fujihoro for a refreshing
update. So lightweight and
vibrant, that you would want
to eat right off them.
Available at Leading stores in
Mumbai and Delhi
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Frazer and Haws brings


forth The Royal Cup, an
assortment of wine
glasses, bottle cases,
holders, coolers and tongs,
handcrafted in sterling
silver. Bring the party
back to your house and
let these bar accessories
accompany you to an
exquisite evening.
Available at Frazer and Haws,
Estaa, Second Floor, Kwality
House, Kemps Corner, Mumbai
36. Tel: (022) 23824429

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5 MINUTES WITH

dr rienhard Zinkann

The Kitchen Kings

A tete-a-tete with co-owner of the high-end


domestic appliance manufacturer Miele

Indulge yourself with our picks that will make


your daily tasks less daunting

produced by mRudul pathak kundu and RIsha meRChant

haring the companys outlook, Dr Rienhard Zinkann


sheds light on the brands first real estate association with M3M. An excerpt:

Your design philosophy The brand has been known to


produce premium appliances that are both durable and
long-lasting. We stay true to our motto Immer Besser,
which translates to Forever Better.
The merger We believe the market in India is ripe for
quality premium products. We have partnered with
M3M as they value quality, durability, technologyand
our two businesses fit together perfectly.
Website www.miele.in Input by Jayati Jain

Roll up youR sleeves

elle
deCoR
loves

Recipes become an accessory to wear I Tradizionali


introduced a collection of illustrated tattoos of two typical
Italian culinary processes: Christmas Lunch and The Sweets.
Stick it on your forearm and prep up a festive meal like a pro.
Website www.itradizionali.com Photograph courtesy Federico Stanzani

mIlkInG It

Let silver prove its mettle. Feel festive with


Episodes Christmas collection as these dainty
pieces make for great conversation starters.
Website: www.episodesilver.com
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Conceptualised by communication firm Alok Nanda


& Company, the packaging
of the Designomics 2014
winner, Sarda Farms Milk
was inspired by the classic
bottle. It is combined with
a modern font and golden
cap, to give a sleek appeal.
We are lapping it up
Website www.sardafarms.com

decor leisure

off the beaten track

Swish on Arrival

elle
decor
loves

London calling? Help yourself to a fresh, design


smart and fuss free home away from home

Clockwise, from Top In the lobby, Heart Cone chairs from Vitra by Verner Panton
add a splash of colour while a sculptural spiral staircase leads to the meeting rooms
upstairs; Nearby a Ray Eames La Chaise and side table by Charles and Ray Eames for
Vitra, sit in front of Fright Wig Red art by Gavin Turk; In the reception area, a pair of
Antonio Citterio for Vitra seaters create a cosy setup and a large bookshelf holds tomes
and accents on sale from Mendo bookstore Website: www.citizenm.com
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n your next visit to the English capital, dare to head a little past the Tate
Modern and find the trendiest temporary address in town. From Deutschlands
acclaimed hotel group citizenM, their Bankside
property has the words Another World Is
Possible rightfully gracing its facade. Step in
and it is like walking into your arty friends loft,
peppered with zestful designs and a young,
contagious vibrancy that rethinks the boutique
inn concept. Realised alongside Dutch firm
Concrete, the ground floor has an open plan
lobby that, according to CMO Robin Chadha,
is styled to look like the living room of a
very well-travelled person. The uber trendy
space is seasoned with artworks, curios and
tomes while canteenM, where you can grab
a bite, emulates a home kitchen. Inside the
192 guest rooms find wall to wall windows,
super large beds that touch three partitions
and spacecraft like showers. Decor aside, their
highlight remains the idea of serving the independent guest from check-in to luncheons, it
is all self-serve.
Aditi Gaitonde

DEcOR event
1

S
la, Sussanne Khan, Gautam Seth and
From Left Prateek Jain, Sandeep Khos
DECOR India
ELLE
hief,
Pramiti Madhavji, Editor-in-C

SUNDAY SOIREE

Creatives and B-town celebrities gathered at


Mumbais The Charcoal Project to mix and
mingle at a stylish breezy brunch
5

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14

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tepping away from the maddening everyday routine, the whos


who of the city came together to
sink in, grab a glass of champagne and
enjoy their day off in the magnificent
environs of The Chargold Week event
hosted by ELLE DECOR India and The
Charcoal Project. Every inch of the
store was adorned by freshly launched
creations: Spectacular lighting by
Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth of Klove
Studio, statement pieces by Abu Jani
and Sandeep Khosla, Andrew Martins
furniture line and Sussanne Khans
curated pieces from The Home Label
along with her in-house collection. A
glimpse of the fun afternoon....
9

10

Klove Studios butterfly wall light make


s

1. Pinakin Patel 2. Archana Pillai, Group


Publisher and CEO, Ogaan Publications
3. Zarine Khan 4. Sanjay Puri 5. Krsna Mehta
6. Ajay Arora 7. Tejal Mathur 8. Jimmy Mistry
9. Simone Arora 10. Sanjay Khan 11. Maria
IJ Leon, Kayzad Shroff and Rooshad Shroff
12. Nuru Karim 13. Ashiesh Shah 14. Twinkle
Khanna 15. Gauri Khan 16. Nina Puri, Seema
Puri Mullan and Zarir Mullan.
Photographs by Memory Makers courtesy
The Charcoal Project

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12

13

From Left The gilded table is an exclu


sive piece from Abu Jani and Sandeep
Khoslas collection;
An exquisite dining setup curated by
Sussanne Khan for The Home Label
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1. Laila and Farhan Furniturewalla 2. Michelle
and Yohan Poonawalla 3. Yamini Namjoshi
4. Ravi Vazirani 5. Farah Khan Ali 6. Saket Sethi
7. Nitin Killawala 8. Aakif Habib 9. Aishwarya
Subramanyam, Editor, ELLE India 10. Ninad
Pardeshi 11. Chandini Bhatt 12. Sonali Bendre
13. Kanhai Gandhi 14. Persy Chowdhry
15. Dipen Gada 16. Varsha Desai 17. Preeti
Vyas Giannetti 18. Niteen Parulekar 19. Anant
Bhat 20. Rupal Bhat 21. Zayed and Malaika Khan

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Market Update

Our local antenna zones in on the hottest


flavours for the season brands, stores, et al
produced by TASNEEM MERCHANT

Simonenaturally inSpired
Lay out a classy tablescape with crockery,
cutlery and decorative artefacts in European
designs exclusively handcrafted for the brand.

Available at: A01, Amerchand Mansion, Madame


Cama Rd, Colaba, Mumbai 01. Tel: (022) 71117700

p Qaaleen

Their hand woven carpets merge exquisite quality and innovation with a
fresh, modern perspective. From the Royal Silk collection, this beige and
cream rug with a traditional motif can instantly uplift a space.
Available at: 4, Ground Flr, Opp Metro Pillar 117, Ghitorni, MG Rd, New Delhi
30. Tel: (011) 69000130

t raviSh vohra

The Achilles Console, from the


Troy range, juxtaposes intricate
metal jaali work with polished
veneer pressing, to instill an
old world charm.

Available at: 218-223, DLF Grand


Mall, 2nd Flr, MG Rd, Gurgaon 01.
Tel: (0124) 4108800

pepperfry
p marble City

Choose from a wide array of luxury Italian


marbles in various shades, textures, grains
and patterns to suit your requirements.

Available at: 156A, Chhatarpur Mandir, Main


Rd, Opp Parkland Exotica Hotel, New Delhi
74. Tel: (0) 9811978787

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Simple and sophisticated, the


Woodsworth range has minimal
ornamentation and focuses
more on clean forms by effortlessly blending straight and
curved lines.
Available at: www.pepperfry.com

Hacker

This sleek modular kitchen from the Brombree Altweiss series


features tempered glass surfaces and handle free cabinets. The
system neatly combines various elements of a fully functional
kitchen to give it a tidy, compact and organised look.
Website: www.haecker-india.com

p art Musings

An art gallery that encourages contemporary as well as modern art,


it is exhibiting Jayasri Burmans
Lila till the end of December.

Available at: 1 Admiralty Bldg, Colaba


Cross Lane, Mumbai 05.
Tel: (022) 22163339

q MaisHaa

The Serenity Collection of home linen


and textiles is made with pure cotton
sateen and has a 300 thread count per
sq inch for a soft and comfortable feel.

Available at: 2, Kohinoor, 29, Hughes Rd,


Mumbai 07. Tel: (022) 32972125

p DDecor

Induce some colour into staid spaces with this


Purple Passion textile. Ideal for curtains and upholstery, it is available in several tints of pink and aubergine with pretty geometric and floral prints.
Available at: Notan Heights, Bandra Station Rd, Bandra
(W), Mumbai 50. Tel: (022) 66782030

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Market Update

The coolest products, newest launches and


freshest finds from the international scene
produced by ADITI GAITONDE

p FANTONI
An office system of a new age, Hub by Matteo Ragni is
modular and geometric in form. Its structure can accommodate
either independent workstations or multiple compositions.
Opt for one of the two natural finishes: Dove or stone grey.
Browse: www.fantoni.it

u ERBA ITALIA
EFFEGIBI
The aluminium and teak framed Topkapi hammam
is designed by Rodolfo Dordoni with Michele
Angelini. Features include white Carrara marble floor
and column, digital controls, flexible shower hose,
shower head taps, colour therapy, steel or wooden
benches among other things.
Browse: www.effegibi.it

Characterised with a dramatic


backrest, Giorgio Soressis
Icona chair is made from a
metal frame finished with
epoxy varnish. The seat is
padded with non-deformable
polyurethane foam and can be
covered with fabric or leather.
Browse: www.erbaitalia.it

BISAZZA
Their latest Navone Collection
of contemporary tiles is made
entirely by hand using highstrength cement blended
with coloured oxides. As envisioned by Paola Navone, their
motifs are playful and mimic a
rug or carpet formation.
Browse: www.bisazza.com

p SICIS
From the brands Structura Collection,
Erie Even and Moon are two of
several glass mosaic panels with shiny
square tessarae in different sizes.
Contrasting shades and various thickness and textures are combined to
create an intriguing 3D effect.
Browse: www.sicis.com

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A

AA LIVING 9, Harkness Rd, Rajul Apts, Grnd Flr, Napean


Sea Rd, Mumbai 06. Tel: (022) 23683985 ABACA 10A,
Laxmi Woollen Mill Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E
Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11. Tel: (022) 24933522
ADDRESS HOME Block 14, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound,
SB Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 13. Tel: (022) 40040474;
N3, N Block Mkt, GK I, New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 41719292
AND ALL THAT JAZZ 6/1 Primrose Rd, Off MG Rd,
Bengaluru 42. Tel: (080) 41748946 ANDYY HOME F213/D,
Old MB Rd, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi 30. Tel: (011)
46524343 ANEMOS 11/12, Krishna House, Grnd Flr, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, SB Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai
13. Tel: (022) 24934307 APARTMENT9 2, Sunny House,
Mereweather Rd, Colaba, Mumbai 01. Tel: (022) 32489601;
N9, N Block Mkt, GK I, New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 32438224
APPLIANCES INDIA 13, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas
Village, New Delhi 16. Tel: (011) 26868881 AZVA MG Rd,
Near Sultanpur Metro Station, Pillar 24B, New Delhi 30.
Tel: (0) 9873011357

BELLEZA 6, Janata Industrial Estate, 1-162, SB Marg,


Lower Parel, Mumbai 13. Tel: (022) 24924028 BEYOND
DESIGN D18, Lower Grnd Flr, Defence Colony, New
Delhi 24. Tel: (011) 24335160 BIOSCOPEWALLI China
Court Garden, Jain Mandir Lane, MG Rd, Unnat Nagar 4,
Goregaon (W), Mumbai 62. Tel: (022) 26736790 BP SHAH
& CO 67A, Keshvrao Khadye Marg, Mumbai 11. Tel: (022)
23078590 BUNGALOW 8 Grants Bldg, 1-3rd Flr, 17 Arthur
Bunder Rd, Colaba, Mumbai 05. Tel: (022) 22819880 BVG
INDUSTRIES Lane 1, West End Marg, Said Ul Ajab, Saket,
New Delhi 30. Tel: (011) 43242424

COCOON CARPETS A Block Basement, Shiv Sagar


Estate, Dr AB Rd, Worli, Mumbai 18. Tel: (022) 24928647
C BHOGILAL & CO 310, Grnd Flr, Hanuman Bldg, Perin
Nariman Street, Fort, Mumbai 01. Tel: (022) 40858585
CERCO LIGHTING Central Enterprises, 16 Laxmi Woollen
Mills Estate, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11. Tel: (022) 24973044
CMYK 15/16, Meher Chand Mkt, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi
03. Tel: (011) 24641881 CONTEMPORARY ARTS AND
CRAFTS Grnd Flr, Taj Building, Opp Fort House, DN Rd,
Fort, Mumbai 01. Tel: (022) 66576069 COTTONS AND
SATINS 48, Meher Chand Mkt, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 03.
Tel: (011) 64592596

D&E

DHOOP 2, Mangal Kunj, B Wing, National College Lane,


Bandra (W), Mumbai 50. Tel: (022) 65819351 ELVY
LIFESTYLE D9/10, Sector 33, Infocity Phase II, Gurgaon
01. Tel: (0124) 4039940 EN INDE 125/126, 1st Flr, Meher
Chand Mkt, New Delhi 03. Tel: (011) 49050832

F&G

FABINDIA Jeroo Bldg, 137, MG Rd, Kala Ghoda, Colaba,


Mumbai 01. Tel: (022) 22626539; 7, N Block Mkt, GK I,
New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 46693724 FCML SURFACES
Sultanpur Crossing, MG Rd, New Delhi 47. Tel: (011)
26800482 FIRST IMPRESSION 8/11, Om Chambers,
Grnd Flr, Kemps Corner, Mumbai 36. Tel: (022) 23631490;
12, Lower Grnd Flr, The Gallery on MG Rd, New Delhi 30.
Tel: (011) 40813356 F&F 42, Institutional Area, Sector 32,
Gurgaon 01. Tel: (0124) 4632300 FLUKE B207, Payal
Bldg, Seven Bungalows, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai
61. Tel: (022) 40165821 FUSION ACCESS 2/21 Kamal
Mansion, 1st Flr, Arthur Bunder Rd, Apollo Bandar, Colaba,
Mumbai 05. Tel: (0) 09321750027 GODREJ INTERIO
Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli, Mumbai 79. Tel: (022) 67965656
GIORGETTI KH356-357, MG Rd, Sultanpur, New Delhi 30.
Tel: (0) 9987486555 GOMAADS 28C, Sector 8, Noida 01.
Tel: (120) 4640300 GOODEARTH 11/12, Raghuvanshi Mills
Compound, SB Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 13. Tel: (022)
24951954; 9, Khan Mkt, New Delhi 03. Tel: (011) 24647175
GOURAV EXPORTS G3, Vaikunth House 82/83, Nehru
Place, New Delhi 19. Tel: (0) 9811930551

HIGHLIGHT LIVING Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM


Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 13. Tel: (022) 40344888
HMD DESIGN STUDIO M19, M Block Mkt, GK II, New
Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 40595150 HOME CENTRE DLF City

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Centre, MG Rd, Gurgaon 02. Tel: (0124) 4044111 HOME


COLLECTIVE Opp Crystal Plaza, KL Walawalkar Marg,
Azad Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai 51. Tel: (022) 66555390
HONEY HOMES Puja House, Opp JW Marriot, Juhu
Tara Rd, Mumbai 49. Tel: (0) 8080873747 HOUSE OF
HEIRLOOM 47, Capital Trust House, Community Centre,
Friends Colony, New Delhi 65. Tel: (0) 9871154069 HOUSE
OF RARO 356/357, Sultanpur, MG Rd, New Delhi 30. Tel:
(0) 8527443666 HOUSEPROUD www.houseproud.in
HP SINGH G1, Vaikunth House, Nehru Place, New Delhi
19. Tel: (011) 26418120

IDUS 10/57, Kirti Nagar Industrial Area, New Delhi 15.


Tel: (011) 45888000 INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE
BRANDS Grnd Flr, The Gallery on MG Rd, New Delhi
30. Tel: (011) 41012161 INV HOME 1st Flr, N Block Mkt,
GK I, New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 29233122; 348, Sultanpur,
MG Rd, New Delhi 30. Tel: (011) 26801811 IQRUP+RITZ
392, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Gurgaon 02. Tel: (0124)
4237613 ISHATVAM 348D, MG Rd, Sultanpur, New Delhi
30. Tel: (0) 8800255200

J&K

JK ARTS 146, Mutton Street, Null Bazaar, Mumbai 03.


Tel: (022) 23463384 KAJI 38A, Garcha 1st Lane, Kolkata
19. Tel: (033) 32507924 KASSMI N2, N Block Mkt, GK I,
New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 41090195 KAVITA SINGH
INTERIORS 36 Turner Rd, Bandra (W), Mumbai 50.
Tel: (022) 6443334 KLOVE J2, Green Park Main, New
Delhi 16. Tel: (011) 46109351 KREA 371/1, Empire Estate,
Sultanpur, MG Rd, New Delhi 30. Tel: (011) 26804444
KULTURE SHOP 201/241, Hill View 2, Hill Rd, Bandra (W),
Mumbai 50. Tel: (022) 26550982

L&M

LA SOROGEEKA www.lasorogeeka.com LE MILL 5,


Zaveri Mahal, Netaji Subhash Rd, Marine Drive, Mumbai 20.
Tel: (022) 65252415 LES PARISIENNES 5B, Dada Jungi
House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi 49. Tel: (011) 26496754
LIGHTBOX 356/357, 3rd Flr, MG Rd, New Delhi 30. Tel:
(0) 9910754111MADHU LIFESTYLE M35, M Block Mkt,
GK II, New Delhi 48. Tel: (011) 40595175 MAGNOLIA Dr
E Moses Marg, BDD Chawls, Worli, Mumbai 18. Tel: (022)
24951020 MAISHAA 2, Kohinoor, 29, Hughes Rd, Mumbai
07. Tel: (022) 32972125 MARINA HOME 350/355, MG
Rd, Near Sultanpur Metro Station, New Delhi 30. Tel: (011)
30426060 MONDO CASA D30, Defence Colony, New
Delhi 24. Tel: (011) 41089100 MOONRIVER D16, Defence
Colony, New Delhi 24. Tel: (011) 41617103 MY TAILOR
HOME 16, 2nd Flr, Evergreen Industrial Estate, Shakti
Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 11. Tel: (022) 40043458
MORA TAARA www.morataara.com

N&O

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