In a world where brands - especially hospitality brands - create identities and expectations of delivery, the Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg, spread across a 180-acre living, breathing rainforest, does so with aplomb. Fusing traditional design elements borrowed from the architecture of Coorg landmarks and fusing them with a contemporary style, framing picturesque views and providing all the luxuries of a hotel without disrupting the existing 300-odd species of flora, this hotel is a must visit for a design lover.
Another hospitality venture – both unique and path-breaking – by Droog, a furniture company based in Amsterdam, houses just one room and emphasises on leisure and retail! The highlight of this hotel is the Fairytale Garden designed by French landscape designers Corinne Julhiet Detroyat and Claude Pasquer as a shelter for biodiversity with an interplay between natural and artificial elements. And the final hospitality destination, Hyatt Regency, Pune’s new serviced apartments, also leave a mark with the wood dominant design by Chicago-based design firm Lohan Anderson.
The focus story on Indian product designers, has three very talented designers discussing their inspiration and work. The talented, Mumbai-based Sonali Shah, showcases her craft in the design of a home, where a capsule kind of a breakout zone presents a stunning visual break from the otherwise all-white interiors of the house; while Jayesh Shah’s design for a jewellery merchant’s office at BKC, Mumbai, gives the pre-requisite all-white interiors an interesting twist with warm veneers and Indian design elements.
Our lead story on acoustics, ensures you know everything about perfect sound management across spaces. After all, well designed spaces are all about the experience they offer.
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