The weather.... and this issue, are hot!
Colour douzed, multi-city projects make this issue very interesting. See some of the hippest new hospitality spaces in India beginning with the new Vivanta by Taj in Dwarka by Hongkong-based designers RAD Design Inc. Futuristic, colour crazy and replete with geometric designs that embrace the space with the young vibrancy of the Vivanta brand, this hotel is perfect for both business and pleasure. And The Lost Caravan restaurant in Bengaluru
where travel tales form the décor of the restaurant, almost tempt you to write your own travelogue. Designed by OpusCDM, the restaurant´s design theme serves a dual purpose - of being a conversation starter and a reminder of good times.
And from one fun thing to another. A sex shop, no less! Karim Rashid´s design for Fun Factory, a store for intimate products in Munich is a beautiful example of how design can be used to seduce the senses. Rashid uses black, white and gold as his primary colours and fluid lines to guide one through the experience. The result is absolutely enticing! In Mumbai, KNS Architects have designed a bold and beautiful apartment with the use of dark colours and almost monotone interiors. Dark flooring flows onto the walls, with small bursts of red and purple in the décor - the home makes a statement. And a small, dynamic office by Anish Motwani Associates is impressive with its unique use of material and design. Each cabin is designed with a key material and reflects the personality of the occupant, so the décor veers from a heavily carved wooden desk to a sleek glass one to a moulded duco painted desk. The result is refreshingly individualised.
Throwing light on the enhanced and vital use of lighting is our interview with lighting designer Martin Klassen, known for his work with the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and multiple hospitality projects including The Grand Hyatt Goa in India.
Our bath and sanitaryware feature is soaked with insightful information and delightful products. And finally, a Round Table discussion held in Delhi on the Design Needs of Tier II and Tier III cities is insightful about the buying trends that in turn guide design. Stylish and savvy....this issue will be your perfect holiday companion.