Can the design needs of a nation with burgeoning housing and infrastructure demands be met with the quality of design education that our youth receive? Or is an overhaul long overdue? We delve into the issue with insights from across industry to come up with possible, workable solutions.
The design and availability of the ever-growing modular office furniture industry now offers the ultimate flexibility to customers. Our feature on this explores it in detail. To see creativity at work despite constraints is Chaitali Parikh's work in a home in Mumbai. A colourful and vibrant design full of innovative ideas and crafty thoughts does wonders with a constrained space and a restricted budget. Behzad Kharas too weaves his magic in his own office in Mumbai with a layout that is a designer's nightmare! Making the most of what was available to him, he has managed to create a design that reflects his skill.
In Gurgaon the new Vivanta property - Taj's 100th offering - is making waves with its new design that combines Indian and oriental influences with luxury and class. Designed by Singapore-based Warner Wong Design, the hotel is a business travellers dream come true. And another hospitality project that's a rightful contender for creative design - The Jam Jar Diner designed by The Busride Designs. A dishevelled, just-out-of-an-earthquake look combined with art deco and knick knacks reminiscent of the days gone by are housed in a quaint cottage, making the restaurant intriguingly pretty.
Foursquare, a social networking firm's site office in New York challenges the creativity of Designer Fluff, a local design firm that scores full marks for innovative thinking, adapting to the client's needs and delivering fresh ideas.
Bengaluru-based architect Sanjay Mohe, shares with us his philosophy of design and how he has incorporated the same in his projects. And for those who missed the Milan Fair as well as for those who didn't, we showcase everything that was newsworthy!
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