The spirit of design
Fariborz Sahba, the man behind the design of the Lotus Temple, throws light on creating spaces that evoke spirituality.
Anurag Kanoria's store, The Great Eastern Home, displays an exclusive range of furniture, stylish home accents and eclectic art. Anurag Kanoria has launched the second Great Eastern Home store at a prime location in Vikhroli, Mumbai.
Creating structural Icons
Architect Saket Sethi muses on the challenges of creating landmark buildings that stand out from the crowd and inspire people for generations.
Associate Décor offers some of the best engineered pre-laminated particleboards. Associate Décor Ltd (ADL) is one of the leading players in the Indian wood panel products market. ADL is a joint venture of the Associate Group and Kings Wood, Bengaluru.
SainikPly has brought into market its range of plywood that embodies the ruggedness of a soldier. SainikPly was re-launched in 2011 with the vision to become the leading ply¡wood brand, especially in the MR (moisture-resistant) segment. Emulating the brand success and legacy of CenturyPly, SainikPly has gained the consumer's trust.
Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Principal Architect and Founder of Matharoo Associates, who was recently conferred with the honour of an international fellowship by RIBA, speaks to CWI about his projects and the inspiration behind it. Youth, euphemism and out-of-the-box seem to the be the buzz words of the season,
"Inspirations normally come from international market when we visit fairs in Italy and Spain. However, it is important to Indianise it so that it works for the Indian market," says Vivek Talwar, Managing Director, Nitco as he shares some insights on the tile industry with us. When somebody is designing a house, they can choose from varied options for floor tiles,
Art and architecture
Architecture is frozen music, once remarked the German writer Goethe. Architect Sheila Sri Prakash expands this thought to assert that architecture is an integration of culture and all the diverse forms of arts - painting, sculpture, music and dance! Sri Prakash's outlook is hardly surprising, considering that she hails from the architecturally rich South India and is an accomplished classical dancer and Veena artiste.