FOOD x DESIGN at India Luxe Café by The Park Hotels and Design Temple at India Design ID 2018

Feb 24, 2018

The Park Hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels in India, bring forth a delicious confluence of design and global cuisine at the pop-up restaurant, India Luxe Café from 22-25 February at India Design ID 2018, NSIC Grounds, Okhla.

Envisioned by two brands - The Park Hotels and Design Temple, India Luxe Café pulls out all stops to celebrate 50 years of The Park Hotels. And who better to give form to that vocabulary than Design Temple, with their sensorial home accessories.

India Design ID 2018 is India’s most definitive design week, where leading minds from the Indian and International design fraternity converge for engaging design dialogues. Ever-evolving, The Park Hotels being at the helm of design, prides itself on being the Strategic Design Partners of India Design ID 2018 for the sixth consecutive year.

Talking about the partnership and the concept of India Luxe CaféMs. Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. says, “The Park Hotels is always proud to collaborate with India Design ID as their Strategic Design Partners. Our pop-up restaurant this year, India Luxe Café, is envisioned in collaboration with Design Temple. The café reflects luxurious and global Indian state-of-mind of a new Indian who is discerning, well-travelled and portrays an effortless assimilation of myriad time cultures. India Luxe Café pulls out all stops to celebrate 50 years of The Park Hotels.”

Sharing her excitement, Ms. Divya Thakur, Founder and Creative Director, Design Temple, says “It has been a great experience working with The Park Hotels as both the brands exhibit similar design sensibilities.”


Wisma Atria Interiors by Nomita Kohli launched Splendid Furniture Collection by its Italian brand Arte Brotto

Feb 24, 2018

Known for her aesthetically curate high-end selection, Interior designer NOMITA KOHLI of WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS has launched the uniquely designed, furniture Collection by ARTEBROTTO from Italy at her design studio WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS at Lado Sarai, New Delhi.

 The ARTEBROTTO Collection presented by NOMITA KOHLI of WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS consists of meticulously designed and carved sideboards, dining table and bed to accent Italian touch into your abode. Each piece is a masterpiece that made of wood with the exclusive concept behind its designing in different shades and textures of natural wood to give your home vintage and rustic appeal. The pieces of this collection are authentically been made in Italy that has been synonymous with passion for wood, from generation to generation.  This Italian furniture collection is a perfect blend of style and exclusive design inspired by tradition and modern concept to add vivacity to your living spaces.

According to NOMITA KOHLI of WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS, Arte Brotto is one of the most interesting and innovative Italian companies of the art furniture. Classic, Contemporary, Eco Design: every taste, every lifestyle can be found in the furniture of Arte Brotto.Quantity and quality both should be taken care to ensure the stability and the long-lasting natural wood colours to the furniture. Excellent technique and imagination should be done to create inlays and carvings all handmade, which embellish the furniture Arte Brotto and their perfect proportions.

The ARTEBROTTO collection available at WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS by NOMITA KOHLI represents furniture pieces comprising of elegant, stylish and comprehensive embellishments to adorn your living spaces in an artful fashion. The well- the designed collection is promising enough to be steady and durable enough exhibiting craftsman’s creativity and innovative skills with the refined finishing touches that are surely noticeable from this splendid furniture collection

Mathieu Lustrerie, an iconic French bespoke lighting decor brand

Feb 24, 2018

Mathieu Lustrerie is an iconic French bespoke luxury decor brand that offers a collection of over 500 exceptional chandeliers since 1948. The brand was incepted by Henri Mathieu in 1948 and is now headed by Regis Mathieu. The brand is recognized worldwide as an undisputed specialist of historic chandeliers. The brand has touched the boundaries of countries like Europe, United States, India etc and has festooned them with their bespoke master craftsmanship. Corals, the reef builders, an exhibit of exoskeletons, creating marvelious underwater fauna.  The Corals Collection capture light and shelter thousands of living beings.  It is only natural that we would want to reinterpret their magnificent forms, their thin leaves, cirripedia imprisoning light; better to bring out our bronze work patina and semi-precious stones. Made: Silver and black gold finish Semi-precious stones.


Hitachi exhibits Its latest technology at International Elevator & Escalator Expo 2018

Feb 22, 2018

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”), Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd. (“Hitachi Building Systems”), which operates elevator and escalator business in Japan, Asia and Middle East, and Hitachi Lift India Pvt. Ltd. (“Hitachi Lift India”), a sales and service company of elevator and escalator in India, today announced that they will exhibit Hitachi’s latest technology, safety and comfort of their elevators and escalators as well as offer a presentation and a seminar on the latest technology at the “International Elevator & Escalator Expo 2018 (IEE Expo 2018)” held in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India, from February 27 through March 1, 2018.

During the period, a Japanese engineer of Hitachi will give a seminar on Hitachi’s people flow analysis technology at a seminar space in the convention centre. This technology simulates flows of people in existing or planned buildings with the architectural layout and the elevator facilities taken into consideration. This technology is useful for optimizing the traffic line in the buildings.

In the Hitachi booth, they will offer a presentation to introduce the world’s fastest speed (1) elevator technology as well as “FIBEE®”,an elevator destination floor reservation system which realizes the smooth movement of users, and exhibit mockups of “Series UAG-SN1”, a machine room less elevator, and “TX series”, a new escalator model launched in August 2017.

Cocoon Fine Rugs' Latest Collection By Jj Valaya

Feb 22, 2018

Titled ‘ISFAHAN’, Cocoon Fine Rugs’ latest line of collectible rugs designed by JJ Valaya, draws inspiration from one of the oldest Persian cities in the world renowned for its architecture. Lending Valaya’s celebrated design sensibilities and adding Cocoon’s mastery in rug creation ISFAHAN encompasses everything it needs to make it the most coveted heirloom piece aspired to be owned. With a combination of chevron and traditional motifs and figurines Valaya’s designs have surpassed expectations yet again giving way to him marking his space in the interior world as well as reiterating Cocoon’s attention to detail in design.

ISFAHAN is divided into three sub-collections of two rugs each namely, the Qalamkari, the Nakshband and the Farsh Collections. Each rug is a testimony to the mastery with which the intricate designs are thought of and brought to life making it the perfect combination of two people in the design sphere who understand aesthetics all too well. Each weave in each rug breathes out the love and poetry with which it is made. The coming together of Ayush (Choudhary, Founder & Creative Director, Cocoon Fine Rugs) and Valaya gives the design & interiors industry a curation as unique as design itself. Inspired by one of the oldest Persian cities and its famed architecture and motifs, the designs exude cultural reality of an era gone by, but, with a modern twist. The collection of hand-knotted rugs has been woven with natural, handspun silk and fine, hand carded wool. A layered effect has been created in the rugs by intricate shearing.


Nivasa Contemporary offers timeless pieces of furnishings

Feb 22, 2018

Born with the ambition to bring life into straight line furniture and contemporary design -Nivasa Contemporary offers timeless pieces and creates products that are tailored to every individual’s need revolving around their lifestyle and sensibilities.  An amazing amalgamation of the modern aesthetics of a young designer and the solid foundation of a 24- year old furniture brand, Nivasa Contemporary comes as a breath of fresh air in the Indian design arena. The amazing combinations and colors are to be seen to be believed.

The clever mix of raw textures with sleek finishes, dense metal with delicate glass and leather stitched in contrasting hues is what sets the tone for Nivasa Contemporary. Multi functional fixtures and compact pieces that complement both large and small spaces like side tables with detachable table tops that can be used as trays, bed benches pre incorporated into beds et al is what defines the new line.

The new stand alone store in Sultanpur is spread out in an area of 12000 sq ft. The brand’s vision was to create a premium space conceptualized to facilitate a consultative engagement where the customer can, both visually and through personalized service, understand the various design options. Designed in sections, the space features various concepts be it for the bedroom, living room, bar or the foyer. The idea is to make design accessible and help visualise the various interior and décor concepts for different styles. 

Each piece of furniture is a medley bringing together varied materials in the design process to add to the character with contrasting textures and unique finishes. Techniques such as fusion of metal and wood, contrast of glossy and Matt surfaces, uniquely tinted wood as well as leather accents have been used to make the furniture come alive. The colours are understated and neutral with little pockets of pop to add accent.  The store is a one stop solution from a-z of design from conceptualisation to the final installation.

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296-298 M.G Road , Sultanpur , New Delhi Near Pillar No. SP - 32

Choosing the Perfect Tiles is now beautiful experience with the Johnson Tile Guide - Version 2.0!

Feb 22, 2018

H&R Johnson enjoys the reputation of being the only entity in India to offer end-to-end lifestyle solutions covering Tiles, Sanitaryware, Bath Fittings, Engineered Marble and Quartz as well as Modular Kitchens & Modular Furniture. Being the pioneer of tiles in India, H&R Johnson is committed towards offering the best and most innovative tiling solutions to its customers.

Translating this commitment to action, H&R Johnson has now introduced the second version of the Johnson Tile Guide. The Johnson Tile Guide, a first of its kind initiative in the Indian tile industry was first introduced by H&R Johnson in 2014 and is now seeing its second updated version. The second version of this Johnson Tile Guideunfolds the wonderful journey of tiles and equips the consumers with all the know-how required to pick the right tile for various different spaces in a home.

Besides useful information about the process of selecting, installing and maintaining tiles, the new guide also has a rich visual gallery of living space images that provides ideas to transform homes into stunning spaces. The guide has a wide and exclusive range of tiles from Johnson – for both indoor as well as outdoor spaces.

Ketan Trivedi, Sr. General Manager – Marketing, H&R Johnson (India) says, “The Johnson Tile Guide 2.0 is a unique initiative that puts the power in the consumer’s hands by easing out their decision making process for choosing the right kind of tiles. With the wide variety of tiles that are available in the market, choosing the right kind of tiles can become a very daunting experience for customers these days. Also, tiles being a product with a long shelf-life it becomes important to make the right choice while buying and installing tiles for different spaces in a home.”

Alcove Realty Announces The Launch Of ‘New Kolkata – Home By The Ganges’ In Serampore Today

Feb 22, 2018

ALCOVE REALTY, East India’s most coveted real-estate developers, inaugurated landmark township, ‘NEW KOLKATA’ along the Ganges in the presence of ALCOVE REALTY’s Chairman, Mr. Amar Nath Shroff and Directors, Mr. Ajay Kumar Shroff and Mr. Yashaswi Shroff and the Chief Architect of ‘NEW KOLKATA’, Mr. Hafeez Contractor. Being eligible for CLSS benefits under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna’ scheme, ‘NEW KOLKATA’ is hailed to be a milestone in the affordable housing segment. Spread across more than 28 acres of land, ‘NEW KOLKATA’ is sub-divided into three parts. While Part 2 (called Sangam) and Part 3 (Prayag) constitutes Residential towers, Part 1 (Triveni) is dedicated to the Commercial amenities. Prayag was the first to be launched today, the construction for which has already began and expected to be completed by 2022-23, constituting 6 towers and housing 1,137 flats*. Speaking on this momentous occasion with utmost passion and zeal, Shri Amar Nath Shroff, Chairman - ALCOVE REALTY, said, Project ‘NEW KOLKATA’ is all set to redefine the standard of living of Serampore and Bengal by creating a unique township model that is a city within the city. It is going to bring about a remarkable change in the lifestyle of the people, by providing all the luxuries of quality living along with excellent connectivity to Kolkata. Affordable, well equipped and well-connected living by the Ganges is now a dream come true at New Kolkata.” The highlight of the project is the facility of commuting in the township’s own ferries through private jetties. Residents can avail the ferry facility to cross over to Jagannath Temple or Millennium Park, or towards Dakshineshwar and use the upcoming metro facility to reach workplaces like Sector V in ease. Alternatively, residents can take a train from the Serampore town railway station or the near-by G.T. Road for their commute to Kolkata and nearby places. The township is wonderfully connected by the three-way transport – rail, road and river.

DLF hands over two Gurugram- based luxury projects to buyers

Feb 22, 2018

DLF Home Developers Limited (DHDL), a subsidiary of DLF, has successfully handed over two of its Gurugram -based projects, The Primus and the Regal Gardens. 

Launched in 2012, The Primus is located in Sector 82 A, Gurugram. The high-rise comprises 3 and 4 bedroom apartments spread over an area of 1818 sq. ft. to 2606 sq. ft. DLF has delivered all 624 units to the buyers.

The average cost of an apartment in The Primus is 1.81 crores. Regal Gardens which was also launched in 2012 comprises 3 and 4 bedroom apartments spread over an area of 1717 sq ft to 2225 sq ft. Crafted in the Mediterranean style of architecture; this aesthetically designed project is strategically located in Sector 90, Gurugram. A total of 540 units have been successfully handed over to customers. The average cost of Regal Gardens apartment is 1.31 crores.

Speaking on the occasion, Harinder Dhillon, VP-Sales, DLF said, “We have successfully handed over our luxury residential projects, The Primus and The Regal to our patrons. The projects are part of our integrated township DLF Gardencity, spread across 243 hectares. Our focus at DLF is community building and the testimony to the same is over 1700 families already residing in DLF Gardencity.

The new sectors of Gurugram are fast developing in terms of connectivity as well as social infrastructure. The area enjoys strategic location between Manesar, Gurugram and New Delhi with direct connectivity to NH-8.With the recent slew of infrastructure developments in the region like the completion of Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) and Hero Honda Chowk Flyover, connectivity of the area is growing rapidly.Upcoming Dwarka Expressway, Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and the alternate bypass road to Manesar will further bolster connectivity.

According to a recent Knight Frank report, Gurugram is the chosen micro-market in NCR accounting for more than half (54 percent) of the homes launches in the second half of 2017. Being home to some of the world-class residential projects, New Gurugram has emerged as the ‘destination next of Delhi-NCR.

About The Primus and Regal Gardens

Both the projects offer a plush clubhouse with facilities like the banquet hall, swimming pool, lounge, gymnasium, movie theatre, billiards, squash court, tennis court.

These projects are strategically located in DLF Gardencity which is a well-planned residential hub spread over 243 hectares. The township has a mix of luxury and premier group housing; plotted development, commercial and retail spaces. Currently, more than 1800 families call DLF Gardencity their home.

Aamchi Mumbai to welcome 101 artistic elephant sculptures with The Elephant Parade

Feb 22, 2018

101 gorgeous elephant sculptures by leading artists and designers including LN Tallur, Princess Pea, Christian Louboutin, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Masaba Gupta are scheduled to come to Mumbai for 3 weeks of public display for Elephant Parade India.

The official inauguration of the parade in Mumbai will be on Sunday, 25th February 2018 at the Gateway of India in the presence of Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Hon'ble Minister of Finance, Planning and Forests and Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Hon'ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Parade Ambassador.

Following the inauguration, the elephants will be displayed in herds at prominent Mumbai locations to be photographed, hugged and kissed by an admiring public as part of what has become recognised as the world's biggest public art event. Each elephant will be for sale to raise funds for their endangered wild cousins and their forest homes. Created as part of the 2017 UK India Year of Culture, Elephant Parade India is organised by Elephant Family in association with Good Earth.  

Following 24 successful Elephant Parades worldwide, Elephant Parade India has engaged leading Indian artists, fashion designers, design institutes, tribal painters & celebrities to transform 101 elephant sculptures into unique painted masterpieces. A selection of elephants have been displayed at special preview events in Jaipur, New Delhi and Kolkata before coming to Mumbai. After the public display, the elephants will be sold in an auction to raise funds for Asian elephant corridors and projects to address human-elephant-conflict throughout India.  

Elephant Corridors are the pathways that elephants use to get from one forest feeding ground to the next. Like bridges between islands, they provide vital connections between forest fragments, allowing elephants and other animals to move freely.  Elephant Family is working in priority landscapes in partnership with the Wildlife Trust of India to secure 101 elephant corridors in India. Elephant Family also funded the 2017 publication of Right of Passage in which 101 elephant corridors are identified across key regions of India.

Elephant Parade India is an awareness raising campaign aimed at drawing attention to the plight of the endangered Asian elephant whose numbers have fallen by 90% in the last 100 years. Funds raised from the parade will help secure 101 elephant corridors across India for the endangered Asian elephant. The London Elephant Parade, which took place in 2010, became London’s biggest public art exhibition with more than 250 brightly painted elephants located across central London. The sculptures sold for £4.1m and raised awareness for the plight of the endangered Asian elephant with audiences of 25 million people.