Duravit celebrates 200 years

Oct 16, 2017

Duravit AG is a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. Duravit has carefully managed its brand, which is synonymous with holistically designed bathrooms. As is well-known, it all began in the Black Forest. Initially, the Steingut-Fabrik Hornberg, founded by Georg Friedrich Horn, produced tableware. 25 years later, in 1842, the company’s production was broadened to include the first sanitaryware products that have been sold under the Duravit brand name since 1960. During one and a half centuries, as part of the industrial revolution, the technical possibilities, basic scientific principles and the commercial environment changed so much that an evolution of the bathroom and its products finally became possible in the second half of the 20th century. In this way, the company meets the present and future requirements of its clients in all areas. Frank Richter emphasises: “The brand triad of quality, design and technology is what distinguishes Duravit”. Today there are 5 product areas: Ceramics, furniture, wellness technologies (including shower-toilets, whirlpools, saunas), tap fittings and accessories. The company produces at eleven locations around the world. Duravit has some 6000 employees around the world, and in 2016 the turnover was 450 million Euros.

U-Like Fabrics launches its Tuscan Collection

Oct 13, 2017

Centering on the theme of ‘everything natural’, the Tuscan collection is perfect to add a grand decorative feel to the homes. Using abstract design, stripes and style direction that draw from rich cultural heritage, it smartly celebrates the earthy tone. The Tuscan collection is made using premium quality, high-end materials. Its variations of colours exude a neutral feel, which ensures it gets along perfectly with practically every kind of furniture. Vouching for a dash of calm and relaxing feel, it further ensures to enhance the living space with contrasting light and dark details. Plenty of custom choices available assure one mix-match and experiments luxuriously to suit distinct needs adequately. About the Company: U-Like Fabrics comes into the picture in the year 1980 under the esteem guidance of Parmod Goyal, with the vision of universally accepted belief in a change in the furnishing industry. We conduct every process to give the international standard quality to our fabrics. Many of the renowned designers brushed shoulders with the U-Like Fabrics. We retained services of experienced and competent consultants from various fields like Interiors, Architect, and Acoustics.

Tantalizing Home Effects (THE) launched its latest collection of Table Sculptures

Oct 13, 2017

Sculptures are known to make any corner the centre of attraction. Keeping this in mind, the luxurious brand Tantalizing Home Effects (THE) has recently launched Table Sculptures at their flagship store at Kirti Nagar, Delhi. The collection has the signature pieces of sculptures which could enhance the setting of any decor. The collection comprises of the different types of figurines in different shapes that narrate real-life expressions story. Each piece of this collection is the perfect art of appreciation that depicts your style statement. You can add these unique pieces matching up with your wall colours to create an interesting theme of your home. These figurines are not just long lasting and durable but also classy and stylish that will stay in style for the countless numbers of years.

Mitashi Curved 4K LED TV – Get home an Immersive Cinematic Viewing Experience

Oct 13, 2017

Mitashi, one of India’s Leading premium-value homegrown brand, has been launching game-changing electronics for over two decades. This month, Mitashi took another step in that direction with the launch of its breakthrough 55’ 4k Curved LED TV. It’s poised to disrupt the Curved LED TV segment in India. The 55’ Curved LED TV is the latest addition to Mitashi’s immensely successful LED television range that offers 55’, 50’, 39’ and 32’ options. The latest 55’ Curved 4k UHD resolution brings the sharpest image you’ve ever seen. The super slim Curved panel is specially designed to bring you the most immersive viewing experience, coupled with the classy aesthetics. The ultra HD 2160p, 3840*2160 resolution and 4,00,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, powered by the original Samsung-panel brings you the best, world-class quality visuals. The revolutionary Smart LED TV television by Mitashi comes with all the options for modern-day viewing choices, like the USB Movie plug-and-play, HDMI input, PC input, built-in Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. While all other televisions in the market come with a regular glass, Mitashi’s 55’ Curved LED TV is protected with a tempered glass that also leads to more seamless viewing. Mitashi offers free wall mounting and a 3-years warranty with the television. Mitashi’s path-breaking new television is priced at just Rs. 79,990, at almost half the price of its nearest competitors. 

St+art Mumbai 2017: India’s international street art festival heads to Mumbai for its second edition

Oct 13, 2017

St+art Mumbai 2017 will reflect upon the nature and DNA of the city through the lens of site specific projects in its most significant locations. Dharavi and Sassoon Dock will be the main focus for art interventions ranging from colourful murals, installations, workshops, film screenings and a range of events that will bring various communities together. There will also be 3 other special projects in Churchgate Station, Jindal Mansion and the Western Railways. The aim of the project is to connect these areas of modern Mumbai which seem so distant from one another, yet are part of a shared history, and explore how integral these spaces have been to the cultural history and development of Mumbai. Starting from 10th October to 30th December, St+art Mumbai will bring together artists, national, international and local, who will add to the city of dreams a touch of contemporary public art. An initiative of the St+art India foundation who have organised 6 other festivals prior to this in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, the St+art festival returns to Mumbai to build on the work done in the first edition. The festival is wholeheartedly supported by Asian Paints which shares the foundation’s vision of spreading art across public spaces in India.Over 30 Indian and international artists, as well as urban designers, will be part of this festival. The line-up includes names such as Guido Van Helten (Australia), Curiot (Mexico), Olivier Hols (Austria), Clemens Behr (Germany), Daku (India), Sameer Kulavoor (India), Shilo Shiv Suleman (India), AWP (France), Ayaz Basrai (India), Askewone (New Zealand), Ella & Pitr (France), Avinash Kumar (India), Yok and Sheryo (Singapore), Tan Xi Zi (Singapore), Sameep Padora (India) amongst others. The artists will create conversations amongst the people who commute through these high footfall spaces everyday, and encapsulate the spirit of Mumbai.

GROHE Hurun India real estate rich list 2017 revealed

Oct 13, 2017

Hurun Report a leading luxury publishing and events group which is globally recognised for its comprehensive evaluation of the world’s wealthiest individuals today unveils the list of richest real estate entrepreneurs in India. This is the first time a serious attempt has been made to understand about the real estate entrepreneurs and to highlight their achievement through the rich list as a medium.

Key Findings:

  • Delhi based Tycoon Kushal Pal Singh (86) of DLF is the real estate king of India
  • Kushal Pal Singh tops the list with a wealth of INR 23, 460 crores, followed by Mumbai based Mangal Prabhat Lodha from Lodha group with wealth INR 18,610 crore and Bengaluru based Jithendra Virwani from Embassy Property Developments with a wealth of 16,700 crore
  • Smitha V Crishna (66), of Godrej properties, is the richest woman with a fortune of INR 2,210 crore
  • The Menda family owns and runs RMZ Corp the most valuable commercial space developer in South India, valued at INR 19,230 crore
  • Average wealth of GROHE Hurun India real estate rich list 2017 is INR 1,969 crore
  • 60% of the list is first generation entrepreneurs
  • Average age 56. The top 10’s average age is 60. The youngest is Kunal Menda (23) with a net worth of INR 660 crore and the oldest is Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi (88) of East India hotels with a net worth of INR 3,120 crore
  • 7 under 40 and 4 individuals above 80
  • Philanthropists: Ajay Piramal and Yusuff Ali MA also featured in Hurun India philanthropy list 2017 by donating INR 111 crore and INR 19 crore respectively
  • With 38 individuals, Mumbai is the preferred city followed by New Delhi and Bengaluru with 19 and 17 individuals respectively.


CERA launches new brand Jeet for affordable segment

Oct 13, 2017

CERA, India’s premium home solutions brand, has launched a new brand of sanitaryware, Jeet, aimed at the fastest growing affordable segment.  Jeet was unveiled by Deepshikha Khaitan at Ahmedabad, in the presence of the top management team and the entire sales force of CERA. “Jeet will capitalize on the growing need for an affordable range in sanitaryware,” said, Atul Sanghvi, Executive Director, CERA after the launch event. Jeet is aimed at sanitation for all. Jeet will consist of basic sanitaryware—EWCs, Orissa Pans, Wash Basins in different sizes and Urinals. Despite the recent market aberrations, CERA has been growing steadily. While CERA is well-placed in the mid and premium segments, it already has Italian luxury designer sanitaryware ISVEA for the luxury segment.  With the launch of JEET for the mass segment, CERA now reaches out to all segments.

Danfoss India conferred with the Frost & Sullivan – 2017 India Building and HVAC Segment – LV Drives Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Oct 11, 2017

Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd was conferred with the prestigious Frost and Sullivan – 2017 India Building and HVAC Segment – LV Drives Enabling Technology Leadership Award under the category of novel developments in the Industrial Automation and Process Control Sector at the Frost and Sullivan 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet that took place at the ITC Maratha, Mumbai. 30 years ago, Danfoss launched the world’s first dedicated HVAC Drive and today, after years of constant innovation, we are happy to launch the nextGen Danfoss HVAC Drives. The results were announced post an extensive analytical research process that seeks to recognise the benchmark created by companies against the highest standards in the industry, through outstanding achievements and performance in a range of regional and global markets with superior leadership, technological innovation, excellence in customer service and strategic product development. Danfoss Drives a world industry leader in energy & climate solutions, have been pioneers in the AC drives business since 1968. With over 5000 drives experts who are focussed on newer innovations, Danfoss technologies allow for maximised process control, drive down costs and minimized emissions. With over 2.5 million installed HVAC Drives (38 million in total), Danfoss is focussed on making its Drives - stronger and smarter, providing reliable operations even in the harshest conditions. The company invests over 4% of its global revenue in R&D and files 1 patent every day; to offer products of high quality, reliability and innovation that help deliver operational and energy efficiency in a varied range of industrial applications.

Wipro Lighting wins ‘India LED Lighting Visionary Innovation Leadership’ Award 2017

Oct 11, 2017

Wipro Lighting, part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited and a leading player in lighting in India, has received the “India LED Lighting Visionary Innovation Leadership” Award at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Best Practices Awards. The ceremony was held in Mumbai recently. Frost & Sullivan Awards recognizes companies across India and global markets for outstanding achievement and performance, superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Wipro will continue to bring new & advanced LED lighting technology for energy efficient smart lighting & data enabled new age lighting solutions to drive the sustainable future. In its constant pursuit of innovation, Wipro Lighting has now kick-started its efforts to add a new revolutionary LiFi lighting concept to their portfolio of innovative products with the help of pureLiFi who are global leaders in LiFi technology and commercialisation.

AkzoNobel launches Dulux Velvet Touch Autograph Collection

Oct 11, 2017

AkzoNobel, the leading global Paints and Coatings Company and the makers of Dulux Paints in India, recently launched their latest offering in the super premium paints category – the Dulux Velvet Touch Autograph Collection, a limited period emulsion with a collection of 50 exclusive colours co-curated by their brand ambassador Farhan Akhtar. Developed at Dulux’s Global Aesthetic Center, the Autograph Collection is the only celebrity co-curated emulsion in the paint industry. Recently, Velvet Touch has also won the prestigious “Product of the Year 2017” award in the paints category. “Product of the Year” is an internationally recognized certification that celebrates and rewards the best innovations in consumer products and services and is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovations. The receipt of “Product of the Year” award bears testimony to the innovative products which Velvet Touch has always brought to the market and the launch of Autograph Collection has just added another feather to its cap. The Dulux Velvet Touch Autograph Collection will come in 3 pack sizes – 1 litre, 4 litres and 10 litres and will be priced at Rs 588 per litre. It will be a limited period product available only for this season in select Dulux stores across the country.