India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australia for the segments of textiles and clothing segment. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia has directly linked with the Ministry of Textiles to promote their mutual interests in these sectors. The parties to the deal will initiate collaborative deals between dealers, vendors in the segment between the participating nations. The MoU also aims at promoting skill development and training, professional opportunities and economic activities.
Although more than seven weeks have passed for RERA, only 88 companies have filed their projects to the Authorities for review. From this, 72 projects have received a clean chit. From registering financial documents to adhering to the room dimensions, the checking points in place for RERA follow a long list of details that have to be checked thoroughly before submission. The authorities are expecting around 30 thousand projects or more to register by July.
Monique Lhuillier, a famous bridal fashion designer is soon to come up with products for the home. From bedding, bath, tabletop, entertaining and décor products, the collaboration will see a new theme to every season. The lifestyle collection will début in the chain’s stores and on its site in October. Pottery Barn currently has stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia and unaffiliated franchisees with outposts in Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippines.
Real Estate market in Gujarat is on an all time low owing to Real Estate Regulatory Act. The industry doesn’t show any positive signs with the new upcoming Goods and Services Tax either. The laws combined, add a lot of regulation and strict guidelines to be followed by companies. The lack of clarity and the changing norms are the biggest challenges to the industry.
A Germany company, Dr Weisner Lifestyle has recently been launched in the Indian market. The company brings together a range called SmartWash to provide the ultimate luxurious bathroom experience. The SmartWash range has a host of toilet seats to provide the ultimate luxurious bathroom experience. The hands-free design experience comes with features that relax, rejuvenate and soothe the senses.
The Astana Expo opened to the public last week in the Kazakhstani capital. The centrepiece of the grounds is Kazakhstan's National Pavilion, designed by Smith and Gill – a glass globe sat atop an undulating glazed podium. One hemisphere of the building is completely see-through, while the other is translucent.The globe is flanked by two matching buildings with two faceted mirrored facade and curving awnings. The Austrian pavilion, designed by Johann Moser and BWM Architects, hosts a range of interactive installations that encourage visitors to use their own bodies to produce energy, including a room filled with stationary bicycles.
Heimtextil and Ambiente India 2017 kicks off at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with the textile minister, Smriti Irani inaugurating the fair. This textile masterpiece called CushionKari that is set to make a world record will be revealed at the fair. Over 180 companies from top home fashion players such as Gomaads, Flair Houseware, Welspun, AWKenox Steel, D‘décor, Raymond, Organic Home and others will be exhibiting their finest collections at the fair. The show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India have brought together companies from India, Bangladesh, China, Korea, Nepal, and Thailand.
Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio received the ultimate prize, beating a shortlist of almost 200 designs.The project, located in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale, also took out an award in the Residential Design category. Paramount by The Office Space by Woods Bagot and First Peoples by Museum Victoria Design Studio, both of which received the prestigious Award for Interior Design Impact.
Senic, the makers of Nuimo have come up with a new smart product of lights called Covi. It is a speech-enabled light that promises to automate your home by working with Alexa. The product combines designer lighting with AI capacities. Based on the look of a kerosene lamp, it features a little knob on the base which would’ve previously been used to regulate the flow of oil. But today, it’s been modernised into a dimming switch that allows you to control how warm or cool the white LED light of the Covi glows.
While 3D virtual design applications allow you to customise furniture units, the new VisualCommerce allows you to customise your walls. The app allows shoppers and designers visualise their wall-mounted decor purchases in context. It offers retailers of home decor, window treatments, art, mirrors and wall-mounted lighting fixtures solutions. The augmented reality visualisation works with Android, Microsoft Surface and Amazon Fire OS in addition to iOS devices