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Architectural Digest IndiaArchitectural Digest India

Architectural Digest India

May - June 2019

From the most beautiful celebrity homes to the smallest living spaces, AD India presents the very best of international and Indian architecture and design, inspiring readers to create the homes they’ve always dreamt of. The magazine contains photo spreads of the best homes, stories on the latest trends and people in design, plus advise practical solutions for home improvement. Our pages help readers visualize, plan, adapt, and innovate houses to reflect the personalities of the people who live in them. As a showcase of the best of contemporary India design and key international trends, it is an essential resource for refined home-owners planning luxurious spaces.

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India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast India Pvt. Ltd
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architectural digest india

EDITOR GREG FOSTERART DIRECTOR Ashish SahiDEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Almas JaniCOPY CHIEF Tyrel RodricksSENIOR STYLIST Samir WadekarJUNIOR STYLIST Mitalee MehtaPHOTO ASSISTANT Talib ChitalwalaWATCH EDITOR Rishna ShahMANAGER SYNDICATION Michelle PereiraSYNDICATION COORDINATORS Giselle D’Mello, Dalreen FurtadoDIGITAL EDITOR Nilofar Shamim HajaASSISTANT DIGITAL EDITOR Kriti Saraswat-Satpathy PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Amit NavarangeASSOCIATE PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Sunil NayakCOMMERCIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Sudeep PawarPRODUCTION CONTROLLERS Abhishek Mithbaokar, Mangesh Pawar CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Sunil Sethi Nonie Niesewand Divia Patel Neha Prasada Namita A Shrivastav Divya Mishra Gauri Kelkar Gayatri Rangachari Shah Arati Menon CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ricardo Labougle Neville Sukhia Tom Parker CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER ARJUN MEHRAPUBLISHER Armaity AmariaASSOCIATE ADVERTISING DIRECTORS Kapil Tolani, Loveleen KahlonSENIOR ADVERTISING MANAGER Aditi Sharma (New Delhi)ACCOUNT MANAGER - ADVERTISING SALES Varun A SamaADVERTISING SALES COORDINATOR Yesha…

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the c word

(PORTRAIT: R BURMAN.) The working title of this issue was Contemporary Craftsmanship and I had intended to use that as our single, sexy cover line until just before Max Modesti began hand stitching Vincent Van Duysen’s cover design on 1,100 metres of sustainable cotton fabric from Akanksha Himatsingka’s new home linen brand, Himêya. But then I bumped into Malika Verma on a plane to Bangalore and, as usual, she made me think more carefully. Malika is, without a doubt, one of the most informed and brilliant minds on craftsmanship in India, and was visibly queasy at the idea of using the word ‘contemporary’ as a prefix to an industry she considers to be absolutely equal to design. ‘Does the work of karigars really need the input of a contemporary designer…

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contributors

JIGNESH JHAVERI photographer Mumbai-based photographer Jignesh Jhaveri is a frequent contributor to AD. In this issue, Jhaveri photographed the cool mise en scène of ‘On The Rocks’ (pg 106). “It was great to collaborate with AD and shoot inside one of Mumbai’s oldest ice factories.” NEVILLE SUKHIA photographer In ‘Modern Patrons’ (pg 96), Mumbai-based Neville Sukhia photographed master embroiderer Maximiliano Modesti and JSW Foundation chairman Sangita Jindal at the former’s Kalhath Institute, Lucknow: “I loved shooting at Kalhath. It was a whole new experience.” BJÖRN WALLANDER photographer New York-based photographer Björn Wallander contributes to some of the world’s leading publications, including many Condé Nast titles. In ‘Monsieur Lesage’ (pg 174), he focuses his expert lens on the 19th-century Pondicherry mansion that is the home of master embroiderer…

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trendspotting

1. Circa 1960 rattan sunburst flower-shaped mirror from Spain, 1,19,000, 1stdibs.com. 2. ‘Indefinite’ pink-onyx vase by Studio EO, Galerie Kreo. 3. ‘Siepe’ cabinet in Italian walnut wood, 9,62,000, Habito. 4. ‘Pila’ Madurai Gold granite, hammered copper and teak table by Quentin Vuong in collaboration with Studio Coppre, 24,900, SAR. 1. ‘Usha’ rug (3x5 feet) by Kanta Devi from the Artisan Originals collection, 66,500, Jaipur Rugs. 2. ‘Phases of the Moon’ tray, 14,988, Ecruonline.com. 3. ‘James’ floor lamp by Pierre Yovanovitch, R & Company. 4. ‘Stout’ (one litre) copper carafe, 2,900, Studiocoppre.com. 5. ‘Rio’ coffee table (thermo ash), 70,000, Wood’n Design. (LAMP: JEAN-FRANÇOIS JAUSSAUD/LUXPRODUCTIONS.) 1. ‘Talisman Loop’ sconce with grey jade, 3,84,000, APPARATUS. 2. ‘Faded Peony’ (black) octagonal bowl from the Ralph Lauren x Burleigh collection by Ralph Lauren Home,…

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designed for the driven

AT THE COUNCIL, YOU CAN NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS, HOST MEETINGS AND WORK PRODUCTIVELY, ENSCONCED IN THE MOST LUXURIOUS SETTING YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE. Before you set off on that business trip, there are plenty of things to be taken into account. The location, the hotel and the amenities on offer are only some of the many things to consider. When you travel for business, you want only the best for both you and your team. That’s because most business travellers enjoy every bit of being cossetted and fussed over even while they’re busy working. And if you happen to be reading this, The Council at Hyatt Regency Delhi has some exclusive offers, only for you.Centrally located at the commercial hub of Bhikaji Cama Place, this impressive sandstone structure…

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the craftsmanship issue

(PHOTO: YAWAR KABLI.) A lot has changed since our first issue dedicated to craftsmanship. Karigars got organized, designers began investing in experimental R&D, and a whole wave of cool new brands based on mastering materials have emerged. You could call it the golden age of craftsmanship. And it’s not just India; this is a global revolution. From the finest papier mâché objects made in Srinagar, to the world’s greatest master of bonsai, we have scoured the globe for the best workshops, the rarest materials and the maverick artisans shaping the new conversation around craftsmanship. These are the riches of our time.…

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