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Architectural Digest India November 2018

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.

Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast India Pvt. Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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why so blue?

(PORTRAIT: R BURMAN) Well, to be honest, we had originally planned a black-and-white issue, in homage to a landmark World of Interiors issue from years ago that I’ve been obsessed about forever. It seemed such a simple idea, to dedicate every page to just one monotone—super strong and high concept. But we had effectively done black-and-white last November with our moody cover by Dayanita Singh. And, then, you know, navy is my favourite colour, lol. With all the recent politics in India (hurrah for the revoking of Section 377!), perhaps we should have done a rainbow issue. According to the legendary Diana Vreeland, “Pink is the navy blue of India.” Well, we beg to differ. Where we got the confidence to disagree with the impeccable taste of Mrs Vreeland, I…

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contributors

BJÖRN WALLANDER photographer Björn Wallander contributes to some of the most widely read magazines in the world, including many Condé Nast titles. In this issue, he photographed architect Niels Schoenfelder’s house in ‘French Connection’ (pg 166). “It was such a treat to photograph this hidden gem—brilliant German architecture combined with incredible Indian craftsmanship.” SUNIL SETHI writer Sunil Sethi is an author and columnist based in New Delhi. In this issue, Sethi wrote about the family house architect Niels Schoenfelder has built outside Chennai, ‘French Connection’ (pg 166). “It is one of the most exciting and original homes I have visited, carefully conceived and superbly executed in its configuration of spaces, use of materials, and ingenious flourishes of colour and design—truly a temple to books and literature.” DANIEL…

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the blue issue design in fifty shades of...

From the bright tarpaulin stretched over Mumbai’s roofs to artist Yves Klein’s iconic pigment, the colour of royalty is the hue of the moment. In AD’s first-ever issue dedicated to a single colour, we explore everything from azure and cerulean to navy and indigo. The backdrop of a never-before-seen Tyeb Mehta, the dancing plumage of peacocks or the iconic Tiffany jewellery box—we’ve got a serious case of the blues.YVES KLEIN, PARAVENT [SCREEN], (IKB 62), 1957; © THE ESTATE OF YVES KLEINC/O ADAGP PARIS; COURTESY YVES KLEIN ARCHIVES…

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trendspotting

1. ‘Bamboo’ (W7025-04) wallpaper by Osborne & Little, F&F. 2. ‘Zeno’ bowl, 900, Ware Innovations. 3. ‘Halifax’ blue ceramic table lamp with white paper shade by Ralph Lauren Home, Seetu Kohli Concepts. 4. ‘Serra’ wooden sofa, 44,999, Urbanladder.com. 5. ‘Anya’ ottoman, Fendi Casa. 1. ‘Adrift’ carpet (300x400 centimetres) by Marcel Wanders, 6,14,160, Natuzzi. 2. ‘Lustre Aomitsu’ aluminium lamp, Hervé Van der Straeten. 3. ‘Mammut’ children’s table, 2,495, IKEA. 4. Chinese rice bowl, 800, Hidden Origins. 5. ‘Piuma’ chair by Studio Kronos for Cattelan Italia, Stanley Lifestyles. 1. ‘Klein Blue›’ table (Klein Blue› pigment, Perspex, glass, stainless steel) by Yves Klein, 16,27,000, David Gill Gallery. 2. ‘True Blue’ lamp by Cathrine Raben Davidsen, 2,09,000, The Future Perfect. 3. ‘Tulu Indigo’ (ZFTU-02) fabric, 13,600 per metre, Zak+Fox. 4. ‘7M’ chair, 5,08,000,…

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democratic design

Virgil Abloh, Olafur Eliasson, Ben Gorham… went the roll call for the announcements at Ikea’s Democratic Design Days 2018. Amongst these stalwarts was Akanksha Deo, the Swedish furniture giant’s first Indian designer, who popped up on their radar while she was still a student at New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology. Working on an all-black collection (Svärtan) with 24 classmates and fashion designer Martin Bergström, she met Ikea’s Karin Gustavsson and Marcus Engman, who until recently was the head of design. Some “creatively fuelled talks”, as she refers to them, led to an opportunity for a design internship at the brand’s headquarters in Älmhult, Sweden and soon afterwards, a position as an in-house designer.Dressed in a blue kimono and sleek black trousers, she commanded the floor where the…

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rock ’n’ roll

At first glance, the ‘Beosound Edge’ looks more like an Anish Kapoor sculpture than a home speaker—with its cylindrical chrome body and matt black (though the non-Vanta kind) textile front. But it is significantly more accessible than the former, and a definite upgrade to the latter.To design it, Bang & Olufsen collaborated with Michael Anastassiades. The London-based designer’s pared-down aesthetic has resulted in his designs—including lighting, furniture and tabletop objects—finding their way into the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Crafts Council in London, and the MAK in Vienna, among others. Once you factor in Anastassiades, the futuristic-art-installation-like design of the ‘Beosound Edge’ makes sense; it pairs the designer’s ultra-refined sensibility with the luxury electronics brand’s cutting-edge technology.…

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