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Architectural Digest India July - August 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
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Conde Nast India Pvt. Ltd
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2 min.
architectural digest india

EDITOR GREG FOSTER MANAGING EDITOR Komal Sharma ART DIRECTOR Ashish Sahi DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Almas Jani COPY CHIEF Tyrel Rodricks SENIOR STYLIST Samir Wadekar JUNIOR STYLIST Mitalee Mehta PHOTO ASSISTANT Talib Chitalwala EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Sakshi Lakhotia WATCH EDITOR Rishna Shah MANAGER SYNDICATION Michelle Pereira SYNDICATION COORDINATORS Giselle D’Mello DIGITAL EDITOR Aditi Sharma Maheshwari ASSISTANT DIGITAL EDITOR Kriti Saraswat-Satpathy JUNIOR DIGITAL WRITER Aryambika Chatterjee ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Sunil Nayak COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION MANAGER Sudeep Pawar PRODUCTION MANAGER Mangesh Pawar PRODUCTION CONTROLLERS Abhishek Mithbaokar, Geetesh Patil 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 MEHRA PUBLISHER Armaity Amaria ASSOCIATE ADVERTISING DIRECTORS Kapil Tolani, Loveleen Kahlon SENIOR ADVERTISING MANAGERS Rajnandini Sunil Barjatiya, Aditi Sharma (New Delhi) ACCOUNT MANAGER - ADVERTISING SALES Varun A Sama ADVERTISING SALES COORDINATOR Yesha Patel ITALY SALES REPRESENTATIVE Angelo Carredu US ADVERTISING MANAGER Alessandro Cremona ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - DIGITAL SALES Saurabh Bhutoria SENIOR MANAGER - DIGITAL…

3 min.
behind the scenes

It was Dayanita Singh who called me last October to tell me about the plans to celebrate Geoffrey Bawa’s birth centenary, which takes place on 23 July 2019. Dayanita was in Sri Lanka, and was calling with Channa Daswatte, chairperson of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust, on the line. They immediately put it out there: AD should dedicate the entire July 2019 issue to Bawa, in a style similar to our July 2018 issue, which was a magnum opus tribute to Pritzker Prize-winner BV Doshi. In return, the Trust would give us unprecedented access to the Bawa archives, plus entry into some of his least-known residences, to reveal an unknown side of Geoffrey. Rarely does one get such an opportunity served on a silver platter; I will forever be grateful for…

5 min.
contributors

EDWIN HEATHCOTE writer Architect and designer, Edwin Heathcote is the architecture and design critic for the Financial Times. In this issue, he writes about Geoffrey Bawa’s career (pg 186). “Looking through books and pictures of his garden and house was like an architectural vacation, a little breath of green tropical air and the free-flowing breeze of ideas, exchange and beauty.” CRISTINA PIOTTI writer Indo-Italian journalist, Cristina Piotti reports from Salone 2019. “This year, I was fascinated by the range of concepts and influences—from rugs made in Jaipur (pg 94) to a Rome-inspired armchair (pg 80).” SMRITI DANIEL writer In this issue, journalist Smriti Daniel captures the oral histories of the gardeners and housekeepers who worked with Geoffrey Bawa in ‘The Originals’ (pg 204). “I loved interviewing the people who have been witness to both his whimsy and brilliance.…

1 min.
trendspotting

3 min.
a sculptural panorama

Plenty of people can design exquisite spaces, but only a handful can render personalities of the inhabitants into the space. Design Hex’s Shimona Bhansali is one such person, who with her inimitable design skills and exceptional taste, transforms each project into a work of art that’s a treat to live in. That’s exactly what she did while designing the Kothari’s residence at World One Towers, Mumbai. Every bit of this expansive space is steeped in opulence. As you step in, you will be greeted by the essence of strong masculine stone textured arches. These powerful forms merely mark the onset of a sculptural journey. Enhanced stone textured arches continue into the single narrow passageway, created to lend character to the space. These natural crushed stone textures highlight the geometric patterns, giving…

1 min.
pepe e cachet

Titled ‘Les Arcanistes. The Future is Un/Written’, the third edition of Studiopepe’s Manifesto Project was designed to connect the dots between matter, symbolism and the arcane. The Arcanists, of course, were 18th-century European chemists, but the project was also a nod to the Major Arcana, the symbolic picture cards in a tarot deck. The experience translated into a sequence of maze-like rooms, in which floors were covered with coarse salt, and old and new furniture designs sat alongside blocks of stone. Neon lights spelled out words on concrete walls, and performances unfolded around corners. More practically, the project was about presenting the studio’s design collaborations and one-off gallery pieces. Highlights included an armchair created from a single block of Gujarat green marble, and a sculptural daybed in stone by Mumbai-based…