Saturday, March 4, 2017

Top Highlights of India's Most Definitive Design Week | India Design ID 2017

Hey everyone!

The season of Fashion and Style weeks again with a lot of events happening around Delhi and Mumbai. However, among all the fashion weeks - that sadly, have started looking like a repition now - one event that stood out really well is the India Design ID 2017 which is a unique Design week that held last weekend in Delhi.

I was lucky enough to be a part of the 5th season of India Design Week - an Ogaan Media Initiative that was held at NSIC, Okhla with my team.

India Design is an exhibition space that showcases the finest in home decoration, with high-end brands and designers unveiling their latest collections. India Design ID recognises and celebrates designers and creativity from diverse disciplines in designing ¬– interiors, product design, architecture and installations.

Into its 5th year, ID truly lived upto our expecations and here I am sharing the highlights of India's biggest Design celebration :

India Design ID 2017

Preview and Launch party :
The celebrations started with a grand launch party organised at the venue with a preview of the exhibits as well as a band performance, among the presence India's biggest names in Design as well as the design-lovers.

ID Design 2017
Themed Pavilions : 
India Design ID presented themed pavilions, namely Decoration, Decoration I, Decoration II, Design and Trends. Housed within the Decoration Pavilion being the best in décor, the Trends Pavilion presented the Colour Next trend forecasts for 2017, and the Design Pavilion showcased the talents of designers and design labels.

Sarita Handa
Sarita Handa is all about pure design made with uncompromised craftsmanship. They launched their first ever handloom range of textiles and home-linen, including soft furnishings and accessories hand crafted from handloom fabrics.

The Palace Collection by Adil Iqbal Ahmad 
One exhibit that was totally breathtaking and mesmerised us was the Palace Collection by Adil Iqbal Ahmad that was inspired by the royal splendour of Indian palaces, The collection includes handcrafted wallpapers, elegant furniture, resplendent chandeliers, and luxury furnishings and tableware that would definitely convert an ordinary house to a palace with grandeur. 




Apartment 9
Another exhibit that caught our fancy were the aspirational interiors by Apartment 9, whose designs cultivated innovative design spaces, while creating a fine balance between both contemporary and traditional styles.





We also loved the decorative lighting installations by New Delhi based brand Klove - that specializes in unique lightings made using wirework, brass, silver, aluminium, wrought iron and stainless steel to translate ordinary lights into contemporary art.

Baby Select
India Design 2017 also showcased brands that manufacture bespoke furniture for children like Baby Select that offers several themes to nurture the unique interests of each child.
After all, we all have been raised reading about fairytales - and kids these days want their room to look no less than a palace too.

Klove

The Trend Pavilion featured designer interpretations of the colour trends forecast for 2017. Asian Paints announced Intense Ocean as their Colour Next 2017 forecasts at the event to supplement the efforts of creating awareness and backing the design intent of India Design ID 2017

ID Symposium :


India Design 2017 not only proved to be a visual delight for the design enthusiasts, but also as a medium to share and gain knowledge with their initiative- ID Symposium that seeked to inspire the design fraternity in India, and also offered a networking opportunity to build relationships within the industry. 
ID Symposium featured engaging speakers from different walks of life, such as Alberto Alessi, Humberto Campana, Sou Fujimoto, Ashiesh Shah, Sanjay Puri, Alberto Meda, Li Edelkoort to name a few. 

Outdoor installations
Artists were invited to put up special installations across the fairgrounds of the design exhibit.




These unique fluid funicular structures were a work of art by MOFA Studios and Cutting Creations, that were made of scrap steel were an effort to recreate a mega urban landscape for people to sit, lounge around and enjoy a cup of tea .

Food Court :
While the event presented food for thought, it also had a lot of options for the foodies such as Brown Sugar and Dunkin' Donuts. The special attracton was the No-Mad cafe by The Park Hotels that served amazing Indian and Thai delicacies to savour the tastebuds.

The fifth season of India Design 2017 was definitely a success in terms of presenting a curated experience of India's biggest and finest design and architecture names as well as sharing knowledge about the design industry and latest trends.

Know more about India Design here :
Website: www.indiadesignid.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IndiaDesignID 
Instagram: @indiadesignid  
Twitter: @IndiaDesignID

Love
Nitika


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