So at the previous evening in Lado Sarai I had met some store owners of stores at Shahpur Jat, who then invited me to visit their stores for Day 2 of India Design and also invite me for Shahpur Jat Open day which is on March 10th, for which I will provide you more information as and when I know. Since I have not visited Shahpur Jat in really long and heard about it a lot (apparently it is like a rural sister of Hauz Khas village which I love) I wanted to go have a look and see what it has to offer. As I went during the day I did manage to visit more stores than I had on the previous day, some I had never been to before and some were brand new,so here they are Les Parisiennes, Lila, Second Floor Studio and Olivia Dar.
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As I had mentioned I got an invite from Mike and Priti Knowles my friends for an event at their store,The Hidden Gallery at Lado Sarai as a part of India Design ID so that was the begining of my India Design Journey. I stopped by at the store had a few glasses of wine and caught up with them while I browsed their collection. Besides furniture they also have a selection of international fabrics and lighting fixtures along with artworks and some products by Indian designers. Check out the Style Report for more on India Design.
After this I hopped across to PortsideCafe to check out their latest collection which they had launched at Maison & Objet and was at display at the store as well as slated to be exhibited at the India Design Furniture fair. This launch has music being performed by Barefaced Liar and amazing cocktails flowing through the night. When I asked Bobby Aggarwal if he felt the non-traditional Leather furniture he designs if finally getting as much acceptance in India as it gets abroad his reply “I design what I like to design what I feel like designing. The people who understand my design accept it, those who don’t are free to reject it!” Well, we definitely love the new collection with the funky graphics and colors.
Trend Spotting- PortsideCafe’s new collection has a lot of trends of 2013, for instance Hippy 60’s on the left and Stripes. Both of these will be big in the coming year.
India Design ID 2013 will bring visionaries and enthusiasts across varied industries together at a single location: Week long activities in the city of New Delhi with three days and over 8,000 sq mtrs of exhibition area at the NSIC Grounds, it will be a melting pot for experts from across the country and world, bridging the gap between consumer and creator.There will be a design buzz across a multitude of events at bookshops, restaurants, art galleries, public spaces and more that will transform the city. Plus dialogues, settings and collaborations that reinforce thought leadership dynamically through the pages of ELLE DECOR India and our media partners.
My friends Mike and Preeti Knowles are having one of the open house events for this symposium. The card has me confused it says by invitation only and open to public, I don’t know which, so I can show you the card but am not sure if you can visit. But don’t worry I will be covering the event so I will see to it you don’t miss anything.
As for the 3 day event at NSIC grounds, that is from 15th-17th Feb you can register and buy passes, for more details log on to www.indiadesignID.com