Style City Reports India Design 2013

India Design ID was an initiative by Elle Decor, sponsored by Asian Paints and co-sponsored by Sunil Sethi Design Alliance. The event had week-long activities from 11th-17th Feb all around Delhi with the last 3 days being an exhibition and symposium at NSIC grounds. The event focused on Home Decoration and Design and was open to trade, pre-registered guests and even visitors. On display during the ID exhibition were Interior Decoration brands, Trend Galleries, Installations etc. During the week my almost namesake; Style and the City celebrated the spirit of Design at over 50 addresses across Delhi for new launches, private viewings and installations. And finally during the Symposium they had talks by some of the best Industry guru’s like Fabio Novembre,Jean-Marie Massaud,Lidewij Edelkoort, Marcel Wanders, Mike Knowles, Mohit Gujral, Pinakin Patel,Rajeev Sethi, Revathi Kamath and Will Alsop to name a few.

India Design 2013 in assciation with Asian paints, Elle Decor and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance

Some places I was invited, some I attended by choice and some I wasn’t invited, so here is Style City’s report of the mammoth event that was India Design. Click on the links to be directed to each story.
Style and the City-Lado Sarai
Style and the City-Shahpur Jat
Tete’ a tete with Mozez Singh
India Design 2013 Exhibit

Dream Home: Sacha Walckhoff’s Paris apartment

Welcome to the world of Sacha Walckhoff, Creative Director of the House of Christian Lacroix. In the heart of Paris, a stone’s throw away from the Opéra Garnier, this spacious apartment reflects the aestheticism and character of the man who designs Lacroix’s collections.

 

A perfect example of the “Mix and Match” style that personifies the label, Sacha Walckhoff’s apartment is one of a kind, a true cabinet of curiosities of the 21st century!

 

From antiques picked up during his numerous trips around the world, to contemporary works of art, the apartment offers a combination of eclecticism and originality.
Sacha Walckhoff is a man with a discerning eye.

 

A collector of ceramics, an enthusiast of contemporary design and an admirer of 1950s furniture; he has acquired a variety of treasured pieces by Picasso, Cocteau, Charlotte Perriand, Hella Jongerius, Garouste and Bonnetti and Marcel Wanders, to name but a few.

 

 

A masculine interior brought to life by bright colors, strong pieces and fine materials.
Each object and image tells a story, each fabric evokes an emotion.“My apartment is not a showroom for reeling off brands or names; it is an accurate reflection of my inner self” Sacha Walckhoff.

Courtesy www.christian-lacroix.fr

Dream Home: by Francois Champsaurs at Marseille, France

In the heart of Marseille, in the La Joliette district, Francois Champsaur has completed his renovation and redevelopment of a 150m2 apartment. Situated on the top floor of a recently renovated building by Adrien Champsaur Architecture, the apartment overlooks the MuCEM, a new museum of civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean, designed by Rudy Riciotti, and which is due to open in 2013.The apartment comprises of a sitting room, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a dining room, a kitchen and a patio. The sitting room offers the widest space, since it has been cleared of all fixtures and fittings (no cupboards or storage space) and enjoys a high ceiling. To counter balance this height, the whole of the space is occupied with a few pieces of fairly low furniture, but all in a XXL version. In a non-conventional manner, the bookcase has been placed in the corridor, on the highest wall of the apartment. As such, it structures the central space and acts at the same time as a corridor and walkway.The renovation of the attic allowed for the creation of a roof terrace, or patio, which opens entirely out over the apartment, constituting an ‘exterior room’ and covered in wood in its interior section. With real wells of light, the patio consequently offers clarity and outlooks from every view-point. The whole complex is very open and light, and is unified by the use of the same flooring (for every surface, including the patio), which is regulated by the lay-out or walk-ways covered in black tinted oak, creating a graphic effect, and outlined by the alternating black and white, and horizontal/vertical axes.

Wiggle side chair, designed by Frank Gehry (1972), in corrugated cardboard. Vitra edition.Wiggle stool, designed by Frank Gehry, in corrugated cardboard, gusset in white lacquered hardboard. Vitra edition.‘ROUE DE CLEMENT’ mirror-light fixture, designed by Pascal Michalou. Outer ring in clear oak.‘SONIA’ stool, designed by Sergio Rodriguez (1997), Classicon edition. Handmade solid eucalyptus wood.Oak parquet flooring, ‘gris flamant’ shade.‘BLUFF’ coffee table, designed by India Mahdavi. Walnut finish, white and black lacquer.‘BEL AIR’ upholstered sofa, designed by Francois Champsaur.‘COCOON’ lamp, designed by Paola Navone.Low cabinet, designed by Francois Champsaur, in natural oak with 2 sliding doors in black lacquered metal.

 

‘CLOUD’ suspension light by Frank Gehry, Belux edition.‘DIGAMMA’ armchair, designed by Ignazio Gardella, Santa and Cole edition. Adjustable upholstered armchair in black velvet.‘PEPPER’ coffee table, designed by Francois Champsaur, Pouenat edition. Stained brushed oak base and lacquered aluminium table top in matte blue.Oak parquet flooring, ‘gris flamant’ shade.

 

‘HEAVEN’ Garden chair, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, Emu edition.‘PEPPER’ outdoor table, designed by Francois Champsaur, Pouenat edition. Lacquered aluminium table top in matte brown and lacquered aluminium base in matte white. Linen embroidery, in Cross colour 03 natural.‘RAR’ rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames, in poppy red. Vitra edition.‘BLUFF’ coffee table, designed by India Mahdavi. Walnut finish, white and black lacquer.Wiggle side chair, designed by Frank Gehry (1972), in corrugated cardboard. Vitra edition.Wiggle stool, designed by Frank Gehry, in corrugated cardboard, gusset in white lacquered hardboard. Vitra edition.

‘CLOUD’ suspension light by Franck Gehry (2005), Belux edition.‘CHERNER’ chair, designed by Norman Cherner (1958), in Stella Orange.Oak parquet flooring, ‘gris flamant’ shade.‘RAVEL’ terracotta pot. Cascais stone kitchen worktop.‘CONTAINER’ table, designed by Marcel Wanders, Moooi edition.

 

Black stained oak veneer bookcase, matte varnish.‘CHERNER’ chair, designed by Norman Cherner (1958), in Stella Orange.Oak parquet flooring, ‘gris flamant’ shade.Kitchen unit designed by Francois Champsaur, in stained oak veneer, matte varnish.Linen head board. ‘TMH’ standard lamp, designed by Miguel Mila (1961), Santa and Cole edition.‘SONIA’ stool, designed by Sergio Rodriguez (1997), Classicon edition.3 panel curtains in ticking fabric. Bench designed by Francois Champsaur. Base in oak and solid oak veneer. Sanded and black stained finish.

Get more information at http://www.champsaur.com/