All the nominees and winners posed with the ELLE DECOR India team for EDIDA 2017

Amardeep Singh, Sneha Ullal Goel, Executive Editor of ELLE DECOR India, Pramiti Madhavji, Editorial and Content Director at ELLE DECOR India and Sunil Sethi

Sunil Sethi inaugurating the ceremony in the University of Mumbai Fort Convocation Hall

Pramiti Madhavji, Editorial and Content Director at ELLE DECOR India

Rooshad Shroff is the Designer of the Year 2017
Pictured: Arif Ayyub, Publisher at Ogaan Media, Sunil Sethi, Rooshad Shroff, Michaela McClelland, Managing Director at Preciosa Lighting and Pramiti Madhavji

Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar won the Young Talent EDIDA 2017
Pictured: Meeta Rajiv Lochan, Kunal Kyhaan Seolekar and Priyanka Pawar, Group Exhibition Head at Messi Frankfurt India

Harjot Singh is now the Student of the Year
Pictured: Sneha Ullal Goel with first runner-up for the Student Category, Radhika Sarraf, Harjot Singh and second runner-up, Karan Bhave

Sarita Handa and Pravir Sethi were joint winners for the Bedroom category
Pictured: Mahesh Nambiar, Business Head at Ogaan Media, Suparna Handa, Pravir Sethi, Rahul Puri and Jatin Kampani

Sonal Dabral presenting Ashiesh Shah with the EDIDA for the Fabric category

Jaipur Rugs won the award for the Flooring category, presented by Jaideep Mehrotra

Saif Faisal and Ranjan Bordoloi were joint winners for the Furniture category
Pictured: Prateek Sadhu, Saif Faisal, Ranjan Bordoloi and Ratan Batliboi

Nidhi Kalra and Ayush Kasliwal were joint winners for the Kitchen category, presented by Anuvab Pal and Arif Ayyub, Publisher at Ogaan Media

Michaela McClelland and Kanchan Puri Shetty presenting Soumitro Ghosh with an EDIDA for the Lighting category

Saif Faisal also bagged the Tabletop category award, with Raell Padamsee presenting the award to him

Sanjay Puri won an EDIDA for the Wall Coverings and Finishes category
Pictured: Mahesh Nambiar, Shabnam Gupta, Nina Puri, Ayesha Puri and Kirtida Unwalla

EDIDA 2017 was held at the grand Convocation Hall of the University of Mumbai

Left: Purvi Parekh; Right: Shobhan Kothari and Neesha Alwani Jain

Left: Jasem Pirani and Huzefa Rangwala; Right: Kanchan Puri Shetty

Left: Hardik Gandhi; Right: Seema Puri And Mrudul Pathak Kundu, National Creative Director at Ogaan Media

EDIDA anoints the best in design every year

The flautist at the pre-function area

EDIDA 2017 was a grand affair to remember

by Reecha Kulkarni Nov 21, 2017
The grand convocation hall of the University of Mumbai was a fitting location for EDIDA 2017, where the design and architecture fraternity gathered for the anointment of the best in design. 

Nariyal pani, rustic flute music and a starry sky set the tone for the evening, with Bathware nominee Shobhan Kothari and Neesha Alwani being among the first to walk in. After industry heavyweights like Sunil Sethi from SSDA, Michaela McClelland from Preciosa and Rooshad Shroff began trickling in, we spotted Suparna Handa, celebrity architect Ashiesh Shah and Nirav and Krupali of Surprise Home Linen among other prestigious guests. The ceremony was inaugurated by Sethi and Pramiti Madhavji of ELLE DECOR India, and hosted by Sneha Ullal Goel, Executive Editor of ELLE DECOR India. Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar was awarded the Young Talent for EDIDA 2017 while Harjot Singh bagged Student of the Year. It came as no surprise to the cheering crowd when Rooshad Shroff was crowned Designer of the Year.

Finally, a Parsi pangat dinner in the garden styled with fairy lights, the wonderful skills of harpist Nush Lewis and scrumptious catering from JOSS brought the night to a fairytale ending. And of course, guests walked away with heavy gift bags like Christmas had arrived early, stacked with goodies from Surprise Home Linen, Preciosa Lighting, Paper Design Co, Tea Box, Tresorie, House of Cookies and Anand Prakash. 

In partnership with Sunil Sethi Design Alliance and supported by Preciosa Lighting. Gifting partner: Surprise Home Linen. Giveaway partners: Preciosa Lighting, Paper Design Co, Tea Box, Tresorie, House of Cookies and Anand Prakash. 

EDIDA anoints the best in design every year

The flautist at the pre-function area