EDIDA Viti Mittal
EDIDA designer of the year MANGROVE COLLECTIVE
EDIDA Akshay Chandekar
EDIDA furniture IQRUP+RITZ
EDIDA bedroom PRIYAM DOSHI
EDIDA tabletop HARPREET PADAM
EDIDA Bathware SHONAN PURIE TREHAN
EDIDA student of the year AKSHAY CHANDEKAR : Akshay enrolled in the furniture design programme at NID, where he worked on Mingle, the table that won him this award. Inspired by the foliage of a tree, the symbol of life, the idea was to encourage conversations in workspaces without the constraints of hierarchy.
EDIDA furniture IQRUP+RITZ: The mother-daughter duo has been known for their beautiful design, understated luxury and expert craftsmanship since 2014. The Edo cabinet is inspired by Japanese design principles of Kanso (simplicity), Shizen (nature) and Yugen (profound and subtle beauty), whilst the Cell marble coffee table has been meticulously crafted by expert artisans in Jaipur.
EDIDA Bedroom PRIYAM DOSHI: The Bedroom is a playful and trendy bedroom furniture collection that offers handy, quick access open storage to the inhabitant. Making use of production techniques like pipe and metal bending, welding and powder coating, this collection landed Priyam the award.
EDIDA Bathware SHONAN PURIE TREHAN : The multi-talented designer looked to reimagine bathware as sculptural art through this collection. The washbasins and counters are sculpted in concrete and finished in polished pigment, cast in situ terrazzo. The terrazzo is fluid and sensuous — the perfect material for water to flow over
EDIDA Tabletop HARPREET PADAM Re-inventing the traditional form: Padam brings back the magic of the OID bidriware boxes, which are made of deep black oxidised zinc and inlaid with pure silver. Used for storing small valuables, coins, keys or collected ephemera, this ode to the craft of bidriware by the Unlike Design Co. founder was stunning, to say the least.
EDIDA lighting VIBHOR SOGANI : Inspired by the weaver bird’s nest, Casa is a tribute to ‘home’ in the natural world. The homogeneous blend of burnished beads form a warm, comforting cocoon, whilst the light emanating from the eggshaped marbled glass adds life to this breathtaking installation by the veteran designer.
EDIDA flooring JJ VALAYA FOR AYUSH CHOUDHARY : JJ Valaya’s celebrated design sensibilities and Cocoon’s mastery in fine rug weaving resulted in a stunning collaboration. Woven with natural, handspun silk and carded wool, the Isfahan collection is inspired by one of the oldest Persian cities, but maintains contemporary motifs.
EDIDA flooring AYUSH KASLIWAL: The Vankar (weaver) Namda (felt) is a combination of two ancient textile techniques from Gujarat and Rajasthan. The coming together of two communities to create this contemporary black and white woollen rug is the perfect example of a harmonious India that AKFD Studio’s maestro strives for.
EDIDA Bathware SHONAN PURIE TREHAN : The multi-talented designer looked to reimagine bathware as sculptural art through this collection. The washbasins and counters are sculpted in concrete and finished in polished pigment, cast in situ terrazzo. The terrazzo is fluid and sensuous — the perfect material for water to flow over.
EDIDA Wall Coverings BANDANA JAIN : The contemporary artist’s infatuation with a unique material, corrugated cardboard, manifested itself in this dynamic wall mural. Perfectly Imperfect was an attempt to arrest the beauty that lies in the involuntary movement of nature, such as waves in the ocean that can be likened to the spontaneous folds of a fabric.
EDIDA Kitchen ASHIESH SHAH : The EDIDA Designer of the Year 2016 and winner in the fabric category for 2017 took home yet another trophy this year. Inspired by a Japanese technique, wabi-sabi, The Celestial Marble Sphere can be fragmented into nine dinner table objects representing the shift from one to many moon phases