Know the Speakers: India Design ID 2017
Explore some lesser known facts about global visionaries who will be headlining ID Symposium powered by Roca – part of the country’s most coveted decor event taking place from February 16 to 19, 2017 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.
An admirer of complex creations, the Milan based maverick considers the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames he owns, one of his prized treasures. His home is a reserve of unique objects, books and paintings.
An established architect herself with an enviable international experience, she helms multi-disciplinary design and architecture firm K2India along with her mother, restoration specialist and Padma Shri honouree Sunita Kohli. For Kohelika, collaborating with her mum is always "a breeze" and likes to take cues from her expertise.
The President – Sales, Marketing & Technology of Asian Paints Ltd India based in Mumbai loves the coffee machine he made as part of his college project.
Ayush Kasliwal, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, is one of India’s leading design thinkers, practitioners and advocates for artisans. He believes that “Objects are messages in physical form”.
Presented By Lasvit
The Brazilian creative’s treasured childhood dream was to live in the forests of Amazon, where he’d make objects out of straw and wood.
A theatre aficionado, the New Delhi based creative had previously established an amateur drama society. Apart from architecture, his interest is divided between three things: The city, swimming and sneakers.
The Bengaluru visionary is an ardent wanderer and believes that her travels inspire creativity. She loves globetrotting in her four inch high heels.
The architect from Mumbai does not believe in obsessing about work. He enjoys playing squash and travelling to the hills.
Presented by Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
The President of Alessi SPA feels most comfortable in his vineyards on the hills of Lake Orta in Northern Italy. His cherished possession is a blue glass Lacrimarium II C, a small Roman vessel used to collect “tears of mourners”.
The Mumbai based EDIDA India Designer of the Year 2016 is an advocate of Wabi Sabi, which is visible in the spaces envisioned by him, highlighting asymmetry combined with balance between media, surfaces and colours.
Considered one of the leading architects in the country, Bindu Vadera owns Varya - a chic interior solutions store in New Delhi's epicentre. The brand offers interior design consultation for private residences, corporate offices and commercial spaces with a sophisticated design and planning service.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, the New Delhi based creative credits all her success to a disciplined life. She aspires to transform the historic walled cities of the country into beautiful destinations telling tales of our heritage.
Presented by Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
Italian innovator Carlo Ratti’s ideal city would be the best of everything including Naples’ climate, Cape Town’s topography and Manhattan’s architecture.
Presented by Italian Trade Agency
The Milanese architect’s abode is a treasure trove of heirlooms. She still owns the first object she ever bought, an Eero Saarinen table.
New York and Udaipur based designer Paul Mathieu enjoys cooking and shopping in the food markets of Aix-en-Provence in France as well as India’sCity of Lakes.
Presented by FCDI
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto’s interest in the wooded landscape of the region stemmed from his lasting love for natural elements. He aspires to harmonise the world with his creations.
Presented by Scarlet Splendour
The two time EDIDA India winning Italian prodigy’s idea of an ideal day is sitting on his porch, gazing into the sky and drawing while having a pastry and cappuccino. He likes visiting old libraries and museums.
Presented By French Embassy/French Institute in India
Regis Mathieu, the force behind the French lighting company Mathieu Lustrerie, is an automobile enthusiast too and a proud owner of over 25 antique cars.
The Creative Director and MD, JSL Lifestyle Limited and the force behind Arttd’inox hails from New Delhi and is a self-confessed patriot, which is evident in the brand’s works reflecting Indian traditions. She spends her free time reading spiritual books.
Bestowed with several accolades, Dikshu has gained a steady
reputation in the fraternity for envisioning resplendent projects and spaces
that move beyond the archetypal.
The Mumbai based architect prefers complete solitude while innovating. Given a choice between the countryside and city, he would ditch the latter.
Pankaj Vir Gupta
According to the New Delhi based architect, the perfect haven is one overlooking greenery. In his opinion, design is defined by the merger of craft and material, the physical environment and architecture.
Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort started her career as a fashion coordinator at departmental store De Bijenkorf in The Netherlands.
The founder of the eponymous home linen and fabrics brand from New Delhi admits that the biggest challenge for her two decades ago was to raise capital
for her business.
The principal architect of Sanjay Puri Architects, India, Sanjay has been a speaker and a judge at numerous international architecture events and has won 100 international architecture awards to his credit.
From making go-karting tracks to transforming Mumbai’s suburban trains, the designer from the capital has an affinity towards offbeat products.
The textile designer from India’s capital admits that he in fact failed his knitting class at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He finds his indigo dyed men’s Afghani shawl the most striking piece of work he owns.
Theron Carmine De Sousa
Apart from vanguarding a Mumbai strategy and design firm, he is also a voice-over artist and proud owner of a 1920s mechanical desk clock.
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