Everything you missed at the spectacular ED Dinner With Friends

DEC 10, 2017 | By Reecha Kulkarni
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT Prof BV Doshi with Sonali Bhagwati; Pronit Nath, Amisha Thanawalla with Maria Leon and Kayzad Shroff; BV Doshi sat at the table that described his most compelling quality, 'Generosity', styled by Sonia Dutt, National Creative Director of ELLE DECOR India, Ogaan Media; Twinkling lights and decadent tables set the stage for our 17th anniversary issue reveal; Arzan Khambatta with Anchal Kaushal, Art Director at ELLE DECOR India, Ogaan Media; Bobby Aggarwal, Anchal Kaushal with Arif Ayyub, Publisher, Ogaan Media.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT Khushnu Hoof with Sonke Hoof; Swarup Dutta; The cover unveiling began with conversations between Prof BV Doshi, Juhani Pallasmaa and Rolf Fehlbaum, moderated by Sneha Ullal Goel, Executive Editor of ELLE DECOR India; Pramiti Madhavji, Editorial and Content Director at ELLE DECOR India, Ogaan Media with Prof BV Doshi; Pramiti Madhavji, Aashti Bhartia, Director at Ogaan Media, Sneha Ullal Goel, Prof BV Doshi and Juhani Pallasmaa on stage during the cover reveal; Prof BV Doshi is our Guest Editor for the Dec-Jan 2018 Wellness issue; Mahesh Nambiar, Business Head, Ogaan Media with Srikanth SK and Arif Ayyub.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT Sandeep Khosla with his wife Tania Khosla; Mayank Gupta, Anuja Gupta with Prateek Jain; Mrudul Pathak Kundu, National Creative Director at ELLE DECOR India, Ogaan Media with Punit Jasuja; Seetu Kohli and Nitin Kohli with their daughter, Mallika; Suparna Handa with Dierdre D'Elia.
CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT Pavitra Rajaram, Ahsan Ansari, Sussanne Khan and Simone Arora; Rooshad Shroff, Shefali Balwani, Richa Bahl and Ravi Vazirani.

All the biggest names in Indian architecture and design converged at the glorious Mill Owner’s Association Building on December 8, for the grand unveiling of the 17th Anniversary issue cover of ELLE DECOR India. And of course, to meet our rock star Guest Editor, Prof. BV Doshi, who also happens to be celebrating his 90th birthday this month.Designed by Prof. Doshi’s mentor, Le Corbusier, the iconic structure was an apt location, elegantly lit and tastefully decorated especially for ELLE DECOR’s Dinner With Friends.

The issue cover was revealed within the building, along with nostalgic stories from legends and friends Juhani Pallasmaa, Rolf Fehlbaum and Sen Kapadia. From anecdotal inspiration, the guests were then treated to a visual delight as they made their way to dinner. In the courtyard, 13 decadent tables — each superbly decorated to reflect an emotion or trait of our Guest Editor — were met with exclamations of awe. The tables were hosted by some of the biggest brands in the country, namely Good Earth, Nilaya by Asian Paints, Portside Cafe, Apartment 9, Seetu Kohli Concepts, Ralph Lauren Home, Sarita Handa, Klove, SIMONE… Naturally Inspired, Villeroy & Boch and Hafele.

The guests were also served Prof Doshi’s memories on a plate, interpreted by Neeraj Sharda and Pooja Raheja from Eat Drink Design.The fairy lights dimmed as the night ended, and guests left with gifts from the brands and lifestyle label No-Mad, unforgettable memories, and a copy of our Collector’s Edition issue, signed by the legend himself.