Mumbai’s design elite kicked off ID Satellite with a stylish street party

NOV 17, 2017 | By Reecha Kulkarni
L-R:Red Blue Yellow gathered chic additions from Sakshi Gallery to their store;Abaca's outdoor collection accompanied Smriti Dixit's stunning installations;FCML introduced their new Gessi inspired collection along with their collaboration with Crayon Art Gallery; Abaca collaborated with Art Musings for the Design Trail.

If you’d followed the winding brick road towards Shakti Mills last night, you would’ve been witness to the design elite clicking heels and clinking glasses at the ID Satellite street party. Huddled together, 5 stores and a restaurant launched the Art and Design Trail with panel discussions, breathtaking artwork and installations, plates of food and flowing alcohol.

Contemporary restaurant Masque, along with home decor hubs Abaca, FCML, Red Blue and Yellow, Tranceforme and Sarita Handa, unveiled new collections and collaborations with art galleries and artists. You’ll find art spanning across the country with Vaishali Shadangule’s fabric installations from Gallery Art & Soul and Smriti Dixit’s work from Art Musings gallery, to Siddharth Kerkar’s paintings from Museum of Goa and selected works from both Sakshi Gallery and Crayon Art Gallery.
In attendance were Masque owners, Aditi Duggar and Prateek Sadhu, serving up a delicious interpretation of Jitish Kallat’s photographic work at the panel discussion that kicked off the festivities. The eminent panelists were Prateek, Dutch graphic designer Mark de Roo, Srila Chatterjee from Baro India and architect Rajeev Thakkar. A few steps away, Rashida Baker of Abaca and Tranceforme’s Purvi Parekh greeted guests like Jyoti Gwalani, Chirag Dewan, Elsie Nanji and Laila and Farhan Furniturewala. We also spotted Asim Merchant and Karishma Bajaj from Red Blue Yellow sharing a drink with Dior India’s Anurag Tyagi, while Abhinav Khandelwal from FCML posed for pictures with Amit Vadhera and Gaurav Karan from Crayon Art Gallery. Rahul Puri also played host with Hema Aref with platters of sushi and dim sum at Sarita Handa that drew celebrity interior designer Ashiesh Shah.

Visit the Shakti Mills compound this weekend to be immersed in art, design and food!

Where: Shakti Mills compound, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 12
When: Nov 17-19
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