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What’s buzz-ing: the season’s top-notch designs from a dynamic range of products and spaces

AUG 22, 2020 | By Aneesha Bhadri
Beyond&More brings Tacchini's Costela seaters to India
Defurn's collection includes products from Visionnaire
Thirsty City 127 designed by Studio Pomegranate is understated glam
Gourmandise by Parisserie, which offers handcrafted French desserts with a contemporary twist
The exclusive edition Convergence by Cocoon Fine Rugs and DAAA Haus Group
Jaguar collection by Couch Potato includes versatile seaters in bright colours

Offering the finest and choicest product designs and architectural musings that are revolutionising the Indian design scene—from art updates and shopping ideas to inspiring creations.

Our Pick


SÃR Studio presents the Paffe sofa by Italian designer Giorgio Gasco, which is inspired by the Sukhasana position—the Indian custom of sitting cross legged on the floor. With removable quilts set in a minimal, solid teak frame, it can be configured into an ottoman, daybed or even a three seater, ideal for solitary pursuits as well as hosting intimate soirees. Website: www.sar-studio.com

Here’s our specially curated edit of new releases…

Sit Tight
Beyond&More’s new releases bring Tacchini’s sustainable practises and quality Italian craftsmanship to India. The series includes the Pastilles collection of armchairs and ottomans by designers Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto as well as Zanini de Zanine’s seamless Lagao armchair—a cocoon of comfort. The Sella sofa is made by Carlo De Carli using walnut, chrome details and natural leather, while Soap by Gordon Guillaumier is a minimalistic table with a marble top. Pictured here are Costela seaters by Martin Eisler, an icon of 1950s Brazilian design. Websites: www.beyondnmore.com; www.tacchini.it

Porcelain Pizzazz

Lladró, the Spanish maker of decorative handmade accessories and ceramic artefacts, unveiled a store in Mumbai’s Palladium mall with staggering offerings—from lighting and figurines to aromatic candles, presenting the best of artisanal design. Madrid based architect Héctor Ruíz Velázquez planned this retail space to capture the label’s historical origins and its avant garde creations. Website: www.lladro.com

D for Dynamism
A leading brand of timeless furniture and accessories, Defurn offers an astounding array, including products by Visionnaire, at its lavishly styled display centres. The decor label strives to offer the latest and most innovative products in contemporary design from around the world. Website: www.defurn.co.in

Fine art

Nicobar teamed up with Mumbai based visual artist Sameer Kulavoor for the Musafir collection. On offer are limited edition home and travel accessories etched with the creative’s hand drawn artwork. Website: www.nicobar.com

Aqua vitae
Thirsty City 127 craft brewery and cocktail bar, designed by Studio Pomegranate, showcases alluring metallic sculptural works. The flooring unfolds like a tapestry of black limestone and dark terrazzo, while brass strips guide visitors in. Website: www.thirstycity127.com

À la française
Pastry chefs Farah Shroff and Nayantara Thomas present Parisserie, a chic cafe renowned for a delectable array of handcrafted, classic French desserts with a contemporary twist. We are enamoured by the duo’s innovative gifting options—handmade chocolates, dessert hampers and sweet dipping sauces. Instagram: @parisserieindia

Time-ly Fashion

The iconic German clockmaker Hermle introduces a dynamic and exclusive range, complete with premium mechanical movements, ideal for a variety of settings. Website: www.hermleclocks.in

The hot seat
The Couch Potato’s collection of Jaguar sofas are customisable seaters, upholstered in vibrant hues and set in semi aniline leather with motorised recliners. Website: www.thecouchpotato.co

Magic Carpet
Cocoon Fine Rugs—along with Keith Pillow of the DAAA Haus Group—unveiled an exclusive edition called Convergence, inspired by the works of artist James Vella Clark. Website: www.cocooncarpets.com