Aashti Bhartia / February 8, 2018
Each year at India Design ID, we attempt to curate the best in design. From global brands showcasing at ID Exhibit to design gurus sharing their visions at ID Symposium, it’s a week that inspires and brings together the fraternity with an aim to increase the business of design.
Architects, designers and brands collaborate on products and spaces at the fair, and while walking around the exhibit, it’s a joy to discover these partnerships. From new trends in kitchens, furniture and lighting to interactive, never-before-seen showcases – there’s so much to take in, that anyone making a home or with an interest in decor will have a lot to explore and know what’s available – all at one location.
Below are the top 6 things I’m looking forward to at ID this year:
1. Designer & Brand Collaborations at ID Exhibit
Last year, furnishings designer Peter D’Ascoli collaborated with interiors brand Apartment 9 and Rooshad Shroff designed a Ltd. Ed. Collection of lights for Atmosphere. This year, Kohelika Kohli will design a wooden pavilion for Artius, graphic designer Divya Thakur gives a new spin to the Park Cafe. Plus, there’ll be many more collaborations at the decoration and design pavilions – look out for them!
2. Hefty Line-up of Speakers at ID Symposium
Drop in for a window into what’s happening in design around the world. From Ross Lovegrove and Ron Arad to Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Zafar Choudhary and Susanne Khan, many of our speakers are pushing the boundaries. Come get stimulated and soak it all in….
3. The Asian Paint’s Colour Next Launch
New colour trends for 2018 and the Colour of the Year – the Asian Paints Pavilion and their cafe is always a fun, innovative space. I am eager to see the colour trends for the year and re-imagine my walls. Stop by and see what works for you….
4. ID Interiors and Styling Services
New this year, the ID Interiors booth is our stylish check-in space and design advisory for anyone who wants a guide to the fair. Meet our senior stylists and designers here and work your way around the show.
5. The Art Lounge
Located outside the ID Symposium and curated by Roshini Vadehra, works from three of Delhi’s best galleries – Vadehra Art Gallery, Nature Morte and Gallery Espace will be showcased at the Art Lounge where design and art complement each other in a live space. See you at the daily cocktail hour from 5pm to 7pm.
6. The Outside Spaces – the young designers and food pop ups!
In an expansion to ID Exhibit, the walk up to the fair from Gate 3 has a line of pagodas – young brands and designer installations pop up at various corners. And there are many coffee and food stops too, with a White Rhino beer cafe on the grassy mound for when you really need to wind down….
See you at ID!
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