Founder and Director of The House of MG, an Urban Heritage Hotel in Ahmedabad, Mangaldas is also the Convener, Ahmedabad Chapter—Indian National Tru...Read Morest for Art and Cultural Heritage—INTACH besides being the Managing Trustee of Shreyas Foundation, an educational institution for children. Over the last 20 years, he has refurbished and transformed his ancestral house into a heritage tourism ecosystem that takes visitors on a cultural journey by appealing to their five senses.
Instagram: @abhay_mangaldas @thehouseofmg
As Asian Paints' Chief Operating Officer, Amit Syngle is the man behind India’s only research based colour trend prediction system. He has been resp...Read Moreonsible for propelling the brand into a league of its own and has spearheaded several new business initiatives over the last decade, including designer collaborations and special showcases.
Her eponymous clothing label is best known for disrupting traditional sari design by creating a completely modern, comfortable and desirable version o...Read Moref the garment that has been endorsed by the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Kangana Ranaut. A Board Member of the National Institute of Fashion and Technology and the Confederation of Indian Industry's core group on Luxury, the award-winning creative firmly believes in sustainable fashion and craftsmanship.
Currently a partner at Hundred Hands, an acclaimed multidisciplinary studio for urban design, architecture and interior design, Ramachandran has also ...Read Moremade three documentary films that have been screened at international film festivals across the world. He is also the Design Chair of the Department of Architecture, BMS College of Architecture, Bangalore.
A recipient of the Great Master Architect Award, he is one of India’s most decorated architects. Featuring a timeless aesthetic that is representati...Read Moreve of intricate temple complexes and Mughal architecture, some of his most notable projects include he Mahindra United World College of India, the Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, the “Suzlon One Earth” world headquarters, the National Ceremonial Plaza at Thimphu, Bhutan, the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata and his own studio and residence, 'India House' in Pune.
UK-based sculptor, designer and artist, Lismore is best known for his flamboyant dress sense serving as an expression of eccentric, creative energy. D...Read Moreescribed by Vogue as ‘England's Most Eccentric Dresser,’ he has showcased himself as a living sculpture at Miami Art Basel, the Venice Biennale and the Reykjavik Arts Festival. Lismore is known for living his life as art by wearing extravagant ensembles that combine haute couture with vintage fabrics, found objects and ethnic jewellery.
Director of Udaipur-based ASTANA Dom Jean Lavabre Design Studio, he spent eight years developing the 9HOTEL chain in Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Madrid, ...Read MoreDublin, and Amsterdam. A company development lawyer with the additional responsibility of hotel operations and the artistic & design management of hotel refurbishments, upon his return to Udaipur he carved a niche for himself in the Indian market as well. Lavabre fuses local aesthetics with a minimalistic contemporary stye.
Eames Demetrios is Director of the Eames Office and, with his siblings, takes care of the legacy of their grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames. He has ...Read Morea particular focus on the Eames ideas and authentic making of their furniture. Author of 11 books, five on the Eameses—including An Eames Primer and Essential Eames: Words and Images, he has contributed to about a dozen more. An experienced filmmaker, Demetrios' current large-scale artwork, Kcymaerxthaere, is his parallel universe and a global storytelling platform. He has also given talks in over 50 countries, including on the TED main stage.
Instagram: @eamesdemetrios @eamesoffice @kcymaerxthaere
She is the Publisher of Seminar, a prestigious monthly magazine of ideas and alternatives, founded by her parents—Raj and Romesh Thapar—in 1959. A...Read Moreuthor of several acclaimed books such as 'Perpetual City: A Short Biography of Delhi,' Singh has also been Associate Publisher of the Business India Group, Editor of The India Magazine and served as Vice Chairman of INTACH. A woman of several talents, she has also worked as a consultant with the Handlooms and Handicrafts Corporation of India and as a jewellery designer under the brand ‘Nigaar.' She is also a Founder member of Rehwa Society, working to revive the Maheshwari sari in India, and is on the board of the National Culture Fund among others.
Winner of The Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award in 2015 and one of the youngest Signature Designers for Moroso, he is known for his innovative a...Read Morend dynamic work that focuses on the integration of architecture, design and technology. Thorpe’s eponymous studio has worked with leading international brands including Mercedes Benz, Cappellini, Tod’s, David Yurman, L'Oréal and Davidoff, to name a few.
Instagram: @marcthorpe @marcthorpedesign
Co-founder of the award-winning Romi Khosla Design Studios, his artworks traverse the line between sculpture and object, movement and remnant, materia...Read Morel and memory. Khosla’s creations have been showcased at esteemed galleries and art shows such as Nature Morte, Art Basel, India Art Fair, Art Dubai and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, among others.
Instagram: @martandkhosla @romi_khosla_design_studios
Founder-Director of The Design Project India, his work focuses on the post-independence histories of textiles, design and fashion in India. Named as o...Read Morene of The Most Influential Young Indians at the World Economic Forum Davos in 2013 and 2014, Kaul has also been the Editor of Take on Art Design in 2012 and Take on Art Fashion in 2019. His curatorial repertoire includes Gold: The Art of Zari at Bikaner House, 25 Years of Abraham & Thakore, Crossroads: Textile Journeys with Ritu Kumar, and New Traditions: Influences & Inspirations in Indian Textiles at Jawahar Kala Kendra, among others.
Selected as one of the 'Europe 40 under 40' for 2008 and 'Fifty under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century' in 2015, she has also been named Architec...Read Moret of the Year at the Big Project Middle East Awards. Gursel is a Partner at Tabanlıoğlu Architects, where several projects have received prestigious awards including RIBA International, AIA Europe, WAF, and The Plan Awards for a wide range of building types, such as Loft Gardens, Bodrum International Airport, Astana Train Station, Yenikapı Transfer Point and Archeopark, and more. She also lectures at various national and international platforms, and serves as jury member at several programs—one of her recognitions being the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.
Instagram: @melkangursel @tabanliogluarchitects
Founder of Mexico-based Rojkind Arquitectos, he focuses on design, tactical and experiential innovation. Named by the New York Times as part of 'A Gen...Read Moreeration of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed' and one of the 'Country’s Treasured Architects' by the Mexican Civil Registry, the multiple award-winning Rojkind has currently joined The We Company as Senior Vice President of Architecture, leading all WeWork construction projects.
Instagram: @rojkind @rojkindarquitectos
Recipient of a National Design Award, International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award and FIDEM Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, a...Read Moremong others, the Spanish creative is also the Chairwoman of ADP and RED-AEDE. Her eponymous textile brand is renowned for expertly crafted rugs and textile products for the home. She also pioneered the concept of ‘designer rugs’ through collaborations with outhouse designers of international prestige.
Managing Partner at Venkataramanan Associates, a multi-disciplinary award-winning architecture firm based in Bangalore, he is also an urban designer, activist and creative entrepreneur. Narasimhan is also the Founder of MOD Institute, an action-oriented, international think tank that addresses highly relevant urban design issues.
Instagram: @nareshnarasimhan @venkataramananassociates @mod_institute
Recepient of multiple World Architecture Community Awards, an Elle Deco International Design Award and several Institute of Indian Interior Designers'...Read More Awards, among others, he is the Founder & Principal Architect of NUDES. Karim has also worked with Zaha Hadid Architects, been a TEDx Speaker, exhibited at several acclaimed galleries and was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.
She is the Founder and Creative Director of Roar (formerly Pallavi Dean Interiors), an award-winning interior design studio based in Dubai. A trained ...Read Morearchitect and sustainability specialist, Pallavi has received multiple awards for work across a range of sectors including commercial, hospitality and residential. Some of her flagship projects include the Delano Dubai hotel, UAE offices for media firm Edelman, and The Nursery of the Future for the UAE Prime Minister’s Office. She has also been a professor of Interior Design at the American University of Sharjah.
Co-founder of the original Nature Morte Gallery in New York's East Village in 1982, he has exhibited at several international institutions such as the...Read More Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Tate Modern in London, among others. With three decades of experience in the curatorial world as well, Nagy now showcases the best of Indian contemporary art from Nature Morte in New Delhi.
Instagram: @peternagy1959 @naturemorte_delhi
She is a founding member and Director of Khoj International Artists’ Association—an autonomous, not for profit society committed to experimentatio...Read Moren and exchange in the visual arts industry in India. Sood has worked actively to build a robust network of experimental spaces across south Asia resulting in the South Asian Network for the Arts ( SANA) and was Director General of the Jawahar Kala Kendra from November 2015 to February 2019. Apart from serving on several international juries, she was also Artistic Director and Curator of 48C. Public Art. Ecology and has been the Director of of ArThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) since 2009.
Founder of the award-winning firm RMA Architects, Mehrotra’s work includes a conservation master plan for the Taj Mahal, the restoration of the Chow...Read Moremahalla and Falukhnama Palaces in Hyderabad and the ‘Lab of the Future’ built on the Novartis Campus in Basel, to name a few. He is also the Director of Urban Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has been a member of the International Committee of Architectural Critics since 2014.
Instagram: @architectmehrotra @rma_architects
An esteemed photographer, curator, artist, designer and activist, his work has been featured at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, The Cent...Read Morere Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and many more revered institutions. Rahman is also one of the founding members of the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) in New Delhi, and has been lecturing on aspects of contemporary Indian photography and architecture across the globe.
One of India’s finest orators and storytellers, he is also a TV & radio host, producer, creative director, lyricist, entrepreneur, author and mu...Read Morech more. Abbas has, over the course of 30 years in the industry, also founded Geometry Encompass—one of India's largest and most awarded experiential marketing agencies, as well as Kommune and Spoken—two of the most popular performing arts collective's.
One of the most iconic names in the industry, known for her eponymous gallery that showcases groundbreaking contemporary design, Orlandi is renowned f...Read Moreor forecasting young and upcoming talent from across the globe. After having worked more than 20 years in fashion as a spin yarn consultant for labels such Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan, and for her family company, in 2002 she decided to transfer her passion for design as a private collector into an innovative gallery—a platform to showcase her personal idea of design and lifestyle. Orlandi curates several prestigious exhibitions in Italy and abroad and also collaborates with the most influential brands across fashion, luxury and lifestyle.
One of the country's leading architects, his eponymous practice has received in excess of 100 domestic and 140 international architecture awards. 7 Ch...Read Moreicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design’s International Architecture Awards, 10 World Architecture Festival Awards and 18 World Architecture Community Awards U.K are just a few standouts in his extensive repertoire. Puri has also been a speaker and a judge at numerous international architecture events including the Leading European Architects Forum and The World Architecture Festival. He believes in evolving design solutions that are contextual and creating spaces that revolutionise the way they are experienced.
Founder of Essajees Atelier, the interior design arm of the esteemed 120-year-old Essajees antique and luxury lifestyle store, this award-winning crea...Read Moretive has also worked as an art consultant with the gallery Lansdowne House and Saffron Art. Sham’s clientele includes the Reliance Group, Taj Hotels, the GVK family, Gautam Singhania and the Birla family, among others.
Instagram: @sarahmsham @essajeesatelier
Sarah Todd is a trained chef, restaurateur, author, ex-model and motivational speaker, as well as an entrepreneur. After topping the the Diplôme de C...Read Moreuisine program at Le Cordon Bleu, Todd briefly worked at Michelin star restaurants before participating in the popular TV show, MasterChef Australia. Soon after, she set up the acclaimed Antares Restaurant & Beach Club at Small Vagator Beach, Goa. In 2017, she opened The Wine Rack restaurant in Mumbai. Apart from hosting TV shows across multiple channels and countries, Todd has also been a guest speaker for the Economic Times Global Summit, Facebook and the FICCI Ahmedabad chapter. Over the course of her career, she has collaborated with the likes of Grey Goose Vodka, Mercedes Benz, Swiggy, PVR Cinemas, Tourism Australia, the Swiss Tourism Board, and more.
The Maison&Objet Designer of the Year 2019 and EDIDA Young Talent 2015 unites modern technology with timeless materials and aesthetics. His eponymous studio has created furniture and product designs for the likes of Ames, Cappellini, Thonet and Wittmann, to name a few.
Founder & Managing Director of HEAL Institute, a sports medicine and high-performance institute, he spent three years living as a monk. He now wor...Read Moreks with individuals to unlock their full potential—mentally, physically & emotionally. In addition to 18 years of on-field experience with olympians & championship winning sports teams, Vallabhjee is also the author of four books, a TEDx speaker and an organising committee member of the United Nations ChangeMakers Conference.
Sumant Jayakrishnan is a scenographer, designer, and installation artist who is based out of New Delhi. He transforms spaces and creates beauty for a ...Read Morerange of contexts around the world. He builds in elements of imagery, video mapping, calligraphy, lighting, performance and installations for projects across disciplines, whether Theatre, Dance, Art, Film, Fashion or in the world of Events. Jayakrishnan has been a recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Arts Award (1994), the Sanskriti Award (2001), and the Fulbright Arts Fellowship (2002). Some of his projects include Deepa Mehta’s film Water (Art Direction), Tim Supple’s multilingual play The Midsummer Nights Dream (Stage and Costume Design), The India Art Fair, and The India Pavilion for the London Design Biennale. He has also worked extensively as a set designer in the world of Indian Fashion and as an impresario and designer for the big fat Indian Wedding (India and the world). Apart from that he has been the designer for conceptual events for Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Moschino, Dior, Steinmetz, Swarovski and Bulgari in India.
Instagram: @scenografiasumant @sumantjayakrishnan
She is an architect with over a decade of global experience in Corporate Communications and Strategy within architecture, design, real estate and medi...Read Morea domain. Khanna has professional experience in marketing and communications, business development, architectural research and design . Bringing together technical know-how, an innovative insight, and a pragmatic approach founded on industry experience, she offers strategic communication expertise through Epistle Communications. Khanna is a GRIHA certified Evaluator, which ascertains her commitment towards endorsement of sustainable design expertise.
Instagram: @tanyakhanna @epistle_communications
Executive Director of FWC LLP, a consulting and design firm that offers strategic solutions in the product and design thinking space, he has also work...Read Moreed as an independent advisor to several international companies and principal advisor to Ballard Pier Associates and the Brand Advisory Council. De Sousa is revered for eighteen years of experience working with a gamut of luxury, finance and hospitality brands in India and abroad.
Honoured by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, the French Heritage Society, and a recipient of the Design Icon and Star of Design awards...Read More, his timeless design philosophy combines European elegance with California comfort. The award-winning designer's eponymous studio has an enviable clientele of European and Middle Eastern royalty, Hollywood celebrities and corporate leaders.
Instagram: @timothycorrigan @timothy_corrigan_inc
Dame Zandra Rhodes is a British fashion and textile designer and international fashion icon. Most recognised for her original use of textiles and revo...Read Morelutionising garment shapes, she was one of the first designers to incorporate streetstyle punk into couture, coining the nickname the ‘Princess of Punk.’ Over the span of her near 60-year career, Rhodes has designed for the likes of Diana Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers, and more. She is also the Founder of The Fashion and Textile Museum. With her bright pink hair, theatrical make-up and jewellery, she has stamped her identity on the international world of fashion through unparalleled creativity.
He is the Co-founder and Director of Design Matrix Interiors, an esteemed multidisciplinary studio that offers architecture and interior design soluti...Read Moreons for residential, commercial and hospitality projects. The award-winning creative started his career at Talati & Panthaky Associates and has worked on several noteworthy projects over his three decades in the industry. The Indus Club in Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai is a particularly fitting reflection of his oeuvre—contemporary yet elegant and timeless.