Like every year, future trends were revealed at India Design Week ID. We took a tour.
From luxe living to millennial kitchen trends, woven treasures to futuristic floor ideas, the seventh edition of India Design ID 2019 essayed the ever-changing trends from the world of design. An elite selection of creative minds showcased their vision, setting the tone and vision for the rest of the year.
There were exclusive showcases, signature collections and stunning installations from 135 décor and interiors brands from across the country and the world. “We’re very excited by the kind of work that brands are exhibiting this year. From fantastical blown glass installations to a multi-story building made entirely of re-engineered wood, the exhibit space aims to inspire, and to expand the idea of what’s possible in design today,” said Aashti Bhartia, Vice Chairperson, Ogaan Media.
The major attraction was the launch of Design Pavilion, a curated space exclusively for designers to showcase their creations in innovative formats. It housed leading designers such as Abraham and Thakore, Adil Ahmed, Neeru Kumar, Mike Knowles, while outdoors had like Pradeep Sachdeva, Sanjay Puri, Sahil and Sarthak of Woodtech, and Insignia by Asian Paints.
“We have been participating in Design ID for a few years now and the response has been fantastic. For us as exhibitors, it’s a great opportunity to showcase the creative applications of stainless steel across home decor. The platform allows brands to be creative, show their strengths and most importantly, speak to the right audience to grow their businesses,” said Deepika Jindal of the House of Jindals.
The Decoration Pavilion exhibitors included Apartment9, Beyond Design, Godrej Interio, Iqrup + Ritz, Klove, Natuzzi Italia, Swarovski and Turning Tables for Origine, among others presenting their captivating designs and ideas. The Pritzker Prize winning Chilean architect, Alejandro Aravena was also present. “People are always looking for a new look and a fresh idea and India Design always caters to their curious mind and satisfies their global instincts. With newer players entering the domain every year, it only gets better and more exhilarating than before. With a fresh new look, this year at ID came out to be a visual delight, even for the exhibitors,” said Sachin Gupta, Founder and designer of Beyond Designs.
Some of the best trends spotted at the week were classic Persian rugs, handcrafted items using the finest raw materials presented by Cocoon Rugs. Beyond Designs latest collection of Mystic Secrets uses age old materials like brass, wrought iron, carved wood to come up with designs that sit in contemporary homes with ease and elegance. It’s time to refurbish your homes with these richly accented brass artworks and frameworks. Ciprinai Homood’s dark, stylish and uber luxe Eclipse dining collection gives us the latest trend of installing seeping chocolate hues and velvet lacquered wood to indulge your living area’s palate and senses. Arttdinox came up the most awe-inspiring design visionaries including durable steel and brittle glass to give a surreal and reviving persona to your homes.
The upbeat atmosphere at the event was reflected in the displays where a definite trend away from everyday monochromatic designs towards more colorful creations was also noticed.