As Mumbai warms up to the best sights, sounds and minds at the ongoing India Design Week, the buzz will move to Juhu and Bandra next week. On March 11 at 6.30 pm, specially invited young architects, Amay Gurkar, Rupali Gupte, Rooshad Shroff, Rajeev Thakker, The Busride and Pronit Nath will assemble an exhibition at Juhu’s Labwerk studio, which will be in sync with the studio’s eclectic approach to architecture and design. LAB will be created as a laboratory to craft architecture where projects will be navigated with poetic sensibility, scientific rigour and human purpose.
Later, at 8 pm, the action moves to Bandra’s TFAC Studio (The Fine Art Company) Studio where designer Pranavi Kapoor will exhibit exclusive apparel from her collection, Threads of Identity. Here, Kapoor will showcase her unique odhnas, spunky Indo-Western wear and sarees that salute the art of Indian craft with stories of its rich historic past while fusing these with prevalent global trends.
The idea is to create exquisite apparel that will appeal to women of every age. The day ends at Bhavishyavani Project Space in Bandra where architect Ashiesh Shah and Tejas Mangeshkar's pop-up project will showcase Indian design with its focus on technology and sustainability; this is on view till March 16. It includes an installation by Shah, and interventions by guest artists that will become part of BFS’s Visual Mapping project.
On March 15-16, The India Design Forum, one of India’s foremost design platforms founded by Rajshree and Aishwarya Pathy will take place at the NCPA. It aims to celebrate global design leaders and thereby enable key alliances, support dialogue between academia and industry and facilitate cross-design cultural thinking and application.
Venues: March 11
Labwerk: LAB studio, 501 Poonam Building, 11th Road, Juhu.
The Fine Art Company (TFAC Studio): 2, Evergreen Society, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W).
Bhavishyavani Project Space: 47/A, Pymento House, St Monica Road, Bandra (W).