Founded by Rajshree and Aishwarya Pathy, The India Design Forum, is one of India’s foremost design platforms. This year, it will be held in Mumbai on March 15-16 at the NCPA, and it combines the best global design leaders who will engineer strategic alliances, engage in dialogue between academia and industry and create cross-design cultural thinking.
The week-long Design Week (March 8-13) prior to the main conference shouldn’t be missed. It includes curated events and installations at different design centric venues to give Mumbaiites a perspective on design matters, unconventional ideas and urban design solutions.
Aishwarya Pathy, Co-Founder, India Design Forum 2013, says, “The Design Week aims to showcase design, talent and ideas across various galleries, stores and design spaces. The Design Week will cover the gamut of design from fashion and space, to dining and photography, giving patrons the opportunity to follow a trail that truly blazes a new course in terms of showcasing talent and craft.”
March 8 >> Kitsch Kitsch Hota Hai at Godrej India Culture Lab, Vikhroli, will explore the multi-faceted nature of Indian kitsch from approach to art, cinema and daily life on the loved-and-hated symbol of Indianness. A conversation between Madhu Jain and Anubha Kakroo (moderated by Parmesh Shahani, Head — Godrej India Culture Lab) will be the highlight.
March 9 >> Spring/Summer collection preview at Viya Home, Colaba, which will showcase its dramatic, unique and metal masterpieces: furniture, decor tive sculptures, hardware, and lighting.
Local will fuse with global at Bungalow 8, Colaba, as London-based designer of Indian origin Keith Khan will present a range of screen-printed kalaeidoscopic printed saris created for this event.
Artist Shine Shivan’s solo show Glimpse of Thirst at Gallery Maskara, Colaba, will display a series of sculptural installations — costumes of amorphous fantasy characters, with rebellious offsprings of fashion that question gender categorisation. Abhay Maskara and Maximiliano Modesti will host the show.
Godrej India Culture Lab: Gate 2, Godrej Industries Ltd, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (E).
Viya Home: 01/31 Kamal Mansion Floor 2, Arthur Bunder Road, Next to Radio Club, Colaba.
Bungalow 8: Near Radio Club, opp Basilico Café, Grants Building, 17 Apollo Bunder Rd, Colaba.
Gallery Maskara: 6/7, 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba.