STONA fairs have a long history of 30 years and till now the Federation has conducted 12 STONA fairs and the 13th STONA 2018 was inaugurated today at BIEC, Tumkur Road. The occasion was graced by Honourable Minister of Mines Govt of Karnataka, Shri Vinay Kulkarni and Mr. R Sekar, President FIGSI. It had over 650 stalls will from over 17 countries; along with the breath taking Shilpa Gram – a live, creative manifestation of over 50 artisans from all across India who showcased their skill on stone.
During 1987 few of the visionaries felt the need of having a Stone exhibition to promote the Indian Natural stone. At that period to conduct an International fair was not an easy job and lot of efforts was put by our seniors to get the necessary permission and conduct the fair in 1987. STONA 1987 was the first ever stone Industry fair held in entire Asia.
From then onwards, there was no looking back and regularly STONA fairs were conducted in 1992, 1996, 1999, and 2002. Since then, STONA fair became a biennial event and every two years the fair is conducted. Till 2008 the fair was conducted in Palace Grounds and there after it was shifted to Bangalore International exhibition Centre and the fair was conducted in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Now the 13th International Granite and Stone Fair – STONA 2018 is being held at Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bangalore from 7th to 10th February 2018.
STONA fairs are a well established name in the international market and it now stands in the 4th place in the international fairs after Xiamen in china, Verona in Italy and Izmir in Turkey.
When STONA first started in 1987 the Indian exports was around 50 crores and after STONA 2016 it has crossed 14,000 crores which clearly shows the contribution of the STONA fairs.
Formality is out. We don’t believe your bed should be an imitation of the cold, classic lines beloved by large hotels. This season’s look is casual; the bed layered to give a sense of relaxation and rumpled aristocratic ease. From rich emerald to burgundy red, to naturals and mustard yellow, this collection draws on the colours of nature and the soil. Tea coloured botanical printed linen has been quilted with hand kantha work to achieve what is often called an argyle pattern.
Fine pin tucking and hand kantha have been used on cotton velvet with a tonal thread to create a texture inspired by the bark of trees. Mink coloured crinkled silk-cotton has been intricately embroidered to give a beautiful leaf texture. Naturals and white proudly sing their own song. A silk bed cover in a turmeric yellow has been paired with a natural coloured quilt and a mustard cushion in a jali pattern.
TULIPS, a home grown soft furnishings brand synonymous with bespoke textile solutions has introduced their new collection, “Enchanting Indigene.”
The collection offers a visual feast of sumptuously embellished fabrics inspired from our country's rich heritage of textile crafts. You can outfit your home and furniture in the most intricately designed upholstery and luxurious fabrics that have a rich history behind them.
It was founder Raajkumarri Mutha's penchant for exploring indigenous textile crafts and contextualizing them in a contemporary narrative that led to the creation of this collection. The designs of the collection include Madhubani art of hand-painting, Nilgiri’s embroidery art of Toda, the painterly art of Pichwai, etc. on luscious fabrics like satin, linen, silk, velvet, and cotton.
According to Raajkumarri Mutha-Founder -TULIPS, “All the fabrics are painstakingly embroidered using timetime-honouredtchery techniques. The collection pays homage to these crafts through a vibrant interplay of textures, patterns, and colours.The collection features surfaces ornamentation techniques like applique, aari, zardosi, digital printing, and hand painting. As it is known, craftsmanship is at the heart of our business; we always strive to create beautiful soft furnishings that shed new light on ancestral crafts and highlight their timeless appeal."
With the “ Enchanting Indigene" collection of TULIPS, embark on your own design journey and inject artisanal charm in your interiors.
Essentia Environments is all set to give your home a little rustic with its very elegant Archaic Steed collection. Finished with old-world charm these horse figurines depict skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail. The presence of a horse statue in a house is not only visually pleasing but invites positivity and prosperity too.
The very conventionally unconventional collection features chiselled artistry on the hardwood by Essentia Environment’s skilled craftsmen. The collection is fit to compliment contemporary as well as traditionally inspired home interiors. The vintage finish denotes longevity in terms of aesthetics as well as design. The detailed craftwork makes each piece stand out as a masterpiece. The pieces can be customized to any size requirement.
Wicker World is India’s premier Furniture Design company which pioneered the use of natural wicker in India. With 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing, Wicker World is all set to launch its latest “Go Organic Collection,” crafted by designer Amit Sawhney for the outdoor and indoor spaces.
The collection is inspired by life and nature at its best. It is a creative combination of sustainable elements like Woven Wicker, Reclaimed wood, Regional art like Bastar and Warli with hand-woven fabrics like Cotton, Ikat and Linen. Special efforts are put into conducting Green Practices during production, most important being the use of organic UV resistant paints.
The ‘Go Organic’ collection will be showcased at their new store on MG Road, where beautiful furniture is displayed in rustic interiors and lush green outdoors. Out of the confines of brick n mortar, it takes you closer to nature.
Frazer and Haws presents a exquisite range of elegant silver serveware for your beautiful home. Enhanced by a perfect combination of luxury, quality and uniqueness, it's all set to glorify your living space.
The range comprises from beautiful candle stands to fruit bowls, from wine goblet weave to classy cocktail glasses for your martinis. Experience grandeur and style with these stunning silver serveware and make your home revel in the beauty.
A name synonymous with uniqueness, thoughtful designs and unorthodox aesthetics, Momenti has come to give your walls a new definition with its all new Animal collection. Available in India through Ottimo, the collection is a natural yet dramatic narration of wildlife. Stupendous prints of owls, horses, elephants, and birds will take over walls and fill the room with oodles of character.
The Crazy wallpaper collection has been dominantly tinted with neutral color tones like beige and pale blue. The vivid animal imagery has been given a contemporary twist in the form of doodle patterns and cool sunglasses. These noteworthy wallpapers are sure to elevate your interior game. Make the massive canvases of your home a venue of your individualistic ideas and oddball creativity with Momenti.
Art applied to everyday objects – that is the spirit of Momenti. Momenti is a revolutionary, patented glass fibre that lends itself to multiple surfaces – walls, floors, furniture, fabric etc. The fibre’s versatility combines with the art of various masters to create pattern and designs that exude art, design and luxury. Alternatively, you can combine the fibre with your own design to create singularly unique product that reflects your individual personality in every object that surrounds you.The idea is to allow the consumer to live surrounded by their favorite art and design. Be it your sofa, table, floors or walls, Momenti can cover any surface in your chosen design with its patented material. Think of us as the tailors of Italian Design,” says Alexander Bagnai, the co-founder of Momenti.
The Verdant collection exudes luxury. Mix-matching stripes, abstract, chevron and checkerboard patterns, it blends a classy feel with an urban touch that assures to give homes a perfect appearance. Bringing nature to home, it further enhances the interior, delivering a fresh, holistic and harmonious take on any kind of living space.
The verdant collection celebrates nature and its beauty with its rich variations and Eco-friendly material. The fabric is complete matte finished that gives to it an antique and stylish look. Its overall construction uses different techniques that quadruple its decorative appeal, also making it strong, sturdy and durable.
Other than the look and quality, the collection also boasts a host of other premium features, including colourfastness, light fastness and resistance to piling among others. Verdant collection redefines its category, vouching to bring ‘everything class and nature’ within 4-walls.
BoConcept releases new armchair, blending an upholstered hard shell with deep cushion and swivel base.
BoConcept has a rich history of beautiful armchair design. And the new Reno is no different. The form is bold, yet inviting. Its swooping sculptural lines are reminiscent of classic sports cars. It looks great from any angle and can be ordered in a range of colours to match any home style.
Inspired by classic Danish design and functionality, the Reno blends beauty and comfort. A hard shell provides the form and plush cushions deliver sofa-like comfort. The soft cushioning provides an extremely comfortable place to relax, unwind or strike up a conversation.
The Reno is available in BoConcept’s full selection of leathers and fabrics that provide an abundance of colours and textures – over a hundred options. And to add even more possibilities, the smart and convenient swivel base is available in polished aluminium and black.
The design will be available online and in stores from April 2018.
AXOR introduces the AXOR Universal accessories – a unique system of twelve elements that consists of shelves, hooks, towel racks, soap dispensers and tooth brush tumblers. These accessories can be used individually or as a systematic solution in bathrooms. The collection is developed by AXOR together with architect/designer Antonio Citterio.
"Accessories have a significant effect on the overall appearance of a room; they are an essential part of its décor. When I design something, I strive to create products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. For instance, bars inside the shower function as a support for other accessories and serve as towel bars outside the shower", explains Antonio Citterio.
Small Jewels Refine the Bathroom: AXOR Universal accessories create great opportunities in the bathroom design. They are more than just accessories: a unique system made up of masterpieces. Connected by a smart concept, consistently linear and uncluttered, these accessories add a new perspective to the bathroom. Customizing bathroom designs becomes much simpler with the AXOR Universal accessories.
Timeless design combined with outstanding workmanship distinguishes the AXOR Universal Accessories. Clean lines and generous surfaces indicate high worth; smooth contours and soft curves embody elegance and are pleasing to the touch. The AXOR Universal accessories are refined in exclusive AXOR special finishes - polished or glossy. These are available in a wide range of color nuances - from Black Chrome to Polished Gold finish, manufactured using the PVD method. Durable, hygienic, scratch-resistant and easy to clean, the AXOR Universal accessories maintain their value for a long time.