Abb Leaf Awards Success For Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre

Oct 03, 2017

The upcoming Kuwaiti museum complex, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC), has been named Public Building of the Year at the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards 2017.The annual LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards bring together more than 100 leading senior figures from the world’s elite architectural design community to celebrate, discuss and honour some of the best new international projects. All shortlisted and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the future of the industry. A joint delegation from the Amiri Diwan of Kuwait and SSH collected the international accolade for the complex at a gala ceremony, hosted at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, in London. Due to be completed by the end of this year, the centre not only celebrates mankind’s scientific and cultural achievements but also honours Kuwaiti, Islamic and Arab culture and history. Together, with the award-winning Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) and the nearly restored and refurbished Al Salam Palace, the museum complex will form part of a new national cultural district for the city of Kuwait. The project will consist of six main buildings: A Natural History Museum; Science Museum; Museum of Islamic History; Space Museum; Fine Arts Centre; and a Theatre. Kuwaiti architecture is represented by the main ‘street’, which meanders and echoes the traditional ‘Ferej’. This creates exciting spaces, Islamic patterns, corners and walkways, mirroring the experience of walking down a traditional, busy Kuwaiti street.

ABOUT SSH- SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Iraq, Kuwait, London, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. 

Design Café Launches Its Second Experiential Centre In Bangalore

Sep 29, 2017

Design Café, a leading interior design + built solutions company, has launched its second experiential centre in Bangalore. Located in the heart of the city, this experiential centre will complement their revolutionary website www.designcafe.com that allows you to get access to smart homes in just four easy steps. The launch was hosted by Shezaan Bhojani and Gita Ramanan, co-founders, Design Café. The well-attended event saw the likes of Kanwaljit Singh, MD, Fireside Ventures along with several award-winning architects. The centre, located at St. Mark's road, just above the iconic Koshy's showcases the latest materials and brands from all over the world allowing the customer to get a physical sense and actually touch and feel the products before they take shape in his/her home. This is Design Cafe's second such foray after their Whitefield centre, that was launched in September last year. With the use of Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence tools, as well as completely fitted individual centres this new experiential centre will allow customers to get a complete 360-degree experience of what their dream home will ultimately look like. Customized interiors for your home was never this easy: once the budget and design are a right fit, book a consultation at one of the experience centres and see the home come alive in 3D. Once you are satisfied, hand over the reins to our experienced team who will take care of everything. Your home will be completely fitted in 90 days, with everything from the lights, furniture, curtains, to even the kitchen sink. 

Greenlam Industries Ltd. All Set To Unveil Its Exquisite New Designs Under Its Flagship Brand – Greenlam Laminates

Sep 29, 2017

Faithful to their mission to deliver nothing but the best to their consumers, Greenlam Industries’ flagship brand Greenlam Laminates, will unveil 58 stunning new designs and three new textures to their ever-growing laminate collection. This will give their consumers a lot more to choose from.  The new Greenlam Collection features textures ranging from natural textures like wood, stone and fabric to abstract textures like stucco which adds a certain appeal and ruggedness to your home. These textures are meant to give Greenlam’s consumers flexibility while designing their houses and enhance their creativity in interiors. The new Greenlam range features 12 collections namely, HD Gloss, Synchro, Designer Collection, Super Gloss, Olmo, Wood Horizontal, Nuovo Smoked, Woodgrain, Naturalle, Stucco, Stone Collection, Textile and Pearlescent. 

Asian Paints’ ‘colour Store’ Offers Its Art-inspired Wall Art Collection, ‘folk In Vogue’

Sep 29, 2017

The essence of Indian Folk art is affluent owing to its cultural roots and has been flourishing from time immemorial. India is a nation of diverse culture and varied art forms. We find pride in representing and referring to our country’s talent in art but slowly it is paving the path towards becoming history. Paint major brand, Asian Paints in their effort towards reviving the art promoted the creator of these masterpieces and brought them into spotlight launching Folk in Vogue- a Wall art design concept by Colour with Asian Paints Store. At Asian Paints Colour Store, renowned Interior Designer Krsnaa Mehta launched a plethora of beautiful wall and décor designs that are fashioned by the artists who used their incredible talent in creating those wall arts. He spoke about reviving dying arts of India and the art forms used in Folk in Vogue range. The art form offered in the Folk in Vogue collection ranges from Gond to Warli, Kalamkari to Madhubani and Pattachitra. One can explore the variety of designs that can be painted on the walls as well as on furniture to give home a customized look- one that suits your taste and the mood of your home. The designs are hand-painted on walls by skilled artisans from the birthplaces of these art forms.

Asahi Launched Ais Renew

Sep 28, 2017

AIS Renew is a retrofitting solution, specially designed to give old buildings a new life. This unique solution is attached on top of an existing glass window to convert it into an energy-saving insulated glass it enhances the living conditions in buildings without disrupting their regular operations. Built with a Low-E interlayer, its performance is equivalent to that of an insulated glazed unit. This makes the glass reflect the sun’s heat away from the building and keeps the interiors cool. This helps in reducing the usage of air-conditioning, therefore conserving electricity. AIS Retrofitting solution is highly energy efficient and provides benefits such as heat shielding, glare reduction, thermal and sound insulation and also protects from UV rays at a lesser cost than traditionally deglazing and re-glazing solutions. AIS Renew – retrofit solutions can be used in the following structures to make the building energy efficient- corporate offices, hotels, hospitals, banks, food chains, car showrooms and shopping malls.

Faber Launches New Range Of The First Ever 3d Chimney

Sep 28, 2017

Many studies point out that air in Indian kitchens is more polluted than the air outside the house. Cooking in India involves a lot of sautéing and frying that produces harmful gases like CO, NO2, & SO2 in the process. Inhalation of these gases leads to health issues including respiratory disorders, skin damage etc. Kitchen chimney is a smart way of handling pollution in the kitchen. It not only removes the harmful smoke and fumes which damage the health but also ensures that the furniture and the appliances in the kitchen remain in pristine condition. In a normal chimney, the suction happens from the bottom vents, hence any smoke which escapes the bottom vents tend to stay in the kitchen for a long time, with a negative effect on individual’s health and kitchen environment. Faber introduces world’s first 3D Chimney with T2S2 technology with 3-way suction.  Its unique filters on the sides of the hood extract any smoke that escapes the bottom vent. This technology ensures kitchen free from smoke & grease making it appear neat and hygienic just like the kitchen of your dreams. Available in black and SS options, 3D hoods come adapted to latest designs and finishes from Europe.

Art For Concern- Renowned Artists Come Together For A Charitable Cause!

Sep 28, 2017

Art for Concern, the affordable show of Indian art, will be held on 5th and 6th October 2017, at Aqaba, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Organised by Secure Giving in aid of Concern India Foundation, the latest edition of the show promises to be a rich aesthetic event for avid art collectors in the city. A fundraising initiative at its core, Art for Concern was initiated in 2001 and has carved a niche for itself by displaying the work of young, upcoming artists alongside that of well-established names. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to get a hold of pieces by the likes of Ram Kumar, Jogen Chowdhury, Rabin Mondal, Shuvaprasanna, Manu Parekh, T. Vaikuntam, K. Laxma Goud, Lalu Prasad Shaw, among others, at affordable rates, all under one roof. Approximately 45 artists from across the country will display their work and proceeds from the show will go towards Concern India Foundation to support grassroots programmes in the areas of health, education and community development. 

Parallax Design Studio Launched Aranya

Sep 26, 2017

Aranya draws its inspiration from the patterns of nature in motion - the sculptural forms of a bird mid-flight, the gentle flutter of a butterfly's wings, delicate overlapping petals in a gerbera flower swaying in the breeze, and the beautiful proportions of a dragonfly. Each theme creates a sense of nature captured in motion, and when combined, the different themes come together to create a magical woodland setting. Aranya will add that perfect touch of whimsy and nature to your floors.

About the Firm: PARALLAX DESIGN STUDIO

Parallax Design Studio approaches creative problem solving with the observation and understanding of the unique values and requirements of each client. The central concern of the practice is excellence in design with active collaboration with graphic and product designers, engineers, artists and local artisans. The firm deals with a wide range of projects and is not restricted to a particular genre. 

Planika Launched New Automatic Fireplace

Sep 26, 2017

The new automatic fireplace Lincoln is a portable model and requires zero venting. It can be installed anywhere, even where the fireplace seemed impossible to be arranged. Sold as ready-to-use this traditional bioethanol fireplace does not require any hard connections– all you need is electricity socket. It is Planika’s alternative model that retains the features of bio-ethanol unit but looks like a traditional fireplace. It is perfect for any interiors!

Wisma Atria Interiors By Nomita Kohli Launched The Majestic Outdoor Furniture Collection By Its Italian Brand “dfn, The Outdoor Company”

Sep 26, 2017

Interior designer NOMITA KOHLI of WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS has launched the uniquely designed, Outdoor furniture Collection by its Italian furniture brand “DFN- THE OUTDOOR COMPANY” at her design studio WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS located at Lado Sarai, New Delhi. The DFN Furniture Collection presented by NOMITA KOHLI of WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS comprises of a designer range of sunbeds, chaise lounge and armchairs in a sinuous shape for decorating outdoor environment with ease. Available in many colour options like brown, grey, teak, black, blue and green, this outdoor furniture by DFN supports Aluminum frame covered in hand-woven synthetic resin supplemented with a cushion to be applied over the entire length for optimum comfort and a headrest with a removable roller. The collection of these outdoor furniture pieces are an absolute amalgamation of style and exclusive design that is sure to add vivacity to your outdoor décor with extravagant luxuries.