AkzoNobel announces Heart Wood as 2018 Colour of the Year

Jan 22, 2018

AkzoNobel, the leading global paints and coatings company and the makers of Dulux paints in India, unveiled Heart Wood today as the Colour of the Year for 2018. As a part of the 15th edition of AkzoNobel’s annual global study, ColourFuturesTM, Farhan Akhtar, brand ambassador of Dulux in India, unveiled the colour trend – ‘Heart Wood’. Developed by the company’s Global Aesthetic Center in collaboration with leading design and 11 international colour experts, ColourFuturesTM 2018 conveys comfort and ease in response to consumers wanting to nestle down more and create a "welcome home". Heart Wood- a subtle and warm tone of grown-up pink, draws inspiration from the tactile qualities of natural wood and leather.

Flexi Homes launched by Mahindra Lifespaces

Jan 19, 2018

Flexibility is also about empowerment and choice. Every few years, most homeowners undertake the renovation of their houses by painting, tiling and putting up new furniture. Maybe new windows and doors could also be installed or an architect could initiate cosmetic changes to revamp the interiors. However, most renovations cannot go beyond the basics such as painting and interior designing. If homeowners could be empowered to change the entire layout of the house, it would be fantastic. To empower with the power of choice, Aqualily Flexi-homes – a unique residential offering at MWC Chennai provides innovatively designed living spaces that enable homeowners to alter internal layouts depending on their needs. This adaptability is delivered through the use of a dynamic wall & intelligent use of furniture. For example, a bedroom wall serves as a functional ‘flexi-wall’ that can either be collapsed or opened out to alter room dimensions to suit varied user needs. In fact, young families could especially benefit from the reconfiguring of rooms to meet their changing spatial and privacy requirements over time.

Musa basin and bath by GRAFF

Jan 19, 2018

Musa is GRAFF’s new collection including a vanity washbasin, a freestanding washbasin and a freestanding bathtub. These new luxury articles have been designed internally by G* Design Studio and have a fresh, linear look, that suits most of GRAFF’s contemporary faucet series. The three elements are all developed in Sleekstone®, a new patented, composite material that combines dolomitic stone with a unique resin, to create a solid surface product. Its durable properties make its surfaces easy to clean and require minimal maintenance. Sleek-Stone®, available in a gloss or matte white finish, is a smooth, non-porous material, resistant to scratches, mold and mildew, stains, abrasions and UV ray. This elegant and luxurious compound is also restorable and therefore, virtually everlasting.

BoConcept adds a range of products to its current collection

Jan 19, 2018

BoConcept has updated the accessories collection for Spring/Summer 2018 with new pieces in dusty rose, bold brass and calming blues. Textured and faceted ceramics and glass feature, in soft matt and gloss finishes. The collection’s new fabrics for its textiles, include rich suedes, sumptuous velvets and soft cottons. The new BoConcept gallery collection brings an elegant, gallery-like atmosphere into any home. Dramatic colours, patterns inspired by nature, and attention-grabbing graphic flourishes are the central themes for the new images. Rugs are the fastest way to transform a space from bland to beautiful. For SS18, BoConcept introduces new rug colours, shapes and textures, which provide the perfect starting point for an awe-inspiring space. This year, the brand has also added a new candle range entitled, ‘Ro,’ which is Danish for tranquility. Quality is always paramount and this range is no different. BoConcept has worked with one Danish candle manufacturer, ensuring, perfect designs, long burn times and industry low soot levels.

Home Care Air Purifiers by Tefal

Jan 19, 2018

Tefal has introduced Intense Pure Air purifier -- one of its kind -- that filters up to 99.97% harmful pollutants and also thanks to patented NanoCaptur technology it permanently destroys carcinogenic formaldehyde** present in all houses like no other purifier does. Formaldehyde is one of the most harmful indoor pollutants and has been identified as a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Tefal’s promise is to take perfect care of the air that your family is breathing at home, all year long. Intense Pure Air XL-The 4 step filtration process ensures the air that we breathe becomes pure. The Pre-Filter stops the bigger particles like dust, human and animal hair, the active carbon filter catches the odour, gas and volatile organic compounds, the HEPA filter captures up to 99.97% of the particles and the fourth one is the patented NanoCaptur filter which destroys carcinogenic formaldehyde. The classical filtration technologies only trap and then release the formaldehyde back in the environment while Tefal’s air purifier permanently destroys formaldehyde. The micro-alveolar structure of the NanoCaptur filter provides a larger active surface ensuring the purifier lasts up to 12 times longer. The purifier provides an automatic pollution detection system by the air quality indicator and speed adaptation by autoregulation of the fan. The purifier also has the ionization feature- releases 3 millions of negative ions per cm into the air. These negative ions can then attach themselves to pollution particles, thereby, neutralizing the pollutants. The homogeneous filtration helps in adjustable air flow. The filter change indicator helps in easy maintenance of the product. The timer feature of the air purifier facilitates optimal energy consumption. It has area coverage of up to 80 square meters. The product is priced at INR 29,999.

Hitachi Exhibit Its Elevator at ACETECH Hyderabad 2018

Jan 18, 2018

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”), Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd., which operates elevator and escalator business in Japan, Asia and Middle East, and Hitachi Lift India Pvt. Ltd. (“Hitachi Lift India”), a sales and service company of elevator and escalator in India, today announced that they will exhibit an elevator equipped with Hitachi’s latest technology, safety and comfort at  “The Economic Times ACETECH Hyderabad 2018” held in the HITEC EXHIBITION CENTER in Hyderabad, India from 19 through 21, January, 2018.

In the Hitachi booth, they will display an elevator model and excellent design samples and give a presentation of Hitachi’s entire business as well as its elevator and escalator business so that visitors can gain a deeper understanding of safety and comfort of the Hitachi elevators.

Hitachi’s elevator and escalator business in India

Hitachi established Hitachi Lift India in January 2008, and since then it has delivered its products including high speed elevators for luxury residences, hotels and offices. Hitachi Lift India currently operates in major cities in India, such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad. In Hyderabad, Hitachi Lift India opened an office in July 2017, and it has enhanced its operations in sales, installation and maintenance of its products.

By applying the latest technology used for Hitachi’s world highest (1) speed elevators running at 1,260m per minute and introducing it into the Indian market, Hitachi will contribute to improve convenience of buildings and provide highly safety products.

Span Floors launches a new range of innovative Engineered Wood collection

Jan 18, 2018

Span Floors, a leading brand of wooden flooring in India has launched their new range of innovative Engineered Wood Collection. This new Engineered Wood collection is high on innovation, design and style. It is strong enough to withstand harsh conditions. The glue used is water resistant, highly elastic, eco-friendly, reliable and completely safe to your health. The materials used in the production process are selected based on strict requirements for ecological safety and finished products are regularly tested for formaldehyde content. So you can be assured of 100% safe environment around you. The latest exclusive collection is available at Span Floors, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi.

The latest engineered wood collection by Span Floors is based on twofolddynamics i.e. Balanced Symmetrical Construction and High on Performance and Best in Quality. Base and middle core for 3-layer flooring is made of birch, which provides the perfect symmetry and balance, and vastly reduces any chance of cupping and warping in case of temperature or humidity fluctuations.Innovative polyurethane hot-melt adhesives are used for bonding, which is extra strong, water-resistant and highly elastic. Innovative Valinge 5G click system CosLoc ensures tight and reliable connection.

With the latest innovations the collection is yet very stylish and voguish to the core. Span Floors offers an extensive designer palette with over 80 unique colors available in a range of hardwood species and a line of decorative wall and ceiling panels made of natural wood. The latest range of this engineered wood collection offersa unique line of mosaic floors that are available in a multitude of shapes, sizes and surface patterns thus ensuring extra-durable surface finishes for floors used in home and public spaces like hotels, offices, and other heavy trafficked facilities.

Mr. Satinder Chawla, Managing Director, Span Floors says, “I am sure once you install this new engineered wood collection you would find it very comfortable, durable, climate tolerant and easy-to-maintain. A lot of investment has been made in research and development of this cutting-edge technology and hence it is fast becoming a much sought after wooden flooring”.

ELICA presents the new range of Deep silence Hoods

Jan 18, 2018

Do you get hassled with the constant Hood sound? Does it interfere with your favourite music while you cook? How about having a quieter cooking place with decorative Hoods’ that boast of unique silence technology and impressive functionality! Just imagine the difference between an office full of people chit chatting and a quiet library with only a soft whisper. Well, this is exactly what the new Deep Silence technology is all about, now for your kitchen space and peace!

Elica, leading name in Kitchenhoods across the globe has introduced patented innovative noise reduction system “Elica Deep Silence” (EDS3). The Hoods that comes with EDS3 are the quietest in the world. With Elica Hood models featuring this extraordinary silence technology, you will barely hear the sound at all at low speeds, that is, there is no perceptible noise at all!

The range also incorporates a sleek new design and enhanced features for greater efficiency. EDS3 system reduces noise without compromising on performance. The models equipped with EDS3 are among the most powerful and efficient ones in the market.

This kitchen solution by Elica also refines your kitchen appearance with its polished look. The irresistible Deep silence Hoods’ offer great design combined with harmonious simplicity. It is a magical merge of technology and form. Uber-stylish and highly-aesthetic, the new range is also energy efficient.

Another defining characteristic of the ultra-silent EDS3 system is the three dimensional aluminium filter that offers exceptionally high airflow coverage. This makes it possible for an air filter capacity of 94% while maintaining the noise far lower than the conventional Hoods.

By ADAB presents Mrs. Select

Jan 18, 2018

By Adab, a renowned name in bed & bath linen domain presents its latest range of Bed Sheet sets called Mrs. Select. This extremely durable ensemble of bed sheets comes along with pillow covers. The limited edition printed bed sheets are made up of best of the fabrics, exclusively designed for connoisseurs. The linen is specially formulated with the comfort that makes it more durable. By Adab aims to add perfect finishing touch to your bedding collection with Mrs. Select.

Mrs. Select from By Adab is a variety of elegant designer bed linens indigenously deliberated under the supervision of superlatively talented designers. It is made in India from Virgin Egyptian cotton of high thread count. The collection includes graces that range from classic to modern, with exclusive collections to contest every style. It has a mixture of colours to their contrast which gives a home like feeling just by sight. It is fashioned carefully which you can adore it all the while.By Adab has an extensive selection of designer bed linen collections from some of the best styles in luxury homeware. 

Rustomjee Elements showflat designed by Jimmy Mistry

Jan 17, 2018

For the past two and a half decades, Jimmy Mistry, Della Group, has been at the forefront of the design industry and has donned many hats of designer, hotelier and entrepreneur. His design proficiency and his comfort with the worlds of technology coupled with the hunger for innovation and unsinkable passion for something new constantly fuels inside him to think endlessly. He has a deep and passionate love for design and has crafted this house into a luxury living experience.

This monobrand sample flat for Rustomjee Elements, which is first of its kind by Della Stores, is characterised by luxury bespoke furniture, extravagant lighting, new age materials, top of the line innovation and technology including voice activated automation, smart mirrors, electronic gen next faucets, mood lit bathrooms, fibre optics and state-of-the-art mechanical automation systems integrated seamlessly into furnishings.