Godrej Lockss puts design-led innovation at the heart of its business strategy

Dec 28, 2017

Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems (Godrej Lockss), the 120-year-young locking systems and hardware solution manufacturer and part of the Godrej Group, has announced that design-led innovation will be one of the core pillars of its business growth strategy along with new product offering, increased reach within domestic market and expansion to several key international markets. The company aims to cross a business revenue of Rs. 1000 crore by FY 2020.

Commenting on the importance of a design-led innovation strategy, Mr. Shyam Motwani, Executive VP & Business Head, Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems said, “Consumers across the world are increasingly getting design conscious. They want to design their home and ensure that the whole house syncs in both design and functionality. The design thinking and technology expertise has helped locking solutions emerge from the shadows of being a functional product to a technology and safety driven product. Therefore, design-led innovation and customer centricity will continue to be our core focus areas. We plan to introduce several new products under different categories which will be an amalgamation of aesthetics and performance.”

Under its rurban (rural and urban) initiative, Lockss plans to develop specific products for rural and urban markets (with over 100,000 population or less) as it believes that it has the technical knowhow and wherewithal to enter these markets with the right products that meet the demands of the region.

Shades of India Launches Its New Collection – Petals & Roses

Dec 28, 2017

------- This is the time of the year when you have the chance to convey your love to your beloved. By February, spring is already in the air. With Valentine’s Day in mind we have thus imagined a woodland setting for our new Home Collection. Amid the trees and sprays of hanging branches, there is a place for romance, pleasure and relaxation. 

The focus is on colours – blues, greens and red combined with the natural tones of the earth. A silk/cotton bedcover in lapiz blue has been contrasted with a quilt in velvet lightly printed in a floral design. The soft layering of the bed gives promise of ease and luxury. Cushions are in charcoal and embroidered in zari and silk cutwork give texture to the layering. 

Another play of colour combines a jade green matlesse bedcover with cushions in saffron worked in a kantha stitch. To enrich the setting, a decorative cushion in a hand foiled gold print embellished with metal sequins and decorative stones have been added.

Shades of India values it’s detailing and small touches distinguish the collection. Bees, often symbols of royalty, have been intricately worked on a cushion. A hand quilted white bedcover has been combined with a cushion in mustard in a jali pattern.

The challenging play of mint with saffron or a mustard yellow with blues and charcoal provides an unusual contrast. The softness of the fabrics gives a feeling of ease and comfort with which to celebrate St Valentine’s Day. 

Sodabottleopenerwala In The 30 top Restaurant Awards 2017

Dec 28, 2017

SodaBottleOpenerWala Hyderabad has been ranked amongst the top 30 restaurants at the first-ever  Himalayan Sparkling Top Restaurant Awards2017.

Hosted by hospitality sector veterans AD Singh and Rahul Akerkar, the glittering event witnessed the presence of some of the most prominent names in the hospitality industry along with food writers, critics, influencers, and opinion makers from the city’s swish set.

The judging panel included 100+ food writers, critics, influencers, serious food enthusiasts, and all-round tastemakers from across the country.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. AD Singh - Managing Director, the Olive Group said, “We are delighted that SodaBottleOpenerWala is ranked 30th. For a long time, chefs and restaurateurs have not been adequately recognised. The job opportunities we create and the value that we add to a marketplace goes unnoticed. It is therefore lovely to have more awards and  recognition for our work,  as chefs and restaurateurs are still finding their rightful place in India Inc.”

The WhiteTeak introduces new Industrial Themed Crystal Floor Lamp Collection

Dec 27, 2017

Modern style meets vintage appeal in The White Teak Company’s new Industrial Themed Crystal Floor Lamp Collection imparting a retro vibe that’s pretty and practical. Featuring antique rust or distressed finishes, each piece has been crafted with crystals; this collection combines natural warmth with industrial durability.

The White Teak Company is a luxury home decor online shopping store in India offering designer lamps, hanging lights, wooden decor and more. The beauty of the newly introduced Industrial Themed lamps is that they are timeless, neutral, simple and natural.  The look is simple and clean with a focus on function, which lends it to looking a bit more masculine than other design styles. The design incorporates distressed finishes, cage lighting, and Edison-style filament bulbs simplistic in form and utilitarian appeal.

AXOR One: Perfect Unity in the Shower

Dec 27, 2017

AXOR announces its latest hand-held shower - AXOR One - designed by the London-based design duo Barber & Osgerby. The minimalist, AXOR One hand-held shower with its two spray modes is all set to revitalise your showering sessions. It is a perfect complement to you bathroom too. A Wide Band of Water The unique design of the hand-held shower combines angles and curves in perfect unity. The high-quality and precisely manufactured metal corpus with a fully integrated handle is positioned vertically in the porter unit of the shower rod. A 90-degree turn of the retaining element allows for a selective neck or head massage with the revitalizing waterfall spray type. This wide, soft band of water intensifies its wellness effect through the horizontal positioning of the hand-held shower. With a soothing spray for body cleansing, the AXOR One hand-held shower offers another spray type that can be selected easily and intuitively by the push of a button.

Green Floormax Flooring offers Floors with the Permaclick advantage

Dec 27, 2017

Green Floormax Flooring offers Laminate and Wood Veneer Flooring for residential and commercial applications. Laminate Flooring consists of a high abrasion resistance top layer, followed by a decorative design layer. The laminate flooring also comes with a HDF core which forms the middle layer and the Moisture resistant backing layer. Wood Veneer Flooring has a special UV cured lacquer coating to protect the wood veneer from scratches and stains. The wood veneer is made from the finest sliced lumber to protect the natural texture and colours of the wood. The HDF based core made from the hard wood fibres helps manage both impact and humidity variations. The floors come with the Permaclick interlocking system, by virtue of which the floors are installed seamlessly providing them with an unmatched quality and finish. Besides the floors are also equipped with Max-Shield-a unique scratch resistant protection technology that shields it against wear and tear. Moreover, the floors are engineered with Sonic Sponge, an advanced technology that allows the sound absorbent backing layer to reduce sound transmission and produce only a sound and pleasant sound.

CP Kukreja announces photography awards 2018

Dec 26, 2017

CP Kukreja Photography Awards 2018 is a prestigious photography competition conducted by Foundation for Design Excellence. The award attempts to honour varied visual styles and interpretations by photographers, architects, designers and enthusiasts to acknowledge disciplines as diversed as Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design, Public Art, Construction Engineering, Urban Sociology and Landscape Design. The theme of the competition is “Celebrating Architecture”

The competition invites innovative shots of architectural works designed by CP Kukreja Architects with a subjective conceptual imagery of its own. The photographs should express architectural or aesthetic idea or ideas. The images will be considered for their degree of freshness, aesthetic qualities, intention and charm. TIMELINE: Registrations begin on 10th January 2018. The last date of Registration is 10th February 2018 while the last date for submission of entries is 25th February 2018. A Cash Prize of Rs 50,000 will be given and 3 selected entries to be declared as Special Mentions on jury’s discretion. For queries write to cpka.awards@gmail.com

D’Decor launches a range of innovative Commercial Blinds for workplaces!

Dec 26, 2017

D’Decor is a leading manufacturer and exporter of curtains, upholstery fabrics  and home accessories has now launched a variety of commercial blinds to transform workspaces!

Through careful research and development, D’Decor has developed not just aesthetically pleasing but also technologically advanced blinds for the workspacethat ensure the best finish and the fastest turnaround time. The blinds come with both motorized and manual operating systems, a five year warranty program and extremely efficient after sales service. D’Decor has taken innovative solutions a notch higher by introducing blinds that are antibacterial, flame retardant and water repellent to combat safety and hygiene issues in commercial spaces. D’Decor Blinds offer the largest range of commercial blinds both in terms of numbers as well as design options. It also offers a ‘fit-to-perfection’ service for their range of commercial blinds that allows complete customizations per the mood one wants to set up at a workspace. There are over 800 fabric variations including Sheer Fabrics, Blackouts, Sunscreens, Translucent Fabrics, to name a few.

Wisma Atria Interiors by Namita Kohli launched Rubelli Casa Coffee Table Collection

Dec 26, 2017

Known for her aesthetically curate high-end selection, Interior designer NOMITA KOHLI of WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS has launched Rubelli Casa Coffee Table Collection at her design studio WISMA ATRIA INTERIORS located at Lado Sarai, New Delhi.

Rubelli Casa is a versatile and welcoming lifestyle brand featuring beauty, elegance and comfort in each furniture piece, making it more relaxing and gives intense good feel factor, where ever it is placed. Tradition and innovation are both aspects; fully alive and well balanced in Rubelli Casa designer furniture, making it a unique and exciting masterpiece.

When it comes to a living room, the two main pieces of furniture that attract the most attention are the sofa and the coffee table. The latter often becomes the centre-piece which is why it's important to choose the Rubelli Casa Collection designer range of Coffee Tables. The Rubelli Casa Collection presented by Nomita Kohli of Wisma Atria interiors comprises of a designer range of Coffee Tables.  The collection has coffee tables in different shapes with finishes such as Lacquer beech finish, natural wood finish & black lacquer finish. The tops of the coffee tables have options in tempered glass, Stone & black lacquered top. 

According to Nomita Kohli of Wisma Atria interiors, “Rubelli Casa is one of the most luxurious brands in the Furniture industry. Every item of furniture is manufactured, assembled and finished by hand with carefully selected materials, giving each product a distinctive personality which renders it truly unique.”

Dainty Candle Holders by SR Artefacts

Dec 23, 2017

SR Artefacts, the house of bespoke and luxurious silverware, is known for their intricate designs and unique patterns. 
Their artefacts are handmade by some of the most talented silversmiths in the country, whose skill sets are rare. 

Dainty pure silver candle stands with red coral roses: An elegant set of candle stands to light up your home on those special occasions. The real red coral roses add a charming touch to them.


About SR Artefacts:

For over 25 years, SR Artefacts has excelled at crafting exquisite silverware, with a focus on the gracious gifting of silver. Established in 1989 as a family enterprise, the firm’s commitment to quality and design has exceeded the highest of expectations — to become the first choice of collectors and connoisseurs of fine things.

From customised silverware to mementoes and memorabilia, SR Artefacts has offered up collectables that have successfully redefined the market standard for over two decades. Striving to constantly innovate and mesmerise, our designs encapsulate the best classic and modern elements, while being mindful of traditional values and sensitivities. With a rich heritage and unshakable foundation, today SR Artefacts is more than a place where your silver desires take shape — we are the definitive silverware destination for those who expect nothing less than the best.