Lladro launches its new collection

Oct 17, 2017

The Hitoiki collection (Hitoiki means “moment of relaxation” in Japanese) continues to grow with new pieces which are perfect both for the Japanese and the Western markets. They make ideal complimentary gifts for Japanese weddings or corporate events. The element they share in common is the ornamentation in the form of circles and diamonds, inspired by the traditional Japanese patterns known as “asanoha”. Both pieces have a flat unornamented bottom which can be customized with a decal, an exclusive service Lladro provides to its customers. These can be placed differently to the usual manner, to have the dedication always on view.

Peninsula Land announces the launch of the last phase of Peninsula Heights

Oct 16, 2017

Real estate developer Peninsula Land Limited, part of the Ashok Piramal Group, has announced the launch of the last phase –Ascent Tower for Peninsula Heights, its flagship project in Bengaluru. Peninsula Heights consists of two Towers namely Crown & Ascent and the project aims at providing buyers with the body of an apartment, but the soul of a villa located in the heart of the city – J.P. Nagar. The project offers sophisticated architectural detailing and interiors and will have only one apartment per wing and a private elevator to each apartment to ensure maximum privacy to its residents. Apart from these, Ascent Tower will also provide provisions for home automation and efficient power back-up, within the apartments. It also enjoys close proximity to several lifestyle amenities including Bengaluru Central Mall, Ragigudda Temple, Manipal Hospital, St. Paul’s English School and Apollo Hospital, all of which are within a 1km radius from Peninsula Heights. The reputed IIM Bangalore is also a short less than 4 km drive away. Further, these uber-plush vaastu complaint homes overlooking a serene garden are provided with amenities like a separate facility for domestic help, a breakfast bar, family lounge room and a puja space, which are generally needed in contemporary homes. And within the complex are additional facilities like a gym, multipurpose hall, spa, club house and a mini theatre. Theses ‘villas in the sky’ have been designed with utmost thoughtfulness and attention to detail keeping in mind cross-ventilation, splendid views and natural lighting, by award-winning architects – HB Design Studio (Singapore/HK). 

Plüsch launches +STAGE by Poggenpohl in India

Oct 16, 2017

Plusch brings Poggenpohl’s +STAGE design to the Indian market. The German kitchen-design house’s new range is replete with multi-functional models that stand apart through their focus on innovation and quality. +STAGE is a unique work of design innovation and notable for being light, flexible, yet strong. The highly functional theme units are equipped with slide-in hinged doors, designated as ‘pocket doors’. +STAGE can be easily integrated into a tall unit line and thus blend harmoniously into both kitchen and living areas, it may also be visually accentuated as a stand-alone unit. The functions of +STAGE can be individually defined and grouped together by means of specially developed equipment features. The +STAGE unit by Poggenpohl is exclusively available at all Plüsch showrooms in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. In developing +STAGE, Poggenpohl deliberately focuses on contemporary living, concentrating on all that is essential and valuable within home life. Activities formerly carried out in different areas are grouped together within a compact space of 120 cm wide, creating an elegant setting. +STAGE lets you give your unit an individual theme. The unit also blends perfectly into existing architecture through a standard depth, four possible heights and a choice of all available fronts. With +STAGE, the emphasis is on complete design freedom, allowing creation of a highly functional piece of furniture with unique theme worlds. For a distinctive, unmistakable ambience focused entirely on individual requirements. When the slide-in doors (pocket doors) disappear into the side walls, an interior arrangement unsurpassed in its uniqueness comes into view. Specially developed equipment elements can be stylishly and functionally combined, resulting in themes defined by personal choice of the elements. Poggenpohl offers the complete theme packages of bar, office, breakfast, wardrobe, kitchen and tea as a design basis.

Duravit celebrates 200 years

Oct 16, 2017

Duravit AG is a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. Duravit has carefully managed its brand, which is synonymous with holistically designed bathrooms. As is well-known, it all began in the Black Forest. Initially, the Steingut-Fabrik Hornberg, founded by Georg Friedrich Horn, produced tableware. 25 years later, in 1842, the company’s production was broadened to include the first sanitaryware products that have been sold under the Duravit brand name since 1960. During one and a half centuries, as part of the industrial revolution, the technical possibilities, basic scientific principles and the commercial environment changed so much that an evolution of the bathroom and its products finally became possible in the second half of the 20th century. In this way, the company meets the present and future requirements of its clients in all areas. Frank Richter emphasises: “The brand triad of quality, design and technology is what distinguishes Duravit”. Today there are 5 product areas: Ceramics, furniture, wellness technologies (including shower-toilets, whirlpools, saunas), tap fittings and accessories. The company produces at eleven locations around the world. Duravit has some 6000 employees around the world, and in 2016 the turnover was 450 million Euros.

U-Like Fabrics launches its Tuscan Collection

Oct 13, 2017

Centering on the theme of ‘everything natural’, the Tuscan collection is perfect to add a grand decorative feel to the homes. Using abstract design, stripes and style direction that draw from rich cultural heritage, it smartly celebrates the earthy tone. The Tuscan collection is made using premium quality, high-end materials. Its variations of colours exude a neutral feel, which ensures it gets along perfectly with practically every kind of furniture. Vouching for a dash of calm and relaxing feel, it further ensures to enhance the living space with contrasting light and dark details. Plenty of custom choices available assure one mix-match and experiments luxuriously to suit distinct needs adequately. About the Company: U-Like Fabrics comes into the picture in the year 1980 under the esteem guidance of Parmod Goyal, with the vision of universally accepted belief in a change in the furnishing industry. We conduct every process to give the international standard quality to our fabrics. Many of the renowned designers brushed shoulders with the U-Like Fabrics. We retained services of experienced and competent consultants from various fields like Interiors, Architect, and Acoustics.

Tantalizing Home Effects (THE) launched its latest collection of Table Sculptures

Oct 13, 2017

Sculptures are known to make any corner the centre of attraction. Keeping this in mind, the luxurious brand Tantalizing Home Effects (THE) has recently launched Table Sculptures at their flagship store at Kirti Nagar, Delhi. The collection has the signature pieces of sculptures which could enhance the setting of any decor. The collection comprises of the different types of figurines in different shapes that narrate real-life expressions story. Each piece of this collection is the perfect art of appreciation that depicts your style statement. You can add these unique pieces matching up with your wall colours to create an interesting theme of your home. These figurines are not just long lasting and durable but also classy and stylish that will stay in style for the countless numbers of years.

Mitashi Curved 4K LED TV – Get home an Immersive Cinematic Viewing Experience

Oct 13, 2017

Mitashi, one of India’s Leading premium-value homegrown brand, has been launching game-changing electronics for over two decades. This month, Mitashi took another step in that direction with the launch of its breakthrough 55’ 4k Curved LED TV. It’s poised to disrupt the Curved LED TV segment in India. The 55’ Curved LED TV is the latest addition to Mitashi’s immensely successful LED television range that offers 55’, 50’, 39’ and 32’ options. The latest 55’ Curved 4k UHD resolution brings the sharpest image you’ve ever seen. The super slim Curved panel is specially designed to bring you the most immersive viewing experience, coupled with the classy aesthetics. The ultra HD 2160p, 3840*2160 resolution and 4,00,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, powered by the original Samsung-panel brings you the best, world-class quality visuals. The revolutionary Smart LED TV television by Mitashi comes with all the options for modern-day viewing choices, like the USB Movie plug-and-play, HDMI input, PC input, built-in Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. While all other televisions in the market come with a regular glass, Mitashi’s 55’ Curved LED TV is protected with a tempered glass that also leads to more seamless viewing. Mitashi offers free wall mounting and a 3-years warranty with the television. Mitashi’s path-breaking new television is priced at just Rs. 79,990, at almost half the price of its nearest competitors. 

St+art Mumbai 2017: India’s international street art festival heads to Mumbai for its second edition

Oct 13, 2017

St+art Mumbai 2017 will reflect upon the nature and DNA of the city through the lens of site specific projects in its most significant locations. Dharavi and Sassoon Dock will be the main focus for art interventions ranging from colourful murals, installations, workshops, film screenings and a range of events that will bring various communities together. There will also be 3 other special projects in Churchgate Station, Jindal Mansion and the Western Railways. The aim of the project is to connect these areas of modern Mumbai which seem so distant from one another, yet are part of a shared history, and explore how integral these spaces have been to the cultural history and development of Mumbai. Starting from 10th October to 30th December, St+art Mumbai will bring together artists, national, international and local, who will add to the city of dreams a touch of contemporary public art. An initiative of the St+art India foundation who have organised 6 other festivals prior to this in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, the St+art festival returns to Mumbai to build on the work done in the first edition. The festival is wholeheartedly supported by Asian Paints which shares the foundation’s vision of spreading art across public spaces in India.Over 30 Indian and international artists, as well as urban designers, will be part of this festival. The line-up includes names such as Guido Van Helten (Australia), Curiot (Mexico), Olivier Hols (Austria), Clemens Behr (Germany), Daku (India), Sameer Kulavoor (India), Shilo Shiv Suleman (India), AWP (France), Ayaz Basrai (India), Askewone (New Zealand), Ella & Pitr (France), Avinash Kumar (India), Yok and Sheryo (Singapore), Tan Xi Zi (Singapore), Sameep Padora (India) amongst others. The artists will create conversations amongst the people who commute through these high footfall spaces everyday, and encapsulate the spirit of Mumbai.

GROHE Hurun India real estate rich list 2017 revealed

Oct 13, 2017

Hurun Report a leading luxury publishing and events group which is globally recognised for its comprehensive evaluation of the world’s wealthiest individuals today unveils the list of richest real estate entrepreneurs in India. This is the first time a serious attempt has been made to understand about the real estate entrepreneurs and to highlight their achievement through the rich list as a medium.

Key Findings:

  • Delhi based Tycoon Kushal Pal Singh (86) of DLF is the real estate king of India
  • Kushal Pal Singh tops the list with a wealth of INR 23, 460 crores, followed by Mumbai based Mangal Prabhat Lodha from Lodha group with wealth INR 18,610 crore and Bengaluru based Jithendra Virwani from Embassy Property Developments with a wealth of 16,700 crore
  • Smitha V Crishna (66), of Godrej properties, is the richest woman with a fortune of INR 2,210 crore
  • The Menda family owns and runs RMZ Corp the most valuable commercial space developer in South India, valued at INR 19,230 crore
  • Average wealth of GROHE Hurun India real estate rich list 2017 is INR 1,969 crore
  • 60% of the list is first generation entrepreneurs
  • Average age 56. The top 10’s average age is 60. The youngest is Kunal Menda (23) with a net worth of INR 660 crore and the oldest is Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi (88) of East India hotels with a net worth of INR 3,120 crore
  • 7 under 40 and 4 individuals above 80
  • Philanthropists: Ajay Piramal and Yusuff Ali MA also featured in Hurun India philanthropy list 2017 by donating INR 111 crore and INR 19 crore respectively
  • With 38 individuals, Mumbai is the preferred city followed by New Delhi and Bengaluru with 19 and 17 individuals respectively.


CERA launches new brand Jeet for affordable segment

Oct 13, 2017

CERA, India’s premium home solutions brand, has launched a new brand of sanitaryware, Jeet, aimed at the fastest growing affordable segment.  Jeet was unveiled by Deepshikha Khaitan at Ahmedabad, in the presence of the top management team and the entire sales force of CERA. “Jeet will capitalize on the growing need for an affordable range in sanitaryware,” said, Atul Sanghvi, Executive Director, CERA after the launch event. Jeet is aimed at sanitation for all. Jeet will consist of basic sanitaryware—EWCs, Orissa Pans, Wash Basins in different sizes and Urinals. Despite the recent market aberrations, CERA has been growing steadily. While CERA is well-placed in the mid and premium segments, it already has Italian luxury designer sanitaryware ISVEA for the luxury segment.  With the launch of JEET for the mass segment, CERA now reaches out to all segments.