The budding photographer, Indologist, art enthusiast, Rohan Sonar finds a mix of all his interests when he looks through the lens. His sensitivity towards the ‘unseen’ in routine and in the macro world helps him realise the value of opportunity, timing and position when he decides to capture a moment for posterity. ‘Glimpses’, his photographic journey spans a wide genre of compositions - of people, nature, still, objects, heritage monuments, the little pleasures of life… as he strives to capture that elusive, fleeting moment that makes a scenario magical, making a wonderful memory out of a passing moment. Working with light and its mystical influence, Rohan is a patient artist, who waits at length to get the right light… the right moment of capture! In this, his third solo exhibition, Rohan shares some gems from his photographic journey, conveying silently and soulfully, the cherished moments he has spent with each of his captures. That the layman gets to share a glimpse of the sublime through the photographer’s eyes, is what underlines each of his photographs. Rohan Sonar uses the canvas medium to display his creativity, offering a limited edition on most of his prints, in various sizes. The exhibition can be simultaneously viewed online at gallerypradarshak.com and at Pradarshak at 12th Road, Khar(W), Mumbai 400 052 from s23rd Oct. – 3rd Nov.’17
Nicobar is thrilled to be a part of the Elephant Parade, a mass movement that generates awareness and funds. Dedicated to saving the Asian Elephant from extinction, it is poignant that the parade is taking place in India as so many elephants call India their home, but are sadly losing the habitat they need to survive. Elephant Parade India will be held from November 2017 to March 2018 in leading cities. Nicobar’s elephant, named ‘Kandy’ is an ode to the candy stripes that feature in the design. The design is a bold spin on Nicobar’s signature motif with a deeper meaning that symbolizes the elephant’s dwindling natural habit. It is an artistic interpretation of roads (zebra crossing) and railway tracks. The fronds on the elephant’s back represent the lack of forest cover available to them, and how they’re being pushed into a corner. Kandy is also a reference to the Indian elephants that hail from nearby Kandy in Sri Lanka. With an aim to maximize visual impact through simplicity, Nicobar has only worked with acrylic paints keeping it simple. Artist Prabhash Adikary has been working with Good Earth, Nicobar’s sister brand since 2011 with a keen eye for shades, styles and textures. The designs he carefully crafts on paper is translated into motifs and prints on a wide range of home and textile products at Good Earth. He approaches his work deliberately and meticulously, with skills he honed during a four-year course studying Fine Art at Calcutta Art College. The Elephant Parade design that Prabhash has so meticulously brought to life, is a collaborative effort between him and Nicobar’s in-house Home team.
Located at the prime hub opposite the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai, the new KERF store is hard-to-miss. Armed with a degree from Parsons School of Design, New York, Priyanka Taparia has designed various offices & residences and has now set up her bespoke furniture store- KERF. The 5000 sq ft exclusive store was designed by Priyanka herself who wanted to introduce multifarious concepts under one roof in a clutter-free manner. The store was inaugurated by Bajranglal Taparia and Mahavir Prasad Taparia, Directors of the renowned Supreme Industries. KERF offers a wide ensemble of sofas, dining furniture, armchairs, tables and an exceptional series of lighting fixtures. It works to fill the niche in the furniture industry between high-end design boutiques and entry-level brands. KERF has emerged as a concept store that works to enhance lifestyle with ergonomically designed furniture.
IDUS a premium furniture store & showroom situated at Kirti Nagar, Delhi is a house that offers an unparalleled spectrum of furniture from the best furniture brands like Aresline, Atelier, Catelan Italia, Vito Selma, Tuntex, Merry fair, Kenneth Cobopune, Simmons, and much more from around the world. The furniture store in itself is warm and inviting space spread over three floors with total space of 40,000 sq. ft with many mock rooms that display furniture & accessory. Known for its exclusive handpicked pieces, eloquent service and global appeal, IDUS has launched designer arm chairs. The collection comprises of beautifully seating designed options, vibrant colours, comfort, and durability which provides the luxurious statement for your living room area and truly the pleasurable fresh experience for lounge lovers. This designer range of armchairs that supports stainless steel base, foam, woven rattan core and jute and premium use of leather is unequivocally a different interpretation on elegance.
Dress up your home with one of with the rustic charm of the old world, set in contemporary designs that don’t match the boring lighting fixtures which you have been using over the years. Rustic hanging lights will adorn your home as it efficiently emits the sparkling ambience and casts a warm welcoming spell over your entertaining spaces be it be the living area or the dining zone. Keeping this in mind The Whiteteak Company which is your true destination for luxury and designer table lamps, floor lamps, hanging lights and luxury and rustic décor has launched an exquisite Collection of rustic hanging lights to add the rustic decor at its finest, while hanging lights that would surely be an eye-catching source to express your unique decor style. This exquisite array of rustic hanging lights by the Whiteteak Company holds versatile designs of dramatic Hanging Lights that are absolutely bold, beautiful and have rustic metal structure encasing bulbs to shine brightly. These Rustic Hanging lights have exposed metal and hemp ropes to add a chic rustic feel to any contemporary interior décor. Framed in different geometrical figures of a round, rectangular and conical these ceiling lights add wow factor disseminating top-notch décor style. Serving a functional light piece, these hanging ceiling lights can interestingly be a conversation starter among your friends and relatives. All you need to do is enhance your rustic decor with any of these rope hanging lights which can be well used over your dining table or in your living room. With Edison filament bulbs set aptly in number and position, these Rustic Hanging lights promise to cast maximum luminous impact to glow your spaces.
PLY MAHAL, an Indian based company having its corporate office in Delhi with flagship display store at Kirti Nagar, New Delhi specialized into laminates, veneers, and designer mouldings & interior products have recently launched louvres laminate collection. The louvres collection is deeply textured pliable decorative laminates, which can wonderfully create an arresting focal point within your living spaces. The collection comprises of metallurgic hammer design, metallurgic spectre design, metallurgic hexagonal design and metallurgic almond design in the royal shade of gold. Available in the size of 2400 x600 with the thickness of 03mm, these laminates panels are heat resistant up to 60 degree Celsius and water resistance. These high-pressure laminates are designed in such a way that it protects them from scratches & fading unless it is damaged physically and chemically.
BoConcept, Danish designer & retailer of furniture and accessories announced the launch of its second store in the country. Slated to launch this December 2017, the store will be located in the plush locality of Raghuvanshi Mills in Mumbai. Spread across 3200 sq. ft., the store will have 13 in-house studios depicting various spaces of a home. BoConcept outlets offer a complete selection of furniture products and accessories giving interior solutions for the entire home. BoConcept stands for creating your own living concept, part of the brand’s name is Bo, a Danish name for living and other part is the concept. Founded by two Danish craftsmen, Jens Ærthøj and TageMølholm in 1952 and the vision of the two craftsmen turned BoConcept from a small furniture factory into Denmark’s most global retail furniture chain with more than 260 successful franchise-driven Brand Stores in more than 60 countries.
Tranceforme, the home décor store at Mumbai, launched new bed sheet and pillow cover collections from Boutique Living. It features the best quality of thread counts starting from 300 and more. Bed sheets are available in bold designs, quirky patterns and in solid colours. With the highest quality in design and led by technology, these of products promise a sleeping experience like never before.
Godrej Properties Limited (GPL), one of India’s leading real estate developers, announced that it has entered into a Development Management Agreement with Manyata Developers Private Limited to develop a group housing project in East Bangalore. Manyata Developers Private Limited is a leading Bangalore based real estate company, founded by Reddy Veeranna. The first phase of the project is spread over 16 acres and will offer approximately 125,000 square metres (1.35 million sq. ft.) of saleable area. The total project is expected to offer approximately 437,000 square metres (4.7 million sq. ft.) spread over 53 acres. The project will be developed as a modern residential development comprising of apartments of various configurations. The location is well connected to key IT Hubs of Sarjapur Road, Whitefield, Outer Ring Road and Electronic City. This will be GPL’s fourteenth project in Bangalore.
Walk along the Line attempts to reflect 3 journeys in shared space and time presenting works of three contemporary women artists, featuring works on paper and canvas expressed sensitively, exploring various media like charcoal, graphite, ink, oil and acrylics. The participating artists are Neeraja Divate, Gitanjali Kashyap and Ritu Mehra. In her charcoal and graphite drawings, artist Gitanjali Kashyap uses the subtle symmetry generated by rhythmic movements in creation. She unites schematic geometric forms to create changing fields of visions often by the use of repeat imagery and austere monochromatic abstraction. She believes in the potentialities of visual texture which is usually a very significant element of the artwork. Artist Neeraja Divate’s works are based on the underlying philosophy “Details create the big picture” - says Neeraja Divate. The work is textured as a result of pressed effect on an empty space in a determined direction with delicate strokes that bring to the forefront the concealed layers of one’s personality. According to her, texture reveals the personality and individual technicality of the artist and to her, it is a window to her own aesthetic experiences.Continuing along the same lines of thought, artist Ritu Mehra creates a textured surface on canvas, often with lines and marks that symbolize the infinite casual connections that make the microcosm of life. This weaving together of the subject and its context is quite like interlaced threads that render a fabric. Texture has a major role to play in her artworks. She considers herself a liberal experimenter and likes to create unique textures through various mediums. The show will be held at Shridharini Art Centre, Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House, New Delhi – 1 from the 24th of October to the 2nd of November 2017.