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.

Smart LED venture iBahn launched by industry veterans

Sep 25, 2017

Chopra, former Philips India CEO and former Global CEO, Business Group Home, Philips Lighting BV, has announced the launch of a Smart LED Lighting venture - iBahn Illumination. The company has been formed along with the core leadership team that includes Arjun Shahani, Kunal Chaudhuri, and Sudeshna Mukhopadhyay. A brainchild of the team that pioneered LED Lighting in India, iBahn, which has raised its first institutional round of funding from Sequoia India, aims to disrupt the market with its brand of ‘Smart LED Lights,’ Svarochi. Svarochi is a Sanskrit word which means brilliant appearance and own ray. Svarochi Smart Lights aspire to make spaces beautiful creating the perfect lighting effect for every room and every occasion using your Smartphone. All aspects of the product, right from the software to design and technology are conceptualized, developed and manufactured in India. Aiming to become a 5,000 million company in six years, iBahn will roll out its offerings pan India in a phased manner. iBahn will be launching a series of ‘Lamps’ and ‘Downlighters’ this month, with more to follow. These lights can be controlled through their app that will be available on Android and iOS.

AMSO upbeat on growing demand for American softwoods in Indian market

Sep 25, 2017

American Softwoods (AMSO), the promotional partnership formed by three major U.S. softwood trade associations, has announced its participation at the third edition of MumbaiWood, which is due to run from October 12 - 14, 2017 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. Representatives from AMSO as well as members including Coast Clear Wood, West Fraser, CLC Hardwoods and Jazz Forest Products will be on hand to talk about the wide variety and availability of American softwoods. AMSO’s participation at the fair is part of its ongoing campaign to increase awareness of the key benefits and advantages to be gained from using American softwoods across India in construction, interior fit-out projects and in furniture design and manufacturing. A study by the World Bank showed that India’s organized furniture industry is expected to grow at 20 percent per annum over the next few years and is projected to cross USD 32 billion by 2019. The online home décor market in India is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.42 percent in revenue from 2014 - 2019 whilst the luxury furniture market is expected to garner USD 27.01 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.1 percent during the forecast period 2015-2020.

JK Cement Ltd. announced winners of the 26th edition of Architect of the Year Awards 2017

Sep 25, 2017

After the much-celebrated success of its Silver Jubilee Edition, JK Cement Ltd., one of India’s premier cement company hosted the 26th edition of Architect of the Year Awards in Coimbatore. The prestigious award ceremony was graced by Dr K. Radhakrishnan, Advisor and Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation. The winners who were felicitated at the 26th Architect of the Year Award were selected after much deliberation with industry veterans. AYA is JK Cement’s annual flagship event that aims at recognizing and encouraging outstanding talent in the field of architecture at a global scale. Continuing its successful run, this year JK Cement received 199 entries from India and the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Sri Lanka, among others. The most prestigious category, the ‘Great Master’s Award’  which is announced once in every three years was awarded to Ar. Shirish Beri for his outstanding work over the years in the field of Architecture. The Architect of the Year was bagged by Ar. Prasanna Desai for his Slum Rehabilitation Project in Pune. Like every year, AYA honours talent beyond boundaries with the FCAA Focus Countries’ Architect of Year Award. This year, Ar. Jubair Hasan from Dhaka was conferred with the Foreign Countries’ Architect of Year Award for his Loom Shade project. Further commendation awards in various categories were also given.

Sternhagen launched its exquisite 3D tiles

Sep 23, 2017

Pent tile is a three-dimensional hexagon masterpiece inspired by nature and rendered through unremitting innovation in the application of technology into classic artwork. Pent is the epitome of energy being transferred through different facets of the tile like the metabolism of nature., Pent tile is a three-dimensional sani quartz wonder. It has the unique material characteristics, having a base of the hardest natural ingredients plus the symmetric unprecedented 3D design and texture. It is the matrix developed from these undulated surfaces of quadrilaterals and hexagons which exemplifies the smooth transition of the ridges to valleys, glorifying the physical contours of the earth surface. The reflection of light induces a meticulous acme of artwork. With Pent, you can create an array of formations which can be played with as per the whims of the art beholder or developer. The sight of multifaceted transformation symbolizes the transfer of life in the form of light to different parts of the wall enacting a live paragon. This is symptomatic of life in its enchanting mode relived on the walls.