InstaOffice, a co-working space provider opens its eight centres in Gurgaon, National Capital Region. Co-working spaces offer low costs infrastructure while providing the service of a complete workplace. The office has a seating capacity of around 100 people.the company has been operating for the past 15 months and servicing start-ups as well as bigger clients like that of Yahoo and Apple.
In a bid to make home designing an easy experience, Homelane offers customised modular solutions. Home designing can be a cumbersome process when dealing with multiple people and processes for different aspects of the home. The Bengaluru-based company also operates in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Homelane also offers its customers an online platform SpaceCraft, that can help homeowners visualise their homes in 3D.
Tom Dixon, British designer opens his flagship store in South Asia in Hong Kong.Designed to engage and encourage interaction, shoppers get to explore the versatility of the collection through a plug and play lighting track, and the designer's tool box engineered to demonstrate finishes, colour and fabric options.The new store is located at 52 Hollywood Road and offers a variation in lighting and home furnisher ranges by the brand.
The Swedish home furnishings company, IKEA is all set to start to build its third store in India. It recently acquired 14 acres of land from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation at Tumkur Road. The new store is to be at estimated 4.5 lakh sq ft. This new store will provide a one-stop home furnishings solution for Bengaluru while creating a demand for jobs, locally.
The new range has features such as sensor touch control, electronic display with large capacity, a soft-opening system, cool-touch glass door, removable inner glass, large viewing window, side rack support and enamelled interiors for easy cleaning. It has a black glass finish with a metallic bar handle and 3 layers of door plate. Its temperature ranges from 60-250 C and the gross capacity is 83 litres.The ovens are bestowed with memory and reminder functions, automatic on/off programs, a digital clock with automatic cut-off timer, speed cook and a cooling system as well.Frank Faber India Limited is a kitchen appliances manufacturer with Swiss and Italian parentage for Franke and Faber brands respectively.
Andy Rubin, one of the co-founders of Android Inc and current Global CEO of Playground and Essential gives a response to smart home device producers by providing an ultimate integrated solution. The Essential Home device can be connected to every smart device in the home irrespective to the company the device is made by. The device looks like a hockey puck orb with a 5.6-inch circular display. While companies seek to create digital ecosystems of their own for customers, customers prefer a variety of devices put together. A lot of devices in the home make it inaccessible for the consumer who has to interact with multiple devices for multiple functions. Apple hasn’t confirmed the participation of their products with this technology yet.
To commemorate the centenarian of the Indian Institute of Architects, the West Bengal chapter will organise an exhibition next month. The film 'Uncommon Sense', based on the life and works of legendary architect Laurie Baker, will be screened on the inaugural day. Baker was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and designs that maximised space, ventilation and light.The two-day exhibition, which will begin on June 9, will give the architects of the state due to recognition and facilitate appropriate documentation of their works. The Indian Institute of Architects formed at the Sir J J School of Arts on May 12, 1917, was initially named as the Architectural Students Association. It was renamed as the Indian Institute of Architecture in 1929.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) to provide Device-as-a-service for Indian businesses in small and medium businesses. This not only helps HP boost their growth but also help the businesses to reduce their overall capital expenditure. HP currently has a 29.5per cent share in the Indian market in private laptops. This solution has already been offered in the USA for assistance in computers, security, service and the timely replacement of devices since the past two years. This system offers complete IT infrastructure of a company in the hands of HP to service and update.
With the number of housing reforms coupled with the push by the centre for rebates in affordable housing schemes, more developers are entering the segment. This part of the real estate sector was previously largely ignored by developers. LIC Housing Finance has recognised this change in housing trends to develop schemes and other plans to boost the initiative. The new building materials and technologies in the market have been driving the segment through the growth curve.
The $600 million precinct of South City Square in Brisbane gets recognised internationally for its unique building projects. Woolloongabba, a mixed-used development project in Brisbane won the International Property Award for the Asia Pacific Region. The project was chosen for its unique and innovative design. Another project at the precinct bagged an award for Best Overseas Residential Project. South City Square will soon feature six luxurious residential projects and a 5-star hotel.