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Architecture & Design

6 spirits and wines with standout bottle designs

From to artsy champagnes to artisanal tequilas, these drinks look as good as they taste

How Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri harnessed India’s ‘Shakti’

The tapestries which decorated Dior’s latest show at the gardens of the Musée Rodin were the works of Madhvi and Manu Parekh, rendered in embroidery by Mumbai’s Chanakya School of Craft

This compact Barcelona apartment is all about curves

Inspired by the Mediterranean, interior designer Szymon Keller remodeled the formerly claustrophobic home

In Kerala, an industrial dump gets a second life as a design sanctuary

NO Architects' new studio in Kerala was once a dilapidated building thought to be ruined beyond redemption
Business

With Charles Zana Mobilier, the French designer returns to his “first love”

The eponymous mobilier is set to debut on February 17, both online and with a new Paris showroom

Republic Day 2022: 3 historic buildings that shaped modern India 

On the 73rd Republic Day of India, take a virtual tour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, and the Nehru homes in Allahabad
Travel

Step into France’s opulent presidential residences

From the Élysée Palace in Paris to the Lantern Pavilion in Versailles, each residence has its own luxurious appeal  

How a 700-year-old fort got ready for the Instagram age

Architect Parul Zaveri spent a decade turning Fort Barwara, once a citadel in shambles, into one of India’s most glamorous wellness destinations

Ashiesh Shah’s capsule collection for West Elm is an ode to wabi-sabi

The architect and designer’s first international collaboration takes him back to the roots of his creative practice

An architectural NFT from Dubai is taking the virtual world by storm

A social experiment for the virtual age, Dubai based Dewan Architects + Engineers have envisioned a digital city as a blank canvas for cultural exchange

Meet the international design company wearing the ‘Made in India’ label with pride

The delightful wares of Thomas Fuchs Creative are made in ateliers across India, from Agra to Ahmedabad

Meet the homegrown decor brand that is elevating everyday objects

With an heirloom-worthy collection of everyday objects and furniture, Kolkata-based Tula champions Indian craftsmanship and the joys of slow living

Here's why Salone del Mobile has been postponed to June

The move will ensure that international audiences can attend and remain safe, says Maria Porro, the fair’s president

A luxury apartment complex in Gurugram that honours sustainability

An international team led by Hafeez Contractor created a luxe residential project that respects the need for sustainable living 
Architecture + Design

Postmodernist architecture master Ricardo Bofill has died

We look at the grand career of the Spanish architect — and the recent book that captured his legacy

Meet Bengaluru’s secret carpet collector with an enviable collection and knowledge of rugs

Danny Mehra has travelled the world to curate a sumptuous collection of carpets whose histories are as fascinating as their designs
Architecture

San Francisco’s luxurious new skyscraper is sinking into the ground

The 645-foot-tall Millennium Tower will continue tilting at a rate of three inches per year, and has already sunk between 17 and 18 inches into the ground
2022

India Mahdavi answers the question, what will 2022 bring? 

AD100 designer India Mahdavi on trends that the design world needs and  yearning for red lipstick 
Set Design

These are the most iconic design moments from Pedro Almodóvar’s career

In his superb new movie Parallel Mothers, the Spanish auteur once again puts colorful characters in stylish surroundings with a healthy dose of kitsch

How an outdated Juhu bungalow stepped into the light

Interior designer Sejal Shah repaired and restored this 6 bedroom family home in Juhu
Interview

Queer Eye's star designer Bobby Berk talks life and design with AD 

Queer Eye Season 6 is streaming on Netflix and we caught up with Fab Five member Bobby Berk to talk about everything from memorable makeovers to the secret to timeless design 

America’s most expensive home is headed for auction

The One, a massive 100,000-square-foot Bel Air estate, will hit the market with an estimated $295-million price tag

Artist Rebecca Campbell creates fantastical vignettes for Good Earth’s latest dinnerware collection

For Pomegranates and Roses, a tableware range from the Bosporus collection, Anita Lal collaborates with London-based artist Rebecca Campbell to conjure scenes of imagined lush gardens

Behind the scenes of Ritu Kumar and Ashiesh Shah’s latest homeware collection

For a collection born largely via virtual exchanges, fashion stalwart Ritu Kumar and architect Ashiesh Shah’s larger-than-life decor range belies its low-key lockdown beginnings

Best of 2021: 8 new brands that caught our eye 

AD takes a look at eight of the most promising design brands from the year that went by

A lime kiln inspired this new line of oil diffusers by Casegoods

Lime base, terracotta pink, copper basin, fragrant oil: what’s not to love about the new Chulha oil diffuser?

Tracing the history of the Murshidabad chair

Senior curator of the Al Thani Collection, author of some of the most beautiful and authoritative books on Indian art and culture, and a contributing editor at AD, Dr Amin Jaffer explores the histories of fine and decorative arts of the Subcontinent

How the Lal Bagh Palace of Indore was brought back to life 

Four years ago, AD100 architect Abha Narain Lambah stepped in to restore the palace to its former glory, with support from the Madhya Pradesh Department of Archaeology and the World Monuments Fund