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February 2017

Meet the creative and effervescent Ar. Sushant Verma of rat(LAB) as Surfaces Reporter's Rising Star of the month. "Dare to Dream" is a story of how designers have used the possibilities of Solid Wood to dream beyond the obvious.

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This exclusive glass installation representing a Christmas tree is done by Hive Home for Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai during Christmas 2016. Surfaces Reporter likes the depiction of theme done through artful use of light & materials.

The Descending Rays of Ava

This exclusive glass installation representing a Christmas tree is done by Hive Home for Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai during Christmas 2016. Surfaces Reporter likes the depiction of theme done through artful use of light & materials.

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Originating from different regions of the world, Carpets have been a part of world heritage for long. The earliest known carpet dates back to 2nd or 3rd millennium BC. Hand-made Carpets were and still are one of the plushest ways to decorate your abode even after the advent of many modern flooring.

Floored by Carpets some winning design from around the world

Originating from different regions of the world, Carpets have been a part of world heritage for long. The earliest known carpet dates back to 2nd or 3rd millennium BC.

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This is the entry passage of a residence in South Mumbai. Since the passage is long and narrow, a full length mirror is used effectively to widen up the space at the main door.

Subtle use of rich Materials to Create a Luxurious Entrance

This is the entry passage of a residence in South Mumbai. Since the passage is long and narrow, a full length mirror is used effectively to widen up the space at the main door.

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GROHE Blue Home wins the coveted consumer award for Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges.

GROHE Blue Home named Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017

GROHE Blue Home wins the coveted consumer award for Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges.

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This project has been a delightful journey with a young couple (both of whom are Doctors) with high design sensibilities, designed on the clue left by the client of their extreme fondness for the alluring peacock. The theme was envisaged for the Master Bedroom.

How design was balanced when the client demanded ‘Peacock theme’!

This project has been a delightful journey with a young couple (both of whom are Doctors) with high design sensibilities, designed on the clue left by the client of their extreme fondness for the alluring peacock. The theme was envisaged for the Master Bedroom.

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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

This exclusive glass installation representing a Christmas tree is done by Hive Home for Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai during Christmas 2016. Surfaces Reporter likes the depiction of theme done through artful use of light & materials.

The Descending Rays of Ava

This exclusive glass installation representing a Christmas tree is done by Hive Home for Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai during Christmas 2016. Surfaces Reporter likes the depiction of theme done through artful use of light & materials.

Read more
This is the entry passage of a residence in South Mumbai. Since the passage is long and narrow, a full length mirror is used effectively to widen up the space at the main door.

Subtle use of rich Materials to Create a Luxurious Entrance

This is the entry passage of a residence in South Mumbai. Since the passage is long and narrow, a full length mirror is used effectively to widen up the space at the main door.

Read more
Standing 3 meters (10 feet) tall, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer’s Arabesque Wall is 3D printed over the course of four days from a 50 Gigabyte file. Created in collaboration with Design Exchange in Toronto for the 3DXL exhibition.

3D Printed “Arabesque Wall” with 200 Million Individual Surfaces

Standing 3 meters (10 feet) tall, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer’s Arabesque Wall is 3D printed over the course of four days from a 50 Gigabyte file.

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The Dining Table is a glowing square box of back lit, laser cut Corian with glass on top protruding out from all sides. The laser cut Corian design is repeated on the ceiling level to bring in a connection.

A play of cuts & designs!

The Dining Table is a glowing square box of back lit, laser cut Corian with glass on top protruding out from all sides. The laser cut Corian design is repeated on the ceiling level to bring in a connection.

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The challenge offered was to design an office space in such a small area and that too keeping vastu in my mind. The directors cabin was provided at SW corner facing North and a pantry at the eastern face. The use of Yellow color Duco paint adds to the vibrant concept.

When Vastu and Small Space come together!

The challenge offered was to design an office space in such a small area and that too keeping vastu in my mind. The directors cabin was provided at SW corner facing North and a pantry at the eastern face. The use of Yellow color Duco paint adds to the vibrant concept.

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A3 Foundation is a brain child of Ar Sangeet Sharma, practicing architect based in Chandigarh. His keen interest in art and architecture has given birth to this foundation. It has been a great platform for all the students, and amateurs to come and explore their areas of interest.

A3 Foundation Celebrated its Fest and Award Ceremony

A3 Foundation is a brain child of Ar Sangeet Sharma, practicing architect based in Chandigarh. His keen interest in art and architecture has given birth to this foundation. It has been a great platform for all the students, and amateurs to come and explore their areas of interest.

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PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

Originating from different regions of the world, Carpets have been a part of world heritage for long. The earliest known carpet dates back to 2nd or 3rd millennium BC. Hand-made Carpets were and still are one of the plushest ways to decorate your abode even after the advent of many modern flooring.

Floored by Carpets some winning design from around the world

Originating from different regions of the world, Carpets have been a part of world heritage for long. The earliest known carpet dates back to 2nd or 3rd millennium BC.

Read more
GROHE Blue Home wins the coveted consumer award for Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges.

GROHE Blue Home named Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017

GROHE Blue Home wins the coveted consumer award for Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges.

Read more
This project has been a delightful journey with a young couple (both of whom are Doctors) with high design sensibilities, designed on the clue left by the client of their extreme fondness for the alluring peacock. The theme was envisaged for the Master Bedroom.

How design was balanced when the client demanded ‘Peacock theme’!

This project has been a delightful journey with a young couple (both of whom are Doctors) with high design sensibilities, designed on the clue left by the client of their extreme fondness for the alluring peacock. The theme was envisaged for the Master Bedroom.

Read more
This Residence has an open & connected Entrance lobby, Living & Dining spaces. We wanted to add one overpowering element or a wall to become the focal point of the same. The wall right in front of the entrance, which is the background for the Sofa set, was the perfect location to do that.

The Brick Wall!

This Residence has an open & connected Entrance lobby, Living & Dining spaces. We wanted to add one overpowering element or a wall to become the focal point of the same. The wall right in front of the entrance, which is the background for the Sofa set, was the perfect location to do that.

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The demand for kitchen appliances in the country is expected to grow on account of more disposable income, expanding base of middle class & affluent consumers who are fairly young and love to cook.

SURFACES REPORTER - Beautifying kitchens: KAFF

The demand for kitchen appliances in the country is expected to grow on account of more disposable income, expanding base of middle class & affluent consumers who are fairly young and love to cook.

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With the rise in air pollution, the demand for air purifiers has increased manifold. But with plethora of options available and no set well-defined standards, selecting the right Air Purifier has become a tedious task.

How to Buy the Right Air Purifier

With the rise in air pollution, the demand for air purifiers has increased manifold. But with plethora of options available and no set well-defined standards, selecting the right Air Purifier has become a tedious task.

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BUSINESS

Delta Faucet Company is a rising player when it comes to premium and luxury segments of the bath fittings market in India. Delta is known for its robust quality, unique innovations like the H2Okinetic™, Temp2O® and Touch2O™ technologies and its leadership position in USA.

"We expect steady growth in the premium segment," says Ravi Nindwani, MD, Delta Faucet Company India

Delta Faucet Company is a rising player when it comes to premium and luxury segments of the bath fittings market in India.

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While the demonetisation rattled the real estate sector, there were several policies laid down to bring in transparency and accelerate the growth of the sector including RERA, REIT and interest subvention to affordable housing segments.

CREDAI wishlist from Union Budget 2017-18

While the demonetisation rattled the real estate sector, there were several policies laid down to bring in transparency and accelerate the growth of the sector including RERA, REIT and interest subvention to affordable housing segments.

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Surfaces Reporter studied the important happenings and their impact on our segments of operation - Real Estate, Architecture & Design and Building Materials.

10 Take aways from 2016 to 2017

Vertica Dvivedi, Editor, SURFACES REPORTER Magazine gives you an insight of the Top trends to focus on from 2016-2017 in sectors - Real Estate, Architecture & Design and Building Materials such as Co-working spaces, e-commerce, start-ups, interior design, materials, GST, Reit, airpollution, budget

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After the Swedish furniture giant IKEA, now the American brand Ashley announced its intention to strengthen its presence in India. The brand entered the Indian market last month in Bengaluru and has plans to open 100 stores across India in the next few years.

American Furniture Brand Ashley to open 100 stores in India

After the Swedish furniture giant IKEA, now the American brand Ashley announced its intention to strengthen its presence in India. The brand entered the Indian market last month in Bengaluru and has plans to open 100 stores across India in the next few years.

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It is a well-known fact that light brings life to any structure or space. In architectural terms, the quality of lighting in a space defines its character and creates impressions.

How to design Architectural Lighting?

It is a well-known fact that light brings life to any structure or space. In architectural terms, the quality of lighting in a space defines its character and creates impressions. Light defines the architectural space and contributes to its perception ..

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 PM also launched an array of other skill development initiatives including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs) during the Skill Exhibition in Kanpur.

Skill development initiatives to propel youth employment

Continuing on the good work under the flagship programme ‘Skill India’, the government is setting up the country’s first-of-its-kind ‘Indian Institute of Skills’ in Kanpur. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone on December 19, 2016.

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