Designing Jewelry Boutique Tamraa was a short, yet memorable, journey for Ahmedabad based Amogh Designs. The design team restored the existing living space to a jewellery house studio and created an ambience that transports you back in time..
“Being a house studio, her (client’s) prior requirement was the ambience. She wanted to have cohesiveness in space. To connect her image with space, we took upon traditional Indian theme as most of her jewellery inspiration has come from there,” explains Pankti Shah, Founder, Amogh Designs.
To bring the theme to life, a journey has been created from the entrance to studio. A splendid front yard and patio with a hanging wooden swing, an area used for collaborated photoshoots, welcomes the guests as they enter. Moving further is a waiting cum living area with traditional hues that opens up in a studio.
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‘Have a technology partner who can anticipate your needs'
Leo van de Polder, MaRC- Global Development Director for Shop! the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences, who has a demonstrated history of working in the retail marketing and advertising industry for many years, shares more insights on the status of the global retail industry today in this second part of his exclusive interaction with VMRD.
The 3 R's fest @ Central
Known for its elaborate window displays, Central, the multi brand departmental store chain from Future Group, drew inspiration from the design theme ‘Resurface Repaint Refinish’, combining recycled props with bright colors & vibrant design for its new festive windows.
Here’s one more from Project Eve, a window made of reused props from the brand’s older window executions.
Reliance Trends' winter fest
‘Leading fashion brand Reliance Trends’ new window displays are all about snowy white Christmas and the season’s spirit.
Mission 2021 @ Retail
2020 will easily go down in history as the year fraught with most uncertainties and anxieties. Economy across the world went for a major overhaul and retail being a mirror of the economy is quite naturally impacted by the shifting tectonics. So from this point of time, what does 2021 look like for retail? What trends can we expect next year? Presented in this story are some pointers for retail in 2021 based on VMRD’s research and conversations with retail brands, retail solution providers and store designers. Read on…
Project Eve's minimalist festive story
The window display reflects the brand’s philosophy of being simple, modern & minimalist, and has been introduced across 13 prime stores in country.
Brewing the perfect tale of Mr Green - BIRMINGHAM
South Asian street food café ‘Chai Green’ at Birmingham, designed by AWB Interiors, is a perfect example of nature-inspired aesthetics. The brand through its innovative store design aims to give consumers a unique outdoor experience while they are inside, while setting itself apart from the emblematic street tea stalls.
The recent festive season saw shopping malls go all out to keep up the spirit. Here’s a look at two malls who went the extra mile with their celebratory installations.
Best of 2020: A retrospective design gallery
Finally a challenging year, unprecedented by most standards, comes to a close. Most years have their ups and downs. But 2020 has been unique in that many of us have had to really scramble to see the ups. Retail, being a mirror of the economy, showed all that the pandemic could do to market sentiments. And yet there were store openings, store expansion and store design projects. Hats offto the men and women who brought forth their creativity despite the pall of gloom around. As a tribute to the grit and tireless zeal of everyone involved in the retail eco-system, we present a retrospective gallery of the best from our coverage of Indian and international store design projects this year. All of them may not have been executed this year but they have all made their appearance in our pages this year…so go ahead and enjoy this retrospective visual treat presented in the order of the months in which they got featured.
Five Best Retail Innovations From Across The Globe In 2020
Matthew Brown – Retail Futurist, Echochamber London, picks out these five innovative retail concepts globally, which stood out even in the midst of a pandemic induced gloom and uncertainty.
Service, Simplicity & Songwriting part 1
With an Ivy league education, this MTV rap/hip hop star was living the American dream and working on Wall Street when the events of 9/11 unfolded in front of his eyes. Giving up the corporate world, NIMO PATEL decided to pursue his passion for music in LA, but a chronic health issue led him to seek Ayurvedic treatment in India. He stayed back for 6 months to volunteer at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, and continues to this day working with the slum children of the city when he’s not working for his own non-profit organization, Empty Hands Music. VANESSA PATEL caught up with him in June to learn more about his mantra “Service, Simplicity & Songwriting.”
Questions On Trainers
The main purpose of learning from a trainer is for them to impart yogic Transmission.
The doyen of design
ARCHITECTURE MIGHT BE IN HER BLOOD, BUT CANNA PATEL, FOUNDER & CHAIRPERSON, HCP INTERIOR DESIGN, HAS CHARTED HER OWN COURSE IN THE FIELD OF INTERIOR DESIGN, IN THE PROCESS HELPING ELEVATE THIS DISCIPLINE IN THE COUNTRY
I fear I could become another Nambi Narayanan
Tapan Misra, senior adviser, Indian Space Research Organisation
नए साल में अहमदाबाद में क्रिकेट की चर्चा होगी ऐसा नजारा, 1982-83 के बाद पहली बार देखने को मिलेगा
इस साल के शुरू में इसी स्टेडियम में अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प का नमस्ते इंडिया प्रोग्राम हुआ था। ये खबरें गलत है कि ट्रम्प ने साथ-साथ स्टेडियम का उद्घाटन भी किया था।
THAR TO THAR
We spend a week with the new Thar to find out if you can live with it, if it can chew miles on the highway, if it can bash dunes, and if we are still smitten once the initial novelty has worn off
IISER-Pune focuses on checking asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research IISER) in Pune, along with the BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad have developed a fast and sensitive device that can help detect asymptomatic COVID-19 patients by testing their sense of smell.
PURE SIMPLE WARMTH
Designed by Ankita Jain and Dhwanil Patel, this 3,500sqft home in Ahmedabad has a delicate patina that is very endearing
SURVIVAL STORY OF A STARTUP – AMISH SHAH SHARES THE CHALLENGES OF HIS ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY IN A CANDID INTERVIEW!
Interview – PROSMIT
PM reviews virus vaccine progress in three cities
I compliment the team behind this effort for their work. Govt is actively working with them to support them in this journey: PM; Modi should focus on strategy on virus vaccine, instead of publicity: Congress