I am happy to share with you in this news letter my latest creations. Three objects inspired by the sea, that carry forward the series of the previously launched jelly fish and sea urchin.
I have taken inspiration from the building blocks of the reefs – the Corals. With their varying exoskeletons and unique shapes, they multiply to create marvellous underwater fauna. They capture light, dazzle with their form & colour and shelter thousands of living beings.
It is only natural that we would want to reinterpret their magnificent forms to show Cirripedia imprisoning light, glowing within and through the precious stones, enhancing the work and the details on the bronze, and the layers of gold and patina.
I had the pleasure to be invited along with 40 other designers to present 3 new objects at the Museume of Modern Art of Paris, for the AD Collections Exhibition this year.
At the end of March, the Galeries Lumieres participated in The PAD fair in Paris. It was a great show, and the opportunity to showcase our collections of Antiques and Creations.
I am passionate about architecture, and I wanted to share on my blog a few pictures of the Falaknuma Palace that I visited for the first time.
The symmetry is perfect for this neo-classical palace that seems to be built in the shape of a scorpion. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the city, the view from the lush suspended gardens offer sweeping panoramas of the city. The interiors subtly and skilfully mix European styles. Every piece of furniture is of a quality rarely seen outside of European museums. The objects are all interesting and of course, the 19th century crystal chandeliers are the perfect match for the grandeur of the palace.
Pure elegance are the words that came to my mind when I was there. I really enjoyed spending time taking in the aesthetics of this place.
I had the honour and the great pleasure of the visit of the Maharani of Baroda a few weeks back in our workshops in Provence. And I take this occasion to share with you a very well written article by AD India about the restoration work we undertook at the palace of Baroda. It has been a privilege for us to restore the chandeliers of the Durbar hall to their original beauty and glory. All thanks for this are due to the efforts of my friend, Architect Karan Grover who initiated the project.
From London to Vadodara, with pit stops at New Delhi and France, the chandeliers in the durbar hall at the Lukshmi Villas Palace are better travelled than most people. French lighting brand Mathieu Lustrerie ensures that they are none the worse for wear.