Often, out on explorations for TrésorParisien, a boutique, an expo, an individual’s style or some street art, catches my eye and stops me in my tracks. Last Autumn, at an expo ‘Chez Artcurial‘, I stumbled upon the most sensational 70’s inspired boudoir that not only stopped me in my tracks but sent me into a dizzy craze of expeditions across Paris to discover more about this wonderful, inspiring designer: India Mahdavi.
INDIA IN PARIS
From Maison Thomieux in the 7th and the trendy resto Le Germain in the 6th, no other designer (a mon avis) captures the modern essence of ‘La Vie Parisienne’ and the spirit of the gypset quite like India. With her flair for the original, distinct sense of style and signature colours (taupe, jaune, braune and black), who could not be charmed & inspired by India Mahdavi?
Nestled in a tranquil pocket of the 7th and contrasting against the pastel pale exteriors of the bourgeois buildings, India’s bright colourful showroom and new accessory store offer a vibrant atmosphere. Her work resonates a strong sense of place and visual identity. It’s easy to imagine that each unique piece, be it a cushion, a throw, or a design concept, has a wonderful story to tell.
PETITS OBJETS FROM INDIA
Enter the world of India…. A meeting place for those who are passionate about travel, design, la vie Parisienne & sensational accessories. A joyous mix of colour. Cool pastels, voluptuous yellows, golden mustards, rouges, velvety soft furnishings and sensational accessories. All exclusively designed & inspired by India’s travels. While her showroom is very much about tailor made furnishings, ‘Petits Objets’ is very much about objets prêt-à-porter (beautiful soft cushions, ceramic from the south of France, a new jewellery collection and wonderful coffee table books). The ideal place to pick up a special gift or souvenir.
FAVOURITE GEMS FROM INDIA’S PETITS OBJETS (coups de coeur♥)
♥ India’s soft furnishings ‘throw’ a charming allure of rock ‘n’ roll…
♥ Gold, taupe, silver; a chic twist on ‘Le Smoking’ – match with your YSL!!
♥ India’s new jewellery collection: Ethical & Chic. A rare JEM!!!
♥ Liquorice all sorts…
♥ Ceramic cups inspired by the colours of the South of France…Dreams of Coffee time in Provence…
India’s collection will continue to change with the seasons and her travels. Stay tuned for more India Mahdavi discoveries & stories….Little Black Book INDIA MAHDAVI A: Showroom: 5, rue las cases 75007 paris, A: Petits Objets:19, rue las cases 75007 paris, Open: Tues- Sat 10.00-19:00: www.india-mahdavi.com