Bringing some of the world’s leading luxury brands and contemporary art galleries together under one roof, the AD Design Show is opened this weekend on 16th December and will be closed on 18th December 2022 at Jio World Convention Centre, BKC Mumbai. It’s a boutique fair of furniture, lighting, art, accessories and design. Architectural Digest India is all set to provide an immersive experience for design connoisseurs all across the country. With an exciting lineup of events, the show promises to be the finest one in art and design.
In association with Asian Paints, AD offers a stellar line-up of keynote speakers for the Power Talks, Power to the Karigar is a signature project at ADDS, where visitors can watch master karigars at work.
The main highlight of the show is the AD Museum. The museum showcases 75 photographs and objects that speak about the history of art, design, and architecture in India post 1947 as an ode to the 75 years of Independence. The show titled ‘The India Gaze’ focuses on who we are, where we come from, what our milestones have been and where we are headed to.
Apart from the brands showcasing their products in the field of Architecture and Design, there’re many art galleries too taking part in the AD Design Show. DAG, Emami Art, Gallerie ISA, Nature Morte and Vadehra Art Gallery are some among many exhibitors participated in the show.
An exciting group of artists including Gigi Scaria, Sachin George Sebastian, Shailesh BR, Sujith SN and Vicky Roy are presented by Vadehra Art Gallery whereas the Kolkata based Emami Art will showcase works of two of their represented artists at the event, Ali Akbar PN and Arpita Akhanda. DAG will showcase ‘Celebrating the Modern’, an ode to the liveliness of Indian art. Artworks selected spanning a century that saw the development of Indian modernism.
Power Talks have some notable stellar names under the belt that includes internationally acclaimed lighting designer, Michael Anastassiades in talks with Bijoy Jain.Pinakin Patel and Ashiesh Shah talks about the late Dasrath Patel’s contribution to India’s design narrative. Art historian and curator Naman Ahuja will talk about the ancient Indian architecture and its relationship with modern architecture.
Power to the Karigar gives a chance to the visitors to witness how artisans give form to objects and can even learn their techniques through observation.
The show is on view from 16th to 18th December at Jio World Centre Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Buy your tickets here.