Background. With degrees in architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and furniture design, India Mahdavi started her career as decorator Christian Liaigre’s artistic director with whom she worked for seven years. In 2000, she founded her design studio and, immediately after, a first showroom and a home accessories store in Paris. Known for her many international projects, her restaurants and hotels are a benchmark. These include the On Rivington in New York, the Café Français and the Germain in Paris, the Apogée Courchevel, in Courchevel, the Monte-Carlo Bach Hotel in Monaco, and the Sketch Gallery and the Connaught-Coburg bar in London.
Signature. Building on her European and oriental culture, she has woven unique combinations that have established her as an icon of nomadic chic. Instinctive and free-spirited, her neo-baroque style explores a world of colors, textures, and shapes and that style has become the symbol of a certain “Parisian way of life”. The charm of her creative, upbeat, playful, and quirky decors is her very own. From design to interior architecture and from layout design to architecture, her work has no borders.
She loves. The art of combining patterned fabrics, graphic designs and patterns, unique combinations and old-fashioned colors into a very modern mix-and-match assortment.
Our favorite. Her collection of lamps produced by Pouenat. These poetic lights cast the shadow of the object’s silhouette in a highly graphic play of light.
What’s up. These days, while devoting much of her time to interior architecture, India Mahdavi also handles several architectural projects. In 2015, she designed the I Love Paris By Guy Martin restaurant. In May of this year, she designed the Red Valentino boutique in Rome, and in July, the Ladurée store in Los Angeles. She continues to develop her line of furniture while at the same time serving as artistic director on several cultural projects.