Building & Interiors Magazine in conjunction with Siemens India published my interview on the subject of Kitchen Appliances for the Home and how these need to be planned as part of an overall home design project. A soft copy of the interview is available here https://buildingandinteriors.com/appliances-are-an-indispensable-part-of-an-indian-kitchen-design-nandita-manwani/ Happy reading Nandita
Lighting Design fundamentally determines the personality of the space and how people perceive it, feel in it and how they ultimately behave in it.
The interesting part is that Lighting Planning demands the brightness of spaces NOT be distributed evenly – if you evenly distribute the Lux then the space will feel boring, … like a terrace restaurant in daytime, and you don’t want that. Lighting for Ambience is really the art of managing the Darkness.
Each space, the way it is designed, built, maintained, kept dirty or kept clean exudes a certain culture, that culture drives the behavior and life of the people occupying the space – be it a family, office staff, visitors or shoppers. This is perhaps the same reason why pan gets spit in spitted corners and not in clean corners and why garbage is dumped on un-maintained land just because the land is anyhow unclean and a bit more garbage will not change its nature.
Let’s take this a step further – if the manner in which a space is built and maintained can determine the way people behave in it then can we not consciously Design spaces to cultivate a certain culture and behavior? The answer to that is an absolute YES
Two updates that happened over the last few days which we are very exited about The Architecture & Interior Design Excellence Awards Conference 2022 held earlier in March this year recognized The Studio by Nandita Manwani as the Best Interior Design Firm of the year 2022. Deeply honored to receive […]
The recent fetish for Dark as well as the younger generation’s desire to try out new and different concepts for their spaces – both homes and offices, is now driving the demand for Dark Themes in Interior Design. While there is demand, the supply for dark themed interiors is constrained by the designers’ or the home maker’s skill to bring it to life. Dark themes can give an extremely classy and contemporary feel to spaces and how to get it right is what we will discuss in this article today