If there is
anything that signifies India, then it has to be the mention of vibrant colours
and the wonderful and rich cultural heritage of artisanal products. Hand
embroidered silk cushions, modern furniture with vintage Indian prints, block
printed drapes and furnishings are just a few examples of the interior design
trends that are currently making waves.
surface embellishments, elaborate artwork and imported furniture has always
been the norm for those designing luxurious spaces and therefore interior
design in India has forever been associated with the elite. However, in the
last decade or so things have begun to change, thanks to many young, savvy and
creative designers and design studios that offer luxurious designs at
affordable prices and are willing to push the envelope when it comes to design.
Further, a growing segment of consumers here are not only curious but are more
than happy to experiment with modern Indian design. Therefore, what you get now
are spaces that are more individual, adventurous and sophisticated with a touch
A preference for
craftsmanship and local materials along with a growing demand to support
traditional artisans is pushing a trend that is visible in everything from home
décor and accessories to interior design in offices and retail spaces. For
instance, lighting is a critical element in design and designers play around
with height, shape, design and materials to create the right look for spaces.
Here, banana fibre, which is sourced locally, is considered a versatile medium
as it not only looks traditional but can be used in several designs across
spaces as well. Such unique lighting fixtures are increasingly visible in
public spaces such as airports, lobbies of large commercial spaces and so on.
These are exciting
times for the Indian interior designer, as there is a huge demand for products
and designs that are home grown, but have that touch of modernity and class.
With a focus on creating an individual identity and offering customers what
they desire, designers are able to provide them with unique and affordable
solutions by focusing on traditional crafts. Design studios such as the
PINKAPPLE are a testament to this very trend. They design creative spaces for
homes, offices, restaurants, SMES and other commercial establishments, and
offer their inspiring handcrafted products online through www.pinkapple.co.in. Affordable and
accessible to all, their products and bespoke services celebrate India and its
rich heritage while maintaining a modern approach to style. The products thus
created for interiors are not only innovative but it offers a chance for
traditional artisans to be employed effectively as well.
It definitely seems
that urban India, not restricted to only the big metros, are actively looking
for smart, elegant spaces that make a statement, and yet are affordable. It’s a
growing demand and it would do well for designers to cater to this need. It’s a
win-win for everyone really. And with integrated design studios also offering
a host of services, it surely augurs well for those that design and those who
So, the next time
you are thinking about redesigning the space around you, think designer, think
Indian and yes, don’t get worried about whether it’s affordable or not. Come to
PinkApple and we’ll help you get a makeover for your space. Because our
#LoveofSpace leads us to #LoveofDesign, quite naturally.
I was born in Belgium and for 16 years I've been an India lover and traveller, from South to North. Everywhere I go I keep an eye out for products that are as authentic as they are timeless in design. Pinkapple is just that. They make contemporary quality products.
PinkApple team is highly creative and personalised in their approach. We had to make adjustments in the look, feel and spatial arrangement of our living room. The team spent good amount of time to understand our like and dislikes, wishes and philosophy. The end product were swashbuckling new sofa sets, drapes and lampshades that had a fantastic personality. I have received so many compliments from my friends. Thanks Pink Apple.
Great range of products with the ability to customise almost every detail. The choice of colours and designs is what I've seen most of the competition unable to match. It's a pleasure to have a continuing relationship with Pinkapple, each time we feel the need to spice up our house.
PinkApple did a great job in managing and sprucing up our office interiors. They did it within limited time and also within our limited budget.