Meet India Mahdavi, Architect, Designer and Scenographer, Paris
To say Iranian-French architect and designer India Mahdavi has had an exciting career would be an understatement. From a move to NYC and a coveted role with Christian Liaigre, to launching her own brand and showroom in the early 2000s, she’s a master of her craft – known for her love of soft, pastel colours and kitsch, quirky accessories. We had the extreme pleasure of asking her a few questions; From one Flâneur to another.
How would you describe your apartment in one word?
What makes a home in one word?
How would you describe your taste in one word?
Polyglot and polychrome —but these are two words
Define bad taste in interiors?
Too much good taste
Where do you find your inspiration for interior design?
Wherever, whenever — also in my memories
Describe your philosophy when it comes to decoration?
I don’t consider myself as a decorator— I create spaces
How differently do you approach a restaurant/ hotel project rather than a home?
Designing a home is similar to portraiture.
Designing a public space is about creating an identity
Your favourite object in your home?
A question mark made out of cast brass
Your favourite hotel in the world?
Adrere Amellal in the oasis of Siwa, Egypt
Your favourite restaurant in the world?
Favourite address for decoration in London/ in the world?
Liberty on Regent St in London
Nilufar Gallery on via Della Spiga in Milan
A piece of advice for people in confinement?
Take this time to concentrate on what is essential to you