India Mahdavi

Without Contrast There's No Personality

Text: Sara Umbreit, Photos: Studio India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi designs hotels, restaurants and furniture with a trademark of bright colours, extreme contrasts and bold style combinations on every piece.

Mahdavi is an icon in the design world amassing international praise and recognition through her courageousness and skillful style streaks.

These trademark and exaggerated colours and contrasts are to thank for giving a space a personality.

Again and again, oriental, classic, and typical 60s and 70s decor elements appear in her concepts. These are all part of Mahdavi's personal memory and tell stories of Teheran she had collected of her parents' journeys. Mahdavi describes her style herself as comical, since she deliberately exaggerates and with many a viewer exciting shock effects are triggered.

Text: Sara Umbreit
Photos: Studio India Mahdavi