Since the opening of her studio in 2000, India Mahdavi develops through her creations a certain vision of happiness and colour, in which she never ceases to sustain.
In 2003, she launches her first furniture collection and inaugurates her showroom at 3 rue Las Cases. In 2011, she opens her ‘petits objets’ boutique at 19 rue Las Cases, as a place to promote a range of crafts and ancestral techniques as well as her signature colour palette. In 2020, she opens a third space at 29 rue de Bellechasse (at the end of the rue Las Cases) which is halfway between a window and a gallery. Unique pieces, limited editions, cartes blanches, exclusive collaborations… the programme will evolve with the space, crossing lines and perspectives — in a tribute to craftsmanship.
India Mahdavi has conceived many places, bars, restaurants, retail concepts, clubs and hotels from the Hotel du Cloitre in Arles or Monte Carlo Beach Hotel in Monaco, to the Gallery at sketch in London or Ladurée in Los Angeles and Tokyo. An architect and designer, she imposes herself on the contemporary scene in a singular, eclectic and nomadic manner, celebrating an oriental pop in the West.
‘To conceive a space, I listen to it, I analyse its constraints, its needs, and its context. This is how my studio functions; the human scale prevails. I often compare places to faces. I like providing a solution in order to define, with the client, how to work with all the energy that the space inspires.”