Since the beginning of her career in the nineteen-nineties, and the opening of her studio in 1999, 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’ store (small objects), at 19 rue las cases, as a place to promote a range of crafts and ancestral techniques as well as her signature colour palette. India has conceived many places, bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels from the Hotel du Cloitre to the Gallery at sketch and from Monaco to Los Angeles. At the same time architect and furniture 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.