Architect and designer, India Mahdavi is based in Paris. Born to Anglo-Persian parents, India Mahdavi spent her childhood between Massachussetts, New York City, Heidelberg, the South of France and Paris. Her style suits her character: polyglot and polychrome.
She graduated in architecture (DPLG - Paris), industrial design (Copper Union, NYC), graphic design (School of Visual Arts,NYC) and furniture design (Parson’s NYC), before becoming Christian Liaigre’s artistic director for 7 years. Her studio, created in 1999, is known for the diversity of its international projects which explore the fields of architecture and scenography, interior, furniture and object design.
Her signature has become a reference for renowned hotels and restaurants such as Condesa DF in Mexico, on Rivington in New York, Monte Carlo Beach in Monaco, the Coburg bar and Hélène Darroze’s restaurant at the Connaught in London, suites at the Claridge’s in London, Hôtel Thoumieux in Paris, Hôtel du Cloître in Arles, Café Français in Paris (Place de la Bastille) in collaboration with M/M (Paris), L’Apogée Courchevel co-signed with Joseph Dirand and restaurant The Gallery at sketch in London.
The interiors she conceives are elegant, fluid, and in relation to the essence of their location.
Her first showroom at 3 rue Las Cases, which opened in 2003, focuses on a high end collection of furniture, produced exclusively in France. India Mahdavi’s second showroom, opened in December 2011 at 19 rue Las Cases, focuses on small objects, a radical change of scale.
India Mahdavi has become an exclusive brand, offering a complete philosophy, based on a special vocabulary: high end, joyful, nomadic, chic, elegant, ‘art de vivre’, a certain way of life.
India Mahdavi is the author of «Home Chic», a guidebook to interior style co-written with journalist Soline Delos and published by Flammarion in 2012.
She was rewarded Designer of the Year by famous fair «Scènes d’intérieur / Maison et Objets».