Hosts for the evening : Ms. Priya Paul & Alex Davis
Date: 24th April 2014 at 7:30 pm
Where: Aqua, The Park, New Delhi.
The evening witnessed the stunning Installations inspired by the splendor of the decorative arts of majestic forts, lyrical tombs and precious palaces of the subcontinent by artist Alex Davis.
Delhi’s crème de la crème came together to witness and congratulate the designer Alex Davis on his new collection of Art & Design titled: “Once Upon A Time” ……..
Guests who were present for the evening included Shirin Paul, David Abraham& Kevin Nigli , Smita Soni , Nikhil Mehra and his wife Vidushi , V Sunil , Laila Tyabji , Rahul Khanna and Rohit Gandhi, Feroze Gujral, Jaideep Sippy, Mandeep Negi from Shades of India to name a few.
Details for the collection:
“Once Upon A Time” is a line of art and design inspired by the splendor of the decorative arts of majestic forts, lyrical tombs and precious palaces of the subcontinent.
The design elements consists of paisley motives, friezes & scrolls, lattices, medallions and cartouches derived from the pietra dura, murals and plaster works of the walls and ceilings of forts and palaces.
The collection is articulated as a three dimensional line-drawing in space using steel and brass tubes as the lines. The chattri, jaal butti and jharokha are given a contemporary interpretation in a lucidly polished stainless steel tubes with luxurious touches of gold in brass tube details.
Once Upon A Time consists of installation pieces such as Paisley, Chattri, Medallions and Gateways as well as statement pieces in furniture, lighting and accessories. There is an undertone of regal opulence meets industrial chic in this collection.
Once Upon A Time is the artist’s tribute to the artistic legacy of architectural ornamentation of the bygone eras.