The Times of India DesignX F.A.C.A.D.E: Festival of Art, Craft, Architecture and Design Etymologies will celebrate design, art and architecture through the five senses.
The Times of India DesignX festival is inviting the architecture and design fraternity to get together with high profiled industry professionals, designers and innovators from India and across the world to form a collaborative boutique exhibition of luxury lifestyle products and services.
They will not only witness conversations with provocative speakers, live competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions, experience zones, and face-to-face round tables with design heroes, but the two-day luxury extravaganza also promises lunches hosted by culinary leaders from across the globe, trendy cocktail dinners and exclusively curated high-teas offering an unparalleled luxury experience on 14-15 September, 2019 at The Taj Palace, New Delhi.
A distinguished set of curators including the exhibition’s Chief Curator Ms. Sunita Kohli (Padma Shri), Founder & Director- K2 India, Craft Curators Rahul Jain and Gunjan Arora- Thread Artistes, Interior Architecture Curator Kohelika Kohli, CEO & Creative Director- K2 India and Arts Curator, Farah Siddiqui, Director- FSCA are working closely to bring the festival to life.
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The aim of this year’s TOI DesignX Festival is to celebrate and experience design and architecture through the five senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch.
“Every viewer will have the opportunity to witness the significance of the ‘Panch Dhatu’, the five-metal alloy which symbolizes strength and power, as much as compassion” says TOI DesignX Chief Curator Ms. Sunita Kohli (Padma Shri).
The five senses are celebrated in every part of this composite, syncretic and multi-cultural sub-continent of India, which is a wealth of culture and heritage, both tangible and intangible. And architecture is an umbrella under which these elements are fitted in. They are all expressions of human creativity, pleasing to all our senses that evoke emotions in us for their beauty, intricate and varied design, splendour, and fine workmanship.
TOI Design X will be a themed and microcosmic celebration of the FIVE SENSES through visual displays of the best of Indian design, Indian Art and Indian Crafts; of the aromas of its perfumes, unguents, Attar (Indian perfume) and its aromatic spices; its sounds; and through the taste of its cuisines; and its various tactile experiences.
The key sessions based on the theme of the five senses will be:
Design for Designers- Featuring exciting, exclusive content for professional practitioners and experts within the fields of architecture and design, this segment will offer greater insight for those in the know. From architectural photography to light design, professionals can discover new and intriguing aspects of their specialisation.
Design For All- From the many interpretations and impact of colour to curated content on interiors, this segment will give design lovers a glimpse into the design thinking.
Beyond Design- good design is not limited to spaces. From the fragrances we pair to how we pair our wines or design the courses of a meal for maximum pleasure, design thinking extends to every aspect of our lives. Explore a world of luxurious designer experiences with Beyond Design.
The capital city of New Delhi is all set for Design X, a visionary showcasing of design so exquisite and rare for the passionate lover of art, craft, and architecture. To be exclusively curated by the doyens of the design industry, it will be a one-stop show for industry stalwarts, renowned personalities, prominent and upcoming professionals in the field of design and architecture and the high patrons of art and architecture. This will provide an extraordinary opportunity to engage with an elite audience witnessed never before in the city.
The speakers for this year’s event include André Aranha Corrêa do Lago- Brazilian Ambassador and Architectural Critic, Dr. Jutta Jain-Neubauer- Associate Researcher at the Department for Asian and Islamic Art History at Bonn University, Alberto de Udaeta Font- Contemporary Sculptor, Lady Jane Churchill- Interior Designer, London, Martin Lutyens- Chairman, The Lutyens Trust and Pritzker Jury Member, Brazil, DR. Vivek Nanda- Urbanist and Master Planner, London apart from several other renowned art and design personalities.
A full detail agenda is available on the TOI DesignX website, to give visitors a taste of what to expect.
The TOI DesignX festival is a one of a kind experiences with specifically curated events and sessions on art, craft and architecture from the various aspects of life, to tingle our five senses. It is a must attend for someone with a knack for art and design.
Please register at https://www.toi-dx.com/register
We hope to see you soon at the Times of India DesignX Festival.