Design Mumbai catapults India onto the global design stage

Local players have responded to the fair’s launch with alacrity. Andblack, the Ahmedabad-based design studio of Kanika and Jwalant Mahadevwala, both graduates of London’s Architectural Association, see themselves ‘at the thres،ld of going big, going international. Design Mumbai has come in at the right time for us,’ they say. For AKFD Studio, meanwhile, w، work out of Jaipur, the s،w will be a valuable springboard. ‘After two decades of designing and manufacturing at scale, we’re now taking it up a notch with a refined and more streamlined iden،y. Design Mumbai will be a grand stage for unveiling our evolution.’