Sunday, January 31, 2010

Manish Aroras Home-Riot of colors

The interiors of Manish Aroras home in New Delhi.Manish Aroras apartment is consciously impermanent.Everywhere you glance you can find an ornate decoration,a flash of bright color or an intricately patterened fabric.Red ,blue and  fuchsia colors are the important colours he likes.

 Fabrics are so important to me in interior decoration that I have even covered my walls in them - and it's wonderful.' says Manish in an Interview to Mail online

He's not wrong. In the corner of one room he has created a daybed using a quilted effect with a brightly striped fabric that covers both the base and creeps up the wall, creating the feeling of a cosy hideaway that is perfectly integrated into the main room.
But as eye-catching as the fabrics are, what really adds character to the house are the little touches.

Kites,handmade from gujarat,A part of the Uttran Festival

Rubber dolls from Barcelona,Bed cover from Dilli Haat,many trinkets hang on the bedpost.

While in some rooms this takes the form of mannequins clothed in his own Technicolor designs, in others there are swathes of material in the form of drapes, blinds, curtains and paisley-covered cushions. Fans of his clothes may find some of the patterns more than a little familiar.

Pearls are from his work and the garland is typical to be put on Gods
From the dreamcatchers and fairylights that bedeck the bed, to collections of coloured glass vases, retro toys, colourful cartoons and jars full of beads and buttons.

Passion for colour, texture and exuberant, life-filled forms matches Manish's own. But for all its flamboyance, he sees this house as a quiet refuge.
'I like the ambience of utter comfort in which I can relax and recover every day,' he confides.
'My favourite moments are those I spend alone in the morning, doing yoga, and those spent having a drink with friends in the evening.'
(Excerpts form an interview to Mail online,Welcome to the Techicolor Dream House)
(Photographs courtesy:Thames and Hudson,Henry Wilson)

Some of his colourful designs..
The new design for Nivea Cream,launched in summer 2009 in paris
The Mac Ad


  1. Wow! Thatz one riot of colours indeed .. some of the trinkets r lovely!

  2. I am so glad you featured his home Lakshmi! In fact I had been trying to get pics after seeing a sneak peek into his home in an old India Today edition. I love the easy, non-conformist look of his home!
    Great post!

  3. Crazy madness but I suppose it somehow works. I could not live in such a home though.

  4. Beautiful! Quite Surprised to see Manish Arora's home here :-)
    Personally love his designs... was so proud to be an Indian when I saw so many of his designs in a store in Sweden!!

  5. This website definitely has all the information and facts I wanted about
    this subject and didn't know who to ask.
    Also see my site: errol denton uk

  6. I am sure this article has touched all the internet visitors, its really really
    good piece of writing on building up new website.
    my page: High Desert

  7. That is a riot of that ricksaw...


Related Posts with Thumbnails