Posted on April 12, 2010
Creative and sophisticated are two words that fit perfect with India Mahdavi, one French architect increasingly recognized for their atmospheres achieved in hotels and shops.
"Born in Iran, trained in France and wanted in America." With this phrase The New York Times introduced India Mahdavi to the American public. Although maybe "presented" is a way of saying, because this restless French architect and designer earned his own place as he grow his resume working in places as diverse as London, Miami and Egypt.
In MV Experiences, and mentioned occasionally about his work at the Hotel Condesa of Mexico. In this unique design hotel in the Federal District, Mahdavi contributed its sophisticated twist through a style inspired by clean lines, minimalist white and pastel colors.
Much more striking has been their mark on the Parisian Café Germain. There, Mahdavi created a stunning yellow female figure born in a floor and faces the other. The rest of the atmosphere is also known for the plays inspired (though less bold) of Mahdavi: recreated two different environments but not radically different (so was the order of Thierry Costes, Germain manager) and used for this leopard prints, details of glass, leather sofas and-how-not stools Bishop, created by herself.
Mahdavi, who was recognized as a designer of the year in 2004 by Maison & Object, is another of the personalities of the design that we wanted to highlight from MV Experiences. His ability to combine harmony and obvious originality.