India Mahdavi

About India Mahdavi
Iranian-born architect and designer India Mahdavi founded her studio in 1999 and opened her showroom in 2003 in Paris. She featured on the 2014 AD100 list of the world’s best interior designers and architects.

For Iznik Foundation she designed the tile tables on the left.

Mahdavi’s latest public spaces include the Café Français brasserie in Paris and Le Cloître hotel in Arles. Pop Art liveliness infuses her lighting and furniture designs, among them her signature Bishop stool/low table, which resembles a chess piece writ large.

Carwan Gallery
The India Mahdavi and Iznik collaboration was presented at the Carwan Gallery in Lebanon. Established by architects Pascale Wakim and Nicolas Lecompte in 2010, Carwan strives to reinvent Middle Eastern craft in a succession of unique contemporary objects. The ‘Landscape’ series, first presented during the gallery’s debut appearance at Design Miami/ Basel in June, comprises tables and vases produced by Mahdavi and the Iznik Foundation, who’s ateliers are based in Bursa, Turkey. The collection unites Mahdavi’s trademark colour and geometrics with the opulent 16th-century Ottoman tradition, a key inspiration.