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Celebrating Indian designs

Wallpaper, a UK-based design magazine, is documenting India's emerging creative and entrepreneurial class, its latest art trends, architecture, food, media, fashion and design, with a special space for fresh Indian talent.

art and culture Updated: Apr 13, 2011 13:53 IST
Priyanka Monga

It’s not often that an international publication dedicates an entire issue to India and its creative talents.

Wallpaper

, a UK-based design magazine, is documenting together the country’s emerging creative and entrepreneurial class, its latest trends in art, architecture, food, media, fashion and design, with a special exhibition space for fresh Indian talent.



“The whole issue is produced by the

Wallpaper

team from pop-up offices in Delhi and Mumbai, with the help of Indian contributors,” remarks Tony Chambers, editor of the magazine.



The Wallpaper team was in Delhi last week to conduct shoots for their features on Indian design. A part of their four-year project, this is the third in its series to produce portraits of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations. “In 2009, we were ‘Made in China’, last year we were ‘Born in Brazil’ while this year we will be ‘Reborn in India’,” says Chambers.



The cover of the magazine has been shot with Indian models, and they are also planning another limited edition cover by well-known Indian artist, Subodh Gupta. Indian photographers such as Bharat Sikka, Fram Petit and Gauri Gill have contributed for this India special issue. He further adds, “We are planning a directory of the best contemporary Indian architects. We are bringing them all together for an era-defining group portrait shot at Corbusier’s Mill Owners building in Ahmedebad.”



The magazine will also investigate the India art scene, focus on galleries, artists and collectors from all over the country, and plan a food map to showcase the flavours of India.