A three-day exhibition on French lifestyle products, called Art De Vivre a la Francaise, is currently running at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi. It is jointly organized by the French embassy and Ubifrance, the French agency for international business development and will run until 16th July.
The exhibition has 20 French lifestyle brands showcasing their decorative arts to the Indian public, including names such as Chevillotte (billiard tables), Volevatch (taps and fittings), Sabina Kay Braxton (textile designer), Le Creuset (cast iron cooking utensils) and Bleu Nature (driftwood furniture).
Speaking on the occasion, the French ambassador to India, Jerome Bonnafont, said: “The purpose of this exhibition is to present to Indian professionals the excellence of the French know-how in luxury décor. It will provide a unique platform for architects, interior decorators, designers and trade professionals to meet the French lifestyle companies and discover French interiors.”
The participating French companies represent seven major lifestyle elements: furniture, upholstery fabrics, tableware, leisure, fashion accessories and jewelry. According to officials, many of these companies have the hallmark of being EPV (“Living Heritage Company”) awarded by the French government as a mark of excellence.
Bonnafont added: “Luxury artisans represent a large part of the economic fabric in France. They represent 217 trades in 19 different sectors accounting for 38,000 companies that collectively employ 100,000 people.”
Neology, a French manufacturer of premium contemporary furniture, has announced a tie-up with Visage, a signature brand of Harmony Urban Spaces, to introduce its product range in the Indian market. The Neology range of sofas, recliners, coffee tables and sofa and table systems is now available at its newly launched Experience Centre in Gurgaon.
– IndiaRetailing Bureau